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Hi Everyone

Welcome to the March issue of What's New at DeskDemon! What a month this is turning out to be - International Women's Day on the 8th, the Budget due on 23rd, the census (possibly the last one) to be completed on the 27th, and of course the awful news from Japan following the devastating earthquake.

We'd love to hear your views on these and any issues, big or small, that are on your mind. So please get blogging, and be fully a part of the DeskDemon online community! Click HERE to create a new blog.

And remember - we are now on Facebook AND Twitter.

As usual we have a great line up of offers and competitions below, including great delegate rates at Marriott's Breadsall Priory Hotel, the chance to win a Nespresso Citiz coffee machine when you book meetings with Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn, and you could still win designer shoes courtesy of Brother - but hurry! And if you complete a Kraft Foods questionnaire, a scrumptious coffee and chocolate goody bag could be on it's way to your office.

So let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!

Marriott Breadsall Priory - The oldest Marriott hotel in the world
Centrally located within the UK close to all major road networks.

Day Delegate rates from £35 per person throughout 2011.
Quote DDM35 when booking.

Multiple night conference offer from £135 per person per night staying a minimum of 3 nights.  Quote DD135 when booking. Restrictions apply.

Please call 01332 832235 for more information.
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Get your Free Samples
Kraft Foods are trying to find out about your office coffee requirements in order to help them meet your needs .

Please take a few minutes to fill in the following questionnaire. The first 300 responses will receive a goody bag containing some coffee to share in your office, a Terry's Chocolate Orange and a Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Bunnies 2 pack.
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Meeting by plane, train or automobile?

More meeting rooms than any other provider, closer to major transport links and from as little as £7 per hour

The Regus Advantage

  • Premium meeting facilities in professional environments
  • Over 150 UK locations offering over 1300 meeting rooms
  • Close to tube and rail links, motorways and airports
  • No deposit and no cancellation fees 11 days in advance*
  • Free LCD projector*, WiFi and internet access
  • Real time online booking - search, select and book in seconds

Book now by calling 0800 756 2481 or visit

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Win designer shoes with Brother
Nothing feels better than being highly organised - apart from winning beautiful designer shoes with Brother's new P-Touch electronic label printers!
Compact and easy to use, providing perfect labels in seconds, they'll help you organise everything from filing to CD/DVDs and more. Plus you could win one of three pairs of shoes worth up to £500 in our labelling competition!
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New paternity rules are bad for business say SMEs
Britain’s SMEs are firmly against new paternity leave legislation, according to research. The new rules will give fathers of children due on or after 3rd April this year the right to take up to six months paternity leave. But just 1% of business owners believe the new rules will have a positive impact on their business and 39% believe that small businesses should be exempt. 
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What PAs really think about their role highlighted in new survey
A new survey by Poolia recruitment specialists suggests that the recent credit crunch has heralded a new turning point in the role of the career PA. The results are fascinating and show that PAs are once again centre stage in the business, and in the lives of the person they assist, even if the rest of the company doesn’t yet see it and tends to undervalue them.
PAs are not only their boss's 'gatekeeper' but are also now privy to company secrets and more widely involved in company business.
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News from DeskDemon's community
  • susan is discussing Business Expenses
  • Jennika is discussing Noise Canceling Headsets
  • Everett is discussing Word 2007
  • SusanAravallo is discussing International Meeting
  • Blogs
  • Straightening Up Your Act
  • How to Assist a CEO
  • Microsoft Office Tips
  • Book Review
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  • So that's it for the March issue of What's New.

    Please keep visiting DeskDemon for information, advice, tutorials, vital tools, training and relaxation. This is your site, so make sure you're part of it - and keep your comments coming via our forums. We love to hear your thoughts and opinions!

    We'll be back in April and look forward to bringing you more great offers then.Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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