Backing a charity makes good business sense

I am hosting my first ever fundraiser tomorrow in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI). I have absolutely no idea how much money I will raise or how many people to expect, but I hope donations will amount to at least a modest £100. It has also led me to ponder the relationship […]

9-5 is so last century

So it’s been a while. Eldest university interviews (check); place offered (check); move house (check); on-going administrative nightmare of changing address details (check); A2 exams for eldest (check); uni offer confirmed (check); move eldest to Liverpool (check); holiday (check). No, wait, holiday? Oh yes, no money left for holiday this year! But anyway, I am […]

The best boss I never met

When you’ve been in the world of work for a fair few years, chances are you’ve experienced a variety of bosses, some exemplary, some appalling, most somewhere in the middle. However, it’s not until your own child enters the workplace, that you become ultra-critical of leadership skills, managerial approaches and staff interaction. Hence, I came […]

Loving Lidl a Lodl!

I am a new Lidl convert and as far as I am concerned, there’s no going back. A recent trip to my previous store Sainsbury’s (where a quick shop totted up to an almighty £84) confirmed I was making the right choice. Today’s announcement that Sainsbury’s won’t give up without a fight with £150m worth […]