Tubespiration featured in ‘Financial Times’

The ‘Financial Times’ kindly shared my call for everyone to recognise the creative inspiration that is all around you on the London Tube (and indeed for any journey you make.) I’m offering Tyler Brule, the FT columnist whom I greatly … Continue reading

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The PC World Dixons Carphone plc bad customer experience saga drags on

The adage ‘When you’re in a hole stop digging’ seems to be ignored by our friends at PCWorld , part of the Dixons Carphone plc. Last month I reported how my individual experience and complaint probably signifies a major corporation … Continue reading

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Barry IdeasBank shares its story and creates a platform for inspiring Barry people to tell their stories

                    A busy week ahead for the Barry IdeasBank – the trail-blazing scheme, enabling people to create and share new ideas to improve their communities with the aim of becoming a … Continue reading

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A letter to Tyler Brule

                              Thought I’d share a letter written to Financial Times columnist Tyler Brule following a recent article where he revealed what I thought was a misplaced … Continue reading

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Why you should sell shares in Dixons Carphone plc – & lessons from ‘The Computer says ‘No”

        If you own shares in Dixons Carphone plc I would advise you to sell – the company judging by its performance does not have a future – and it provides lessons for any business wanting to … Continue reading

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Why we need to drop the name ‘United Kingdom’ and lessons for the ‘British Brand’ following the Scottish Referendum

A profound lesson from the Scottish Referendum is that we have neglected the British brand at our peril. We came perilously close to a break-up of a once mighty tribe, and we need to draw a line in the sand … Continue reading

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Why I’m hoping for closure on a home I last saw nearly 40 years ago

  I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hope I can get closure on something that has been painful to me for nearly 40 years My daughter alerted me to your web site and programme about Balfron Tower, Poplar. Youj may … Continue reading

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Why I’m standing for CIPR Council

It’s election time during September where members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations vote for officers for their Institute. Here’s my election statetment. Actually, I genuinely believe all the candidates are good. So, if you are a member of … Continue reading

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Gareth Bickerton – My Story of Wales

MY WELSH IDENTITY Land of my Fathers, To be truly Welsh it is said Generations of forebears born and bred Geographical allegiance is such a tiny part Unless Mountains and Lakes are in your heart From the top of Snowden … Continue reading

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How the ice bucket challenge became a worldwide hit – it’s a meme

                The latest viral internet hit is the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ – you nominate someone to dump a bucket of ice water over them – which of course is filmed and posted for … Continue reading

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