Tips For Working From Home

It’s the first day of working from home for a lot of people around the country. As we strap in for the foreseeable, here are six tips to keep your productivity up:

1. Stick to a routine

Get up, get dressed, start work and finish work at the same time every day – the routine will help keep you organised.

2. Have a designated workspace

Maintain a distinct difference between the place you work and the place you relax – even if it just means working in a separate area of the same room!

3. Work at a desk

It might not be possible for everyone, but if you have a table or desk we strongly recommend you utilise it.

4. Take regular breaks⠀

The human mind wasn’t made to work continuously – you should take regular breaks throughout the day (within reason, of course 😉).

5. Communication is key

Keep in touch with your colleagues, hold regular remote meetings and update each other on your progress via programs such as Asana, Slack and Microsoft Teams.

6. Schedule your day ⠀

You’ll need to organise your priorities and deadlines to stay on track; there are several tools that you can use to do this such as Evernote, Trello, Todoist and Google Docs.

New Opportunity – Group Product Trainer

Imperial Professionals are delighted to have partnered with Vianet PLC for the recruitment of a Group Product Trainer.


Who are Vianet?

Vianet was established in 1995 and has been an AIM listed business since 2006. Vianet operate from two core areas Smart Zones and Smart Machines – this role sits within the two areas of business.


What is the purpose of the role?

To identify and drive product training initiatives that enhance employees’ skills, performance, productivity and quality of work, while collaborating with all relevant departments to build training programmes and material for new products or processes. To work proactively with key stakeholders to deliver required internal and external training, and to proactively support customers in understanding their training requirements and provide required support.


Job Title: Group Product Trainer

Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Employment Opportunity: Permanent


Highlighted Responsibilities:

Develop and own an overall product training strategy that addresses business needs and customer/employee expectations.

Assess current training needs through job analysis and consultation with line managers.

Design and create blended training material that meets business needs and is suitable for classroom-based training, remote delivery and on-line courses.

Ensure clearly defined and measurable learning outcomes are identified.

Manage and co-ordinate classroom and remote training bookings.

Deliver training material, both classroom-based, individually and remotely.

Regularly monitor and evaluate training effectiveness and success.

Ensure training material is regularly updated and version controlled.

Maintain up to date electronic records of all training delivered both internal and external.

Maintain a keen understanding of training trends and best practices.

Liaise with key stakeholders to determine training needs and delivery timescales.

Schedule and book training sessions.

Develop and maintain all product-related training including e-learning courses, web-based tutorials, and self-help materials.

Develop materials that include lesson plans, handouts, visual aids, pre and post course content and any other relevant resources.

Conduct workshops, group exercises and individual training sessions.

Understand current learning practices and theories through reading, research and networking.

Regularly update training records.

Respond to training queries, both internal and external, in a timely manner.

Provide demonstrations of development software when required.



Demonstrable experience in delivering similar training packages in a group led environment or on a 1:1 basis.

Ability to interpret and use information from a range of sources to create training content.

Knowledge of a wide variety of training methods to appeal to the varying learning needs of individuals and groups.

Experience of developing e-learning content is desirable.

Computer literate with sound working knowledge of MS office.

Excellent all-round communication skills including written, verbal, facilitation and presentation skills.

Critical-thinking and decision-making abilities.

Organisational and time management skills

Able to inspire and motivate others to develop.

Keen interest in helping people to develop their skills


For more information on this opportunity or for a confidential conversation please contact Anthony Antoniou Imperial Recruitment Group at our HQ in Darlington.

Introducing – Imperial Drivers

Introducing the newest addition to the Imperial Recruitment Group family – Imperial Drivers!

Specialising in the recruitment of: Class 1 Drivers; Class 2 Drivers; 7.5t, 3.5t & Van Drivers; Specialist Drivers (ADR, Hiab, Container); Multidrop Drivers; Tramper Drivers.

