Positive attitudes to People and Culture are identified as crucial in new AIB report

Key issues that affect many organisations are around their people and culture: staffing, recruitment, retention & engagement. Allied Irish Bank GB has surveyed 500 businesses across the UK to get their thoughts on staffing, investing in people and importance of company culture. The survey’s findings and articles are detailed in AlB GB Steps to Growth – People – and definitely worth a read https://aibgb.co.uk/steps-to-growth-people

Are You Living On Purpose?

A pertinent article by Deri Llewellyn-Davies. What regrets would you have if life stopped tomorrow? Are you living life to the full and achieving all the things you believe you can? “Build a business and live a life of no regrets” has become a mantra of mine. But as often is the case, when we say something too frequently the impact of those words can start to soften. It can start to lose its meaning. So I bring myself back … Continue reading

3 Steps to Ignite a Purposeful & Positive Company Culture

Read on to understand WHY you need the right culture and HOW to make the changes necessary to firmly establish it across your organisation. Whether a you are from a large organisation or an owner managed micro-business, your culture sits at the heart of your company and should drive all decision-making from recruitment to product development to marketing and sales. Just imagine for a moment that every single employee is enthusing about your company and products within their networks at every opportunity – because … Continue reading


We all lose focus from time to time. Re-discover the real YOU and find your way forward to success and happiness A unique series of new workshops will help you to the make the right decisions to find your true direction – with increased confidence and motivation. April will see the official launch of innovative and practical workshops helping participants to discover the special strengths, attributes and motivations which make up their personal brand or essence.  From the moment we … Continue reading

Should culture, ethos and values underpin every HR recruitment policy?

do culture, ethos & values underpin your recruitment

I have witnessed two examples in the past week of companies where recruitment actively prioritises attitude and a good fit with the company’s culture and values. Is the HR recruitment tide turning? It was no surprise to me to discover that both companies score very highly on both employee satisfaction and employee retention.  Both companies could cite numerous examples of employees who had enjoyed varied careers within the company.  It was recognised that they had the right attitude and were therefore worth the … Continue reading

Purpose, People, Passion…. the ingredients for success?

purpose, people passion, the ingredients for success?

I like any excuse to post a beautiful photograph of food…… this image suggests to me that the simplest of ingredients can be combined together with passion to create an amazing dish that tastes far better than any individual ingredient…. Creating an amazing business with passion is no different! Purpose, people and passion are all essential ingredients that create the foundation for business success, yet individually they have little impact. A business with purpose but lacking in passion because it has the wrong people … Continue reading

Is your company Soulless? Answer these ten questions to find out…

My belief is that, despite the title of this article, no company is without a soul. However it is often the case that the soul (or core essence, or company spirit) that was the reason for setting up the company in the first place has been lost, or clouded by the post-industrial age drive for pure profit. The vast majority of companies were originally set up because one person, the founder, believed that they could achieve something new, more efficient, more effective, or … Continue reading

I found Passion in a New York Sweet Shop

After an amazing family trip to New York this is the last thing I thought I would be writing about!  Yes, I found passion in abundance in a candy store, but probably not the kind of passion that immediately springs to your mind  😉 I was travelling with my partner, Elaine and 2 children Alfie and Jemima, now 20 and 18, and we had spent the morning cycling around Central Park – which was a wonderful retreat after all the hustle … Continue reading

Are you going to live 2016 in the now, or choose to avoid things for fear of the ‘what if’s?

2016 year of now

I am choosing to live 2016 in the now, following my passions and beliefs while confronting any issues as they emerge.  My mission is to do whatever I can to help companies and individuals to be true to their purpose and be the best that they can be. Whether running a business or running your life, placing purpose at the centre of everything you do will give you the best chance to succeed authentically and in a manner that is sustainable. Is 2016 a … Continue reading