Unfolding plans 65 – excite young people about technology

Number one on my list of things to achieve this year was to try and get more women to work in the ICT industry.  We recently interviewed for some apprentice vacancies.  Of the nineteen applicants not one of them was female.  It’s going to be a long shot yet there seems to be some momentum … Continue reading Unfolding plans 65 – excite young people about technology

Writing

Day twenty three of the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge’.  Oh dear.  I’ve tried to write with my left hand.  I have ended up with the hand-writing of a four year old and the vocabulary of a fifty four year old.  It is as if I am back in infants’ school, sitting at a too small … Continue reading Writing

A year of work in progress – day 50

Day 50 – 18 March 2014 I had a day off yesterday, the last of this year’s.  I’ve timed it quite well as there are only eleven more days left of this fiscal year.  Holidays have always presented a small problem for us as the year in which you an accrue them and take them … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 50

A year of work in progress – day 26

Day 26 – 7 February 2014 Today was all about Building Schools for the Future or BSF to use its initials.  The brain child of Tony Blair’s government, BSF was designed as an investment programme to improve the lot of secondary schools across the country.  Apparently politicians from all English political parties were supportive of … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 26

A year of work in progress – day 7

Day 7 – 10 January 2014 About a quarter of our business is traded, that is with customers outside of the Council.  Gaining and losing customers is a natural part of the business cycle.  As long as we gain more than we lose then we will be OK.  I don’t like to lose any business … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 7