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Powerful Photography – Creatively Stylish & Dramatic

I am CEO of Powerful Photography and my passion is to create powerful images that tell a story, your story. Powerful Photography is made up of a team of professionals, with over 40 combined years of experience in photography and post production. My passion for photography was ignited by my father, also a passionate photographer who would develop his own prints. (I can still remember the smell of the developing chemicals and the striking portraits he produced.) These days, most people have digital cameras, always poised to take the next “selfie” or a shot of whatever happens to be on their plate but, what happens next? Phones get filled with multiple images. Photos those that never make it onto social media for the “like” brigade are merely redundant, taking up valuable storage! Let Powerful Photography’s wealth of experience and personalised customer service take away the burden of “What happens next?” We pride ourselves to bring to the fore imagery that lasts longer than a “swipe”… We value the time spent getting to know our clients and what their needs and wants are. Through our complimentary personal consultation, we tailor our packages to suit client needs. Whatever your ideals are, Powerful Photography is well-equipped to assist with social events, professional headshots, social media, commercial and portfolio websites http://thecastingservice.com Our mantra is to provide quality customer service alongside a quality end product. Contact us or make a booking at https://Powerfulphotography.co.uk we look forward to working with you....

Amanda Alker-Newman at stART Designs

  As the granddaughter of a seamstress for Burtons and the daughter of an artistic mother, I guess you could say flare and creativity runs in the family. The birth of my daughter Elizabeth was when my inner me began to slowly take a hold.  Designing, creating and making my daughter’s clothing and adding sparkly glitter, sequins, ribbons and diamontes to her socks/skirts/tops/jeans/shorts/footwear and hair accessories. Years later I had to balance having a second child which put my own needs on the backburner as my son, whom we adopted, had many known and unknown needs at the time. Slowly, as my children grew, they always wanted their face painted.  This restarted my creative flair leading me to complete a face painting course. As my daughter got a little older, I began to look into adult cosmetics and started my own work on my nails.  I took a college course in Gel and Acrylic Nails. I then went back to college to train in Hair and Media Make-Up.  As well as qualifying on the course, I was awarded first prize in a National Competition for make-up and headdress design.  This course is what finally fulfilled my learning desire to design, create and make head wear pieces.  I love to create and design avant-garde for catwalk shows, to delicate wedding style head wear designs. I start by drawing my designs; this process is how I also currently work with customers.  Creating a finished piece for a customer, and seeing their reaction, makes all the time and process into making the piece worthwhile. My website is currently being designed.  I am...

‘Fortinbras HR Solutions takes care of the people matters.’

Whatever business you’re in, you probably didn’t choose it simply to manage people issues. ‘Fortinbras HR Solutions takes care of the people matters.’ Most people do not go into business with the sole intention of recruiting staff, appraising staff, performance managing, dealing with grievances, disputes and dismissals. In fact, in my experience, most employers find these sorts of issues a bit of a headache. At Fortinbras HR Solutions, implementing all of the employment legislation and managing all of those people issues are exactly what I came into business to do! I am a qualified and experienced HR professional who understands the pressures and strains of running a business and I help to take the strain of people management from the clients’ business. I take problems off clients’ desks and provide them with commercially sound solutions, not just advice, but hands-on practical support that aims to help them: Save time; Save money; Gain peace of mind knowing that their people issues are being dealt with quickly, efficiently and within the law. I offer expertise in HR Administration, day-to-day HR matters such as handling disputes, grievances and strategic HR such as Coaching, Employee Development and Talent Management.  Providing all three levels I can add real value to the clients’ business. The aim of Fortinbras HR Solutions is to provide support with the day-to-day running of people management in a wide range of business sectors. If you need any support then please contact me at...

How I became an International Buying and Brand Director!

I’ve always had a passion and love of clothes, fashion and interiors and knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with fashion and textiles. My mum was a fabulous dress maker, so I was always surrounded by fabrics and encouraged to make my own clothes. I also loved business and numbers so was amazed at finding the perfect degree course at Manchester Polytechnic, Hollings Faculty that combined both! It also included  a year’s work experience in manufacturing, so the perfect training for an amazing career in the fashion business! Buying was absolutely my first choice! Being able to combine my love of design, trend and colour to develop and create collections, with all the commercial elements of business strategy, planning and negotiation was the perfect mix. I also loved the travelling and building relationships with amazing suppliers around the world to create and deliver successful ranges. Armed with a fantastic content learned at Hollings coupled with my work experience I joined the graduate training program for Buying at M&S, which laid the solid foundations for my fabulous career to date! Since then I have been fortunate enough to work for and lead teams in some amazing  brands as Buying Director, Brand Director and MD, both here in the UK and Australia. These include French Connection, Accessorize, Coast, Arcadia-Wallis, Habitat, Jacques Vert and Forever New. I am now sharing my knowledge and expertise by offering my services as a consultant and coach to businesses that need help and support The world of retail and fashion is one of constant change and evolvement which is why I...