I was debating some issues with a friend recently, which was interesting as we both tend to view things from a variety of directions. We were going around in circles, examining things first from this perspective, then from that. ‘We’re a couple of 50p pieces’ she said. What she meant was that rather than being … Continue reading How is Brexit like a 50p piece?
I’m not a huge football fan, but there is something special about the World Cup, and try as I might, I can’t help being just a little bit interested! It certainly helps that this time around we have done rather better than expected. As I write this, I don’t know how far England will go, … Continue reading What makes a good leader?
I am not good at networking. I love meeting people and getting to know them, but I am usually so interested in what they do, their challenges and where their business is going, that I overlook the selling my services bit! Recently, I was invited to attend an event at which I knew very few … Continue reading A Passion for Sustainability
Last Saturday, I was privileged to hear from two dedicated individuals who are working to end homelessness in the UK - Jon Sparkes, CEO of Crisis and Steve Ellis, CEO of Cornish charity St Petrocs. I was struck at how, in the 21st Century, with all the benefits of social media, education and awareness, there … Continue reading Can we work together to end homelessness?
The Press is full of talk about the need for businesses to become more sustainable, but it's often hard to know where to start. Here are some top tips you can adopt. If you want to go further, give me a call or drop me an email for some more suggestions. Feel free to add … Continue reading Top tips to make your business sustainable
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.’ Margaret Mead I work a lot with charities and voluntary organisations, and it never fails to amaze me what they manage to achieve on limited resources and huge amounts of goodwill. Small, owner … Continue reading Three cheers for the change-makers and disruptors.
On a beautiful spring day, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Mother Ivey’s Bay on the North Cornwall coast not far from Padstow. Having met Owner and CEO Patrick Langmaid earlier in the year, I was keen to see a business that embeds sustainability into every aspect of their operations. Located in … Continue reading Mother Ivey’s Bay Caravan Site
June 5th is World Environment Day, the date that the United Nations designated to raise awareness of the environment and focus political attention and action worldwide. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted … Continue reading Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day
I have been working with a large organisation recently who are suffering from what I like to call as ‘Nose to the Grindstone Syndrome’. I was brought in as an ‘extra pair of hands’ to help in a crisis, but I have become ‘a pair of fresh eyes’ and Changemaker, providing a vision for the … Continue reading Could you use a Changemaker?
Cornwall is currently gearing up for the main holiday season. The Spring Bank Holiday and half term usually bring the first real influx of tourists. Easter and the Whitsun Bank Holiday can be busy, but it’s not usually sustained, whereas from early June most attractions and accommodation providers can guarantee a fairly consistent level of … Continue reading Dealing with Over Tourism head on