Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Student Award Winner

At the CIM Yorkshire and Humberside Celebration Evening in Leeds last night one of our students was awarded Student of the Year for CIM Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in the region. Our congratulations go to Alice for the recognition of the determination she showed through her studies, for which the award is well deserved.

In addtion to Alice winning the award our students were nominated for awards in both Professional Diploma and Professional Post-Graduate Diploma categories - indeed, every student nominated for the Diploma award had received tuition from tutors used by SPA Professional Academy so congratulations to the tutors in addition to the students.

We are delighted that our students can be recognised in this way, the results achieved are largely down to the commitment shown by them, although we hope that we contribute some great information and guidance which helps along the way!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Call the Lawyers!

Whilst in Kiev at the weekend teaching CIM Chartered Post-Graduate Diploma I saw posters for "McFoxy" with a picture of cooked chicken on it. I thought it might be a new variation of McDonalds food but didn't understand where the Foxy bit came in.

However, when walking through a shopping centre I saw this place, and realised that it was a fast food outlet, which presumably competes to some degree with McDonalds. I wonder how long it will survive with the name it currently has? As there is a McDonalds in the same food court of the centre where I saw this I guess they must know about it, and I can't imagine the brand lawyers will be too pleased.

I am back in Kiev again in January so will be interested to see whether it is still there and has the same name - I'll let you know.