What do you think of the word ‘brand’? You might think of the Nike ‘swoosh’, the golden arches of McDonald’s or the red can of Coca Cola. In this context, it can be difficult to know what it means for you: is it your logo, your colours or your website? The answer is it’s all those things and more. Your brand is whatever identifies your business and communicates what it’s about. That might be your […]
Are less women putting themselves forwards for new roles in financial services?
There has been a huge push towards getting more females represented in the financial services industry and towards parity in pay – following the government’s campaign to close the gender pay gap. But has this achieved enough, and are women being overlooked – or are they not ‘part of the race’? At City & Capital we believe in ‘meritocracy’ and that people should be judged on their own actions rather than any pre-determined characteristics. However, […]
Leeds can – and should – attract the best financial talent in the country… here’s why
Yorkshire is home to many diverse economies and welcoming communities – none more so than in the city of Leeds. Working in such a welcoming part of the region that thrives on inclusivity can be inspiring, alongside the creative, hardworking and passionate people within it. With top-of-the-class universities attracting thousands of individuals to its campuses each academic year, Leeds comes alive time and again as a new wave of diverse talent descends onto the area […]
Meet Graham Strugnell – The City and Capital Group’s financial services consultant
As we look back on 2019, we know we wouldn’t be where we are today without our fantastic team. In the final instalment of our employee Q&A, we’re learning a little bit more about our financial services consultant, Graham. Summarise your role in one paragraph: I’m here to meet and help financial advisers who want to buy or sell a company or client bank. Having been through the process myself, I enjoy sharing my story […]
Stuart Hicks looks forwards – and back – for Yorkshire Business Insider
Our MD, Stuart Hicks, spoke to Yorkshire Business Insider this week about how 2019 looked for The City & Capital Group, as well as what 2020 has in store for the financial services industry. In case you missed the piece, catch up on our comments below. 2019. The year of the stop, start, revert and repeat. With political and economic uncertainty so prevalent for our financial services clients, it really has been a tough year […]
Meet Catherine Waite – The City and Capital Group’s Head of Research and Administration
This month we’re finding out more about our financial services head of research and administration, Catherine Waite. She’s dedicated and puts clients and candidates first – especially if they happen to be Tom Hardy!
As a former company owner herself, our very own Victoria Hicks knows all about the commitment – and sacrifice – that comes with managing your own firm. When things are running smoothly, it’s easy to enjoy the financial freedom and flexibility offered to those at the top – but it’s important not to overlook the, often unforeseen, risks. While many plan for the ‘obvious’, business protection can help an organisation continue to trade if the […]
What is maternity allowance? Put simply, maternity allowance (MA) is a weekly benefit paid to some women, who are either pregnant or have just given birth, and The City & Capital Group share detail around this topic.