31 July 2020
Another Monday, another “start the week” meeting!! This was followed by a catch-up with Jools before my first meeting – which was a teleconference with Mari-Anne McKenzie of BIS.
24 July 2020
Another Monday morning and I made the trek down to Swindon. Thankfully, Cyrus was in charge of the “start the week” meeting, so it flew by. He used a new technique whereby he got Karen to check all our diaries before the event, so it was more of a test of whether we knew what we were doing than an exchange of activities.
17 July 2020
I get away without the “start the week” meeting because I am working at home. However, my penance for this is a Low Carbon Innovation Group teleconference where everyone wants to be seen to be nice to one another whilst they are secretly trying to kill the others to take the crown for themselves.
10 July 2020
Another Monday, another “start the week” meeting. What is there left to say? It was followed by some frantic “seeing people” ahead of a closed-out day of meetings, but I did manage about half of the ones I planned and several of the ones I didn’t.
03 July 2020
Not sure what went wrong, but I ended up in Swindon on a Monday morning in time for the “start the week” meeting.
26 June 2020
I had not one – but two – reasons not to be at the “start the week” meeting but only played one. Instead I got up early and drove to Hursley to the IBM HQ to present to the “Europe Technical Leaders Meeting”.
19 June 2020
Again, the “start the week” meeting managed to cast its spell over us all as we gathered in the increasingly crowded Meeting Room 2. I recovered to have a series of internal meetings – what’s Monday for?
12 June 2020
The “start the week” meeting seems a long time ago now and nothing sticks in the mind, so either it was very important or I am losing my marbles.
08 June 2020
Variety and surprise at the “start the week” meeting!! After the usual, cursory round the table bit, FL told us about his letter from Vince. Okay, he got a photocopy of a letter that went to all the BIS quangos, but we did at least get acknowledged.
29 May 2020
An interesting way to “start the week” – sitting around wondering whether we would be part of the Governments £6bn “triumph” cuts. We lost the £20m extra we got in the last Budget to sweeten the deals on SBRI – put that looks to have been a faux pas and we might get it back.