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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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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 team reaching out for advice and a greater understanding of what BT means to them. In simple terms, we are talking about the re-alignment of an organisations staff, activities and business technology with […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Creating Good Ideas – Innovation In Your Business

listen to ‘Creating Good Ideas – Innovation In Your Business’ on audioBoom The Imagineers Lot You work in a design studio. You are extremely creative. Your brain never stops thinking of ways to solve problems – sometimes creating virtual problems to be solved just so that you can earth the creative energy that surges through […]

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Value Creation in Sales and Business Development

listen to ‘Value Creation in Sales and Business Development’ on audioBoom The rate of change in business today is growing exponentially. It’s not enough to be great at what you do – you have to keep on getting greater. You need a business innovation process that constantly generates new business ideas – BIG IDEAS Over […]