3 Prevalent Communications Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you start putting together a blog like this one, the urge to start with some hackneyed phrase about ‘communication being the bedrock of any business’ is overwhelming. You know it to be true, it’s a pretty safe assumption that most business leaders know it to be true. So why then, this irresistible impulse to […]

GDPR, content, and compliance. Less than a month to go…

On Friday May 25th, the UK Data Protection Act, which has regulated the professional use of personal information for two decades, is to be retired. In its place, a new regulation is to be implemented – not just in this country – but across the whole European Union; the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. […]

Business Strategy: Getting it defined, and getting it executed

In any conversation about business, you’re never too far away from ‘strategy’ being discussed. In TV shows like the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, you’d be forgiven for thinking contestants were contractually obliged to refer to it in every other sentence. The ubiquity with which it features in such glib conversation, how to build a strategy and […]

28 days later

A full four weeks have passed since I stood on a hill overlooking the rolling Lancashire countryside, watching fireworks explode in a crisp chilly sky, cheering in the New Year. There is nothing quite like the cliché of New Year. The sharp focus of the past year’s mishaps, the “must do better” list for the […]