Recruiting for attitude, vision and internal branding.

People who share and promote your vision One of the projects I’m involved with right now is giving face to face business advice to local companies via a couple of county council schemes, one of which involves monitoring the progress of companies in receipt of development grants. I recently had follow up meetings with a ...

The expanded version of Growing Jobs now published

Last year we did some work for SEEDA looking at what it would take to build a world class workforce for the horticultural industry. This meant talking to 30 or so growers, finding some good case studies of simple but effective practices and distilling out some basic principles of good practice suitable for smaller businesses. ...

Growing Jobs report now out in Paperback

One of the projects we carried out last year was a horticultural workforce project that looked at what is needed to build a first class, sustainable workforce to take the industry forward. It was funded by SEEDA (South East Regional Development Agency) and basically involved interviewing growers from all the main sectors of the roduction ...

Leadership is about telling the truth

One of the challenges of running a business is to be clear about what you’re doing to anyone you meet. Sometimes its hard to come up with a concise answer – because you have to get so much stuff to balance and there are always new opportunities coming along. Be too opportunistic and your brand ...