Work life balance at Christmas time? Errrrrrrr I don’t think so?

A thousand presents, a perfect Xmas dinner for 15, gingerbread houses, decorating the tree, elves on the shelves……………..the list goes on and on – seemingly never ending!!!!  I’m mad about Christmas and always have been – it’s my favourite time of the year, and I can feel the mood building as we approach the holiday

WUN – What a difference a year makes!

November is usually about the time I start to reflect on the year that has passed and think about what has changed. For me 2018 has been a big year of change, and one of the biggest changes has been my job. I made the decision over New Years’ 2017/18 that I wanted to change

Watch out for trespassers

By Jo Robertson A little while ago I was asked to speak on the panel at an event on work life balance.   I was pretty nervous, but the two glasses of wine helped, and I ended up taking such a lot away from the event. It was so interesting to listen to other’s journeys

Are you in control of your life/work balance?

Last night we had just our third Women’s Utilities Network event which was definitely a success.     The evening kicked off with good food, drinks and the hum of conversation as women from across the utility industry, mingled “It’s great to be in a supportive environment with like minded women discussing our careers and futures” 

Women’s Utilities Network

Women’s Utilities Network (WUN) is a recently created group focused on helping to support and encourage women within the retail utilities space. Its purpose is to create a network of support to help women develop their skills and career opportunities within the sector. WUN is open to any woman working in the retail utilities space

What are you passionate about?

By Jo Robertson A perfectly acceptable question for a new colleague to ask after a few bottles of wine on a night out. A great, getting to know you better, question. One for which there are multiple socially acceptable answers that I could have given, my kids, walking, sewing, I mean I have hobbies. But

My Positive Life

By Jo Gilbert I feel completely privileged and blessed to have been asked to write this blog for the WUN about staying and being positive! Why? Well, for one thing it shows that I’m being recognised for having a positive energy and outlook in my day to day life. Over the past few years I

Are you having a midlife crisis?

By Jo Robertson I am not kidding, one of my boys genuinely asked me this about two years ago. So, what prompted it? Well, about 4 years ago I was flicking through some old photos and came across one where I thought “hmm, you looked alright back then, wish I could go back to looking