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The Designated Group has been named as a finalist in the Best for Embedded Flexibility category of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards. Employers large and small from many sectors compete annually to reach the shortlist for the unique business awards for flexible, agile organisations. Established in 2010, the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards showcase…(Read More)

Here at the Designated Group we are on our clients’ journeys with them, so we get excited when they get excited! Victoria Tryon is excited… and very busy, creating extraordinary bespoke jewellery for a discerning clientele. We caught up with Victoria to talk about her motivations and inspirations, get some sage advice, and consider the…(Read More)

Our commitment to GDPR Introduction The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when…(Read More)

May 25th sees the implementation of a new piece of EU regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Any business should currently be working in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, where any personal data is used or collected. There are similarities between the GDPR and the DPA, but this new regulation…(Read More)

Dare to dream, says Hilary Stoddart, Designated PA’s client development manager and former office-based senior PA…   If you’re considering taking the leap from office-based employment to the world of flexible, home based, virtual work and feel (understandably) daunted, Hilary’s story is sure to reassure and motivate you! It was…(Read More)

The Designated Group has a small but mighty team of experienced finance and tax professionals, who support a range of clients with various invoicing, tax, credit control, payroll, management accounts, cash flow, VAT returns and bookkeeping tasks – these guys really know their stuff! As the UK tax year end approaches, Designated Group’s own finance…(Read More)

A few nights ago I went to see the film The Darkest Hour, where Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill in the weeks leading up to the Second World War. His performance was truly awe-inspiring. As I left the cinema I found myself thinking more about the unsung heroes in the team around him. Particularly…(Read More)

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