Why I would always rather promote from within

Why I would always rather promote from within

When you need to fill a role at your company, it may be tempting to bring in an outsider. You may think that newcomers bring skills you haven’t seen yet, insight from competitors, or new ways of tackling problems. Over the years, I’ve learned that, while hiring from...

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France needs a big change

France needs a big change

I was in France last week, meeting the BigChange French team out there. We discussed our progress so far and made plans for the future and then the conversation moved on to the differences between the UK and France. They have wine with lunch over there, and the break...

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A good receptionist is worth their weight in gold

A good receptionist is worth their weight in gold

I think it’s important to recognise the people that have helped BigChange become a truly great company. Those who are making this a great place to work, great at customer service; and great with suppliers. Our new receptionist has had a profound impact on BigChange....

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Why doesn’t Labour care about business?

Why doesn’t Labour care about business?

I am worried about the upcoming election. I am worried that this country is going to end up in stalemate, with four or five warring parties all taking a fraction of the vote and no clear majority. We’ll be back to square one. Worse off than when Theresa May came to...

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Save us all from the “comfort zoners”

Save us all from the “comfort zoners”

Around this time last year, I posted about “blockers”. These are the people in an organisation who resist change and stand in the way of progress https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dont-let-blockers-hold-you-back-martin-port/. Blockers are a nightmare. They can be hard to...

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My new wellbeing crusade

My new wellbeing crusade

About two years ago, I realised that I needed to make some changes in my life. Building a business can take a toll on your health and I was eating badly and hardly exercising. I took on the challenge of losing 60lbs in six months. To keep myself focused, I created a...

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The 4.5-day week: revelations, setbacks and victories

The 4.5-day week: revelations, setbacks and victories

Back in June of this year I announced that we were bringing in a 4.5-day week in anticipation of moving to a four-day week by 2021. I’m really passionate about this idea. We live in a modern age powered by automation. We should all be working less, taking better care...

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Why I love Mondays

Why I love Mondays

Mondays get a bad rep but here at BigChange they are everyone’s favourite day of the week. That’s because of our regular “Motivational Monday” initiative. Once a month, we invite someone exceptional from the world of sport or business (or anywhere really, as long as...

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A call to arms for all British employers

A call to arms for all British employers

It’s not often that I attend an industry event and leave feeling as though my eyes have been opened to something completely new. But at the recent Women in Logistics conference organised by its founder BigChange Director Ruth Wearing, I was completely bowled over by...

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