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What a year !!

Well what a year !! And the surprises keep coming – President Trump…Wow ! And Leicester are still in the Champions League – double wow !!

What a year it has been for us – we’ve signed four new preferred supplier deals and I have a son! The wonderful smiley (mostly) little man who is Elijah Victor Belton. Proud dad – again.

I’m expanding my horizons, learning Italian and having a go at producing a bit of art (see image) – enjoyable, therapeutic and good for holding of Alzheimers apparently – nice.

I’d like to thank all of our Associates for their amazing work this year, and all of our clients for believing in that we can deliver what we say on the tin – I trust you have not been disappointed.

All that leaves me to say is Happy Christmas to one and all, and here’s to a prosperous and fulfilling 2017 !!!

Right I’m off to put a bet on Santa Claus becoming the next Prime Minister of Italy – let’s face it it could happen 😀

Paul Belton
MD

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Crazy times…but it’s not the first time.

Donald Trump, the rank outsider, has a 50/50 chance of becoming the president of the USA. Leicester City, the 5000-1 outsider, wins the Premier League. Iceland, a country of 330,000 people, knock England out of Euro 2016. We have voted to leave Europe. Our PM has resigned. The Labour leader loses 40 from his shadow cabinet. What next?

We are living in truly tumultuous times – I have never quite seen the like of it.

One thing we must all do is learn from the last seismic event, the global financial crisis, and not panic. That situation was, at the very least, exacerbated by people’s reaction to the event. I would even go so far as to say that we may not have even had a financial crisis if people had stayed calm and not made on-mass, panic driven decisions.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and now that we have hindsight let’s learn from from it and not throw fuel on the fire.

I voted in but we are where we are and I believe that we can get a better deal for the British people if we approach this situation rationally, not allowing emotions get the better of us. After all it seems that this is the time of the underdog – if Trump, Leicester and Iceland can hands-down beat the odds then who’s to say Great Britain, the World’s 5th largest economy, can’t come out of this on top as well.

Ignore the press propaganda machine (they love a crisis), and whilst we’re at it let’s all make an effort to be extra nice to our European neighbours, both here and abroad. Love wins…always.

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Welcome Kim Woolley!

I am very happy to welcome the latest addition to the team – the wonderful, award-winning Kim Woolley!

Kim joins us to take the reigns of the Higher Eduction sector, following a rapid rise to the top of her profession, culminating in a recruitment excellence award and many customer accolades – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberleylane?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=97wp&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A174243393%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1457199837536%2Ctas%3Akim

This, combined with a first-class honours in Psychology, in-house recruiting experience, a commitment to delivering excellence and a strong moral compass led me to the conclusion that she was someone we must have on the Exceptional People team.

I am very much looking forward to working with, coaching and watching Kim grow into a leader who will continue delivering the service levels that our customers have come to expect.

Kim – Welcome!

Paul Belton – MD

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