Never forget where you came from

Never forget where you came from

27th January 2020 - There is a famous Monty Python sketch called The Four Yorkshiremen - if you haven't seen it, I recommend you have a look. It’s as funny today as it was when the sketch first aired in 1967. It is performed by the late Graham Chapman, Eric Idle,...

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Be a positive force in your business community

Be a positive force in your business community

21st January 2020 - Two years ago, Larry Fink, the chief executive of investment giant BlackRock, shocked the business world when he published an open letter to his fellow business leaders, calling on all of us to make social purpose our top priority. "To prosper over...

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It’s 3am and I’m awake

It’s 3am and I’m awake

16th December 2019 - One of the downsides of taking BigChange Stateside is the time difference between the UK and the US. I’m over in Los Angeles right now, and I can’t seem to sleep past 3am. I'm writing this from a hotel room. It’s pitch black outside and my phone...

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2019: the year my baby learned to run

2019: the year my baby learned to run

16th December 2019 - A start-up is like a baby. When it is first born, you have to do everything to keep it alive. And, when the new company finds its feet and thrives, you really do feel as though the organisation you created and nurtured has a life of its own. When...

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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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