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Championing Best Practice at the Chamber

Michael Holness once again spoke at The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce as part of their Chamber Sessions, delivering Be Better at Excel for Business.

The session was aimed at providing secrets and shortcuts to improve efficiency when using Microsoft Excel, and received positive feedback from all of the delegates.

For more information about our range of IT Training services, watch our video: http://www.us2uconsulting.com/it-training.

Meeting, Moaning and Making a Difference!

Rachel Blackburn delivered a talk on Developing Your Influencing Skills in Dubai on Wednesday 25 November on behalf of the British Business Group.

Capturing the attention of an audience of around 30 business people at the Capital Club in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Rachel discussed the challenge of influencing others, covering concepts such as influencing styles and the Organisational Development Process.

The talk was well received, with one business account even live-tweeting coverage! @SMARTERtcm commented:

"How to deal with and influence 'challenging' or 'difficult' people. Great checklist from US2U Consulting to build relationships"

"Adopt a 'Zero Tolerance' to moaning in your organisation. Love this! #influencingpeople"

"4 Steps to Assertiveness from US2U Consulting. Simple as that!"

"The old adage "don't bring problems, bring solutions" is still a good way forward!"

US2U Consulting attend City College Norwich Graduation Ceremony

Rachel Blackburn was proud to be invited to attend the City College Norwich 2015 Graduation Ceremony at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 24 October.

City College Norwich, celebrating 125 years of Providing Educational Excellence in 2016, were recognising Rachel's comitment to representing employers on their Leadership and Business graduate programmes over the last year.

Rachel commented, "It was great to be able to support this year's graduates and help provide them with the skills to compete in the graduate job market. Congratulations to them all!"

Strictly Making a Positive Difference!

Rachel Blackburn was thrilled to be invited to the Dot Com Children's Foundation Strictly Ballroom Fundraising Gala Dinner on Monday 14th September at Mansion House, London.

Dot Com Children's Foundation is aimed at empowering children through its Value Versus Violence Education Programme and managed to raise an impressive £81,000 on the night.

Attending as a guest of long-standing client Worldwide Fruit and pictured with the night's compare Anton Du Beke, Rachel Blackburn contributed to the silent auction, winning a signed pair of Wayne Rooney's matchworn football boots!

US2U Consulting attend unveiling of The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia

US2U Consulting were pleased to attend the opening of The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia on Thursday 8th October.

The Enterprise Centre comprises a number of carbon-neutral, locally-sourced materials including Thetford timber, Norfolk thatch, hemp and polished concrete, providing a range of economic and environmental benefits to make it one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe.

It is anticipated that the Centre will help foster an increasingly entrepreneurial culture both among UEA students and across the region over the coming years.

The event featured an inspirational talk by guest of honour Lord Bilimoria, a tour of the building and the unveiling of the Sir Brandon Gough lecture theatre.

To celebrate providing ongoing great service to UEA staff and students, and their mutual commitment to a greener environment, Rachel Blackburn arrived in an ABC Taxis Eco Car (pictured).

Gowns, Graduates and Goal Setting

Congratulations to our Marketing Coordinator Kerwin Blackburn on graduating from the University of Manchester with a 2:1 in BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics.

We can help with your 2015 graduate recruitment and assessment to enable you to select graduate trainees with the strongest potential for your business.

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Transformational Leadership at Worldwide Fruit

US2U Consulting spent the day at Worldwide Fruit in Spalding with delegates from Saudi Arabia, studying in the UK for undergraduate degrees and attending an overseas leadership conference. This is being delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia on behalf of Aramco Overseas UK, the UK arm of Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco.

Geared towards exploring the implementation of Transformational Leadership within organisations, the visit comprised of a factory tour and presentations from Worldwide Fruit HR Director Trish McCarron along with other colleagues.

"It was great to get positive feedback from the delegates who have gained an insight into how to manage positive change" said Rachel Blackburn.

Keynote Speaking at the Aramco Summer Conference

Rachel Blackburn was pleased to be a keynote speaker at the Aramco Summer Conference 2015 at the University of East Anglia.

Her keynote speech focused on Making the Most of Networking for a Successful and Fulfilling Career, and was delivered to delegates from Aramco, Saudi Arabia, amongst others.

She was joined by Michael Rooney, Fundraising Manager for BREAK charity, who explained the importance of the GoGoDragons project in Norwich as part of the fundraising for his charity, which supports vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

US2U Consulting at the Norfolk Show Ball 2015

US2U Consulting were pleased to support and attend the 2015 Norfolk Show Ball, in aid of the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, on Friday 26 June.

The popular event, often marking the start of the summer season, was well attended, and US2U donated a week's stay in a holiday apartment in Turkey for the silent auction that took place on the night.

The night was a success, raising money for a good cause and ensuring a good time was had by all!

New US2U Consulting service receives Excellent feedback

US2U IT expert and consultant Michael Holness delivered a 'Be Better at Excel for Business' seminar as part of the Norfolk Chamber Sessions on Tuesday 16 June.

The talk, aimed at providing secrets and shortcuts to enhance business productivity, was well received by the attendees. Some of the feedback is detailed below.

"I learned loads of great tips"

"I learnt so many time-saving Excel functions. It will aid our work hugely."

"Very good presenter going out to all levels"

"Lots of tips from an enthuasiastic tutor"

"Lots of shortcuts which will help in my day-to-day work"

Find out more about our range of IT Training services: http://www.us2uconsulting.com/it-training