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Technology adoption – do our habits hold us back?

Everyday we see a new technology coming to light that will influence our everyday lives. At the moment it seems to involve a plethora of new electric vehicles each with more intelligence (nearly always not AI) and a more efficient … Continue reading

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What’s the future for membership organisations?

The advent of COVID-19 pandemic has been a complete game changer for membership organisations. Usually vulnerable to economic headwinds, sitting in the “subscriptions” section of the company accounts is never a great place to be. It’s often seen as a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Independent review of the Cavendish Programme

  Following the completion of the delivery of our “Business boost” project with the Innovate UK Business basics Initiative we were very pleased to read the evaluate report Please read below https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/what-works-for-improving-small-business-productivity/

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A new economy?

Reflecting on nearly six months of COVID-19 measures I must admit to some frustrations with the present administration for missing opportunities to deliver some positive strategic impact on the economy. The furlough scheme has been a lifesaver for some businesses … Continue reading

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COVID19 and the move to zero carbon

At the end of March 2020 the Daily Telegraph predicted that oil prices could go negative In the third week of April they did. As a consequence of this, CO2 emissions in the UK are dropping as consumption falls due … Continue reading

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Level Up Industry

My colleague Ben Carpenter Merritt of Policy Connect presenting the findings of the Manufacturing Commission’s report ‘Level Up Industry’ in the outlining the steps required to level up manufacturing performance across the country and improve productivity. A big thank you … Continue reading

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South East Dealmakers Awards 2020

As always a great night out  at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2020. Very honoured to be asked to be a member of the panel of judges and to present the award to the Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2019

    Wishing everyone a peaceful and relaxing Christmas break and hoping for a successful and prosperous 2020 for all colleagues, friends and their families.   A donation has been made to Oakleaf Enterprise – you can donate here

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Reflections on the Apollo programme

Last month rekindled a lot of childhood memories for me with the 50th anniversary of the first of the Apollo moon landings on July 20th 1969. As a seven year old, the whole Apollo programme fascinated me and inspired me … Continue reading

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