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“One of the earliest pieces of advice given by Ashley will make a massive difference” Tracie Kett, Gillingham Glass Ltd.

Following my piece on helping DAR Logistics this is the first is a series of short videos from clients highlighting some of the advice I have given them, and what they are doing as a result. In this video I talk to Tracie Kett, owner of Gillingham Glass Ltd based in Dorset. Gillingham Glass, established [...]

By |April 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

BBC Radio Coverage

https://youtu.be/Feg2kP2QDCU I've been providing commentary and analysis to BBC regional journalists and BBC Radio Wiltshire on businesses reactions to government support packages impact as they are released and updated. Here's my latest on air interview from Monday 20th April 2020. Following Rishi Sunak live on air the primary subject I was asked about was the Furlough [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with Coronavirus – 7 days from receiving no Government support and Ashley pulled me back

Having worked with DAR for several years the growth prospected for Dannys business have always been clear. Danny started the business himself as a driver on departure from his role as a logistics manager for a local well know furniture manufacturer. Quickly Danny accelerated the business and took on a second vehicle and driver and [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Consultant, Consultation, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Managing Teams Remotely

Businesses that are remaining operational are now mostly having to manage teams remotely as their office spaces are not conducive to social distancing, and their teams are not classified as key workers. I was asked by Inspire to put together a workshop for business owners, delivered remotely of course, covering some ideas for getting the best [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A&S Launches the “Come Back Stronger” Program. A syllabus for SME owners and leaders to return from COVID-19 with their business strong and ready to grow

The global economy is being ravaged by Coronavirus with non-essential UK businesses virtually at a standstill, and those  that are still operating significantly restricted. The crisis, while devastating, is temporary. UK and global trade will return to normal. This program will allow business owners and operators to invest in themselves and their businesses during their [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

I saw COVID-19 coming, but am I pleased? No, I got the impact wrong. But I am right about the opportunity staring you in the face.

Through the end of January I was seeing the early stages of Coronavirus impacting my clients and contacts businesses. Concerns about Chinese supply chains were the focus at that time. On February 10th I finished writing and published an article with a catchy title; "Why Coronavirus could be 1 of the top 10 threats to [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Video on Government Support

As part of a meeting with 20 local business owners I was asked last minute to present a little on what I'm finding in the business community at present, the support packages laid out by Government for both employer and employee, and make some recommendations to the business owners as to how to progress. I [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Is your business being affected by CV-19? Here’s some basic advice.

It's very early days since the new measures of protection were introduced by Boris Johnson and the team on Monday evening. Social isolation, no non-essential travel and not visiting events or hospitality venues all have had a massive impact on the business community. At this very early stage I am profiling three types of business [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Coronavirus Heath and Safety Statement

These are some of the precautions I am taking in my business to protect myself, my clients and those I interact with from the risk of cross infection from COVID-19. I am washing my hands regularly with soap and hot water. This is being done regularly but as a minimum on arriving and departing my [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why Coronavirus could be 1 of the top 10 threats to your business, if it isn’t already.

What we are hearing in the news is primarily how coronavirus is threatening health, the numbers of infected, how it is spreading and impacting people. It's primarily the human side the story. And it's tragic. A disease I hadn't heard of a month so ago has infected over 30,000 people, tragically killing over 900 and now [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments