Learning English in England can be a great boost to any career

English holds the honour of being the most widely spoken language in the world, with billions of people across the globe having at least some basic conversational knowledge in the language. Unsurprising given how England is arguably the language of business and trade in today’s world, as well as commanding impressive cultural pull as well. While learning English at home is certainly something most students are considering, to learn English in England would serve even more effectively at grounding a working knowledge of English.

english in england

After all, when you learnt your first language you did so with flash cards, studies of grammatical rules or constantly repeating word endings. You learnt it by being surrounded by the language, and being made to speak and listen to the language at home and all around. The same principle applies here.

Certainly English is widely considered to be one of the more difficult languages to learn, thanks to the large amount of influences it received from other languages. With all the unusual sounds (such as th) and spelling rules, learning English in a classroom may rob you of the vital context and natural learning environment necessary to grasp the nuances. Likewise with no native speakers to compare yourself to, it may be easy to fall into bad habits when speaking English, such as mispronouncing words or incorrect grammar.

Thus to learn English in England is basically the same as viewing an animal in its natural habitat versus see a picture of the animal in a book or on a TV screen. You get a greater understanding of it sounds, behaves and how it should look authentically.

Naturally when you seek to learn English in England you should try to find somewhere to practice it. Fortunately there are a good number of schools within England that are capable of catering to international students seeking to improve their English, all of which offer numerous courses for all levels of proficiency. Many also operate numerous schemes intended to assist their students learn English more comfortably and hastily, from clubs and activities to hosting students with “home families” who’ll coach them on English in a more domestic setting. With all the support and advice they can offer, learning English in England will quickly become less of a daunting challenge and more of an exciting opportunity.

For more information about the opportunity to learn English in England, and to enquire about other English course available, visit the website of Concorde International. You can also phone directly by calling 01227 451 035.

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Training Manuals for Your Company

training manual printing A good manager will tell you that the best businesses are built around people. It often doesn’t matter what product you sell or what service you are offering if the people you employ are not up to the task of delivering your product or service well. This is why training is so important. All employees should follow the same processes and regulations to really help to make a brand what it is.

One of the best ways to communicate expectations with your employees is by using training manuals. A recent article from B2B source outlines the benefits of training manual printing.

Examination of hospital kitchens finds poorly cooked food and poorly used blast freezers

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A recent study from catering experts ‘super-kitchens’ has shed some light on some of the NHS food practices. The study reveals that close to 1.2 million NHS patients per month had been severed substandard food from the NHS. Poor cooking, cold storage practices and sub-standard ingredients were just three aspects of this recent study.

Do you want to read more? If you interested in this study, you can read the full article here at B2B source.

You can read about how ‘David Maguire’ gained unrestricted access to numerous catering facilities used by the NHS.

For more information about the appropriate use of blast freezers, visit CRS Cold Storage.

Benefits of smoke control services for businesses

smoke venting services

smoke venting services

Smoke control should be a priority for businesses who come into direct contact with members of the public. When starting a business many fail to put in place proper safety precautions in the case of a fire. B2B source has put together an article listing the benefits of implementing smoke control services to help protect your business.

Businesses need to prepare for the unfortunate event of a fire by investing in Smoke control services that can help make your working environment a safer place. A well thought out construction can help you and your staff escape the building quicker and make all the difference.

Read the full article here at B2B Source – Benefits of smoke control services for businesses

For more information about smoke control services, visit FireDesignSolutions today.

Is Inventory management the key to running your business successfully?

inventory management

inventory management

The secret to a great business is a great supply chain. You need to know your business and understand what works best at each individual level will help you to bring together all of those elements and keep everything running the way it should be. There really are endless benefits of having a well organised supply chain – an increase in profits, cutting costs – or both! Read this recent article from B2B source which outlines what is involved from everyday logistics to in-depth inventory management, there’s so much to consider when it comes to making your company work.

Read the full article here at B2B source

FREE CPD Seminar from FDS Consult – Oct 2014

fire engineering seminar CPd

If you are an architect, M&E consultant, developer or a contractor, clear your diary on the 21st October 2014! FDS will be running a free CPD Seminar in London demonstrating real life examples to illustrate fire engineering. The seminar will show what can be achieved for a residential or commercial project including, improved design flexibility, high safety standards, space maximisation and reduced build costs.

