The art of the deal!

So today we have a date for Brexit. Will we or won’t we have a deal. Depending who you read, where you read it and what the weather is doing that particular hour the answer you get changes. I would simply offer this thought. Having seen many deals done in business and in politics over […]

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Worst non-food retail figures…worse to come?

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41886330 A very worrying sign indeed.  Is it just me or does everything seem to be getting more of a wobble on?   Might be good for pre-Christmas sales as firms trying to liquidate stock to cash. Wonder how many Boxing Day or New Years day high street bankruptcies we’ll see?  A lot of firms […]

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A quick drink with Allan Biggar

Quick Drink With… Allan Biggar first published in 2014 Click here for link by George Pitcher. What do you think of the advertising business, Allan? I think creative agencies and their clients work very hard, but they’re deluding each other most of the time. So you think advertising is a waste of money? When he […]

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Five golden rules communicating in a crisis

From a series of articles first publish in on www.independent.co.uk  in 2011  Click here for link Some of the UK’s biggest businesses have faced crises this year. Allan Biggar shares his five golden rules on what to do when disaster strikes As a communications specialist, I have had a career of stepping in to help […]

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What is it about him(or her) next door!

I think it’s channel Five or maybe Four which has a reality show about nightmare neighbours.  What is it about the residents of No.10 and No.11 Downing Street that means they rarely get on.  We’ve had this with previous tenants Mr Blair and Mr Brown.  Before that Mrs Thatcher and a couple of tenants of […]

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And the favourite is….

Just a thought for a Monday morning.  Study leadership contests in the Labour and Conservative party over the years and one thing will strike you…. the number of times the favourite doesn’t win!  There’s a long tradition which includes the unexpected elevation of Thatcher and of course Corbyn.  Why? Because favourites tend to be polarising […]

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It’s honestly not this difficult!

I’m no Brexit supporter but for goodness sake it’s not that difficult to cut the legs from under Corbyn and the rest of the muddled thinkers.  What people want Theresa is hope and that’s what you did not give anyone in the election and to be blunt you’re not doing now. Paint a picture of […]

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