Which social media platform are you?

In our bold and daring Rambutan way, we’ve matched our ideas on what your social media avatar might look like, depending on which social media channel rocks your world. Can you see yourself in our descriptions? Rambutan’s favourite social media sites are Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – probably in that order! Twitter is great for…

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Marzipan – love it or hate it

Gemma was pondering recently that marzipan seems to generate a similar response to marmite; you either love it or hate it. In baking, it forms a critical barrier between the icing and the cake, preventing moisture from spoiling the icing or sugar leaching into the cake. In business, the layer of middle management sitting below…

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Don’t step on a bee!

Here at Treetops, having a beautiful first-floor office with large patio doors opening onto a balcony is wonderful at any time, but at its absolute best in the summer. However, nothing represents a Rambutan Summer more than our Sue running around squealing at the sight of a bee or wasp in the room! Perhaps ‘Don’t step…

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What’s the exam question?

As many teenagers and students have reached the end of the exam season and can finally get their heads out of their books, Mark gives a timely reminder about the importance in business of getting the exam question right. You’ll often hear me ask in client and internal meetings, “what’s the exam question?”. Well, not so much often, more like most…

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International Joke Day

July 1 saw International Joke Day… a celebration which Kat just couldn’t let pass by without a little nod to business jokes! A day in the office can be a tad tedious without some of the banter we’ve grown accustomed to! Jokes and pranks are standard in the Rambutan HQ, as we believe that having fun…

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Wrong Trousers Day

It’s Wrong Trousers Day!! Here are some of the bunch getting into the spirit of it at Rambutan’s HQ, Treetops. And what a fabulous day for it! Head on over to www.grandappeal.org.uk/events/wallace-gromits-wrong-trousers-day/ for more info on how you can get involved in future events and help raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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The summer solstice got Ed thinking….

With the annual passing of the longest day of the year, also known as the summer solstice, Rambutan apprentice Ed ponders what it means and if we work at our best at different times of the year. Spring, summer, autumn and winter… the four seasons that make up our calendar year, the 365.256 days in which it takes…

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Bring your dog to work day

22 June marks the official ‘bring your dog to work day’. Nicki got thinking about whether her cockapoo, Cassie would be an ideal office pet to have around… Here at Rambutan, we often joke about having an office pet and up to now, we’ve had a cuddly toy as a substitute.The benefits of owning a…

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Wrong Trousers Day

June 29 sees ‘Wrong Trousers Day’, which of course the bunch will be more than happy to celebrate! But, what’s it all about? Wrong Trousers Day is an event held by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to support critically ill babies and children. It started in 1997, with the intention of raising the capital to…

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A new friend in the garden

Lance was recently working from home with the patio doors open enjoying the sun when something caught his eye. It was a snake who was equally enjoying the East Yorkshire sun. It’s the first wild snake Lance had ever seen so he was quick off the mark to capture a quick snap before it slithered…

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Can minutes mean more than hours?

A particularly busy week at Rambutan got Jami-Lei thinking about the importance of the minutes rather than the hours when carrying out tasks at work. Sometimes you can come into work at the start of the week, look at your diary, and most of your time is already spoken for. This isn’t a bad thing…

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Capture your thoughts – use a notebook…

Jami-Lei was thinking about the importance of jotting down thoughts and ideas, which also came in handy for writing this blog! Blogs are a great way of capturing your thoughts, as are notebooks, voice notes, messages, emails and social media. It’s clear that many people have a need or want to save their thoughts in…

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April is stress awareness month

First launched in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is a collaborative effort to increase stress awareness, highlighting the causes, dangers and general misconceptions about stress as well as successful coping strategies on how to relieve this modern-day epidemic. Most people will experience stress and its negative effects at some point in their life, as a common…

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World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 sees World Parkinson’s day, an initiative close to Kat’s heart… In January this year, Neil Diamond announced that he was ending his 50th anniversary tour early after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and many of his fans donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research. Other famous celebrities, past and present, diagnosed with the condition…

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Helping someone in need

Craig was recently travelling to London to a meeting and on the way, he met Betty, an elderly lady who needed help. As I was getting off the train at Kings Cross, hundreds of people were rushing to try and reach the exit, noticing very little other than the phone in front of their faces.…

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Don’t be fooled this April

So, it’s 1 April today. We could’ve been sneaky and made this blog entry a joke one to catch people out (we’d never do that, eh Kat?!). Instead, Mark has scoured the internet to find some of the best April Fool’s news and announcement wind-ups. National newspapers can’t resist their 1 April ‘fake news’ stories.…

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A new addition to Rambutan HQ

Here at Treetops, we can’t wait for a new flying fox zip wire to be fitted from the office balcony! In trying to optimise our time spent in and around the office, and considering we are on the first floor, it was agreed that we spend a large proportion of our ‘down’ periods walking up and down stairs, and opening…

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