John Paton CA has been named Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (Alpha FMC). He joins from HSBC after over 10 years in various roles, most recently including two years as Director of UK Banking. John qualified as a CA in 1997 with KPMG. Euan Fraser, Global CEO of Alpha FMC, commented: "I am very pleased that John is joining us as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.
People skills are an integral part of what makes a good leader. In order to fulfil their role, they must be able to not only earn the respect of their peers, but also bridge the divides that emerge from the different perspectives inevitable in a team of any size. Working in today's professional environment guarantees a varied experience of personalities, motivations and cultural values that have to be managed and understood.
Justine Riccomini, ICAS Head of Taxation (Scottish Taxes, Employment and ICAS Tax Community), will be speaking at an event held with the Scottish Government and HMRC on Wednesday 14 February. Experts will run through the practical aspects of the IR35 in the public sector legislation. This is where public sector bodies have to decide whether the "intermediaries" legislation (known as IR35) applies to payments they make to contractors who provide services through limited companies.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".