Posts by: David Lomas

procurement collaboration

Procurement: Is it the Enemy of Innovation?

Is procurement about putting dogma before dynamism? There are perceptions that procurement is process and compliance driven and that it is...

pre-action protocol for debt claims - help or hindrance

Will Pre-Action Protocol Rules Help or Hamper Debt Claims?

A new set of rules came into effect on 1 October 2017 governing how debt claims can proceed. The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims has...

launch event stand

Launch Event: Are you Focused on your Brand?

How do you build up momentum in the marketplace for your new product or service? You could organise a launch event, but how can you ensure...

cash flow money

Why is Cash Flow Always a Problem for SMEs?

The one issue that consistently concerns SMEs is cash flow. Uncertainty about the UK’s political and economic future may hamper growth,...

energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency: Is it Catch-22 for Business Rates?

The environment is the place we work in. A business environment might be offices, or retail space, a factory or workshop, or a school. For...

driver fatigue

Is Driver Fatigue a Business Risk?

New research from the Department for Transport has found that driver fatigue contributes to more road accidents in the UK than...

independent schools charitable rates relief

Could Independent Schools Lose Their Charitable Rates Relief?

Independent schools have charitable status and this comes with tax breaks on their rates. Although there has been an on-off debate for some...

strategic planning

Strategic Planning: Are You Destined to Fail?

Strategy is the key to business success.  Disciplined strategic planning is essential to capturing this strategy and working out how to...

selling a business

Selling a Business? What is Your Strategy?

When is the right time for a selling a business?  The answer is simple: when it is worth the most money. However, the issue here is that,...

supply chain inspection

Are You Controlling Your Supplier’s Supply Chain?

For many businesses, supply chain transparency is a challenge. Whereas the business itself may be diligently pursuing ethical policies and...