New Horizons

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After a fabulous 21 months with Digital Nomads I have been offered a new job with Barnsley Hospice which I will hopefully be starting some time next month.

I have absolutely loved working alongside Ken at Digital Nomads, but whilst it has been fun, exciting and I’ve learned so much, I have to be honest and say that I have missed working for the public sector and have always really wanted to work for the third sector, as I feel more ...

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Upwardly Mobile

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Mobile Technology Changing the Way We Live Our Lives

Deloitte’s ‘upwardly mobile’ report commissioned by EE highlights the state of mobile working in the UK today, and outlines the missed opportunity that has resulted in lost productivity and cost savings worth millions of pounds.

According to the report, 56% of Generation Y* respondents believe mobile improves their productivity, yet only 21% of employees in large organisations are equipped to work away from their desks.

In addition to this, 39% of employees said they would ...

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A year with Digital Nomads

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It is now a year since I officially left Local Government after over 20 years service and joined Ken Eastwood at Digital Nomads. I can’t believe how fast that year has gone.

In that time I have learned so much and been involved in some brilliant work, whilst enjoying every single minute.

Some of the things we’ve achieved in that time include:-

  • Organised a number of brilliant events
  • Production of the Maths Champions Network
  • Development and delivery of training courses for SME’s
  • Implementation of ...
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The Digital Barn

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Web designers and developers from across the UK filled Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre for The Digital Barn, a sell out tech conference on Saturday 22 September.

We were delighted to sponsor the event, which attracted 115 delegates, and to speak about 21st Century Business and The Future of Work.

Digital Nomads believe that we are living in the middle of a revolution that could impact upon work ...

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All Change – New Horizons for Local Government

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Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) supports local authorities and their partners in their drive to increase efficiency and improve local public services.

All Change – New Horizons for Local Government was IEWM’s annual local government conference, run in partnership with Warwick Business School and held on Friday, December 9th, 2011.

The event was aimed at elected members, chief executives and senior officers from the West Midlands and beyond. The Conference featured Leaders and Chief Executives Think Tank sessions, topical workshops, an innovative ‘unconference’ and supplier marketplace –all ...

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Fundraising – Kilimanjaro & Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Council, partners, colleagues, family and friends are raising funds for Barnsley Hospice by climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world!

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, located in northeastern Tanzania and is 19,340 feet (5,893m) high. Whilst the former volcano can be scaled without serious mountaineering skills, an ascent to the top of Africa represents a very serious challenge.

Barnsley ...

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Fundraising – Trailtrekker2010

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Rather foolishly, I’ve signed up to take part in one of Europe’s most demanding charity challenges, Trailtrekker 2010, a non stop 100km hike through the Yorkshire Dales.

Oxfam hope the event will raise £600,000 for projects helping some of the world’s poorest people. The charity is looking to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, which saw 664 participants – some from as far afield as Australia – raise almost £400,000 between them.

The 62-mile circular walk begins and ends in Skipton, taking in the stunning heights of ...

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