April 10, 2009

Balloon Towers

I’ve just recently had the privilege of being involved in a fund raising event at Rudstone Walk in South Cave (one of my favourite local conference […]
March 26, 2009

Lindsay Tripp

It is with great sadness that I learned this week of the death of Lindsay Tripp, the Head of “Invest in Hackney” for Renaisi Consulting. I […]
March 13, 2009

Trains (Meals on Wheels)

At the risk of this Blog becoming a consumer watchdog site, I did feel the necessity to share my latest outrage at my good friends at […]
March 8, 2009

I’m a LIA (it’s official)

It’s official. With effect from January 2009 I am a LIA. This most unfortunate term stands for “Local Improvement Advisor” and I’m only sorry that whoever […]
March 1, 2009

W.H. Smith (Retailing and Conflict)

I like W.H. Smiths. It’s one of those national institutions that gives you some reassurance that all’s well in the world. I’m always particularly grateful to […]
February 19, 2009

Head in the Sand?

I’ve just completed a run of Outcome Based AccountabilityTM (OBATM) workshops attended by a very varied group of participants from a broad range of organisations. One […]
February 10, 2009

Trains

I use trains a lot, mostly between Hull and London. I still get an almost childlike adrenalin rush every time the train pulls out of Paragon […]
February 10, 2009

Open Space

I’ve recently completed a commission for the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Local Strategic Partnership which gave me the opportunity to renew my relationship with Open […]
February 10, 2009

Tendering

My local authority (Hull City Council) has just completed the process of putting out to tender third sector infrastructure support services. Just to be clear, I […]