21 March 2019
Another Monday, another “start the week” meeting. Then on to a fascinating discussion with Lisa about how we got to the present portfolio – in a historical sense – and where we are planning to go. She has caused me a nasty worry that we have been justifying ourselves for 20 months and not really thinking.
14 March 2019
The week started with the rapidly enlarging “start the week” meeting. How long before we have to move again to accommodate the management team? ☺ Oh, I forgot, we can double the size of the room.
07 March 2019
The week started on Sunday afternoon, with a rather surreal trip to Bristol. For some reason or other that made sense at the time and set me up for the rest of the week’s travel, I drove to Swindon, parked in a desolate car park and rendezvoused with wrongly spelt Ian to catch the train to Bristol.
28 February 2019
Another “start the week” meeting, not as efficiently done as the week before but, what the hell, you just can’t get the help these days!
21 February 2019
The week started well. I spent some time being amazed by the lack of traffic in Swindon before I realised it was half-term. Cyrus’s ruthless efficiency meant we got through the “what are we doing” section of the “start the week” meeting in 15 minutes so could discuss the latest immediate request from Government.
14 February 2019
A weird week in many ways. Over the weekend, I had twisted my back and was feeling a bit pathetic. I made it down to Swindon – the new office – to find that there hadn’t been a “start the week” meeting, so I didn’t miss the first half because of traffic.
07 February 2019
Bizarrely the week didn’t start with a “start the week” meeting. It didn’t even start on Monday. Given the importance of the Monday morning meeting with NAIGT guys and the scare stories on the radio and television on Sunday, I went down to London on Sunday evening, so was able to watch the snow coming down whilst having breakfast smug in the knowledge that I was a couple of hundred yards from the DIUS offices.
31 January 2019
Another “start the week” meeting. What is the world coming to? After that I had a meeting with Jon Kingsbury of NESTA. This was a result of the snafu at the last EMM when we got a paper on their “voucher proposal” that none of us knew anything about.
24 January 2019
Yet another “start the week” meeting. This is beginning to be addictive. After that it was a visit with Fearless leader to Dolby at Wooton Bassett – arranged by EJ. The visit came in two halves. The first was a tour of the factory.
17 January 2019
Yet another “start the week” that I take part in. What is the world coming to? This was followed by another meeting in the series to get ready for the Board meeting and a series of meetings about allocation of manpower on key projects.