Don’t let anti-social media ruin your day

Don’t let anti-social media ruin your day

I’ve had two issues last month that have taught me a lot about the weird and wonderful world of social media. My first shock came last week, when I spotted a post from a colleague on LinkedIn. To spare everyone’s blushes, I won’t give too much detail but it contained...
I, survivor of the office move

I, survivor of the office move

We’ve just moved office – BigChange’s third move in five years. Each time has been more painful and expensive than the last but this latest relocation – a stone’s throw from our last site – is more than just a new address. It’s a new chapter for BigChange. We’ve...
How about a bit of love for the White Van Man?

How about a bit of love for the White Van Man?

They travel the length and breadth of the UK, fixing our broken pipes and delivering our shopping. Have a heart, and hug a White Van Man. Last week, I wrote about my frustration with Britain’s enduring dislike of sales people. It’s drives me mad. We need to treasure...
In defence of the salesperson

In defence of the salesperson

We need to stop bashing our salespeople. They are the engine room of the economy. “I work in sales”. If I said this line in America, people would smile and look interested. There, salespeople are held in high esteem. There is an understanding that a great salesman is...
A love letter to Leeds

A love letter to Leeds

Every year, I read articles claiming to know the best place to start a business in the UK. The same old cities always get a mention. London. Bristol. Cambridge. Edinburgh. Today, I’m here to tell these researchers they’re wrong. It’s Leeds. Five years ago, I founded...