Get Us Down Off The Ceiling

Get Us Down Off The Ceiling

We were invited to write an article for a construction trade body and, being supporters of independent businesses, local businesses and small businesses we didn’t want to write about ourselves.  Instead we opted to be ourselves and do what we always do which is to share our experiences. We wrote about how ‘Times are Changing’ [...]
June 2011 Noteworthy News

June 2011 Noteworthy News

The health status of micro and small businesses  improved , according to Experian’s April Insolvency Index which revealed that 0.55% fewer UK companies become insolvent, 1,808  in number (0.10% of active businesses), compared to the  same period last year. There has been an increase of 4.44% year-on-year amongst medium sized companies, whilst the big boys [...]
Businesses Keep On Delivering

Businesses Keep On Delivering

‘Pile it high and sell it cheap’ is the well known model for Tesco   founder Cohen and, when the market changed, they changed their model, and kept on changing.  Further changes, arguably in response to consumer demand after Sir Terry Leahy arrived, continued. Such consumer demand is responsible for a fascinating article by Leo Hackman,  [...]
21st Century Crisis – Been There, Done That?

21st Century Crisis – Been There, Done That?

A recent game of Trivial Pursuit and a newspaper article  (which incidentally has some very interesting comments attached) prompted the question, how did the Roman Empire manage to decline when they had so much at their disposal? From our limited understanding, we’d believed that Roman society was built on its strengths of lateral thinking and being [...]