The Festive Season featured frequently in Charles Dickens novels, from Christmas at Dingley Dell in Pickwick Papers to Pip’s Christmas Day encounter with Magwitch at the beginning of Great Expectations and of course the classic, A Christmas Carol. Dickens conceived A Christmas Carol in October 1843 in response to a government report he had read … Continue reading Here’s to the next decade?
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 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
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
As we near the end of the tax year, I suspect many of us will turn out thoughts towards preparing accounts for inspection and getting ready to pay the bill. It is a job that will have many of us complaining that we pay too much tax and looking for ways to reduce our payments. … Continue reading I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Last week exposed the fragility of our supply networks, and the huge expectations we, as consumers, have on maintaining ‘business as usual’. The snow, ice, rain and floods brought out amazing community spirit, with people checking up on friends and neighbours, 4x4 owners springing into action to get essential staff to and from work and … Continue reading Shop local – it may help you survive the storm!
A core theme of sustainability is an organisation’s resilience – its ability to ensure it has access to sufficient resources now and in the future; a workforce that can meet changing demands and a product or service that can be adapted to suit customer expectations. Implicit in this is an organisations’ reputation as an employer … Continue reading What skeletons could rock your business?
Sustainability is much in the news at the moment – it seems it is flavour of the month politically and with world leaders gathering in Davos, there is an anticipation of some momentum. There’s been a lot of talk about a circular economy or holistic sustainability, and I hope this will drive thinking towards a … Continue reading We can’t afford to ignore a closed loop economy any more
In an uncertain, volatile and fast-changing world, there’s no such thing as business as usual. You could even say that if you do what you’ve always done, you might not get as much as you’ve always got. Economic and political uncertainty, and environmental and societal pressures mean there’s never been a better time to put … Continue reading HOW SUSTAINABILITY CAN HELP YOU SUCCEED IN 2018
Being fortunate enough to live within walking distance of the North Cornwall coast, I am able to enjoy its stunning beauty with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and windswept moorland on an almost daily basis. I know I am incredibly lucky, and regularly give thanks that early morning beach walks, not battling through commuter traffic or … Continue reading This Cornish cloud may have a silver lining