Imperial Drivers work across the following verticals:

– ADR / Tanker

– Multidrop

– Containers

– Steel / Construction

– Curtainsider / Fridges

– General Haulage.

Our consultants have over 15 years recruitment experience in the industry, working with some of the UK’s largest and well-known Distribution and Logistics companies. With a vast knowledge of the UK driver recruitment market, we cover all aspects of the agency requirement – from recruitment through to infringement management and on-site presence.

For more information please contact us directly at or call our offices 01325 467476.

New Opportunity – Trade Marketing Associate

Imperial Recruitment Group are delighted to have partnered with LUQEL to recruit a new Trade Marketing Associate.

Who are LUQEL?

LUQEL is an innovative, young company, with a focus on products that sustainably improve their customers lives all over the world. They specialise in: Water Treatment, Reverse Osmosis, Particle Removal, Drinking Water Treatment, Activated Carbon Filtration, Membrane Process, and Microfiltration.

Combining expertise and quality with a clear vision, they are revolutionising the way we drink water with sustainable products that adapt to the lifestyle and needs of each individual. The products are developed together with technology partner ICon GmbH & Co. KG, whose managing director is one of the most experienced experts in water treatment, Dr Monique Bissen.

What is the purpose of the role?

To support the Marketing Director in planning brand, event and promotional activity throughout the year through B2B and B2C channels. Lead the development of LUQEL’s trade marketing plans from conceptualisation through to execution and analysis, offering input with innovative and creative ideas.

You will be required to support the Account Managers and Commercial Managers to achieve sales targets through lead-generated activities and customer demonstrations/ trials. Work with the creative/agencies and operational teams to execute ideas, create digital pages to support activities and drive lead generation.

Job Title: Trade Marketing Associate – LUQEL

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: Negotiable

Employment Opportunity: Permanent

Benefits: 25 Days Annual Leave, Laptop, Expensed Mobile Phone

Highlighted Responsibilities:

Own and develop LUQEL’s annual marketing calendar

Management of events/trade fairs/showrooms and promotional budgets as well as supporting demonstration and pop-up locations for the LUQEL brand, to generate awareness and leads for conversion.

Coordinate seasonal campaigns and the provision of updates to the business.

Managing the Trade Marketing budget allocation and tracking expenses, providing regular reporting to the business, and ensure a profitable ROI.

Update details through CRM and Marketing Automation platforms to track, inform and drive engagement.

Ensure good communication flow with the UK Sales Team and key stakeholders across the organisation.

Lead annual category 4Ps planning and review process by understanding business objectives and translating them into a 4Ps roadmap for Sales execution.

Build 4Ps gap analysis and work with Sales to develop/agree clear, specific plans for corrective action.

Utilises information from a range of sources to understand market trends, competition, customer strategy, and brand strategy

Analyses business trends and clearly understands competitors’ 4Ps strategy


CIM, marketing degree or equivalent

Successful marketing experience in the B2C and B2B environment, preferably in a multichannel with a direct sales operation

Experienced in all forms of marketing engagement from social media, exhibitions, mailers as a form a lead generation

Demonstrable commercial acumen and good understanding of the Customer engagement process and sales cycle

Excellent Planning and organisational skills, to be able to prioritise and focus on the most lucrative and best outcomes and manage the sales process.

Ability to analyse large volumes of complex information, interpret this and use it to construct straightforward plans

Proven ability to be innovative and think outside the box

Strong oral, written communication, and presentation skills. Confident in communicating and influencing at all levels of the organisation

Proficient in MS Office

Experienced in CRM and CLM techniques to maximise ROI

Experience across various sizes of businesses having worked within a growing dynamic business environment, ideally including a fledgling business

Polished and presentable with excellent interpersonal skills to build strong trusting relationships with colleagues and customers

In the event of your being successful and subsequently being offered a position, you will need to provide relevant documentation to indicate your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

For more information on this opportunity or for a confidential conversation please call Anthony Antoniou at Imperial Recruitment Group at our HQ in Darlington.

Telephone number: 01325 467476