JUL
21

Live from The Open - The off green golf experience

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Southport is playing host to the 146th Open Golf Championship this week and is playing host to a major experiential installation as part of it

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JUL
17

The Barbershop Renaissance

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The barbershop renaissance in the UK has continued to grow and develop with an immersive experience in addition to convenience driving the growth in pop-up barbers

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JUL
10

Great food for a great cause

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We love to give back at Access Point and if we can do that with a great meal and some wine, all the better!

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JUL
7

Driving out of the showroom

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When you’re buying a car, feeling the weight of the boot, the way the seats feel and hearing the rev of the engine can’t be replicated online.

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APR
20

New Venue - The Shires

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Introducing our newest venues - The Shires Shopping Centre

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JAN
31

New Venue - Fosse Park

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Fosse Park in Leicester is set to boost its customer journey and retail offering thanks to a new partnership with Access Point Commercialisation.

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NOV
16

New Venue - The Spires Shopping Centre

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The Spires Shopping Centre in Barnet is set to boost its customer proposition thanks to a new partnership with Access Point Commercialisation

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SEP
23

As the trainees enter their final week of the third Sales Academy, Chris Dawson reveals his top 10 selling tips

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The bespoke four week Sales Academy course is delivered by Chris Dawson from 6th Door and is structured to give our trainees a real understanding of Access Point and most importantly, how to sell with integrity.

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SEP
21

What are the best things about our Sales Academy? Marc tells all...

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With our newest AP trainees entering their third week in the sales academy, we’ve asked our inaugural graduate, Marc, to give us an insight into how it feels to be a fully-fledged member of team AP and his role throughout the third sales academy.

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SEP
12

One week on the clock for our third Sales Academy

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As our four newest recruits enter their second week in the sales academy, they reveal their first impressions of the course, the team, their avatars and what they are looking forward to the most over the next few weeks.

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SEP
6

Meet the new Access Point Sales Academy

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Day two of the Access Point Sales Academy and we meet our newest recruits.

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SEP
5

The Third Acces Point Sales Academy

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Today marks the start of the third Access Point Sales Academy and we look at what it takes to make a great sales team

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AUG
1

New business? Meet your first customers in the flesh

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How do you find your first customers as a new business? Try concentrating on early adopters and meet them face to face.

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JUN
6

Customers and the new economy

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For years now people have been talking about the new economy. Disruption, change and freedom have all come in its wake and have revolutionised the way we live and the way we work. But if the effect in our day to day life as consumers has changed, what doe

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MAY
31

Cyber Crime - Don’t put yourself in the firing line

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Cyber Crime is a worrying issue and businesses large or small are suffering every day at the hands of this ever increasing phenomenon.

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MAY
27

Retailer Spotlight - Poundland

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In the first of our series, we're taking a closer look at our retailers: Where they come from, what they do differently and how we contribute to their offering. In this piece we look at Poundland, the new staple of the High Street.

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MAY
25

Access Point Sales Academy – Sales Success Before Graduation!

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The second intake of our sales academy celebrated their graduation on Friday after four weeks of intensive sales training. They graduate not only with their qualification from the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management but with two sales already on the

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MAY
17

The inside track on the Access Point Sales Academy

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With the 2nd Access Point Sales Academy drawing to a close we speak to Caron Heron to get the inside track on what it's like to interview, assess and coach the trainees

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MAY
9

Access Point Sales Academy - Graduate Catch Up

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With our new intake entering their third week in the sales academy, we’ve asked our inaugural graduates to give them an insight into how they found the course and how it feels to be a fully fledged member of Team AP.

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MAY
6

Access Point Baby Boom

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Six babies in 12 months, some feat for a team of less than 50.

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MAY
3

2nd Access Point Sales Academy - Meet the team!

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The 2nd Access Point Sales Academy is in its second week - best meet the team!

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MAY
3

What would I say to my 22 year old self?

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Would I warn myself about hard times to come or about mistakes I’d make? No, probably not.

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APR
22

Responsible Business Week - Environment and Volunteering

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A responsible business is committed to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future. Today just in time for #EarthDay we focus on the Environment

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APR
21

Responsible Business Week - Education

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Heading to a small village in the Mai Chau region of Vietnam, this project allowed us to help develop the potential of future generations of children by improving their education facilities.

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APR
20

Responsible Business Week – Employment and Enterprise

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Some of our key sales personnel started with limited or no experience, so launching an academy to seek out potential rather than experience seemed like an innovative solution.

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APR
19

Responsible Business Week - Employee Welfare

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Employee Welfare has the power to improve productivity and the lives of employees. It can revolutionise the workplace and work. Here we look at a herarchy of employee welfare

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APR
18

Responsible Business Week 2016

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As Responsible Business Week arrives again it’s a great opportunity for us to look back at what we’ve achieved over the last 12 months and to review our responsible business commitment going forward.

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MAR
18

Access Point Sales Academy - rock climbing, rounders and a whole lot of learning!

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How do people usually spend their first month in a new job? Working out what it is they’re doing? Getting used to a new culture and environment? Looking for the supply cupboard?

