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Spotlight on: Business Travel to Rome

Spotlight on: Business Travel to Rome

Although I recently wrote about the benefits that Milan has to offer Business Travellers, I would be carrying out a huge injustice if I didn’t mention my favourite Italian city of them all, Rome!   I have had an ongoing love affair with Rome for more than a decade,...

Intercultural Training. What’s it all about?

Intercultural Training. What’s it all about?

Why is cultural training important for Global Business?  Many business professionals are no strangers to working abroad.  They may travel to meet with clients or suppliers, colleagues in satellite offices, take part in conferences or exhibitions or perhaps carry out...

Think Global (!) – 23rd September 2019, Milan

Think Global (!) – 23rd September 2019, Milan

We are extremely privileged to have been asked to partner with Leaders First to bring this insightful and informative event to Milan on September 23rd.  The evening is scheduled to take place at a prestigious Private Member's Club in the city, and includes a first...

At What Age Should my Child Study a Language Abroad?

At What Age Should my Child Study a Language Abroad?

Studying abroad is more popular than ever and there is no doubt that it is an enriching and often life-changing experience for young learners. European families make huge investments each year to ensure their children have the best possible chance of improving their...

Spotlight on: Business Travel to Milan

Spotlight on: Business Travel to Milan

Anyone taking a peek at our instagram feed will know that I travel a lot (!) … last year I was in Italy more than a dozen times, I also visited Mauritius, Greece and France on various trips throughout the year.  More often than not I travel alone, with three large...

Corporate Social Responsibility – Your Company is Never Too Small

Corporate Social Responsibility – Your Company is Never Too Small

If you haven’t yet heard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) you may want to have a read of this blog post first before reading on.   During the course of my work I meet a wide variety of different companies who all work in different sectors, are of varying sizes...

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

We are thrilled to have been welcomed as a new Sustaining Member of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy. This well-established and revered organisation is packed to the brim with like minded professionals keen to work together with other businesses, to promote...

How do I become a Summer Host Family?

How do I become a Summer Host Family?

Many British families up and down the country choose to host Summer Language students in their homes each year in order to make some additional income from their spare rooms, add a little culture to their lives or to enjoy some varied company throughout the year....

Business Lunch in Milan hosted by the BCCI

Business Lunch in Milan hosted by the BCCI

Today I was fortunate enough to attend a Business Lunch in Milan hosted by the BCCI.  The guest speaker was an inspiring woman who happens to be Amazon’s Country Manager for both Italy and Spain.  This knowledgeable professional has more than 10...

3 Steps to Achieving a Positive Work-Life Balance

3 Steps to Achieving a Positive Work-Life Balance

Social Media is full of inspirational quotes with accompanying photos of tranquil lakes, forests, online courses for inner peace, mindfulness exercises you can do in the car, and life-changing day creams with SPF30 … the list is long. So what is the secret to a...

5 Top Tips on Preparing for Your Internship Placement

5 Top Tips on Preparing for Your Internship Placement

  The summer is fast approaching and if you have enrolled in a Summer Work Experience Internship you will be busily preparing for your trip. This year The Blue Penguin Company has had a record number of Internship applications and we are thrilled to be able to...