Whilst the attention has concentrated on the effect of Brexit on the UK, do not forget the effect of Brexit on the EU. With UK within the EU, there has been constant tension. The UK have been often an irritation to other member states. This is because of the stresses between the original concept of a Free Trade Area and the ever closer union heading towards the European state.
The UK joined the EU to be part...
ISO 14001 Standard assists reducing the environmental impact of your business operations. This both
Managing the use of Resources
Reduction in Pollution and the risk of Pollution
Good first step is considering the Inputs and Outputs to your Business especially relating to
This is not a static. Nor is it just for the Best Day situation but includes the variations...
Joshua Slocum, a 51 year old, sailed solo round the world in a 35 foot yacht, which he had rebuilt.
He had no satellite phone, no GPS navigation aids, no radio, no back-up team and no auto-steering system. His timekeeping was a clock, that was missing the minute hand and was about right to the nearest hour.
I should say that Joshua was the first recorded person to sail single handed round the world....
Most Directors and Managers will disagree with the Title because nearly all Organisations have business critical software. However, the significant issue is the number of business-critical software programs, that often include:
1. Sales Contact software to track marketing and sales activities
2. Sales Costing and Quotations for costing and preparing Quotations
3. Order Fulfilment from managing the processes...
Can you prove that your nice new building and steelwork is legally compliant?
From 1 July 2014, the harmonised standard, BS EN 1090 Execution of steel and aluminium structures, made it an offence to supply fabricated structural steelwork or aluminium to site, that does not conform to the standard and carry the CE Mark. Clients and Contractors are only permitted to use firms that are CE Marked with...
Have A Goal and stick to it – Too many fast- growth business leaders change their goals too often, never quiet completing the plan before starting the next. Set medium-term goal and deliver it. Be flexible about how you achieve your goals.
Listen to Customers – Customers have the most relevant ideas, the most immediate feedback increasingly happy to help (through social media for instance)...
A client, who achieved CE Mark & EN 1090 for Structural Steelwork under the Construction Products Regulations, has just reported:Doubled Sales in the last 6 months. Last month, their sales were 3 times last year's averageandIncreased their pricingAdditionally they report that their largest Client, who are national retailer, have reduced the number of Approved Fabricators from nine to the three...
Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and EN 1090 for Steel Fabrications, have been put into focus by the first floor collapse at an Audi car showroom. The showroom had only been completed in summer 2014, just after the Regulations had come into force.
Around one third of the 200 metre by 100 metre floor collapsed on 1st June at the Milton Keynes Audi showroom. The area was used to store cars...
1 Purpose - What are you in Business to achieve? Put into words, then
2 Decision Making – effective Decision Making is key to success. Decisions need to be effective and implemented. They do not need to be perfect
3 What makes you different in the customer’s Mind? Define it.
4 Define & document repeatable Processes
5 Monitor your Business – Identify what is important drivers for your...
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