In Business and wearing jeans

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The world no longer defines successful businesspeople by their suit and ties. Today we live in a world where any entrepreneur can create a successful, profitable, enjoyable business in whatever style suits him or her the best. And hey, if putting on a suit and heading for your corporate office …

Health and Safety minister Mark Harper calls for an end to organisations using regulations as a “smoke screen”.

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Apparently, around 300 complaints have been made to the HSE’s ‘myth buster’ panel about seemingly ridiculous rules. The panel, which was created by the Government to expose misuse of the ‘health and safety’ tag, says that the health and safety laws have been used to ban donkey rides on beaches and …

What is Networking?

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“Recently, when enjoying a bit of professional networking over breakfast with our professional networking partner and friend “The Boardroom Network“, the question was raised by one or two networking virgins “what is networking?” Joannah Bishop stood up and gave us an excellent two minute briefing in her inimitable style” When you think …

Jurassica moves forward with Government Funding

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Dorset has secured £66.4M from the Government’s Local Growth Fund most of which will be spent in and around the Bournemouth / Poole conurbation. However, there is good news for the Jurassica Project as we have been allocated £300K to be spent on preparatory work to build on the work …

Case study – Taking an engineering business to the next level

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The following case study reflects the work that our Business Advisory Service recently completed with one of our member companies which is a precision engineering company in Hampshire. It takes you through the journey from initial exploratory conversation, trough a business diagnostic, implementation of a business development programme, the funds we were …

How to burn 500 calories at your desk

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Get those abdominals working: How to burn 500 calories at your desk  By burning up to 500 calories a day, staff can burn 2,500 calories a week, or 130,000 a year – the equivalent of 429 cheeseburgers. ‘Busy office workers who don’t have time to hit the gym can still …