25th April 2015 sees the 100-year anniversary of ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. We may be over a year away, but space is already limited. Topdeck Travel is advising all 1st Contacters to apply by the 31st January 2014 to secure a space at the centennial celebration.
In a business age dominated by the internet, it’s no surprise that fledgling startups and SMEs are frequently conned by net-savvy phishers. Here’s how to prevent your business from being scammed by a carefully-hatched phishing mail.
The UK is lacking a number of skilled people in various industries. Could your skill set be in demand without you even knowing it?
If you’re a UK business owner, learning a new language can improve your global business prospects by tapping into potential import and export partners. Here are the seven most sought-after languages for businesses based in the UK.
Travel Talk’s Egypt tours are back up and running, and now’s a great time to book with massive savings this month. Book a 9-day tour from only £99 or a 15-day tour from only £149. No local payment is required and the offer is valid until 02 February 2014.
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne claimed that he’s “backing Britain’s businesses all the way.” By the time April 2014 rolls around, 300 000 shops, restaurants and pubs will have received the Chancellor’s much-needed small business tax relief.
Whatever your budget, music tastes or wardrobe options, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy this New Year’s Eve in the UK. Here are the top eight places we’d love to find ourselves at as the clock strikes 12.
Myths around the flu jab have been circulating for years. 1st Contact Travel Clinic debunks the top four myths surrounding this often-misunderstood vaccine.
While Christmas markets are a mainstay of today’s UK festivities, their origins can be traced back to the late Middle Ages in German-speaking Europe.
According to European Union statistics, there were almost 400 000 more people in Britain in 2012 compared to 2011. Around a third of this growth came from immigrants, while the remaining two thirds were babies born in the UK – Britain’s biggest baby boom in 40 years.
Various events are being held in the UK and South Africa to commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela, and to celebrate the life he lived. Details are provided below.
Here is how Madiba inspired us.
It’s December, the Christmas lights are up, and it’s high-time we previewed the hottest entertainment offerings on the local theatre circuit. Fortunately, there’s something for everyone in London this year.
Sable Group’s Saskia Johnston talks about her experience at the 2013 SA Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The awards recognise excellence within the South African business community in the UK and are always a highlight of the year.
If you’re stuck on what to do this festive season, look no further. Cram in your last-minute shopping with one of Topdeck’s Christmas travel specials. Simply mention 1st Contact on the phone to get a fantastic discount.
A recent quality of life index named the leafy West Midlands town of Solihull the best place to live in Britain. Its claim to fame? The highest quality of life in the UK.
If you’re the owner of a small or medium-sized business in the UK, you’ll be happy to hear that a special pressure group, the Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, has been set up to fight for those who run their own businesses.
Travel Talk is celebrating their 14th anniversary in style at the Temple Walkabout in London. There’ll be fantastic giveaways, free cupcakes (yes, cupcakes!), and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. And for only £10 deposit, you’ll get up to 60% off selected Travel Talk tours. The party kicks off at 6pm on Thursday 12th December.
Today is the fifth National Freelancers Day, celebrating the great role that freelancers play within the economy. The day aims to bring together “business leaders, political heavyweights and independent professionals to reflect on the power of the freelance model.”
The 2013 edition of the South African Business Awards will be held at Dexter House in Tower Hill, London, on the 28th November 2013 . As a Platinum Sponsor of the event, Sable Group will sit on the panel of judges, adjudicating the awards that recognise vibrant South Africans working in the UK.