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Birthday celebrations- Final update

UPDATE 30th May 2022 Well I did it! So pleased to have completed Ride London for Oakleaf My fundraising has gone well but more contributions are always gratefully received on my Just Giving page. Just ten pounds will pay for … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Everyone

As we seem to be stuck in a bit of a ‘Groundhog day’ situation I thought I would re-issue last year’s card – the message still stands unfortunately       A donation has been made to Oakleaf Enterprise   Open … Continue reading

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Visit to Pilgrim Motorsports

A great day out for the automotive enthusiast at Pilgrim Motorsports. Many thanks to MD Paul Bennett for hosting it and Rupert Rawcliffe for inviting me. So many great cars in various states of restoration or new build! It was interesting … Continue reading

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Author!

Delighted and honoured to have been asked to write a chapter for a book published recently and especially pleased to be alongside contributions from authors such as Vicky Pryce, Sir Jonathan Porritt and Tony Juniper. Many thanks to the editors Beverley … Continue reading

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University graduation ceremony

  A great day being asked to be the keynote speaker at the University of Surrey Graduation ceremony.   Congratulations to all of the graduands.   For those brave enough, the speech can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXpymGrTgk4&t=2528s      

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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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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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