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9 06, 2015

The Northern Powerhouse: Where’s the skills?

By | June 9th, 2015|Civil Infrastructure|0 Comments

Back in the days when I was a respected young professional, well before I had the delusions of grandeur and the audacity to become an entrepreneur (that’s entreprenoor up North) my career was very much intertwined with education and skills. I was asked to join the board of ENERGUS in Workington, Cumbria whilst we were [...]

21 05, 2014

Swimming in the Channel: Customers Matter

By | May 21st, 2014|Channel, Grinds my Gears, Unleashed|Comments Off on Swimming in the Channel: Customers Matter

I’ve had a few struggles with Dell lately, they’ve shifted my account to the same call centre that calls me up at night asking if I want insurance (okay, not quite, but nearly!). I closed my account and then received a phone call from our former account manager attempting to get me to talk to [...]

10 03, 2014

An IT Manager’s Guide to BT Bashing

By | March 10th, 2014|Grinds my Gears, Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Unleashed|Comments Off on An IT Manager’s Guide to BT Bashing

This week I finally did it. After years of looking at the green cabinet outside my home, I finally got Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) installed. I also finally, have gone with Zen Internet, after many years of recommending them to just about everybody – I finally switched from Eclipse who in my humble opinion [...]

16 04, 2013

Candour in business, rather than purple monkey dishwashers

By | April 16th, 2013|Unleashed|Comments Off on Candour in business, rather than purple monkey dishwashers

It’s been a strange few weeks, I don’t think I’d ever have thought people would have actually thrown parties for Margret Thatcher’s passing (I know plenty who threatened), nor would she have a funeral as expensive and as grandiose as Churchill’s. As an icon of the 80’s and according to [...]