Get in the know on equal pay day

For generations, women have been widely underrepresented in the pay cheque department and, unfortunately, still a lot more needs to be done. Achieving equality has been a challenge women have faced for decades – working hard to break the glass ceiling. Equal Pay Day (10 November) is a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness and […]

Bring Your Dog To Work Day

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, folks! Friday 23 June is Bring Your Dog To Work Day, when businesses nationwide open their doors to the four-legged companions of their employees – like Family Life’s office pup Winnie (pictured above). This will be the fourth event of its kind since ethical dog grooming product company […]

In Good Company: Three Sisters Bake talk to us

Gillian Reith, 36, runs Three Sisters Bake in Quarriers Village, Renfrewshire, with her siblings Nichola, 34, and Linsey, 31. Having started their careers in office jobs, the sisters decided to take a leap of faith and turn their love of food into a career. Five years later, the savvy bakers now have a second cafe, 50 employees, a cookbook and their own wedding coordinating business. We […]

5 top tips to bag that promotion

We’ve all been there. You love your job, you’re comfortable where you are, but you’d just like that little bit more. Responsibility, challenge, money – a promotion is what you need to keep you motivated in your working life. But the big problem is – how do you ask for one? Us Scots aren’t very […]

Confessions of an Airbnb host

It’s the travel trend that’s changed the face of vacationing – but what’s it really like to use Airbnb? One host shares her story Since clicking the ‘host’ icon on Airbnb’s website a couple of months ago, my life has transformed. At home I’m no longer just a writer, girlfriend and living room yoga enthusiast. I’m now a chambermaid, laundress and cleaner, forever […]

A little piece of Brooklyn in Glasgow: Jess and her business The Craft Pottery

When Brooklyn-born Jess Pribush moved to Glasgow to study, the last thing she expected to find was love – or a business plan. Now, newly engaged and running the Craft Pottery shop in Glasgow, Jess has both. She talks to Family Life about the challenges of launching a business and creating a welcoming space for […]