North East Manufacturing – The Oil & Gas Downturn

Oil & Gas The world-leading UK oil & gas supply chain generates tens of billions of pounds a year in sales, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs across our country. Sadly, over 70,000 jobs across the UK oil and gas sector have now gone since the turn of 2015.  Oil prices sit below $30 per…

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Productivity Can Be Fun

Max Productivity Using The Pomodoro Technique With the ever increasing weapons of mass distraction how do you ensure you hit a high level of productivity? The email notifications, text messaging and the lure of social media can be distracting. Sometimes a welcome distraction (but one that must be controlled if you wish to master productivity). During a recent project…

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ERP…Who let the hounds out.

We recently produced a guide aimed at helping organisations achieve the right ERP system, for the right price, on time. The information in the guide is not about helping you obtain the board of directors buy-in, achieving budget sign-off or helping to understand if ERP is for you. Hopefully, you’ve done that and that’s why you…

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You’ve Generated a Lead, Now What?

Lead generation Lead generation has become a phrase widely used across almost every industry, thank goodness.  The decision to begin/ramp-up lead generation is often driven from board level. Sales figures are scrutinized, targets are subtly reminded and then the flow begins.It goes something like this (give or take a level);Chairman/Non-Exec highlights it to the CEO…

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Technology – you’ve been told you need it.

Now and again we come across companies who approach us with a ‘need’ for technology. When we ask what the drivers are, we hear signs of uncertainty. Maybe the unit next door has just implemented a fantastic new stock system. Or perhaps an e-commerce website, or has began to use EDI (Electronic data interchange) for invoicing. Sure…

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How to Get Featured on Podcasts

So, you want to get featured on podcasts. Follow this 20 point method and you’ll slide straight through the gates. The priority of the podcast host is their audience. If you’d like to address this audience, you’re going to have to reassure the host that you won’t jeopardize what they have worked extremely hard to create…

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Three Little Words

So, I’m sitting in the garden with a cuppa, soaking up the sun and reflecting on what has been an inspiring week. I’d like to share with you one message I received from a client this week (permission was granted). I’ve been coaching this chap for a few months now and he shared with me…

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FUNNEL FUN

sales funnel

  Sales Funnel How to perfect your sales funnel Here are typical stages of a cold ‘reach out’, email / sales funnel, each message getting slightly more aggressive;   1: Buy my stuff, check me out, we’re amazing 2: Hey, for the last 8 years in biz we’ve done XYZ 3: OK, I guess you…

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I love tight briefs

tight briefs

I love tight briefs. The tighter the better.And, it is my job to tighten them. Let me explain. A client contacts me and asks me for my help. The majority of the time, the goal is lead generation, new business…let’s not mess around here. It’s MOULA. Which my friends, is not a dirty word. It’s…

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