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
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
Change can be complicated. There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work. But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use. If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences
It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable … Continue reading Shout about your achievements!
We are hearing more about the circular or closed loop economy – also called holistic sustainability – but what exactly is it? Wikipedia describes it as ‘an industrial system in which the potential use of goods and materials is optimised and their elements returned to the system at the end of their viable life cycles. … Continue reading What is the Circular Economy?
Last week, I was asked to talk about Sustainability to some ‘A’ level students. I admit to feeling a little daunted – this is the group who should be most environmentally aware and for whom the need to change the way we currently live is the most urgent. I thought I would be talking to … Continue reading Is your Sustainability message in the right language?
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
Over the last 10 years the number of delivery vans on our roads has increased by 71%, and on our already congested roads in Cornwall, this is causing major problems particularly in the height of the season. The rise is partially due to the popularity of internet shopping, by also attributable to businesses keeping tighter … Continue reading Storing up solutions for business
As a species, humankind seems to be both incredibly innovative and creative, but infinitely destructive, often both at the same time. Throughout history, periods of warfare have been followed by great leaps in social, political and cultural development. We only have to look at the Renaissance, perhaps the period in history which influenced our current … Continue reading In the midst of darkness, look for the light!