Tag: Corps News

Birthday wishes

The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison looks forward to a busy spring and summer as the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. I am…

Embassy chef rocks jailhouse

Prison food conjures up images of grey gruel. But the French Embassy’s chef, Gilles Quillot, is doing his bit to change that stereotype, by conducting…

Purrfect diplomat

The FCO’s latest employee got the job by a whisker. Black and white cat Palmerston – named after two-time British Prime Minister Viscount Palmerston –…

Happy 90th birthday, Ma’am!

She is the ultimate quiet diplomat. So on the occasion of her 90th birthday, London’s diplomats were quick to fill social media with their best…

Diplomat of the Year Awards

London’s high achieving heads of mission were recognised in a glittering Diplomat of the Year Award ceremony at the Langham. The winners were: Seychelles High…

Transport

Embassy fleet managers discussed ways to streamline processes with the DVLA and Diplomatic Card Services previewed the launch of a new tax free fuel card….

Property management

The spate of embassy relocations and renovations is symptomatic of London’s volatile property market and presents particular challenges for missions. John Furlong and Nigel Carter…

Human resource management

Missions have a number of legal obligations when employing local staff. This session focused on two main areas, firstly a mission’s duties when sponsoring non-EEA…

Tax and finance

Kieron Thomas of DVLA Gina Snow and Lynn Hucker of the HMRC Embassy Unit briefed finance officers on direct taxes and National Insurance Contributions for…