Category Archives: Innovation

Time to remove the stigma of Mental Health at work

My recent column in South East Business magazine, the first of a series of articles dealing with mental health in the workplace     The full article can be found here

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Risk planning for 2017

My thoughts on risk management for my column in South East Business Magazine       The full article can be found here

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Back to the Future- the rise of Servitization

Some readers will have heard of “Industry 4.0”. This is the fourth industrial revolution which will revolutionise both manufacturing and our society as a whole. Alongside things such as additive manufacturing (3d printing) and IoT (the internet of things) Industry … Continue reading

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Business awards, why bother?

My latest article in Platinum business magazine     The magazine article can be found here

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Skills Development

My recent article in Platinum Business magazine discusses the IoD’s recent paper on Lifelong Learning. This document recognises the fundamental changes that are approaching us as a society and details the type of education policy and learning environments we will … Continue reading

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Do we have 3rd rate broadband in the UK?

My latest column in South East Business Magazine discussed the current poor performance of communications, both mobile and fixed line broadband, in this country. At the same time, my IoD colleague Dan Lewis produced a report echoing my concerns on … Continue reading

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Reduced support will stunt growth

I recently wrote about the demise of the Business Growth Service. It was particularly sad to also see the end of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, MAS. Having been part of the EEF South team that originated the service in London … Continue reading

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A Taxing Issue

  My latest article in Platinum Business magazine discussing the government’s latest tax deal with Google and how nation states struggle to deal with the dominant multi-nationals           The full article can be found here

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Keeping pace with ethical technologies

I recently co-authored an article for LexisNexis with colleagues from DMH Stallard about the ethical sourcing of materials and the pressures on manufacturers to adhere to ethical standards.   The full article can be found here    

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Crunch time coming for “Brexit” in 2016

  My latest article in South East Business magazine   the full article can be found hereĀ     

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