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Closure inspires colleagues’ book

ALMOST a year since the coalition government sounded the death knell on Coventry-based quango Becta, two of its employees have used their experiences to write a book.

ALMOST a year since the coalition government sounded the death knell on Coventry-based quango Becta, two of its employees have used their experiences to write a book.

Solihull-based marketing consultant Candice Nolan and Leamington resident and web guru Phil Parker were working contracts at Becta last May when David Cameron announced that the quango was the first to close under the new government.

Phil explains: “What started off as jokey conversations in the office about the closure, developed into a strong story, which Candice and I realised had the makings of a good book.

“Inspired by some quips made around the office about starting a change management company to help all the quangos that were going to be closed down, we have crafted a story inspired by changes happening to businesses across the country.”

Candice added: “The book takes inspiration from great British comedy writers and throws in a good dose of chick lit to give you a love story based around the conflict of a change management company going in to close a quango down.”

Candice and Phil have been writing ‘The Seeds and Change’ since last May and have been blogging about their experiences on www.nolanparker.co.uk.

 

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