It’s time to stoke the ambitions of young people

It’s time to stoke the ambitions of young people

18 March 2021 - When I was 11 years old, my father would take me to work at his auctions. We travelled all over the UK and the hours were punishing but I never grumbled at the time. I liked work more than I liked school. Looking back, this gave me my first taste of...

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It takes all sorts…

It takes all sorts…

28 January 2020 - They say it takes all sorts to make a world. That phrase is often used with negative connotations, to highlight the differences between us. But the truth is that it really does take all sorts… It takes all sorts to make fair societies, build...

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Is lack of sleep affecting your decision-making?

Is lack of sleep affecting your decision-making?

21 January 2021 - Like many entrepreneurs, I don’t sleep much. For much of my life, I have lived on about five hours a night. Like many entrepreneurs, I don't sleep much. For much of my life, I have lived on about five hours a night. Back when I ran a bakery business,...

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What outcomes do you want to achieve in 2021?

What outcomes do you want to achieve in 2021?

08 January 2020 - I don't know about you, but after I came back from the festive break, things felt a bit same-old, same-old. Nothing about 2021 felt like a new year. We were back into a national lockdown, the vaccine deployment is happening but it’s likely to be slow...

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Why wait till January 1?

Why wait till January 1?

23 December 2020 - I have a problem with New Year’s Resolutions. They sound great, in theory. Make a list of things in your life you’d like to change? Pledge to make improvements? All very positive, surely? But there’s a problem. If you know you need to make some...

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Wisdom, humility and grace

Wisdom, humility and grace

17 December 2020 - When we look at some of the successful entrepreneurs and CEOs of our time, it's easy to assume that it takes arrogance, stubbornness and a hard-nosed attitude in order to build a booming venture. The truth is, those qualities can get you pretty far...

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Cement the foundations of your business

Cement the foundations of your business

10 December 2020 - For years, I have been an advocate of kaizen or continual improvement. Sometimes, the best way to grow your business, win new customers, and create a product that everyone loves isn’t to make massive sweeping changes or introduce brand new ideas. It...

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Say goodbye to the “university of selling”

Say goodbye to the “university of selling”

Leeds, 02 December 2020 - The death of the British high street will have severe ramifications, not only for our economy but for life as we know it. In recent days, we have seen retailer after retailer enter administration. Companies like Peacocks, Debenhams, Jaeger,...

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