Posts by Chris Ward

Christmas Tricks for a Productive Workforce

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Christmas Tricks for a Productive Workforce Let’s get one thing straight. Decorations in October is never okay. And while Christmas enthusiasts skip into stores filled with reindeer, fairy lights and elves before Halloween has even passed us and pumpkins look humiliated next to their tinsel-laden counterparts, I will stay far far away. November’s no better.…

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Top 3 Secrets to Retaining the Best Talent in Professional Services

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Top 3 Secrets to Retaining the Best Talent in Professional Services Samantha graduated with an MSc in Financial Economics from Lancaster University. While studying, her learning and the tools to receive her learning focused on digital methods. Since graduating, Samantha has found the Professional Services industry a frustrating experience, mainly, the firm’s seemingly non-existent IT.…

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Purpose to every Penny: How to Make Donations Go Further

Purpose to every Penny: How to Make Donations Go Further There is a rising suspicion among the public that their money isn’t being spent on the causes that matter. Often, charitable organisations haven’t got an efficient infrastructure, and so are losing the power of donations on unnecessary overheads. People want to know that their money…

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday For many, Black Friday has become synonymous with cheap deals and shopping sprees. We’ve all seen pictures of crowds camping outside stores, fighting among themselves and pushing through barriers like a zombie apocalypse. This has been tamed slightly by the introduction of online shopping, which now accounts…

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday With Black Friday approaching, retailers are doing all they can to capitalise on one of the year’s biggest shopping frenzies. With the promise of customers by the masses, retailers can’t afford to get complacent and let this opportunity slip by. Therefore, what tactics can be…

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Top 3 Steps to a Smarter Business

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Top 3 Steps to a Smarter Business Being smart is a good thing. So much so that every industry has its own acronym for it. You’ve seen this one: Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. How about: Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology.  Or even smart watches. Whether in the traditional sense of the class genius, or…

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A Timico Trip to Croatia and the Importance of Recognition

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Sun, fine dining and Game of Thrones. Timico holiday winners take to Croatia. Facing the Adriatic Sea, encircled by an ancient wall with the occasional croak of pelicans, the city of Dubrovnik sits with a dreamy air. It’s a melting pot of warm sand, turquoise water and rich history. Coined by Lord Byron as The…

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Why Charities Cannot Afford to Ignore Digitalisation

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Why Charities Cannot Afford to Ignore Digitalisation With online donations accounting for £2.4 billion in donations from the UK annually, the way in which we interact with charities has changed. This article proposes how and why charities must embrace digital transformation to realise their potential. This is the information age. It has never been easier…

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The Single Biggest Threat Facing Hospitality

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The Single Biggest Threat Facing Hospitality After the success of our recent post The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Might Collapse in 3 Years we turn our attention to hospitality and the single biggest threat facing the industry. Hospitality organisations have come under heavy fire lately with the arrival of digital competitors such as…

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The Cyber-Attacks Threatening Your Business

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The Cyber-Attacks Threatening Your Business As we embrace the digital revolution, along with the countless benefits, it’s important to remain vigilante in securing your business against the threats. To many, the cyber-universe is confusing, geeky and surreal. However, the threats of cyber-security are very real. Any ignorance of their capabilities can be catastrophic for your…

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