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Big Hairy Goals

How often do you look at your big hairy audacious goals? Most business owners have goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals… You probably have yearly goals too. But where do you want to be in 5 years time? What about 10 years? Do your goals for this week or month actually tie in with that big, long-term vision? I’ve …

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It’s coming home

This week the bubble burst here in the UK. After weeks of excitement, hope and anticipation, on Sunday night the England football team fought valiantly but finally admitted defeat in a penalty shoot-out in the European Championship Final. Pubs all across the UK were filled with cheers and tears as we let go of the hope that after 55 years …

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What The Romans Taught Me About Business

If you know me, you’ll know I love football, beer and business. But did you know that I’m a bit of a history buff too? I love a good historical tale and I think there’s a lot to be learned from history’s greatest leaders. Everyone knows a little about the Romans. How they conquered the western world and brought straight …

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Who’s Been A Naughty Boy…

Never underestimate the power of social media. Here in the UK, it’s been no big secret that our government are a little, shall we say…incongruent. They say one thing, then do another. The funny thing is, they forget that it’s the people here that really hold the power. Now, don’t worry – this isn’t just a political whinge… there’s an …

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The New Normal

A phrase that’s been thrown around a lot here in the UK. While much of the world has moved on and started to get back to normal, we seem to be dragging our heels a little. In fact, just this last week our promised “freedom day” where all restrictions would be lifted has been bumped back by another month. That …

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I was wrong

I’m a bit old fashioned when it comes to business. I believe that nothing builds relationships better than sitting down together in person, enjoying a pint together and having a good old chin wag. But when the pandemic hit the UK and we went into lockdown, I begrudgingly moved to online meetings. I’ll be honest – it’s been ok. Once …

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If these last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of flexibility in business.

Whatever industry you’re in, the chances are that you’ve had to change your ways, navigate new challenges and push through some crazy-hard obstacles. But that’s just part of being in business. In freight, we’re no stranger to unexpected challenges. From typhoons and hurricanes to freak lightning that makes craters in the runway. Every year brings us some unexpected obstacles to …

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We’ve a big problem here in the UK

A shortage of garden gnomes. As a knock-on effect of the lockdowns and blockage of the Suez Canal, garden centres all over the UK are struggling to source our bearded little buddies at a rate that matches demand. There’s just not enough gnomes to go around. Now, I’m no gardener – you heard what happened last time I tried to …

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Not everyone is as passionate about containers as I am.

  I know it’s a weird passion to have. But I love to see all the cool things people can do when you give them a container… In my previous blogs, I’ve talked about containers made into houses and people using them as garden offices too. But I recently came across a whole other use… Raves. With nightclubs and bars …

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The Suez Canal has been all over the press this week.

Evergreen cargo ship, Ever Given, ran aground nearly a week ago – blocking the canal and causing a tailback of 367 vessels.   More than $9 billion of trade passes through the Suez Canal each day – and a reroute adds an extra 4 weeks onto the journey and takes ships down through perilous and hostile waters.   It really …

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