Professionals serving clients via The Cloud

As a practising chartered accountant and tax advisor, I am finding that the ability to reach out and service clients via The Cloud is getting easier (and even more fun).  Two recent examples from the past week: Sat at my Mac when I was pinged via Skype by one of my contacts “Steve, do you … Read moreProfessionals serving clients via The Cloud

Manchester – Next Generation Digital City

A packed auditorium at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Friday 15 January 2010 was greeted by an enthusiastic launch by Insider of Manchester – Next Generation Digital City. An initiative that aims to put Manchester at the forefront of UK business competitiveness by laying the foundations for exciting, innovative digital and technology-based businesses to flourish.  This will be achieved by … Read moreManchester – Next Generation Digital City

Forward thinking Engineering business supports future NW innovation

I enjoyed a great catch-up with the Managing Director (MD) of a (target) company of mine today.  This family owned business is a leading advanced engineering company in the North West and the MD’s insights into business and the way things are changing is always sharp and insightful. We discussed the economic challenges of the … Read moreForward thinking Engineering business supports future NW innovation

What Matters Now – Soul Business

Riffing off Seth Godin (and his collaborators’) contributions to the fantastic and recently published What Matters Now ebook, I thought I would add my one-pager (should Seth have asked me to contribute – maybe next time huh?) What Matters Now? Soul Business Making meaning through business.  Solving global problems.  Engaging people in work that fulfills … Read moreWhat Matters Now – Soul Business

Great Business = Great People (and vice versa)

You often hear successful CEOs say: “I couldn’t have done it without my team” or “We’re a People Business and our people are our greatest asset”.  These hugely successful businesses all appear to have great people. But is it the luck or skill of the CEO in finding these “great people” or is it that great businesses … Read moreGreat Business = Great People (and vice versa)