Change….something to be managed or feared?

The very nature of my job is that I am involved in business change. Many call it change management but I'm more goal driven so I would call it "business growth" for example. Either way, me becoming involved represents a change of some description. More often than not for the positive. But I can't help [...]

England’s RWC Heroes return, and I’m working on their first public debrief

Working on the Guinness National Rugby Awards earlier this year was what I would call an enjoyable challenge. Being a rugby fan of old it's enjoyable being around some of the stars of the game, but seeing and celebrating the achievements of the clubs, players and volunteers at grass roots level is also very rewarding. [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cash is King…….thankfully after this week it’s not a Prince or Duke!

You'll have to excuse the attempt at humour in the title. It seems every day this week the Duke of York has been on the front page of every paper and as I am writing about the main topics in my week I could not resist a nod to this sorry tale. So this week [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Consultant, Consultation, Partnerships, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Working with smaller businesses and start ups

It is ironic to think that most of the business owners most in need of specialist support are not in position to afford it. I have been supporting business owners for over seven years now in many sectors such as manufacturing, services, construction, logistics and event management. I think of myself now as pretty experienced [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

“I want to scale up Ashley”

In a recent chat with a business owner who has become a friend rather than a client this was a passing comment made towards the end of our conversation. It is not uncommon for a business owner to want to grow their business. But in this instance I actually expressed some caution. The short piece below [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments