Now is The Time To Grab a Bargain

Now is The Time To Grab a Bargain We keep saying now is a great time to bag a bargain business and, to prove it, we just did. We worked with a client to buy a retirement sale of a T shirt company for LESS than 30% of the stock value at trade prices.  This price also...

Succeeding in a World Dominated by Amazon

Succeeding in a World Dominated by Amazon Let’s get the bad news out of the way right now – you can’t sell more cheaply, you can’t deliver more efficiently and you can’t do this with such staggering certainty and ruthlessness as Amazon. So, what can you do?  You must...

When Following the Herd is Wrong

About three years ago Neil Bailey and myself were asked to go into a company and see if we could provide advice on their problems.  It was a multi-million pound turnover company, of long standing, who were now losing quite a bit of money. It soon became obvious they...

Who Owns Your Personal Data?

Most of us think the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into force in 2018, gave us control over what happens to our own information but this is not necessarily true. How many times have you just accepted the terms and conditions when using an...

Command and Control Versus Customer Focused

For some time now we have been disturbed to see more companies where nearly everyone is provided with targets so their work output can be measured by middle and senior management.  This is called Command & Control. Before anyone leaps up and says ‘you can’t...

Did you think GDPR had gone away?

  Did you think GDPR had gone away? If our experience is anything to go by there are many thousands of businesses out there who have taken one look at the regulations and either said ‘it doesn’t apply to me’ or ‘it’s only for big companies.’  We hate to burst...