Want to see the full programme for the day? Check out more information here.

Want to sign up? Register to book your place here. 

For more information about FDS Consult, check out www.fdsconsult.com today.

Supply chain consultants could help you to transform your business

supply chain consultants

supply chain consultants

Are you finding the demands of your clients and deadlines too much to handle? Are you not responding and delivering items quickly enough? This can directly impact your brand reputation which you can spend a lifetime building but 5 minutes to destroy!

You may want to reconsider how your supply chain is handled. Supply chain consultants help you to analyse, plan and optimise your supply chain to create bespoke a model that works for every area of your business and eventually your clients.

A recent article from B2B source outlines the alarm bells that are ringing which show that you need some assistance with your supply chain. The article also outlines how supply chain consultants can help you to get your business running like clockwork. You can read the full article here at B2B Source.

For more information about supply chain consulting, visit Hillman Consulting today.

What to expect from your mailing services?

mailing-serviceIf your a business owner or a marketing manager or a campaigner sending out booklets and leaflets to your supporters you want to know that your post and parcels will reach their destination. Mailing services can include anything from simple brochure posting to polywrapping and hand assembly, so why not find read this recent article from B2B which outlines out what mailing services you could benefit from and why. The article explains the following:

  • Polywrapping
  • Envelope personalisation
  • Hand Enclosing
  • Overseas post and parcel help

You can read the full article here at B2B source: Mailing services and your business: What to expect.

For more information about mailing visit Orbital Mailing Today.

Successful sales and operations planning

supply-chain-managementEffective sales and operations planning involves linking together business and master planning within a company. This type of planning is an important business process aimed at balancing a company’s demand and supply.

What is actually involved in successful sales and operations planning? A recent article from B2B Source explains some of the aspects of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and suggests some great suppliers should you wish to get a professional to take a look at your internal activities.

The article covers:

  • Product Review
  • Demand Review
  • Supply Chain Review
  • Financial
  • Management evaluation

For the full article visit B2B source here. For more information about sales and operations planning, visit Gideon Hillman consulting.

 

How can a company successfully cope with changing demand?

No matter what industry a business is in, its aim has to be to continually increase sales for any hope of longevity. Sales of a product or service is where profits are made, driving a business to perform well and ultimately be successful. Although it is very simple to look at the ‘rules’ of business in this way, actually achieving this goal is no easy feat and requires a little more than a sales plan. Understanding the link between operations – with the likes of manufacturing, distributions, customer services all playing key roles – and sales and putting plans in place to compliment the business goals could pay dividends when think of sales potential and business success.

sales and operations planning

Sales and operations planning (S&OP planning as it is more commonly referred to), is a vital planning tool when considering business targets. This method of planning is based around business objectives in terms of sales projections as well as how these can be achieved. For a successful S&OP plan, business executives must look at the ways in which the business can perform to compliment trading. For example, if a business’ target is to improve its sales by 5% year on year, an S&OP plan must look to the long term requirements for this to happen. This could include where a product is manufactured and the cost implications of this or how quickly the product can reach the end consumer – in order for sales to grow there must be a high level of customer satisfaction without which a business cannot hope to be successful.

Sales and Operations Planning encompasses all the different areas within a business to, hopefully, create a strategy for success.  Although an annual plan is likely to be put together, this may need to be tweaked on a monthly basis to meet supply demands and financial considerations.

For S&OP planning to be successful, there must be a high level of understanding of the business right down to the finer details such as the time taken to package a product. All of these things will ultimately affect the larger business processes which have a knock on effect to the planning strategy. It is also necessary to put in contingency plans as part of the sales and operations tools, taking into account external environmental factors which could affect any area of the business. Sometimes, worst case scenario planning could help with this. For example what would a business do in the case of a sudden unavailability of raw material from a supplier? Perhaps a secondary supplier could be used but with this comes risk of varying products which do not meet customer expectations; or perhaps a stock pile of raw material should be considered – but where then can it be stored safely? Planning ahead could reduce the impact of such a disaster on the ultimate business objectives.

Sales and operations planning is not an easy task and, as said, required extensive knowledge of the business as well as the external industry. Some companies may look to business consultants such as Gideon Hillman, to help identify areas which need improvements and areas of strength as part of managing demand within a business.

Not quite as simple as more sales = more profit!