The Officers’ Association has introduced a series of interactive webinars inviting speakers from a variety of sectors to share knowledge on their particular industry. As well as focussing on sectors, such as project management and oil and gas, webinars will also discuss different aspects of transition from networking to negotiating contracts.
The next webinar is on 8th July: The Fundamentals of the Retail Sector.
The retail sector is more than the sharp end of shop floor sales - the functions of the supporting operation are wide and varying, and can offer an exciting pace that suits former military personnel well. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8335735559629771522
In a “first of its kind” partnership, RFEA The Forces Employment Charity, Walking with the Wounded, Norfolk and Suffolk Police Force, Anglia Ruskin University and Forces in Mind Trust are working together to support Veterans who have entered Police Custody.
The formal Project Nova initiative, due to be launched on 1st July 2014, is an 18-month trial jointly delivered by RFEA and Walking With The Wounded. The trial will provide advice, guidance and support to Veterans using a network of military charities and organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk that can assist Veterans depending on their individual needs. The trial will be underpinned by an academic evaluation carried out by Anglia Ruskin University and funded by Forces in Mind Trust, to measure effectiveness and successful outcomes.
For more information: https://www.rfea.org.uk/latest-news
PR Office client Arik Air has expanded its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new route helps reinforce Arik Air’s position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier.
Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air’s Global Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“This is another exciting moment for us all at Arik Air, not only launching a new international destination, but becoming the first airline to link the capital Abuja to Dubai. The importance of Dubai as the Middle East’s commercial capital makes it imperative for Arik Air to connect the city with Lagos which is a Nigeria’s commercial capital.”
On Monday 16 June over 140 guests attended Nightingale Hammerson’s Business Breakfast in the Park Lane Hotel. Guests were welcomed by Nightingale Trustee Greg Scott and guest speaker for the event was Lloyd Dorfman CBE. Lloyd spoke of his career over 37 years, detailing the progress of his company from its first shop in Southampton Row, London to a global organisation with shops on the high street all over the country and airports. Following the £440m acquisition of Thomas Cook’s Global & Financial services business in March 2001, Travelex Group became the world’s largest non-bank foreign exchange business even supplying for the banks. He discussed his new business venture Doddle – a new concept locating offices in railway stations around the UK which would act as pick up points for items which people had ordered on line. He spoke of the need for confidence and self-belief and the ability to gamble in business.
On Monday, 9 June 2014 one of the UK’s leading alcohol and drug treatment organisation, CRI, welcomed experts from the clinical and medical community to the Victoria Park Plaza in London to hear about cutting edge clinical interventions and scientific innovation for treating addictions and alcohol-related disorders.
The clinical conference highlighted a pivotal time for drug and alcohol treatment and support in the UK and Europe. It assessed the rise of ‘legal highs’ (Novel Psychoactive Substances) and the contemporary drug situation across Europe. It also looked at the treatment of substance misuse in the criminal justice system and the ongoing challenges of integrating health and social care.