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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CEO’s Blog – Why I love Mondays

CEO’s Blog – 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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Cutting carbon for all the right reasons

Cutting carbon for all the right reasons

For a while, in the early 2000s, it seemed like every company was planting trees or offsetting its carbon. It was all a ploy to convince consumers they were environmentally conscious when, frankly, they weren’t. The consumers have wised up. Between the Volkswagen...

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The tech CEO gives up tech (for a week)

The tech CEO gives up tech (for a week)

I’m not surprised that so many Silicon Valley technologists have become advocates of the digital detox. The developers behind the likes of Facebook and Google have seen the impact that gamifying apps has had on the average phone user. We are all addicted to our phones...

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Am I the only one who has a problem with vaping?

Am I the only one who has a problem with vaping?

I really want my colleagues to live happy, healthy lives, and will do anything I can to help them on that journey. At Masternaut the business I founded previously, I ran an initiative called Cash for Quitters. I offered my colleagues a cash bonus of £1,250 (and gave...

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I was 57 last week. Am I past it now?

I was 57 last week. Am I past it now?

I am not often plagued with self-doubt but turning 57 has thrown me. It’s too far the wrong side of 50. I’ll be 60 in three years and that’s a really scary age. I work with colleagues two generations younger than me now. It’s made me wonder whether I still have what...

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A true entrepreneur is always selling

A true entrepreneur is always selling

Fans of this blog will know: I never switch off. My every waking moment is spent thinking about how to grow BigChange and make the service we provide even better – much to the frustration of my family. Part of being ‘always on’ means that I’m looking for leads all the...

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