Category Archives: Business

Giving out the Gongs: a prize day at school.


They say everything comes to those that wait. A Prize never came my way at school but then I didn’t expect it to. I was diligent only in my enjoyment of life itself; the academic benefits of attending one of … Continue reading

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Face to a Name: the dementia care revolution unmasked


One rainy January afternoon, I made my way West to meet up with a business colleague for a long overdue exchange of news. Over coffee in the congenial surroundings of Soho House, Jake Arnold Forster described his work with organisations … Continue reading

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UK Trade and Inspiration


An established oxymoron in my business book is the concept of sound, creative advice from a Civil Servant. This is a breed without entrepreneurial experience. They haven’t felt the pain, have they? My company makes a very clever British invention … Continue reading

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A tale of clever women and country cottages.


The charms of a weekend in the country have largely eluded me over thirty years as a Londoner, mainly because I feel safe in these smokey streets. So when invitations to go there began to arrive, I thought long and … Continue reading

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The last week in April: 100 midwives and a 50th birthday


Last month I fell in love. I fell in love with Midwives and with Edinburgh. The combination contrived a fitting warm-up act to my birthday celebrations. To be specific, that birthday celebration. Edinburgh is a place through which I have … Continue reading

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Carry On Construction: the modular home and merchant banker


My PR consultancy closed its doors some time ago, so I was surprised and pleased to be approached last November by a trio of Gentlemen to whom I had been recommended for management and media services. Flattering indeed. The Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Butterflies … and a debut on the BBC


“My name is Helen Grady, producer for Evan Davis on The Bottom Line. There’s a programme coming up on doing business with Government, for instance the NHS, and Evan thought of you.” About eighteen months ago, I attended a Bookshop … Continue reading

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