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Blue Monday: Adopting a challenge mindset to help combat the winter blues and feel empowered

For me, the name “Blue Monday” will always evoke fond memories of student life at Manchester, when the iconic hit by local band New Order would never fail to fill the dancefloor. However, as part of a PR stunt in 2005, a travel firm appropriated the name for what they claimed to be the most…

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The importance of companies getting behind staff tackling important causes

    Last June, I attended the London Black Lives Matter march. I chanted, I yelled, and I said his name: ‘George Floyd’. I am not Black, but I wanted to show my support, my disgust, my respect. Attending the march (with my mask, of course!) felt like a no-brainer to me, despite Covid. Racism…

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USING OUR LOAF TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Working from home this year as we navigate the pandemic has required us to make some adjustments; to some of our ways of working, to our mindsets and yes, to our elasticated waistbands. Full fridges and cupboards full of naughty things we try to ignore have been our desk fellows and we’ve lost count of…

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Splendid Celebrates Black Friday

For a few years now, Black Friday has been a date in the diary where big companies have made huge profits by putting on massive sales. And while we all enjoy a special offer, this year we thought that rather than further line Jeff Bezo’s already full pockets, we wanted to use the opportunity to…

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10 ways to take some time for yourself this World Mental Health Day

There’s no denying 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever before to prioritise your mental health and take time for yourself – even if that’s starting by doing one thing for yourself on World Mental Health Day (10th October).  Our Head…

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OLD TRUMAN BREWERY INSTALLS SOME STELLA ART

Beer brand Stella Artois has come up with a very artistic way of reminding folk to keep their distance while socialising, using street art. The brand is installing a 28×14 metre artwork at the heart of Old Truman Brewery in London, which features geometric shapes and bright colours to encourage social distancing without physical barriers. …

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TWITTER HARNESSES USER TWEETS TO SUPPORT BLM WITH BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

The marches may have slowed across the world this week, but Twitter showed solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement with billboards in eight protest cities across the US, showcasing a handpicked selection of the supportive tweets which have gone out since May. Millions shared stories, petitions and engaged in debate on Twitter, making the…

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AN INSPIRATIONAL USE OF INFLUENCE FROM FOOTBALLER MARCUS RASHFORD

Last week witnessed celebrity influence at its best, with Boris Johnson announcing that school meal vouchers would be given to 1.3 million children during the summer holidays, after a heartfelt campaign from footballer Marcus Rashford. Rashford himself grew up reliant on school meals, so the football star lobbied the government in an open letter, asking…

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Our commitment to tackling racism

Splendid is a people first business We aim to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all colleagues no matter what gender, race or sexual orientation. We want to support a truly diverse and accessible culture within our business, our industry and, where possible, support causes in which we believe that seek to achieve this in…

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LET’S COLOUR IN… SOME IKEA FURNITURE

Interior design and home updates seem to be on everyone’s mind while we’re spending more time inside. With this in mind, IKEA has introduced the perfect solution to the help us along the way – the Stay Home Catalog. The digital workbook features lots of classic games which bored little ones and interior aficionados alike…

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