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MAR
1

7 Qualities of an Access Pointer

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The people who work at Access Point are true individuals, but there are some qualities we all share

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FEB
17

Access Point Academy - Meet the Team

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Meet the new members of the Access Point Sales Academy

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FEB
15

Access Point Sales Academy

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In our most exciting investment yet, Access Point have launched an in-house training academy at The Old Courthouse approved and endorsed by the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM).

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FEB
11

Access Point and Hammerson Collabortation

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Access Point are collaborating with Hammerson Plc for commercialisation across their UK shopping centres

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FEB
8

Meet the Team - Access Point Commercialisation

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Access Point our proud to introduce the newest members of our growing family - The Access Point Commercialisation Team

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JAN
29

The why, where and how of car sales

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Originally from LinkedIn Pulse - We look at why people do and don't buy cars

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JAN
19

Spend smarter not harder!

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Communication channels that work

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JAN
5

Access Point Commercialisation

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After a long courtship with some fantastic shopping centres it is now our hope to commit to a more exclusive relationship

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DEC
17

The Emperor’s New Clothes or...

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Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse It’s panto season and it seems like the perfect time to stretch a thinly veiled metaphor to breaking point, so here it is: Someone pitches you an advertising campaign but do you see Jack and the Beanstalk or more a

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OCT
30

From Death's door to Ha Long Bay

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In the final part of our view from Vietnam series, our CEO David Robertshaw sums up the trip, what it meant for him and the team to have experienced this beautiful country and made a difference for the better

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OCT
29

Access Point and Vietnam

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In the second to last installment of our series, the View from Vietnam, we hear from our promotions leader Claire Kamel on what she took from Vietnam

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OCT
28

Egg, cheese and jam

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In the seventh part of our View from Vietnam series, we hear from Dom, about egg, cheese and jam among other things...

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OCT
27

J is for... Jennieness

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In the sixth part of our View from Vietnam series we hear from Jennie Keen on what she learnt in Vietnam

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OCT
26

Cheryl's Vietnam

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Cheryl gives us a full rundown of her fantastic experience in Vietnam

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OCT
22

Sharrona's Vietnam

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In the fourth part of our View from Vietnam series, Sharrona gives us a lyrical take on Vietnam

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OCT
21

Andy's Highlights of Vietnam

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The third part of our View from Vietnam series - we hear from our building manager Andy

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OCT
15

Natasha's Vietnam Challenge

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Natasha looks back on the challenges of Vietnam

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OCT
8

Amanda looks back on Vietnam

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With the team now safely back home it's time to refletct on the team building adventure of a lifetime

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OCT
5

The day the supermarket queue stood still

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Plastic bags are charged at 5p in England... a nation holds its breath

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SEP
25

Access Point completes building work in Vietnam

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Just 6 more days until the team return from Vietnam - we've caught up with all the hard work they've been doing

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SEP
15

Countdown To Vietnam - Jennie

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The lucky 9 fly off this week for the adventure of a lifetime in Vietnam, in our final installment we hear from Queen of entertainment Jennie.

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SEP
14

Countdown To Vietnam - Claire

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With less than a week until the lucky 9 fly off for the adventure of a lifetime in Vietnam, today we hear from promotions manager Claire.

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SEP
11

Countdown To Vietnam - David

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With less than a week until the lucky 9 fly off for the adventure of a lifetime in Vietnam, today we hear from our CEO David.

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SEP
9

Countdown To Vietnam - Andy

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As the countdown draws closer, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are well underway. Today we hear from our building expert Andy.

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SEP
8

#GoodTidingsWeBring

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Access Point are excited to open up the Old Courthouse for the filming of Good Tidings.

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SEP
7

Countdown To Vietnam - Sharrona

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As the countdown draws closer, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are well underway. Today we hear from packing expert Sharrona!

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SEP
1

Countdown To Vietnam - Cheryl

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As the countdown begins, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are underway. Today we hear from Cheryl.

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AUG
27

Countdown To Vietnam - Amanda

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As the countdown begins, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are underway. Today we hear from Resource Director Amanda

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AUG
25

Countdown To Vietnam - Natasha

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As the countdown begins, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are underway. Today we hear from Natasha.

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AUG
20

Countdown To Vietnam - Dom

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As the countdown begins, preparations for the team adventure to Vietnam are underway. Today we hear from Co-Op account manager Dom.

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AUG
13

Frequent Flyer Winner - Family Memories In France

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Having won the to project evolutions top prize of £1000 towards a holiday we embarked on our two week French farmhouse holiday.

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AUG
6

A Spot of Afternoon Tea Darling!

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The stamp scheme Access Point offer is a fantastic incentive to push us to go the extra mile with our work.

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JUL
28

Introducing The All New Team AP!

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As part of 'Project Evolution' our team were asked to choose an alter-ego or avatar that would represent them.

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JUL
20

Bike 2 Work Scheme

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Going the extra mile... or 30.01km

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JUN
26

Building and retaining a talented team

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As Access Point takes on its newest team member, we look at what it takes to build a great team

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MAY
15

Green Office Week

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Just in time for the end of Green Office Week 2015, here at Access Point we’ve been thinking about our role in the environment and in particular, about recycling.

