Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Henderson Brown Continues to Grow with Third Appointment in Six Months

Food sector recruitment specialist Henderson Brown is going from strength to strength with its third new appointment in less than six months.

Peterborough, November 02, 2011 - Food sector recruitment specialist Henderson Brown is going from strength to strength with its third new appointment in less than six months.

Charlie Palmer Bester has joined Henderson Brown as a senior recruiter – a job he is ideally qualified for, having spent more than ten years working in the fresh produce and horticulture industry. Charlie will be working closely with clients and candidates to ensure that the best possible placements are made.

Charlie previously worked at a large fresh produce grower in a commercial capacity and has experience of both managing people and account management.

Charlie said: “Throughout my career I have worked in fresh produce and horticulture and I look forward to being able to use my knowledge of these industries to the benefit of Henderson Brown, its clients and candidates.

“I have always enjoyed the challenges of people management so this new position will enable me to focus my efforts on that area. It is a natural progression from my previous role and I am looking forward to the new challenge.”

Steven Henderson, director of Henderson Brown, added: “We are pleased to welcome Charlie to the team, which is growing at quite a rate! Our recent growth, which has seen us move to new, larger offices, is essentially down to the success of our business plan: to take a 'no nonsense' approach to recruitment in the food and horticulture industries.

“We feel that Charlie will play a key role in the further development of Henderson Brown and will help us to deliver on our promise of providing a real knowledge of the food and fresh produce industry.”
Henderson Brown is a specialist horticulture and food sector recruitment agency, specialising in food jobs recruitment placing experienced fresh produce professionals within the European food and fresh produce industries. The company’s services will help food, fresh produce and horticultural clients fill posts in commercial, buying, technical, engineering, supply chain, quality assurance, NPD, production and operations functions. It has an ethos of excellent customer service and it values the candidates as highly as clients. For more information on Henderson Brown and its approach to fresh produce recruitment, please visit

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St, Stamford
Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

What did Edison Get Wrong About Innovation? Author Stephen Shapiro has Answers

As a culture, we embrace the try-until-you-make-it mentality. But innovation genius Stephen Shapiro points out that there are better mindsets to embrace. He dives into these mindset breakthroughs in his latest book, "Best Practices Are Stupid".

Boston, MA, November 02, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- Almost every person alive has heard of Thomas Edison's quote about "failing" 700 (or 10,000, depending on the source) times in his search to find a suitable, long-lasting filament for the electric light bulb.

"Innovators embrace this [idea] because it validates the development process used by so many," says innovation expert Stephen Shapiro, author of Best Practices Are Stupid ( ). "But the truth is that failing costs time - and dough as well."

So is there another option? Shapiro says there is - and offers an excellent alternative in the challenge-driven model, which is described by InnoCentive founder Dr. Alph Bingham as a "massively parallel process where failures and success happen at the same time."

Interestingly, this process has the same number of failures, but Shapiro points out there are major differences to consider:

One: The failures happen in parallel rather than in a series, dramatically shortening the time spent getting to the solution.

Two: The cost of failure is pushed into the market and the organization only pays for the time invested. Or in other words, one only pays for a successful solution.

With this model, companies get dozens or hundreds of people working to find solutions - when only one solution is needed. This is very cost-effective. The key is to find developers who will agree to be paid based on results rather than on time invested. (Sign up for Shapiro's monthly Free Innovation Tips at )

"So while Thomas Edison was a great inventor, even he might try an entirely different approach to developing a sustainable filament if he were around today," says Shapiro ( ). "Perhaps we all should try this too."

Stephen Shapiro's most recent book, Best Practices Are Stupid explores the challenge-driven model and other paradigm-breaking ideas, and can be found on at

About Stephen Shapiro:
Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation and collaboration, and has personally touched hundreds of thousands of lives in over 40 countries. While Stephen's insights apply to virtually any organization, big or small, he has contributed to shifting the innovation culture for such Fortune 500 organization as Staples, GE, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Pearson Education, Nestle, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As the founder and creator of a 20,000 person internal innovation practice within Accenture, and advisor to hundreds of organizations worldwide, Stephen possesses a rare and extensive arsenal of tools, allowing him to arm any organization with the knowledge they need to shift their most threatening challenges.

