ENTREPRENEUR INTERVIEW WITH JAMES GUERRINI

What is a typical day for you?

A typical day at Mediaraft depends entirely on what sort of projects we have on and the stage they’re at – I usually begin by answering emailsand dealing with any new client enquiries before heading into the office to meet the team and get the coffee on! We’ll then have a quick meeting to discuss priorities for the day and assign tasks, splitting the team into small groups in order to move projects along as smoothly as possible. I tend to oversee the work that’s going on, managing projects, but also getting involved at every stage, to offer support and ideas. We finish our day when I’m happy with what’s been achieved, but the team can take breaks whenever they want, we don’t heavily structure our working day. As long as the work’s done, it’s all good.

What motivated you to get into the world of business?

Hopefully without sounding too cheesy or obvious, it was my Dad (he’s a successful property developer who lives and works in Poland). After studying media at college, I decided I wanted a drastic change; I wanted to enter the business world fast. So, I flew out to Poland where my Dad took me under his wing for a while, he wanted to show me that business and success was what you made of it, so he’d take me along to meetings with huge investments taking place, with all of these big wigs from international firms and made sure I could hold my own with them, giving presentations, showing me it wasn’t out of reach.

He showed me the possibilities and value of working to achieve your own goals, even (and especially) if that meant working my way up from the bottom rung of whatever ladder I chose.

Who inspires you?

I get constant excitement from following the careers and successes of people who inspire me, it’s a huge part of my driving force and I find massive solace in researching people who’ve built or developed something that’s changed the world – especially in the field of technology. I could go on for days, but Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Guy Kawasaki are a good collective example of the people I look to for examples of how to do it right.

My team are also a huge inspiration, each and every day. I’ve found that another true passion for me is training/teaching creatives and helping them to see what they’re truly capable of. I will challenge people and they’ll reciprocate which is important for all parties and means that we’re providing consistently valuable learning experiences for each other.

What hobbies or extra-circular activities do you feel have helped you in your working life?

Having an outlet is incredibly important, you need something to brush away the cobwebs when you’re in a high stress position (which working for yourself always is) and I’ve always enjoyed cycling, especially down-hilling. It’s a total rush. I also practice Mindfulness, which is a quickly growing take on meditation and for me and several people I know, a fantastic way to teach yourself to switch off and act as an antithesis to work.

How did you make yourself stand out from the crowd during recruitment?

In the past, getting jobs such as Marketing Management positions at large firms or at the start as a graphic designer (this was pre social media days) I would make sure that my CV / Portfolio communicated who I am through the design and presentation and the copy. I think that people quickly see I’m a tad quirky, but completely obsessed with the industry I’m in. That helps!

I also make sure that when I’m being interviewed, I demonstrate that I can quickly analyse and interpret what will help that particular company to thrive and expand, I’m not afraid to suggest new methods or to speak up and be noticed even if it means a bit of constructive criticism. Be yourself, stand tall and show your excitement and passion for what you can do for them.

What do you know now that you wish you could tell yourself when you were just starting out?

I’d have to tell myself that it only gets harder, the bigger your company gets. There seems to be a focus on starting out and finding your footing as a business, but once you’ve got clients, once the stakes are higher and the staff are there, it’s increasingly difficult, you have a responsibility to make sure projects are delivered, no excuses. You also have to listen to the market and be willing to pivot from your initial plan or focal point, if that’s where the demand is, you can’t be too sentimental about what started it all.

What advantages do smaller companies, such as Mediaraft with 6 team members, hold over larger agencies?

Personality – All the way! We aren’t a faceless corporation, or a massive team with offices in multiple countries, but that means that when you pick up the phone to get some help with your new website, or need a social media campaign managing, it’s us you speak with and us who’re working with you to achieve your goals. We’re genuinely good friends with loads of our long term and past clients; we take the time to prioritise getting to know the people behind the business, something large agencies only do to the point of designing their branding and cultivating a lead. Our hearts are in it in a totally unique way.

How do you see Mediaraft growing in the near future?