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APR
24

Access Point Charity Days

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A year and half ago, the Access Point Charity committee was born

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APR
23

Access Point - Training and Development

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As we continue with our commitment to Responsible Business Week, today we review our training and development.

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APR
22

Supporting The Southport Foodbank

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As we continue with our commitment to Responsible Business Week, today we hear from BDM Jacquie on our continued support of the Southport Foodbank

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APR
21

A Paperless Office

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As we continue with our commitment to Responsible Business Week, today we hear from Resource Director Amanda on our pledge to become a paperless office.

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APR
20

Proud To Work For

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20th April 2015 is the start of Responsible Business Week so we asked some of our staff why they’re #proudtoworkfor Access Point

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APR
14

Communication Is The Key

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How has customer service been allowed to degenerate so much?

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APR
10

Home Building & Renovation Show Visit

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I woke up bright and early at 6am and got my best networking face on...for our day out at the Home Building & Renovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

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MAR
31

Lindsey Passes Probation

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Congratulations to Lindsey Ibrahim who recently passed her probation on our Till Receipt team.

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MAR
13

Team Building - Our Next Adventure

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Last year the Senior Team where whisked off to the Arctic for some “team building” excercises!

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FEB
9

From Court House To Home...The Big Move Part 3

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We officially handed the building over to Browns Construction, our appointed contractors on 22nd September 2014. They seem to be a company very similar to our own; can-do attitude with nothing too much trouble…we’ll see if we’re still speaking at t

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FEB
6

Arctic Adventures - A Year Since Kiruna Part 3

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It's been a whole year since our management team flew to Sweden's frozen wilderness. To celebrate our Arctic Adventures we've asked the team for their lasting memories and what they learned from the experience...

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FEB
5

Arctic Adventures - A Year Since Kiruna Part 2

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It's been a whole year since our management team flew to Sweden's frozen wilderness. To celebrate our Arctic Adventures we've asked the team for their lasting memories and what they learned from the experience...

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FEB
3

Arctic Adventures - A Year Since Kiruna Part 1

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It's been a whole year since our management team flew to Sweden's frozen wilderness. To celebrate our Arctic Adventures we've asked the team for their lasting memories and what they learned from the experience...

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NOV
3

Rich's Go Sober For October Triumph!

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Kate was not the only office hero to 'Go Sober For October', Rich also took on the challenge to raise money for MacMillan. Known for his fondness of red wine this was going to be a tough one!

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OCT
17

Grand Designs Live Visit

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A day in the life of Jacquie and Carole at the Grand Designs Live show at the NEC in Birmingham

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OCT
14

From Court House To Home...The Big Move Part 2

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The auction was held on 6th December 2013 and the contracts were signed. Although I had an idea that it may take a little while to complete, little did I understand how difficult this would become!

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OCT
7

National Franchise Exhibition

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The day began well...and an uneventful train journey brought us bright and breezy to the NEC for our first visit to the National Franchise Exhibition.

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OCT
1

AP Family Day Out - Go Kart Challenge

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David had suggested go-karting and I laughed, “We are ladies” I said, “We wear pretty dresses, make-up and heels and like to drink Prosecco!”

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SEP
30

Jeans For Genes Fundraising Day

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We have recently held our 4th charity event here at Access Point, this time for Jeans4Genes.

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SEP
1

Simon Passes Probation

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Congratulations to Simon Teale who recently passed his probation on our Till Roll team.

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MAY
20

Commercial Vehicle Show

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A few weeks ago I was invited to the NEC Commercial Vehicle Show for a retailer promoting exercise...

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FEB
28

"What’s a girl to wear in -30!??"

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That was the biggest question I had regarding our trip to the Arctic...

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FEB
27

My Arctic Honesty

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When we were first told about our trip to Sweden and the Arctic I had thoughts of being really excited and also being very apprehensive.

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FEB
25

Arctic Adventure

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We arrived to the chaos of Kiruna airport soon to be replaced by the calm of a ride on a sled to the Musher’s Lodge. After a warming meal we went outside to look around and it’s fair to say that I was nervous and excited.

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FEB
24

Arctic Adventures - My Dog Blog

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As soon as David first mentioned the trip I picked up on the dog sledding straight away. I am such a dog lover that I forgot to be apprehensive about the sledding part which probably wasn’t a bad thing!

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FEB
24

An Ode To Kiruna

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Manchester airport raring to go With beer for breakfast (it’s the law don’t you know) To embark on our journey of dog sledding fun Our five day adventure had finally begun...

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FEB
21

My Arctic Adventures

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When David won an auction to go dog-sledding in the Arctic Circle in March 2013, quite simply, I thought he was mad!

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FEB
17

Out Of Our Comfort Zone

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As fantastic as the Senior Team of Access Point is there are a couple of things that are unknown; things that are best to uncover...

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JAN
3

First Full Week of 2014...

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...Nearly Completed!!!

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