Poor Corporate Governance: Why it’s the pitfall you’re not prepared for.

In a recent blog post we posted on our affiliate’s website, we spoke about the importance of sound Corporate Governance – and why you, as a business, should be reviewing yours today. In this blog post, we look at the alternatives and the pitfalls associated with bad, or a complete lack of, Corporate Governance and what that means for your business. While researching trends and insight about modern Corporate Governance, it was increasingly apparent that most businesses, and business leaders, are concerned with risks associated with bad corporate governance. That means one simple thing: You’re faced with it – and [...]

2017-12-19T11:51:02+00:00December 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Poor Corporate Governance: Why it’s the pitfall you’re not prepared for.

Focus on Friday: LoopMe

This week, we touched on the tectonic shifts within the Technology industry, amongst others, towards AI, IoT, Robotics and more. So, what better way to highlight exactly how that’s happening but through our regular Focus on Friday feature. And this week, we look at a company that specialises in brand advertising through the use of data and artificial intelligence. That company is called LoopMe. What they say: “LoopMe is the largest mobile-first video advertising platform, uniquely using mobile data and AI to measurably improve results and outcomes for marketers, and the brand experience for customers. We make it easy for [...]

2017-12-19T15:25:14+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Focus on Friday, News|Comments Off on Focus on Friday: LoopMe

When Innovation Opportunity meets M&A and Venture Investment

We recently wrote a blog about the trend we find ourselves in where growth is being fueled through innovation. And when we take a step deeper into the detail of the study completed by Deloitte, we notice some key market disruptors taking place, shaping our economy in a big way, and the role that Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture investments play in capturing the opportunities afforded to the rest of the working world, through innovation. According to Deloitte, there are some major disruptors at play occupying 3 very huge seats at the Growth Strategy Table: Shifts in Technology, Shifts in [...]

2017-12-19T15:04:46+00:00December 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on When Innovation Opportunity meets M&A and Venture Investment

Business Leaders: Staying confident when the odds seem to be stacked against you.

It’s usually at this time of year, when a new year looms and the prospect of a holiday is the only thing that seems to keep one going. 2018, although only 11 days away, feels like eons away and your New Year To Do list is something that is on your First Day Back In The Office List. In a recent blog, we discussed the prospect of being an entrepreneur and the loneliness that very often accompanies. And so, in this blog, we want to arm you with important tips, tools, cheats and advice on getting your mind focused on [...]

2017-12-19T12:33:48+00:00December 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Business Leaders: Staying confident when the odds seem to be stacked against you.

Focus on Friday: Fastbrick Robotics

When companies are inventing ways to make things better and quicker -  that's progress. And in a world where innovation is the new blood that drives our economy, companies like this next one are pushing the limit and transforming their industries in ways that most people probably never imagined. Introducing: Fastbrick Robotics Imagine a world where construction becomes a 24/7 delivering activity - where building blocks are set out quicker than it takes to cook a Shepherd's Pie and where buildings are erected, literally, overnight - and all through robotics. In this Focus on Friday feature, we look at Fastbrick [...]

2017-12-13T15:54:05+00:00December 15th, 2017|Focus on Friday, News|Comments Off on Focus on Friday: Fastbrick Robotics

Life after IPO: Why your focus should be on life long after the bell has sounded.

The bell has run, the photo has been taken, the cheques are signed and you are officially a public company. Congratulations. But before you sit back thinking that most of the hard work is done - just how certain are you that your business is fully prepared for life as a public company? If you are preparing your business for IPO - there's one thing we want to ask you to do: Focus on being a public company, not just on Going Public.  Life post IPO is a series of recurring challenges for most leadership teams.  Your market, consisting of [...]

2017-12-11T15:01:43+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Life after IPO: Why your focus should be on life long after the bell has sounded.

Overcoming the loneliness of Entrepreneurship

The journey of innovation and entrepreneurship can be a lonely one. You may be at the receiving end of lots of encouragement and “You Can Do It’s”, but there comes a point in most entrepreneur’s lives when the road you’re on becomes all-too-solitary. People come and go, opportunities invade and just as quickly, dissipate, and the only consistent on this path to discovery, is you. We get that. Because we’ve been there. When things go well, then that’s wonderful. But when things become challenging, and you realise that the fundamentals of your belief in your innovative idea is being shaken [...]

2017-12-06T10:57:32+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Overcoming the loneliness of Entrepreneurship

How to develop a culture for innovation

Open Innovation. The Circular Economy. The Sharing Economy. The Gig Economy. Networking. Collaborating. The Future of Work. It’s a sign of the times – businesses are gearing up for a new economy – and stemming out of this is a drive to create new, be new and deliver new, in order to survive. But when it comes to future-proofing your organisation against the symptoms of change and unexpected downturns, just how do you do that effectively if you don’t know what you’re future-proofing your business against? Simple. You make sure you have an organisational culture that embraces change, is agile [...]

2017-11-30T17:21:47+00:00December 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to develop a culture for innovation

The Nuts and Bolts of Business Transformation Strategies.

We’re going to start this article with how most people end theirs – by telling you what we do. We help leaders transform their businesses. We help them to grow. We help them turn away from a state of distress. We help them get focused and we help them plan. We’ve done this ourselves, and now we’re helping our clients do exactly the same. Our track record speaks for us – and that’s what enables us to share our insight with you.  But what does business transformation actually mean?  After all, everyone’s talking about it, right?   Let’s get back [...]

2017-11-29T13:55:21+00:00December 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Nuts and Bolts of Business Transformation Strategies.

How to gear up for a global marketplace, before crossing a border.

Following on from our blog last week about getting your business ready for Brexit – there’s a lot that can be said about gearing yourself up to become a truly global player. The economy is about to deliver a whole new batch of opportunity – Europe is about to become the number 1 market for most British businesses, but the question remains: Just how ready are you to now become a global player? You may have been in business for a while now – and you’ve successfully grown it to be a pretty strong, revenue-yielding powerhouse. But change brings new [...]

2017-11-29T12:09:31+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to gear up for a global marketplace, before crossing a border.