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Tension Between Qatar and its Neighbours Shows No Sign of Easing

On June 5th, a conglomerate of Gulf countries took unprecedented action against the State of Qatar, and ceased all diplomatic relations with the gas-rich country. This lead to the immediate removal of Qatari diplomats from a number of nations, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, as well as the complete shutdown of land and air borders between all the accusing states and Qatar. Citizens of Qatar were given fourteen days to leave, leading the government to respond in kind and block all relations with their indicters as well.
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Staff Interviews – Nicola Palmer

Welcome to the tenth of our staff interviews! Today we're talking to Nicola Palmer, our Office Manager and longest serving staff member. Nicola's been working at Vital for over six years and has seen a lot of change in that time. Keep reading to find out what her first interview was like, how her role has evolved and what she likes doing in her spare time.
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Staff Interviews – Louise Wood

Welcome to the ninth of our staff interviews! Today we’re talking to Louise Wood, former Shipping Coordinator and now Sales Support Officer at Vital Certificates and one of our biggest personalities! Louise has been at the company for almost two years and has recently had the chance to switch roles within the business. Keep reading to find out what Louise did before joining Vital Certificates and what she gets up to both inside and outside work.
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Staff Interviews – Andy Howden

Welcome to the eighth of our staff interviews! Today we’re talking to Andy Howden, Legalisation Advisor at Vital Certificates and one of our more musical staff members. Andy has been at the company for almost four years. Keep reading to find out what Andy did before joining Vital Certificates and what he gets up to both inside and outside work.
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Staff Interviews – Sean Garvey

Welcome to the seventh of our staff interviews! Today we're talking to Sean Garvey, Sales Advisor at Vital Certificates and one of our longest serving staff members. Sean's been at the company for almost five years and has seen numerous changes occur across his tenure. Keep reading to find out what the company looked like when he first got the job, how his role has evolved over time, and see some of Sean's artistic displays that adorn the main office!
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Ten Common Export Documents That Require Legalisation

Did you know that most export documents will require legalisation before you’re legally allowed to bring your goods into another country? A number of these documents exist and there are no end to the possible variations of document that exist across the world for moving goods from one country to the other. However, we’ve compiled a list of the ten most common ones below, to give you a head start and make sure you know the ins-and-outs of export document legalisation.
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Fifteen Things To Know Before Moving To Kuwait

Are you planning to move to Kuwait? This tiny Gulf country has a culture all of its own, and you'll need to be clued up before you decide on making the jump. To help you, here are ten things you should really know before moving to Kuwait, from the currency to how to legalise a document to help you get a work visa.
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Staff Interviews – Ashraf Vachhiat

Welcome to the sixth in our series of staff interviews! Today we're talking to the interviewer himself, Ashraf Vachhiat! Ashraf has been working at Vital Certificates since January 2015, and regularly contributes posts to the blog. But his job role goes much further than that! Read on to find out more about Ashraf, what brought him to Vital, and how his role has evolved over the last few years.
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Staff Interviews – Joanne Douglas

Welcome to the second in our series of staff interviews! This week, we're talking to Joanne Douglas, our resident Finance Manager here at Vital. Jo's been working in finance a long time, and has a fascinating slew of jobs under her belt. But it wasn't always what she had her heart set on doing.
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Vital Certificates Named As Finalist In Amazon Growing Business Awards

We are proud to announce that Vital Certificates has been named a finalist in the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards. Nominated within the Triumph Over Adversity category, the company demonstrated its ability to both triple in size to revenues of over £1m, and expand internationally when it opened its first overseas branch in Dubai last year, despite trading through a formal insolvency arrangement.
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Brexit – A Nation Divided

Woken up yet? It's been exactly one week since the Brexit votes were cast, and the nation still seems to be either in unperturbed shock or rampant celebration. David Cameron has resigned from his post, as have half the Labour Party, and a number of Conservative MP's have within the last two days announced their bid for the leadership, arguing over the best way to tear a divided nation from Europe.
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Average wage expected to rise globally in 2016

Global wages are expected to rise by their highest rate in three years, according to a salary forecast revealed by the Korn Ferry Hay Group. Research reveals that workers around the world are expected see real wage increases of 2.5% as pay increases combine with historically low inflation to leave employees better off.
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Wedding Legalisation Checklist for Greece

Many couples are choosing to get married abroad nowadays, and Greece in particular is a very popular wedding destination around this time of year. Known for its warm climes, beautiful scenery and pristine beaches, this Mediterranean paradise caters to a large number of the 18% of Brits who are now choosing to get married abroad rather than in the UK.
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