Stephen can be reached at 617-379-1177 or online at

Press Contact: Stephen Shapiro, 24/7 Innovation, 2001 Marina Drive Suite 8078970
Quincy, MA 02171 , 617-379-1177

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Stephen Shapiro
24/7 Innovation
2001 Marina Drive
Suite 8078970
Quincy, MA 02171

Commercial Construction Projects up for Bid Announced in Virginia

Over 15 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Virginia.

Virginia, November 02, 2011 - Over 15 new commercial construction projects are up for bid with EliteProNet, the fastest growing network for professional contractors in Virginia.

Subcontractors licensed to perform commercial work should register their information with EliteProNet online at or call 877-656-4706. Past references must be provided for all contractors during prequalification. Some of the commercial jobs up for bid are as follows:

1. Renovation of an existing public building in Petersburg, VA

2. New, ground-up construction of a double drive-thru restaurant in Farmville, VA

3. New tenant build-out for a restaurant with associated exterior improvements in Arlington, VA

4. Open remodel of an existing retail center in Arlington, VA

5. New construction, addition and expansion of an existing bank branch in Arlington, VA

6. New tenant build-out for a new restaurant in an educational facility in Richmond, VA

7. New construction and build-out of a medical facility in Pearisburg, VA

8. Remodel of an existing tenant space into a new restaurant in McClean, VA

9. Renovation and demolition of a restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA

10. New construction, renovation and addition of a retail store in Christiansburg, VA

Awarded Subcontractor of the Week

Subcontractor: AA Electric and Tri County Security
Project: Renovations to an Office Depot retail store in Savannah, GA
Award in the amount of: $52,500.00
EliteProNet Project Coordinator: Kyle Conlan

EliteProNet provides construction projects up for bid in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Delaware, North Carolina, and Georgia. EliteProNet corporate headquarters is located at 5589 Okeechobee Blvd., Ste. 202, West Palm Beach, FL 33417. For more information please call (877) 656-4706 or visit

Carolina Davila
5589 Okeechobee Blvd. Ste. 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(877) 656-4706

State-Specific Resource Section Features ACLS Certification, Florida and Arizona Health Trends

Leading Provider of ACLS Certification Releases Free Online Resources for Florida and Arizona Paramedics and EMTs

Lincoln, NE, November 01, 2011 - Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification, today released a new Florida and Arizona Health Trends Special Section to help medical professionals, nurses, first responders and other healthcare workers in these two states learn more about industry data, health trends and training options. This series of articles is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library.

“Recent health trends have led to an increased demand for healthcare professionals certified in resuscitation techniques,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “In Health Education Solutions’ online courses for PALS and ACLS certification, Florida and Arizona healthcare professionals – as well as those from across the nation – can learn valuable skills and advance their careers with industry-focused resources and convenient online certification courses.”

Florida (FL) loses more children under age 5 to drowning than any other state, according to the Florida Department of Public Health. In Arizona (AZ), more than 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, putting the population at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. These health trends underscore the need for healthcare professionals in these states to be skilled in lifesaving care.

The resource section is free and available for individuals seeking information about ACLS and PALS certification, Arizona and Florida healthcare professionals and anyone who simply wants to be prepared to provide care in an emergency situation. Highlights include:

PALS Certification: AZ Pediatric Health Trends Every Nurse Should Know About
Recent Health Trends and ACLS Certification: FL

Health Education Solutions offers ACLS, PALS and basic life support (BLS) certification and recertification courses for first responders and healthcare professionals, as well as first aid courses, CPR certification and automated external defibrillator (AED) training for individuals seeking lifesaving skills.

Health Education Solutions’ ACLS, PALS and BLS courses incorporate the most up-to-date first aid and life support guidelines and are available in convenient online formats. The ACLS certification and PALS certification courses were developed in partnership with Union College.

For more information about ACLS certification, Florida and Arizona health trends and other healthcare certifications, please visit

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shannon Fern
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Denver, CO 80206