Networking event in Manchester.

I decided to act on an invitation to this event to gauge how much potential there was to be had from this experience.

In a word ‘Limited’. I found it rather perfunctory and to some degree amateur. You get the …

The round of college exhibitions

I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of college events and the message I get is of an area under considerable pressure from an internal management viewpoint. A system trying to manage irreconcilable demands for quality without the …

Linkedin

I have been interested in how effective this site is for generating opportunities. So iI have decided to do a series of regular posts of images to gauge the level of response.

So far this has been limited and could …

A catchup with Mike Roles PhD and much more.

Whilst in London I has a chance to reconnect with an old acquaintance of mine Dr Mike Roles. To give him his true title.

I first me Mike years ago when he was a winner in the Benson and Hedges …

Paul Thompson at the Wren Gallery.

I have known Paul for a few years now and have been impressed with his integrity and passion for imagery which is poetic in quality.

So I was delighted to be invited to his London exhibition which was well received …

A college industry day featuring ex students.

Rob Evans, Dominic Rouse and Richard Weston each gave half day presentations to a group of students. From a common curriculum which we originally developed at Blackpool these three have gone on to be major players within the industry. Ranging …

Update on mentoring a business expansion programme.

I have been working with an ambitious business owner looking to substantially grow his business. Since our last session where we looked at long term objectives, staffing and man management challenges, I am delighted to say there has been considerable …

Project Planning and Markets.

Ran a discussion with final year students looking at identity and markets. They were hesitant in knowing how to incorporate or understand ¬†these issues. In other words how to integrate such insights into a project which would have real value …

A business development mentoring session.

I have been working with a company at that very interesting stage of considering a large scale expansion. The challenges at this time are manifold but a session where the client can unload their concerns in a non threatening environment …

Strong commercial showing in difficult times.

The regular feedback I get from my ex students is heartening. The number of commissions with blue chip companies accounts shows that quality is still very much in demand.

The information about the Bentley Car shoot which produced a request …