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12 May 2014
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European Executive Recruitment Firm Moves In

A leading boutique European executive headhunting company has relocated its headquarters to Winchester.  Now based at Hampshire Workspace in Southgate Street, Intrinsic Executive Search recruits senior commercial executives on behalf of enterprise software and ecommerce companies. Intrinsic chose Winchester due to its location on the Southern edge of the UK’s Silicon Valley and felt Hampshire […]


8 April 2014
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Meet McLean Quinlan

Family businesses are the bedrock of British enterprise. Even so, businesses featuring a mother and daughter remain unusual. When the business in question is a sought after architectural practice, it may well be unique. McLean Quinlan was founded in London over 20 years ago by Fiona McLean. Its Winchester studio in Southgate Chambers is headed […]


31 March 2014
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Don’t Call Girls The B Word

Calling girls a certain word that begins with B is damaging to them, to business and to society, according to Sheryl Sandberg, who is Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. The word we’re talking about is ‘Bossy’. Ms Sandberg wants to ban it. I don’t suppose she really wants to change the First Amendment that protects free […]


22 February 2014
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What We Can Learn From Borgen’s Epigraphs

 Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen If you’re a fan of the Danish series Borgen, you will have noticed the quotations that appeared at the beginning of each episode. Perhaps, like us, you wondered about the people quoted and why they said what they did. You might also have questioned how good the […]


31 January 2014
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Profile: The Technology Academy

If you wanted a template for how to build a successful business from scratch, you could do no better than follow Dr. John Crute‘s example. John runs The Technology Academy, one of many businesses based in Hampshire Workspace’s Southgate Chambers in Winchester. To begin with, John had an expertise he could exploit – he was […]

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