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The art of delegation – time to take a new approach!

If you’re determined to find more time in 2018 then Queen Bee could be the solution you’re looking for. It can be tough to find that elusive work-life balance but by mastering the art of delegation you can make 2018 your most productive year yet. Marketing tasks are often tasks that require constant attention, are […]

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Queen Bee shortlisted for Best Support Business at Talk of Manchester Awards 2017

Queen Bee are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Support Business of The Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2017 (#theTOMs) which are taking place on Thursday 30th November 2017. The TOMs have quickly gained momentum over the last few years to become one of the region’s most recognised business awards. Embracing organisations from a wide range of sectors, the awards celebrate the talent […]


The No. 1 Secret of Organised People

We’re often complimented on our organisational skills; who knew “I wish I was as organised as you” would be a phrase that would make us feel so proud!? We have been this way since we can remember, introducing systems to the way our toys were stored, putting tapes (revealing our age!) in alphabetical order and […]

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Jane and Helen from Queen Bee PA

2016 Review and a Beeline for 2017!

As we swarm over the finishing line of 2016 we’re ready for a rest and a glass of bubbles! But equally this Christmas break is a great time to let the dust settle, look back on some fantastic moments and clear your head ready to set out your goals for 2017. For Jane and I, […]


Countdown to Christmas

  Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier.  Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll be […]


NW VA of the Year 2016 - With award

Why you should enter business awards

Hot on the heels of the North West VA Conference and coming runner up for the North West VA of the Year, we got chatting with our industry peers about why, as small business owners, we should be entering business awards. Myself and Jane’s marketing and advertising backgrounds means that entering awards was almost a […]


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Business Countdown to Christmas

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier. Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you […]


The Minefield of Corporate Gifting

Type ‘corporate gifts’ in to Google and you’ll see some real rubbish come up. And that speaks volumes. If your gift is generic and you’ve put little or no thought or personalisation into your choice of present at this time of year, it could back-fire, big time. Christmas does offer the perfect time of year […]

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Open for Business

B2B Marketing; is it really that different?

Quite a few years ago, working in a large advertising agency, I was approached by a leading cinema brand to promote their private screenings to a B2B audience offering them the chance to deliver their next presentation with real wow.  Their plan was to use large full page ads within trade press to target these […]