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Catriona looks at the appointment of Laura Kuenssberg as Political Editor of the BBC………

The recent appointment of Laura Kuenssberg as the Political Editor of the BBC attracted considerable media attention, mainly because she is the first woman to be appointed to this role.

Predictably there has been much discussion around the diversity angle; however it caught my attention for several other reasons too. Firstly, I like to see Scottish people do well in life! Secondly, it is interesting to note that Laura left the BBC in 2011 to join ITV and then returned to The BBC on Newsnight in 2014.

It set me thinking about the question – “Is it a good idea to return to a former employer?” Certainly, in this instance it has worked in Laura’s favour and from my window on the world in BLT Towers I have seen people leave and then very successfully return to an employer at a later stage in their career. I have also seen people return only to quickly realise why they left in the first instance!

What do you think folks? Have you ever returned to a previous employer and with what results? Would you consider doing so? Or is it better to leave, take your friendships with you and move on never to return? Let us know your thoughts …….


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Anyone for Tennis?

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Indirect Tax Market Survey : Trends, Issues and Opportunities

In our experience at BLT, Indirect Tax Professionals have always shown  a healthy curiosity towards developments in the wider VAT & Customs industry and this is particularly the case right now as the indirect tax market continues to evolve.  We find that the technical areas attracting attention ,  the latest international developments and recruitment and remuneration strategies are always high on the scale of ‘hot topics’ to the Indirect Tax community.

Of particular interest to those working in Consultancy, however,  are the views and priorities of their clients – how are their businesses evolving? What are their pressure points? What keeps them awake at nights? Read More

Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Continuing this very interesting ‘Confessions of a Bain Consultant’ series.  This is a 12 part ‘before, during and after’ journey of the life of a top-tier management consultant. Parts three and four can be viewed here… Read More

IOE’s ground breaking World Customs Diploma

BLT would like to congratulate all students graduating from the Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations.  It’s a new qualification, launched in 2013 by the Institute of Export and this year sees the first tranche of graduates to complete the qualification.  It’s great to see a course so relevant to the International Trade field and recognises the increasing importance of this area to most businesses.

To find out more click here. Read More

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