30 November 2009
Over the last few weeks, two themes seem to have forced their way to the front of my consciousness. The first is small and medium sized companies and how they get access to the markets that can help them grow. We have always been quite involved with start-ups, either through our links to universities and the exploitation of new science or through their entry to our competitions – something like 60% of the companies that enter our competitions can be classified as SMEs.
01 November 2009
One of the advantages of the organisational promiscuity that has characterised my career is that I have worked for and with many people. Some have been both successful and fun to work with some have been less than successful and no fun to work with. Since I was trained as a scientist, I have watched them all and attempted to learn what the approach to being a success in business should be.