design


To Joint Venture or not to JV?
That is the question … JV is a term used a lot in the world of professional property investing. JV is the acronym for ‘Joint Venture’ and these can take many different forms. Alongside Kim’s and my design and branding consultancy business, I’m pretty involved in property investing too … […]

To JV or not to JV?


Blog-April2015-Farming
The nights are light, we’re having some glorious sunshine and it’s warming up! And in my farming days that would mean field work would start in earnest again, nurturing the young crops to ensure they grew to their full potential for a good harvest … After the long cold winter […]

Spring is in the Air


Putting Colour In Context
I don’t suppose many stop and think specifically about colours very often? Ok, if we’re decorating our homes, or buying a car, we might stop and think a minute. But we do live in a world of colour and the effect it can have on each of us can be […]

Putting Colour In Context



Pardon? Wat? Aye? Its All In The Communication
For starters, it doesn’t help that the word ‘communication’ can mean so many different things; not surprising then when communication so often goes wrong. How many times have you believed you’ve agreed something with someone, but then whatever it was you thought you agreed was not the same as what […]

Pardon? Wat? Aye? Its All In The Communication


If You Want To Be The Best speak to Brand Promise
Do you remember Roy Castle? He was a prominent figure in my childhood, primarily as the host of the TV programme Record Breakers and it wasn’t until I was somewhat older I came to realise his amazing array of talents within the entertainment industry … If you’re not old enough […]

If You Want To Be The Best


Exceptional Customer Service Or Generating Sales
What’s more important to you? Last week’s blog post prompted a question from my mate, Jeff Lambing, ”What’s more important, providing exceptional customer service, or generating sales?”. It’s a good question … I suppose the immediate and most obvious answer is, “Both, as they’re equally important!” There’s no doubt every […]

Exceptional Customer Service Or Generating Sales



Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time
Kim and I have just spent a day in the sun at The Cheshire County Show. It takes me back to my farming roots and, of course, I always enjoy a day out of the office. But, unless we took a day’s holiday, could we justify this in business terms? […]

Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time


Build Your Sales Funnel And Grow Your Business
A funnel Daniel? What do you mean? Imagine the shape of a household funnel. one you would use to pour liquid in to a container with a small hole. Instead of liquid, it’s people, or more accurately your audience and the changing relationship you have with those people, eventually coming […]

Build Your Sales Funnel And Grow Your Business


Bon Appetit
Oh, I so love France and its culture! The French do seem to have a far better work-life balance than us, with far more importance attached to family, food and eating together. My ideal holiday is somewhere on the coast of France, whether Brittany, the Vendee or further south … […]

Bon Appetit