Selling Levi Roots

The highlight of the North East Growth Hub’s Scaleup North East Launch , apart from the exciting programme itself had to be the keynote from Levi Roots. Yes I had heard of him, his appearance on Dragon’s Den and his hot Reggae Reggae Sauce. Other than that though our paths had never crossed. Why would … Continue reading Selling Levi Roots

Scaleup North East

The United Kingdom is ranked as the third nation in the world at starting businesses yet is ranked as thirteenth when it comes to scaleups. I learned this at The North East Growth Hub’s Scaleup North East Launch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Newcastle’s Stephenson Quarter, behind the Central Station and just next to … Continue reading Scaleup North East

Back to school

It was a very weird experience, sitting in front of a class full of students from my old school. OK, it was a long long time ago since I sat in its drab and dusty classrooms and we were sitting in Campus North rather than the school itself yet it was still an odd experience. … Continue reading Back to school

Wearing out shoe leather

I am wearing out some shoe leather. Ever since I started on my own I have found myself tramping the streets, walking between appointments with people I need to talk to. My feet are hurting and I have lost pounds. When I talk to anyone who has ever been in the same predicament they nod … Continue reading Wearing out shoe leather

Unfolding plans 200 – Hoary chestnuts roasting

Once again that perennial problem of system specification has raised its head.  It is a hoary chestnut yet one I thinking we are making good inroads into cracking. Traditionally when we have decided we have a need for something, a new process, a new system or a new tool we would get a group together … Continue reading Unfolding plans 200 – Hoary chestnuts roasting