The beginning of a new year offers a chance to refresh and rethink. A time for setting new goals, for committing to new resolutions whether personal, professional or environmental. 2019 promises to be another challenging but pivotal year for the environment, with increasingly dire warnings emerging from the IPCC report and the COP24 the Climate […]
21st November 1918 was a historic day in Parliament as it saw the first female MP take her seat in the House of Commons – Lady Nancy Astor. Nancy Astor was not in fact the first MP to be elected, that milestone went to Constance Markievicz who as an Irish Republican followed the Sinn Féin policy of abstention and didn’t take her seat.
Exactly one hundred years later on Wednesday 21 November 2018 women made political history once again – as for the very first time the number of women in Parliament outnumbered the men
Deeds and Words – 100 years on and we have some way to go! Join us for a celebration of women’s voices marking the centenary of suffrage
2018 is a significant year of anniversaries for women in work and public life. In February we marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave a limited number of women the vote, followed by the passing of the Parliament Act on 21 November 1918 which allowed women to stand for election. Men still outnumber women in parliament by more than 2:1 and at the current rate of progress it will take 50 years to achieve parity in the Palace of Westminster. Clearly, we still have some way to go.
Hardly a day goes by without someone mentioning single use plastic – whether it’s a large corporate announcing they are single use bottles in the canteen, a major retailer axing take away coffee cups or a school declaring itself a plastic free site – the focus on single use plastic continues. Just type #single use plastic into twitter and you encounter a tsunami of tweets on the subject. So does this obsession with plastic herald a sea change in our attitude to waste and recycling or are we just sweating the small stuff and losing sight of the overall picture? If we can’t tackle the really big sources of waste in supply chains and packaging then worrying about straws down the pub is missing the point – or is it?
This is the call to action that Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks & Spencer issued to leading law firms when he joined the President of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws. They were discussing the synergies between the legal profession and retail firms as they work to tackle sustainability challenges.
We are delighted to be hosting the Legal Sustainability Alliance, an inclusive movement of legal firms and organisations committed to working collaboratively to take action to improve their environmental sustainability. 2017 sees the 10th Anniversary of the LSA, which will be marked by a range of events, activities and publications that both reflect the progress […]
January 2016 saw the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as Global Goals, which followed on from the Millennium Development Goals, which 193 governments coming together to agree how to tackle world issues. The 17 goals cover a wide range of priorities from ending poverty, achieving gender equality and empowering all […]
Achill Management are delighted to be the interim managers for a new music charity based in East Sussex – Martlets Music. The charity has been set up to support music making for young people, providing bursaries and support for young people who wish to take up minority instruments such as the Bassoon. For more information […]
Achill Management are delighted to be supporting Worple Press as they publish two new poetry collections which celebrate the fragility of our planet and challenge us all to take better care of its scarce resources. MAP Poems after William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815 marks the bicentennial of the first geological map of Britain hand […]
Here at Achill Management we have all got our bikes out and our helmets on as we take part in the Legal Sector Alliance Travel Challenge 2014. This challenge set up for the law firms that are members of the LSA has so far seen over 3 tons of CO2 saved in the 1000 journeys […]