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Google to create 3,000 more UK jobs in major boost for London technology scene

Google has confirmed plans to build a new £1bn headquarters in London and create 3,000 jobs, in a move that will be seen as a vote of confidence in Britain’s prospects after Brexit. Announcing plans to expand the internet giant’s new London campus in King’s Cross, its chief executive Sundar Pichai said the investment showed Google was “committed to the … Continued

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Wireless promotes Taunton to CEO

Wireless Group’s current chief operating officer Scott Taunton has been named as chief executive of Wireless Group, reporting to Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News UK. Scott will assume responsibility for all the radio and digital businesses within the group, spanning the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Announcing his appointment, Rebekah Brooks commented: “Scott is a dynamic leader, whose … Continued

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Cheil London appoints former Havas NYC chief Peter Zillig as CEO

The former chief executive of Havas Worldwide New York, Peter Zillig, has been appointed as the new chief executive for Cheil London. Zillig takes on the role following the resignation of Peter Hammersley from Cheil UK last month. Zillig was also previously the president of global brands to CEO of the New York office of Havas Worldwide and the former … Continued

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Ronan Harris appointed new MD of Google in UK and Ireland

Google’s Ronan Harris has been appointed as the new Managing Director for the company in the UK and Ireland. Mr Harris, who was previously responsible for the sales teams in Dublin, will be moving to London to take up his new role. He has been at Google for more than 11 years, joining as senior director for large customer order … Continued

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Achieve a work-life balance

Work and a career are an important part of many of our lives, from helping us to pay the bills to giving us a sense of purpose. However, it’s important to remember that work is just a part of our lives. While it may feed into many aspects of life, it’s important to find a balance that gives us some … Continued

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Congratulations to WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell who has been named the second most successful CEO in the world, according to the Harvard Business Review.

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout. WPP companies, which include some of the most eminent agencies in the business, provide clients with advertising, media investment management, data investment management, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing … Continued

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Havas Media buys entertainment high flyers Target

Havas Group has acquired Target Media Communications Group (Target MCG) in a bid to bolster its presence in the entertainment and content markets. Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré says: “We are delighted to welcome Target MCG to the Havas family. This acquisition deepens our strong global position in the worlds of entertainment and content. It also provides even more opportunities for … Continued

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Explaining gaps in your CV

A lack of consistent employment without a reasonable explanation will look bad on your CV and your application could be instantly rejected. Send a covering letter with your CV and clarify why there is a gap in the history of your employment, as there could be a perfectly legitimate reason and you want to make this abundantly clear and leave … Continued

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Streaming sales rise 49% to drive UK music industry

Music streaming services saw revenues grow 49% to £251m last year, as a new report suggests the UK music industry has several reasons to be cheerful. The data appears in Measuring Music 2016, an annual study from UK Music examining the scale of the industry and changes in employment and consumer behaviour. The rapid rate of growth led UK Music … Continued

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UK jobs market rebounds after Brexit shock

Permanent appointments rise for first time in three months in August. UK firms began hiring again in August as the panic engendered by the vote to leave the European Union subsided, a fresh survey has revealed. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) permanent staff placements index climbed to 51.1 from 45.4 in July.   It is the first increase in … Continued

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