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Remaining Defiant

During the referendum, it appeared that most of the polictical classes were firmly in the Remain camp. Where did they all go? Some...

Merger ‘Beyond Expectations’

Having completed the integration of both firms, the recent merger of DMH Stallard and Rawlison Butler is being hailed a great success...

IT Security: Have You Got It Right?

Effective and robust IT systems are essential for all businesses, but most companies only think about their IT when things go wrong....

Spotlight On The Autumn Budget

The benefit of now having the Budget moved to the autumn means we can all plan for the big changes that are on the horizon. Given the...

Future Proof

This month MHA Carpenter Box Partner and Head of the Tax Services Group, Stuart Noakes, takes a look at Inheritance Tax (IHT) and the...

The Single (Boring) Secret Of Success

In 2016, it was estimated in a global study that 67% of well-formulated strategies failed due to poor execution (R.Carucci, Harvard...

Direct Marketing & GDPR

As a direct marketing company, Mailing Expert has to deal with data from a variety of sources. It’s no wonder that the mailing...

May The Force Be With You

SEO (search engine optimisation) and PPC (Pay Per Click) should be comrades intent on winning the same battle, but why is it that in...

Bid Renewal Begins

The Manor Royal BID, located in Crawley and adjacent to Gatwick Airport, has published an ambitious Business Plan for a new five-year...

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Posturite is a genuine Sussex business success story. Posturite is not just the largest independent ergonomics company in the UK, it...

Barracks Boost For Brighton And Beyond

There are some locations in Brighton that have so much promise but never actually see anything delivered. Proposed developments at...

Shake Hands In... Tuscany

It’s autumn in Tuscany. The sun casts a brilliant copper glow over lush meandering hills, and makes orange foliage crackle, as...

The Bentley Boy

The Bentley Boys were a group of wealthy playboys who drove Bentley cars to victory in the1920’s and pushed the brand into folklore...

Sharan Not Sharon

A funny thing happened recently when l looked in my diary to see Sharon at 5pm. I duly turned up at my dear friend Sharon’s house...

The Lickfold Inn

I was once told about the Lickfold Inn by a date. A man I met through one of these posh agencies (what a bloody waste of money that...

Paddle Round… A Pacific Island

Every summer, the sea off Brighton beach is packed with enthusiastic hordes paddling round the pier for charity. Adventurer and business...

A Month In Food

So I found myself organising a lavish food and booze-fuelled couple of days in London. This was for a man. A surprise birthday celebration...

Abstinence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

For the past few years on the 1st of February at about 5pm, I could be found gleefully pouring myself a very large glass of wine. I’d...

Rules Of Engagement

Frustrated with not being able to recruit a new engineer, a friend recently asked me if it really was all about fresh fruit, bean bags...

The Planning System Must Work Better For Business

The planning system in England is more complex, costly and difficult for business than it was five years ago, according to a major...

How To Be An Effective Networker

I recently sat next to Will Kintish at a networking lunch. He was presenting a seminar on how to become a more confident and effective...

The Road To Nowhere

The issue of the A27 has dominated the first few months of my Presidency and I suspect it will continue to dominate to the time I reach...

Happiness Is A Piece Of Cake!

Glitterbug Bakery is a small artisan bakery started in 2016 by Karen Brown and Stephanie Palmer, two cake-loving bakers who believe...

Voyage Of Discovery

The UK, post Brexit, needs new ideas and a new direction. We were once a proud nation of forward thinkers, inventors, supreme traders...

Simply Privileged

I recently came across some thoughts expressed on LinkedIn that chimed in with some of my own thoughts, though as often with the best...

South East’s Unemployment Hits Record Low

The New Year is here, so now’s the time to kick back, shake off the hangover and take stock of what’s happened over the...

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