What we're reading

Technology’s impact on insurance

Very interesting insight to how technology will reshape Insurance Operations from McKinseyhttps://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/the-insurance-switch-technology-will-reshape-operations?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck&hlkid=364b661856d948fea7b897ee9aa71f7e&hctky=2559314&hdpid=8c422cf5-e58c-40bb-993a-0823e3d663d2

Factors for a successful retailer in the modern era

Where most days you’ll hear about another retailer having financial problems and having to close stores, there is a notable (less obvious) exception.This article from Teesside University lecturer looks at the reasons why Games Workshop,...

Can Adults learn a 2nd language

Very Interesting article that discusses the idea that all adults are capable of learning a second language as an adult.Given how businesses now operate across all borders, the requirement for language skills within workforces will only...

Leadership for Competitive Advantage

I am currently reading “Leadership for Competitive Advantage” by Nick Georgiades & Richard Macdonnell. This great read is based on a model of organisational effectiveness (itself loosely based on the Buke-Litwen model of Organisational Change) suggesting the centrality...

The Machine that Changed the World

(2007), James P. Womak, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos – a perennial go to book that I’ve revisited over the years and in many ways was the starting point for UK Public Sector applying the principles...

What do Amazon Alexa, Google Voice and Apple Siri all have in common?

They can all be hacked by a laser.  Forbes published an interesting article highlighting the unexpected vulnerabilities in technologies that are becoming common place in our homes; maybe time to keep them out of sight?

NHS Digital making changes to 999 software

NHS Digital making changes to 999 and 111 software as it fails to recognise priorities in overdose cases.  It was found that the NHS Pathways System is unable to recognise that certain drugs, such as heroin, will...

Reskilling Workers is a central part of Corporate Social Responsibility

There is a growing recognition that corporations have a responsibility to their employees and their wider community. This article addresses how businesses can look to improve the skills of the workforce to avoid the loss of jobs...

Mental Health in workplace

Mental health in the workplace is such a huge topic at the moment and it's always interesting to see new ways to help combat this. Very interesting article on how innovative technology could potentially diagnose and treat workplace mental...

Factors for a successful retailer in the modern era

Where most days you’ll hear about another retailer having financial problems and having to close stores, there is a notable (less obvious) exception.

Caja Christmas Meal 2020

We had our private dining experience for our Christmas Meal at Crewe Hall this year and we decided...

Can Adults learn a 2nd language

Very Interesting article that discusses the idea that all adults are capable of learning a second language as an adult.

2020 Charity of the Year – Liverpool Women’s Hospital – The Big Tiny Steps Appeal

Creating precious moments every step of the way for sick babies and their familiesLiverpool has always led...