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RENAISSANCE OR REVOLUTION?

Journal - renaissance or revolution How a company recruits its staff plays an important part in building – and maintaining -a brand. In today’s rapidly changing retail landscape and general economic uncertainty, hiring the best candidates – particularly those who will lead and innovate -  has never been more important.

Here at Hudson Walker International we see the challenges clients and candidates face as businesses redefine the parameters of tasks and work requirements change. The rise in the demand for social media managers, for instance, to drive influencers, bloggers,  online advertising and who will predict communication tools of the future.

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MOVING FORWARD WITH ONE CLEAR VOICE

Moving forward with one clear voice Representatives of Mayfair’s luxury retailers, hotels, restaurants and professional service companies were guests at the Bond Street’s Association’s recent – and final - AGM and lunch at Claridge’s. The Chairman, Lord Bruce Dundas, said that after 94 years the Association would cease in its present form as it had now come together with New West End Company to create the Bond Street & Mayfair Group (BSMG). This new position of the Bond Street Association inside the NWEC was an extremely positive move at a very exciting time. The formation of this new group, which included respected opinion makers from a range of market sectors across Mayfair, mea...

FOSTER & SON OPENS NEW FACTORY IN NORTHAMPTON

Foster  Son - ribbon cutting (003) As a terrific vote of confidence in high end British manufacture, the Jermyn Street-based bespoke shoemaker and retailer Foster & Co has opened a new factory in Northampton.

The town has been renowned for its shoemaking heritage since the 15th Century but had faced pressure for years from cheaper overseas labour. Foster & Son’s new factory is the first to open there for more than 30 years and has been welcomed by the local community.

It was entirely appropriate that the factory was opened on 25th October which is St Crispin’s Day, the patron saint of shoemakers. The glittering o...

FRIDA KAHLO – FASHION AS THE ART OF BEING

FRIDA_KAHLO-A_2048x Maison Assouline on London’s Piccadilly provided the setting for a fascinating lecture by the fashion and lifestyle journalist Susana Martinez Vidal on the iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

Kahlo was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista, whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media and art today.

The lecture was part of the inaugural ‘Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival’ which is taking place this October across some of the area’s most illustrious and historic venues, including The London Library, St James’s Church Piccadilly, Handel & Hendrix Broo...