Holly Ellis

Challenging the norm

Posted by Holly Ellis

Here at Stand Agency, we like to do things differently, and as our name suggests, we’re certainly not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

We get the best results by finding a strategy that works, even if that means defying ‘normal conventions.’ We know what we want and we aren’t afraid to challenge the norms to achieve it.

Working with clients that are challengers in their industry and who contest the norm to make a difference is one of our passions and we love getting their voices heard.

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Rhiannon Hughes

Reshuffling Westminster

Posted by Rhiannon Hughes

So, as David Cameron settles back into life at No.10, newly reshuffled Ministers receive their first red boxes in their new departments and the great scramble from MPs – old and new – for the best offices on the Parliamentary estate begins. Some might feel it’s business as usual, but is it?

Here are just some of the changes and challenges emerging from the General Election which are likely to shake things up in the Westminster bubble.

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Beccy Churchill

Insta-masters in the culinary arts

Posted by Beccy Churchill

I must say, I consider myself quite the food stylist. I am that annoying person that rearranges the table every time we go out for brunch. I have to ensure I have the right proportion of food to flowers – just so I can get the perfect snap of the flawlessly-poured tulip in my flat white. My friends sit and wait – “hurry up Beccy, I want to eat” – but for me, Instagram always comes first. In my world, we ‘gram then we eat.

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Anthony Di Natale

Time to give something back

Posted by Anthony Di Natale

Last week I volunteered at my first Contact the Elderly tea party. I will admit I don’t do an awful lot for charity, and like many others, I’d probably try to justify this by explaining how busy I am throughout the week. This of course is a rubbish excuse, and if you find yourself saying the same thing every time you snub an opportunity to give something back to those who are less fortunate, it might be time to make a change.

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Laura Oliphant

Do as you would be done by

Posted by Laura Oliphant

According to Theo ‘Dragon’s Den’ Paphitis, 50% of small businesses fail in their first three years.  With small businesses constituting 99.6% of all business in the UK private sector, the economic implication of them succeeding or failing is huge. In some cases, as he says, inadequate preparation is the reason, but cash flow is the lifeblood of small businesses and can be the deciding factor in their survival.

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