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Reawakening The City of London

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There was a very interesting article in the FT about reinventing the City of London. The obvious problem is that at present we have a huge amount of office space and it has become abundantly clear that the number of people wanting to use that office space on a 5 day a week basis is […]

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Winter is Coming

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Next Sunday we see the clocks go back, so darkness will be creeping in outside before the working day is finished. Local lockdowns mean we have less to do in the evenings and will be unable to see family and friends depending on where you live. It’s going to be a tough winter for a […]

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Where branding goes wrong

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I have to admit that until last week I didn’t have the faintest idea of what being “Woke” meant.   Apparently being Woke is being alert to injustice in society, especially racism. “we need to stay angry, and stay woke” The term was actually coined during the black civil rights movement of the 20th century. The […]

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The Office Work Space

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A recent topic of debate that has become popular is the differing types of workspace that are available to companies now and what is the best way to be productive and maintain a happy health working culture. You have on one side the more traditional office layouts either with a team being enclosed in four […]

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Shoot for the Stars in 2020!

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2019 was a year of global political uncertainty, financial instability and trying times across Global Financial Markets.  2020 has already seen stability across the political spectrum, a steady rise in the oil price and markets across Fixed Income and Commodities rallying.  New firms are now flooding into the UK from Private Equity to Family Offices […]

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The biggest threat to growth in the economy

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There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the sluggish nature of the economy and how there is a very real concern that we will be moving in to a lost decade of slow growth similar to that of Japan. Research has shown that when the economy is in this sort […]

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Are languages in decline?

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Over the last few years there has been a steady decline in people studying languages at school, an interesting fact given that our economy has become that much more global and as a percentage our national wealth has never been more reliant on trading with nations which do not speak English. There are many reasons […]

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The Power of Positive mindset in team building

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The last four years have seen the England ODI Cricket team turn from a ramshackle, timid, prehistoric rabble into a roaring Juggernaut capable of blowing teams away in one of the most spectacular turnarounds in sport history. Despite a few hiccups in the tournament itself, the performance of the team since the lows of the […]

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Try Geneva

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Right now many people who work in Financial Services in the UK are looking at potentially setting  up a new life in Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris or Luxembourg etc. Perhaps it is worth mentioning that there is another Financial Centre which is not in Europe but is only an hours flight away. Geneva is not in […]