• Why does training even matter?

    What is the point of training when your employees already have the skills to do their job? What if broadening their skills encourages them to move on and take their newly-learnt skills with them? When training takes so much time, why not carry on as things are and use the time to get on with […]

  • How do you manage hostile co-workers?

    No matter who we are, or where we work, we will all face difficult co-workers during our careers. It isn’t surprising that there are disagreements when we are in a potentially stressful environment with many varying personalities. However, we spend so much of our time at work, it is necessary to make the work environment […]

  • Like Mo and Usain, how do you prepare for your career end when you are under 50?

    Sir Mo Farah and Usain Bolt are two of the most well-loved athletes in 2017. They have reached the tops of their career ladders decorated in gold. The retirement leap from the top of this ladder is therefore unsurprisingly daunting, and with both Mo and Usain being under the age of 35 when they hung […]

  • The past 12 months we have become even more innovative for our Bedfordshire clients.

    <img class="size-medium wp-image-997 aligncenter" src="×173.jpg" alt="customer-service" width="300" height="173" srcset="×173.jpg 300w, http://www.amassocs cialis online×185.jpg 320w,×138.jpg 239w, 600w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> Amanda Murrell Associates have just finished two high profile pieces of work within the county. Customer service training with Beds University This year we have developed a customer service programme that […]

  • Business Person of the Year Runner Up

    East of England Business Champions Awards 2016 We are delighted to announce that Amanda Murrell was awarded Runner Up in the Business Person of the Year award at the East of England Business Champions Awards 2016 on 25th October. Having been successful in reaching the final, she batted off stiff competition from the 7 other […]

  • Increasing participation using Participatory Budgeting

    With more emphasis on alternative and innovative methods to reduce public sector spending and increase participation, many organisations are moving towards Participatory Budgeting (PB). It is regarded as one of the most successful innovations in participatory democracy. PB is an asset based approach to co-producing public services. With benefits focused on the hardest to reach […]

  • The OMW Empowerment Programme

      <img class="size-medium wp-image-950 aligncenter" src="×111.jpg" alt="1dd29516-c03f-4a08-9f0c-77b7d7a3ea6f" width="300" height="111" srcset="×111.jpg 300w,×377.jpg 1024w,×357.jpg 968w,×234.jpg 636w,×118.jpg 320w, http://www cialis ohne rezept×88.jpg 239w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Project of 2016 in Bedfordshire: The OMW (on my way) Empowerment Programme is by far our biggest and most significant success of the past year. It […]

  • If it’s good enough for the Prime Minister then it should be good enough for you

    Public consultation is high on the government’s agenda. At a recent PM’s Question Time, the Prime Minister gave her clearest commitment yet that local NHS Sustainability & Transformation plans (STPs) will take account of local people’s views, following a question from local MP Richard Fuller (Bedford) (Con) as to whether the sustainability and transformation plans […]

  • Make that training count

    How many times have you sat through a training course and then walked out of the door never to put any of it into practice again? It may seem like an odd question, but I am sure many people would respond with ‘nearly every time’. Undertaking training is an investment in ourselves, our staff, and […]