­

Consultants – affordability and value delivery?

On the theme of reasons businesses often don't engage a consultant, I am convinced many business owners either don't understand the value behind some good external expertise, or just don't think they can afford it. I think there are two sides to this statement. The first is affordability. There are a few factors when looking at [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Think Strategically

I've broken away for probably one week only from the theme of how a consultant helps your business. This is a twist on that theme, but from a different angle. Over the past couple of weeks a recurring theme I've seen is focusing on strategic thinking. It's an area I spend some considerable time on but [...]

A consultant wouldn’t work in my business. Would it?

A second piece in a mini series looking at why businesses don't engage with an external consultant, or in larger business cases a non-executive director. Last weeks article was written from the basis of fact. I have seen many times over the effect of change on a business, both positive and negative, both proactively managed [...]

National Rugby Awards – the engagement legacy

One of the highlights of 2019 was leading the National Rugby Awards commercial partnerships team. One of our objectives this year in establishing a relationship with Guinness especially was to engage more with the grass roots of the game more throughout the year. One of the great ways we have been able to deliver on [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Inspire launch their virtual board initiative.

The game at Inspire has upped significantly over the past six months so to speak. Following the appointment of a team of associate directors to support local SME business owners in their growth ambitions stage two of this has now been announced. Inspire have announced their next level of support, a 'Virtual Board' where through [...]