July is Independent Retailer Month – showcasing the important role local independent retailers play in communities, along with their contribution to the local economy and to UK business as a whole. The 2011 … Continue reading Discover something new
It’s that time of year again, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships (1-14 July) are well underway, with fans being on the edge of their seats as they watch the thrills and … Continue reading Chasing every ball
World Environment Day was marked last month on 5th June, and what better way to have celebrated it than with a packet of sustainable crunchy roasted crickets? This is no joke – … Continue reading Crunchy roasted crickets anyone?
The world of work is changing. One phenomenon that is taking off is of companies encouraging their employees to have a “side hustle” in addition to their regular job. Up … Continue reading Encouraging employees to spread their entrepreneurial wings
In my work with my charity Kit Us Out – which seeks to level the playing field in para-sport – the issue of sustainable funding is becoming increasingly relevant as disabled athletes … Continue reading Para sport, sustainability and the case of Kenya
Looking into some figures for International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, I came across some startling statistics. In the UK, only 12% of engineers are women and only 46% of … Continue reading Transforming the future for women engineers
Working as a freelancer brings its own particular challenges and rewards. While it’s great being your own boss and having flexible working hours there are downsides too, not least the … Continue reading The life of a Freelancer
In May I led an awesome delegation of 15 Founders from the UK to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Japan and then on our return I had the privilege … Continue reading G20 Entrepreneurs Summit 2019… In their own words!
5G World took place from 11th to 13th June, it is the annual meet-up for anyone involved in 5G. If you run a business, this included you! EE initiated the first phase … Continue reading Are you ready for 5G?
London Tech Week is taking place from 10th to 14th June, celebrating the starring role of UK business in tech innovation, and encouraging us to ‘Be part of the future’. It will include … Continue reading UK leads the way in London Tech Week
This year’s Men’s Health Week from 10th to 16th June focuses on key numbers in men’s health, reminding us that while many of us are good when it comes to facts and figures, there … Continue reading Men’s Health Week – the figures add up to a healthy new you
The countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is already underway, and something I’m really enthused about. It really doesn’t seem that far away – the event is running from … Continue reading Counting down to the 2020 Paralympic Games
The Business Show took place earlier this month at ExCeL London, with thousands of delegates involved in UK and international business hearing from key note speakers, masterclasses, advice and guidance. It’s was … Continue reading The art of networking
I am really excited to announce that the charity I founded, Kit Us Out, has started an exciting partnership with the awesome Commonwealth Games, Team England. I have put their … Continue reading Partnering with Team England!
In a previous blog I highlighted why I am currently supporting Change UK, and in my last blog I looked at the societal benefits of EU membership. In this blog … Continue reading Does EU membership help entrepreneurs and businesses?
As you may have seen in my previous blog on why I am supporting Change UK… for now, I feel there is a real need for a change in UK … Continue reading Does EU membership benefit our society?
For almost 2 decades I was a member of the Labour party, I was really proud to be so and supported the party whenever I could. However, I have been … Continue reading Why I am supporting Change UK… for now!
World Fair Trade Day was celebrated around the globe on Saturday 11th May. Every year it pays tribute to the contribution fair trade has made to sustainable development by supporting smaller … Continue reading Sustainability and innovation go hand in hand for World Fair Trade Day
Mental Health Awareness Week runs until 19th May and is an excellent opportunity for businesses to highlight the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace. It goes without saying that if you’re starting … Continue reading Banishing stigma to the past in Mental Health Awareness Week
I’m excited to be travelling to Fukuoka, Japan in a few days’ time to lead a delegation of 15 UK entrepreneurs to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20YEA) Summit. The G20YEA … Continue reading To succeed we need to learn to embrace failure
Ok ok so the headline pic is of the UK delegation to the 2018 summit in Argentina, and what an awesome group it was! However, this year we are taking … Continue reading UK Delegation – G20 Entrepreneurs Summit 2019, Japan