It’s a tough, highly competitive industry, but we’re constantly developing new ways to stand out and ensure Mediaraft’s evolving. As well as constantly working to push our brand position and improve our approach and process, we’re developing a new “arm” or sister company, called “Pumped Social” (purely offering social media and content marketing). We’re looking to start a training programme too, fairly soon – We’ve seen so many people graduate, or spoken to people who are weighing up their options about studying, who aren’t industry ready and find it difficult to find their footing or even a basic position, so we want to bridge that gap for creatives and offer them opportunities to train with us, learn from us and gain that extra edge many companies are looking for.

You’ve worked with interns from Leicester University in the past, can you speak to the value of programmes like this, for both the interns and the companies taking them on?

Work experience and intern placements are fantastic – It’s a great way for students to understand the industry they’re hoping to break into, as well as a real eye opener for them, in terms of the reality of the job, day to day.

Especially with design, I think it’s imperative to have a genuine appreciation of the fact that you don’t get to design what you want or spend your days coming up with endless gorgeous, “arty” concepts: You’re working to a brief, often, your client will be picky, hate the design you love the most (and be very vocal about it!), you will also have to work with existing corporate identities which can be challenging and something most interns have never worked with.

I can’t speak for other agencies, but if I see a spark in someone, I’ll push them, even if they’re only with us for a week or two – It’s my management style, but it means you’ll get my time, meaning students can seriously up their game. They work on live projects, talking to clients, coming to meetings and I expect hard work. It’s an incredibly competitive game, so anything extra to help you stand out, especially in terms of experience – you just have to go for it!

Before the startup dream, gain practical HND Business knowledge

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As startup culture continues to thrive around London’s Silicon Roundabout, more and more young entrepreneurs are thinking about rushing their cool idea to market. However, be warned that without a basic understanding of business fundamentals, your distributed, cloud-based, crowdfunded, the high-technology dream will likely remain just that.

Even if your business plan is as prosaic as something like a better cleaning or services company, learning the business ropes before you rush into founding a company will give your concept a better foundation. An HND in Business can provide a key overview and insights into the many roles that a startup will need. From business development, human resources, hiring your first staff and administration, understanding marketing, along with the basics of finance and business law, a good grasp of everything we offer will help your company go a long way.

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We provide a practical grounding, as well as the theory to ensure your course provides you with the skills to succeed in the real world. Whatever your previous experience or education, a top up degree business management at Mont Rose College should provide you with fantastic preparation for your business adventure. As a higher education provider, based in Ilford, Greater London, our popular courses should put you in touch with people at the same level of drive and ambition, who may prove useful allies, colleagues or advisors as you commence on any startup business or project.

While most startup investors, especially American ones, expect founders to have an MBA or engineering degree, in the UK passion and a product are seen as a base starting point. Still, having a basic business knowledge and demonstrating that you are keen to educate yourself will stand you in good stead, and provide a great practical advantage when it comes to finding funding.

At Mont Rose College we provide both the knowledge and the social fabric that could help turn your business into a successful idea. Even if you don’t have a dream yet, studying here and with access to the great startup heart of London at Tech City and Silicon Roundabout could help find you a team to work with or other founders to get started on a project. Or, if you just want a way to get into an existing company, aHND Business Marketing will demonstrate a keen understanding of modern methods and help you gain an advantage when interviewing for any number of management, marketing, accounting, finance or other roles.

Welcome to Mont Rose College London

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Mont Rose College of Management & Sciences is an institution committed to providing the finest teaching and public service in student development and continuing education. It offers a wide array of high-quality programmes built around a distinctive teaching style leading to certificates and Diploma in education and training.

Mont Rose College of Management & Sciences is authorised by the UK Border Agency to recruit overseas students. Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences has been awarded Highly Trusted Status by the UKBA which shows that we have all the necessary systems in place to meet our duties as a sponsor.

Extra Curriculum Activities

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In the early hours of Tuesday morning our dedicated hospitality management courses students met at our premises as they were accompanied by one of our leading managers and one of our most distinguished tutors.

