Posts Categorized: Cool Stuff

Cranfield University BGP – Speak from the heart, not the Powerpoint

I was recently invited to speak at a Cranfield University BGP open day. The BGP, or Business Growth Programme as it’s known, is designed specifically for the development of owner managers and their businesses.

I was invited to give a presentation based on my own experience of participating on the BGP programme back in February 2007. I was more than happy to accept the invitation. My experience of BGP was rewarding, challenging and still helps me to this day. My BGP was a journey of massive benefit to both me and my business.Read More

Construction industry blogs
 – Digital marketing for construction

Have you ever felt that you wanted to let it all out and trumpet some great truth to the world at large? Well, start a blog. Anyone can do it – and you don’t need to buy any software to get started. 

Blogging is a great way to comment about construction industry issues and to have your say. But apart from the cathartic effect it can have, a blog can be an excellent way to get your company’s news out into the wider world and to build your credibility as a trusted commentator on your speciality – building products, construction industry legislation – whatever.Read More

Green waste. Ecobuild 2010 – Construction Event Marketing

Digital marketer upset by lack of digital marketing at Ecobuild – no surprise there then! Yes, it was green, seriously green in fact, but from where I was standing it was more ‘green behind the ears’.

Sure, there was some fantastic energy saving, efficiency driven, eco-friendly, sustainable products and services on show – and some great ‘looking’ stands too. In that respect and from an eco-building product and discussion perspective the event no doubt delivered – other more knowledgeable people than me can debate that.

So, my problem is?Read More

NSPCC MK Half Marathon

We did it again. Three brave runners. Once again, donning the running boots and taking to the redways around MK to complete the 13 point something miles in (not-so) record times.

The eleventh annual NSPCC MK Half marathon saw around 1000 runners in various states of health & fitness plod around the finest new town in the area.

You can view the official website here: