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Happy Birthday Westminster Abbey

Dated: October 16, 2019

As you may have seen recently, Her Majesty the Queen attended a ceremony at Westminster Abbey celebrating the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding by Henry III in 1245. The building was first formed by Benedictine monks in 960.   Westminster is not your usual church but directly responsible to the Sovereign. This is known as ‘Royal […]

A great offer from G Suite exclusively for Striking Places customers and contacts!

Dated: June 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that as a Google Trusted Partner, we’re able to offer our contacts and clients a fantastic deal on G Suite, which is Google’s email, cloud storage and hosting platform for businesses. If you like Gmail for your personal accounts, or you’re looking for a seamless online business solution, then this […]

Striking Places sponsors Borrow My Garden

Dated: May 6, 2019

Successful female entrepreneurs set up new business Highly successful female entrepreneur, Claire Lee, the founder of Venue Queen and Jo Hailey of Striking Places team up to provide a listing service for people wanting to enjoy festival style and outdoor events. BORROW MY GARDEN is an idea sparked by a collaborative project where Claire and […]

Augmented reality and why your business needs to be prepared for it…

Dated: March 26, 2019

Buzz words are a wonderful thing, aren’t they? Some become commonplace phrases and sometimes we don’t really know what is actually meant by them – augmented reality, for instance. On the face of it, augmented just means making something ‘in greater size of value’ so you could be forgiven for thinking we’re talking about a […]

Product Listings, Followers and more! New updates to Google

Dated: February 7, 2019

It’s been a very exciting week for us Google Tour providers! Google has made some very awesome updates to Google My Business and associated services – and you really need to know about them! Announcement number one: Product posts now available on Google My Business This first one is a big boost for anyone looking […]

Matterport at Windy Nook Cottage

Dated: July 10, 2018

The Journey So Far All the way back in 2012, Jo ‘Smiley’ Hailey took a step into the latest technology world of Google Street View Inside. Her first ever 360 Tour was of the Rose & Crown in St Albans. She then qualified and became a certified a Google Trusted photographer, meaning she had access […]

KickOff@3 Walthamstow 2018

Dated: March 13, 2018

What is KickOff@3? ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE PHOTOS KickOff@3 is a social and charitable initiative that began in 2017. KickOff@3 brings together diverse communities and spreads multiple charity awareness to young people while having fun. The 2017 events were so well received and organised that interest […]

KickOff@3 Initiative

Dated: February 19, 2018

  View the gallery   What is KickOff@3? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO DATES, LOCATIONS AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE 2018 TOURNAMENTS. KickOff@3 is the brainchild of Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien. Michael a serving Police Officer working in Youth Engagement is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too. Ashley Levien […]

Google My Business page posts

Dated: November 7, 2017

Google My Business now has a Post feature   Google My Business certainly has had some changes over the years. When I first started as a Google Trusted Photographer back in 2012 it was a Google Places Page. Not many businesses were aware they had them and even fewer had ownership of them. A consequence […]

6 Email Marketing Ideas

Dated: April 24, 2017

If email marketing is something you’ve thought about but are not sure what to write, this guest post from Julie Joseph, The Virtual Marketeer may give you some ideas. Email can be at the centre of your relationship marketing strategy and is a valuable communication tool that can be used in a myriad of ways. […]

Announcing the Charity Ball Auction List!

Dated: January 19, 2017

We are very pleased to announce some of lovely donations that have been made for our auction at our big charity ball on Saturday 4th February 2017. Take a look at this list of awesome goodies! Remember you can book your place (or table) by contacting Jo on 0800 298 2119 or email What […]

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CEO Sleepout – A Night Sleeping Rough

Dated: November 16, 2016

I have donated to homeless charities for many years. This year with the advent of my twins going up to University and the reality of empty nest setting in I found myself thinking about those less fortunate. So, when an advert for CEO Sleepout popped up on Facebook, then on LinkedIn I felt compelled to […]

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