There was a coach that had been ordered with compliments from Mont Rose College to transport students from the premises to another well-established building.

The Journey was estimated at 6 hours long as everyone was travelling to the South of Wales. The students were excited despite the time length.

After hours of singing and smiling on the coach, they had arrived at St. Mary’s Hotel. Here the students were able to expand their practical knowledge, develop their customer service skills and have a clearer understanding of the hospitality industry.

Lecturer in Hospitality Management

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Mont Rose College London (MRCMS)

Mont Rose College London is an independent Higher Education training provider and delivering HE courses from last many years. Mont Rose College is seeking to employ enthusiastic and committed Lecturers in the fields of Hospitality Management. Applications are invited from individuals holding a Master’s or a PhD in a relevant subject, with an ability to teach at undergraduate level.  Candidates should be highly organised with strong communication skills.

The Hospitality Management lecturers are required in the following subjects:

  • Menu Planning & Product Development
  • Food & Safety Management
  • Law for Licensed Premises
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management
  • Room Divisions Operations Management
  • Quality Management in Business
  • Conference & Banqueting Management

Responsibilities:
Preparing and delivering Hospitality Management courses at BTEC Level 4 & 5
Providing tutorial and pastoral support for students across college
Developing and delivering on schemes of work, lesson plans and individual learning plan to increase the learning experience for the students
Uploading lecture notes on college VLE
Marking coursework and providing feedback to each student
Answering student queries face to face and via email
Performing an administrative task

The Candidate:
The successful candidate for the Lecturer in Hospitality Management will have:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Business related fields
  • A UK recognised teaching qualification such as a PGCE, DTLLS or Cert ED or be working towards them.
  • Experience in teaching Hospitality Management BTEC Level 4 and 5
  • Experience in teaching UK / EU students
  • Ability to engage and motivate students
  • Appropriate teaching experience and in depth knowledge of your particular field
  • Experience of Curriculum development
  • Ability to work as a team member

Only those candidates are encouraged to apply who do not require a work permit to work in UK.

Location: Ilford-London, IG1 4TG

How to apply:
Applicants are advised to provide us following documents in order to apply for the post

  • A updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the said post

Salary and contract: Gross salary £22,000.00 – £29,000.00 per annum depending on experience and qualifications (full-time, temporary, 35hrs per week contract from which up to 24hrs teaching and 11hrs for administrative work)

How to Become a Successful Teacher

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Life’s essential need belong only towards learning, while life can teach us everything. We are taught to live, eat, sleep as a human being. Wisdom is the sole insight for everyone’s sail in the storm of life. Finding the best place to study is the rat race everyone faces. Learning is ability, but teaching is credibility. Teaching practice will involve the enormous aspects of educational activity. Every student needs a better teacher to evolve in his or her life. 
Teacher makes lavish insight of becoming a successful teacher. They become the nature of all profession, along with every other livestock’s that we create. Teaching is the only sole profession that creates every other profession.
Teaching involves practice that is coherent with the knowledge that person needs to practice with the aspect of understanding within their teaching abilities. Teaching should be maintained with engaging and holds the attention of students in all discussions. Establishes clear objectives for each lesson and works to meet those specific objectives during each class should be an idealized with their ability. Every wonderful thoughts of a teacher should bring out the best in teaching others. The course requires equal aspects with both knowledge and understanding, unlike other courses, teacher training requires an additional ability to intent within the context of structure. 
Learning should be learnt from the best learners. Teacher training involves inflate mind of experience. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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Education is a practice of theories, it is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Becoming a teacher requires a set of skills Knowledge of theories and principles for inclusive learning and teaching. The ideal teacher training course involves high standard of education. The Online course offered by Mont Rose College ensues by holding towards the Knowledge and critical understanding of strategies. Teacher training needs adequate information that satisfies the moral introduction towards the education. Mont Rose College ensures that you’re in the right places to start your career as a student flaunting the excessive literature of becoming a teacher. Course training involves a structural activity of becoming a scholar, during the training of becoming a teacher the course influence a support with communication for assessing and meeting individual learning needs. Teaching courses illustrate the perfect understanding of the concept, helps your idealize the use of initial and diagnostic assessment. Teacher training requires patience, pace and pacify. Through out the training he or she transfers himself or herself into a scholar, which requires acclaim range of training session and perfect practice.
 
