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10 Boxes That Could Change Your Business Forever

Some time ago I delivered a presentation to 75 business owners in Buckinghamshire. The theme of the event was Focus on Funding and aimed to empower small business owners with a suite of tools that could help them take big ideas from concept through to their respective marketplaces. I populated a BMC (Business Model Canvas) with […]

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18 Ways to Improve Business Performance

18 Key Things For your Business and Your Customer’s Business   I have read on many occasions peoples views on the best way to determine the level of service quality within a given enterprise. As early as 1976 Swan and Combs (1976) postulated that: “consumers judge products on a limited set of attributes, some of […]

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6 Leadership Skills in an Operational Setting

Before setting up my consultancy business, I held the position of Production Manager for a UK based technology company. They were a company of 90 employees. I worked with five peers to manage the day-to-day operational activity, I led a team of 16 shop-floor operatives who held technical skills in software development and technology integration. […]

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4 Quadrants of Employee Engagement

Developing your teams and monitoring their individual performance are critical components in managing a successful enterprise. Ultimately you want the best for your teams in terms of workplace wellbeing and the best from them in terms of workplace effectiveness. World class organisations aspire to have a high quotient in both of these areas. The symbiosis of staff morale […]

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3 Key Factors in Business Transformation

Business Transformation This is very much a buzz phrase, whether working with blue-chip, third sector, education or SMEs, I’m hearing senior leadership teams reaching out for advice and to gain a greater understanding of what BT means for them. In simple terms, we are talking about the re-alignment of an organisations staff, activities and business […]

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Local Enterprise Partnership – Your Best Friend

Having spent many years supporting businesses in the UK with their growth ambitions, I am often asked my opinion about Local Enterprise Partnerships. LEP’s exist right across England and they serve a great purpose – simply put they do all the heavy lifting with the UK government on interpreting policy. This enables them to filter […]

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Engagement Technology Gets More Engaging

Beyond the pixels and the diodes, once the lamps have dimmed, all that will remain is an emotive, tech-after-echo, left behind by the content that we experienced… I have just returned from my annual pilgrimage to a tech event called Integrated Systems Europe #ISE2017. It was another barnstorming event, wherein the RAI Amsterdam was rammed […]

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Case Study – Using 3D Modelling to Assist Factory Layout Design

The Situation: An Oxfordshire based technology manufacturer developed a new product rage, with initial market interest suggesting they would need to double their productive capacity within 12 months to meet demand, while maintaining output of their established product lines. We worked with the company to plan the new layout, increasing the space allocated to production, […]

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Seeing CSR through New Eyes

The case for developing a strategy for change from within Often the appetite for adopting a strong, corporate socially responsible approach to doing business, is driven by shareholder expectations and the cultural norms that exist within an industry sector. To drive long term profitably by adapting work practices, that are seen to do good and […]

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Business Visioning Workshops Get Results

I Love Rich Pictures There is no denying the impact that graphical storytelling can have on groups of people – particularly as it often transcends the borders of industry sectors and breaks down the barriers of language. Taking complex data sets and visualising them, produces some great insight. A good visual representation of an opportunity […]