Picking an Event Name

I’ve seen some truly terrible event names in my time. Would you go to any of these events?: Long Term Planning Conference for the Development of Rural Lincolnshire An Evening With Kayleigh Simpson Wine Tasting The London Tower Experience (no relation to the actual Tower of London or Tower Bridge) These are all fictional events, […]

A Year in Guildford

I moved to Guildford exactly one year ago today. And what a year it’s been… I originally moved to the area for an internship, but fell in love with this bustling rural town. It had everything for me: enough shops to entertain me for an entire retail therapy session; enough bars that I haven’t tried […]

The most important thing when exhibiting

With this one simple tip, you will hugely increase your ROI at exhibitions… With Guildford Means Business (GMB) just around the corner, businesses in Surrey are busy preparing their exhibition stands. The hot topic at every networking event I’ve attended is how to leverage the best response from booking a stand at the event. So […]

Behind the Quirk

Presentations are a great excuse to polish your company image. Recently I was invited to give a 10 minute presentation to my BNI Chapter about myself and my company. Here’s a (slightly edited version) of the presentation. I’m not the most confident speaker, so this gave me the opportunity to brush up on my presentation […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from BeckyLadley.co.uk! Hope you’re all having a fantastic day, full of good food, good drink and awesome presents. I myself am about to tuck into a three bird roast: hope you have similarly delicious goings-on! My Christmas present to you all will be a few days late, but I can guarantee it’s a […]

Making Mistakes

We all make mistakes. It happens to the best of us. Maybe your alarm didn’t go off. Maybe you forgot to write down something important. Maybe you couldn’t keep to your promise of writing a blogpost a day for a month. When it happens, it feels awful. Your boss might be mad. You had an […]


Building on my recent blog post about¬†improving your teamwork skills, I’d like to mention a fantastic tool that can streamline sharing documents between team members, as well as simplify your personal file storage: Dropbox.


At this cold and wintry time, I often like to look back on warmer times. In April 2011 I visited Barcelona, Spain with a friend for five nights. With sandy beaches, sunny weather and fascinating tourist spots, it was the ideal destination for a short break.