September 15, 2015

Today Tim and I spent the day with a small business in a niche fashion sector trading with consumers online and selling to specialist shops. They are in trouble and losing heart. We worked with a simple process with Katherine … Continue reading


A splendid day out with mates on the Grand Union Canal – all of whom are central to making Wingivers what it is. Missing Joan and Lynda lots. Never afraid of a challenge – Charles spent the night in a … Continue reading

May 8, 2014

How thoroughly engaging Seb was last night! The mainstay of his talk was data, technology and how that will influence the retailers business. He was upbeat and thought provoking. Seb James is the Group Chief Executive of Dixons Retail, speaker … Continue reading

April 22, 2014

In the interview with Paul Burstow (former care services minister and Lib Dem MP, Chair for the commission on the future of residential care for thinktank Demos), The Guardian posed questions from its Social Care Network community and recorded his … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

I’m on a train travelling between Huddersfield and Manchester. I’ve come from Peterborough so what joy when the refreshment trolley arrived. “Tea and a Kitkat please.” Beyond the pleasure of having a cuppa laid out carefully on my pull out … Continue reading

April 12, 2014

Jean reflected on the environment we select for effective working in our weekly call. She and I had a great conversation in a car overlooking a Staffordshire valley – so good that on arrival we continued to sit there until … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

Every week we (the wingivers team) have a call – one hour from 0900. It continues to amaze me that we get good attendance on the call and when people can’t join in, they let everyone in the team know. … Continue reading