Is it always good to work collaboratively?

I was recently at a talk at the Manchester Business Growth Hub on the subject of collaborative working. I have written before about the advantages of this and also about the risks. I have advised people to ensure they are clear in their minds and on paper about who is...

Where have all the engineers gone!

I am not an engineer, although my father was.  I am however aware that this country’s strength was once based on the effective application of science to practical problems, which resulted in the Industrial Revolution and continued to keep us ahead of other nations for...

Do you DIY?

As many of you will probably know, my abilities and achievements are many and varied. I will not set out a list of them here, but if I were to do so, one thing that would be conspicuously absent would be DIY. My grandfather was a joiner, and passed on to me a few...

Do they know what “discrimination” means?

I am most concerned at the verdict of the Court in Northern Ireland in the Asher Bakery case. In case you are not familiar with it, I will set out the main points. Someone asked the bakers to bake a wedding cake with a message and images on it in support of gay...