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Should envoys be more anti-social?

Business executives and diplomats who are negligent with their digital presence or ‘over-share’ on social media can compromise their reputation and leave their organisations vulnerable…

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 –…

Smart’ migrants here to stay – SoS

Economic migration will continue to be a challenge to rich countries, thanks to the “ubiquitous smart phone” Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told heads of mission…

UK ‘bigger player inside EU’ – Obama

US President Barack Obama used his final official visit to the UK as President to intervene in the debate about Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU…

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…

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…