I don't know about you but I' m a real fan of beautiful historic buildings and it's great to see so many being restored and indeed enhanced beyond their former glory. The calmness can be truly inspiring in an age where we are always on and increasingly mobile. 

This week we continued our search of some of the most prestigious and exciting conference venues in the UK. Edinburgh was the final stop, and we are delighted to announce that this will be the home of CCA Convention 2013.

Having just completed a £9.3 million refurbishment, the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh is a truly stunning and inspiring space which we believe reflects our agenda for the year ahead – inspiring confidence, enhancing the brand, engaging for success.

We will be launching a number of other initiatives to support this theme including a Spring Events programme made up of one day conferences, round-table discussions and a series of workshops to ensure you make the most of the opportunities around you. BT Tower in London and RBS HQ in Edinburgh will be host to some of these sessions – another two amazing venues which we are thrilled to have access to.

In addition to this, we will continue with our Study Tour programme and amongst others are delighted that Pearson VUE, KnowHow and Virgin Money have agreed to host.

All in all, it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year!!