Café chain BB’s Coffee & Muffins is scaling up its training facilities with the launch of a new academy in Ireland.The chain, which has 150 outlets in the UK and 20 in Ireland, has based its new Franchisee & Management Training Academy at its Irish head office, in Limerick.The academy, which accomodates 12 students at a time, has a counter and kitchen set-up, as well as classroom facilities.Participants will be able to make BB’s muffins and become skilled baristas and makers of BB’s range of sandwiches and baguettes during their two-week course. It will also train techniques for ser-ving the New Zealand Natural ice-cream and chilled drinks range.BB’s also plans to run three- day intensive courses on topics ranging from staff recruit- ment and retention to financial management.The custom-built facility will support new and existing franchisees to acquire operational and management skills, as well as brand consistency to operate BB’s cafés, said retail and brands director Michele Young.”We consider training to be of paramount importance and fundamental to the success of each business,” said Young.”Our franchise base of 150 is growing rapidly, especially as we have now introduced our UK franchising model into Ireland. We provide our new franchisees with support to ensure they are successful from the start and achieve and maintain maximum productivity
No matter what it is that’s got you down, when you’re stuck in a rut it can be extremely difficult to be motivated or inspired. If you find yourself in a rut, here are a few ideas for getting yourself going in the right direction again.Hit the gym: A good workout can do as much for your brain as it does for your body. Working up a good sweat and getting your blood pumping may be just what you need to get out of the slump you’re in. Pop in your headphones, put on some feel-good music, get your heart racing, and let your thoughts transform.Get uncomfortable: Every once in a while, you need to mix it up. Breaking your routine can lead to new and creative ideas. Maybe you don’t love going to the gym early in the morning, but changing up your schedule may help get those creative juices flowing again.Avoid being alone: When you’re in a rut, you may have the same unproductive thoughts circling round and round in your head. Spend some time with those friends and family members who support you. It’s never a bad idea to have someone to bounce ideas and thoughts off of.Check out: Sometimes, your brain needs to refocus. The easiest way to do this is to give your mind a break from its current thoughts. Head to the Barnes and Noble or Redbox near you and find a book or movie to transport you to another world. When you come back to reality, you may find your brain is working the way you want it to again.Mix it up: For me, there’s nothing better than changing it up. Get away from your desk. Go work at an outside table or a window seat somewhere. Rearrange all of the furniture in your living room. Let more sunlight flood your space. Changing your view is a great way to be inspired when you’re feeling less than creative. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Karim Benzema has denied reports he came close to leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal this summer. Press Association The French forward was strongly linked with a move to the Gunners but he remained in Madrid for the start of his seventh campaign with Real. When asked about the rumours that he would join Arsenal, Benzema said to French TV show Telefoot: “Not at all. “I’m not going to repeat myself every time. “I’m at the best club in the world and I’m going to continue to work every year. “I’m happy where I am.” The 27-year-old scored 15 goals and set up 10 more in 29 league starts for Real in the 2014-15 campaign. Benzema missed most of Real’s pre-season due to a thigh injury but did feature in Los Blancos’ 5-0 triumph against Real Betis last month. He also played in 1-0 victory over Portugal in an international friendly on Friday and is expected to take part in Monday’s friendly against Serbia in Bordeaux. “I hadn’t played for four weeks,” he said. “I then played a bit with Real and I played 70 minutes with France. “I’m coming back little by little so I’m training hard to get back to my best level.” The former Lyon star is under contract with Real until June 2019.