Mont Rose College is committed to providing the finest teaching to students who want to follow courses approved by UK awarding bodies. This proven route enables students to gain certificates and diplomas that are internationally recognized. The teacher training courses we offer are vast in the institute and honoured to be illustrated the availability of the courses. We encourage self-motivated reasoning, plus independent and creative thinking to engage students in acquiring the vital ability to “learn how to learn”. Interaction in class is essential to gain and test knowledge.Our lecturers also bring real-life experiences to the subject.We ensure the qualities that details that the ability to investigate good practice in own subject area.

Diploma Education and Training requires a great deal of understanding how to use, study skills, techniques enhance the student experience. Being stable through out the training period is utter most success a person can get at the end of the session. Develop personal growth and engagement in learning. Ability to learn reflectively, develop skills and understand the limits of own knowledge. Teachers should know how to hold the attention of the student. Unlike any difference a teacher have to meet the end point to be engaging during the teaching session. Experience of non-teaching roles Gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring.

How to find a HND Hospitality Management Course

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Management course involves a great engagement with commencement, any course can be uplifting in all terms. But if you are aspiring to study a hotel management course and HND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT course in London, you might want to seriously consider Mont rose College of management as an option. Here are some reasons, which favor HND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT course in London, as a great place to study hotel management in London.

Peace-loving people with a strong elevate expatriate community, Courses are less expensive when compared to other nations. One of the fastest growing work class destinations. Most institutions run and operate restaurants for on-the-job training Excellent opportunities for employment in London on completion hnd business studies. This article examines some of the best places to study hotel management, tourism and hospitality courses in London. Students can either opt to study at a large university offering a hospitality course or choose from dedicated schools of hospitality management course training. hnd Business opportunities Hospitality management after the “HND course” helps your job assets in Food and hospitality, baking, chef training, café and bar service, hospitality management, tourism, our awards, the Pantry on Campus

Visions on Campus restaurant. After attaining the hotel management courses in Mont Rose College of management.

About hospitality management in Mont Rose College of management.

The hospitality industry offers exciting career opportunities in London and internationally. Training in this area will set you up with flexible, transferable skills that are in demand all around the globe. You could work front of house or in the kitchen of a range of hospitality establishments including restaurants, outside catering operations, cafes, on cruise ships or in fast food outlets. Further study could steer you into roles including bar manager, restaurant supervisor and hotel head of department.

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When you study Hospitality Management at Mont Rose College, you’ll enjoy using first class training facilities which include five kitchens, a fully equipped training bar, a reception training area, a hotel suite and our Visions on Campus licensed training restaurant. We have a close relationship with a number of international hospitality providers, such as the International College of Hotel Management. Staff and students have the opportunity to gain valuable international experience as a result of these partnerships.

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Comprehensive programmes at certificate and diploma levels, we also offer short courses and industry training.

Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences in London offers this course with the approval of BTEC Edexcel. The Pearson BTEC level-5 HND Hospitality Management provides a specialist work – related programme of study that covers key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the hospitality industry and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. The Bachelor of Hospitality Management  is the only specialized hospitality management degree  HND is a level-5 qualification (equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree). There is an embedded level-4 exit qualification, Higher National Certificate (HNC) . It is widely sed in the industry and acclaimed by the country’s top hospitality operators. ‘Four Seasons’ is  fine dining restaurant. It offers classic London cuisine and is staffed by  students. The courses include modules on – food and beverage management, accommodation management, tourism and hospitality law, tourism and hospitality control and decision-making, entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality, and hospitality management. Mont rose offers the best service provider in HND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT course in London. This can be taken by students who are studying the Bachelor of hotel management course and hospitality courses, useful for students who wish to join the hospitality and hotel-management industry.