Podcast: Out of every crisis comes opportunity?

People are shutting down their business and leaving the self-employed sector in their hundreds of thousands. On the other hand people are planning to use redundancy payments to start up new ventures. Is this the time to start-up and if so how do you give yourself the best chance of success? Join the discussion and for those of you of a nervous disposition – there is an ‘F’ word in this podcast. 

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Job carnage builds as the nights draw in…

I’ve just got back from a glorious week in Skiathos, a beautifully green Greek island in the northwest Aegean Sea in the heart of Sporades archipelago. Relaxed with sandy beaches, daily temperatures of 28c, and lovely tavernas and shops. It seemed a long way from the grim news from the UK: panic stricken population, Government with no clear strategy, increasingly repressive Nanny State trying to take away all our individual responsibility and stop any real debate. What the hell is going on!?

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Building back better, Pt 3

THE THIRD OF THREE BLOGS – GUEST AUTHOR – Tom Levitt – Business author, consultant and former MP

Few employers would argue with the proposition that employees are your company’s biggest asset. It is their productivity that determines your bottom line and productivity relates to their training, motivation and experience. The coronavirus period has allowed some to bloom in adversity but has let many others get out of the habit of work-related thinking.

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It’s time the UK Government looked to its neighbours for inspiration

It seems everyone is looking to see how other Governments are progressing with their attempts to find a vaccine. Spying perhaps, but still not a bad idea. We should all be looking at what our neighbours are doing in terms of protecting jobs and businesses too – bearing in mind of course that all economies are different and there are regional differences to be taken into account. And if the UK Government were to take a look at what’s happening in our nearest neighbour, Ireland, it will find they’re a step ahead in terms of their job protection scheme. 

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