CONSERVATIVE PARTY ELECTED WITH WORKING MAJORITY

Now that Boris Johnson and his Conservative party have won the General Election will we finally “Get Brexit Done”? More importantly, can the Government now get on with running the country and sorting out urgent issues such as the NHS?   We are still awaiting the date of the Budget which is likely to be[…]

KEY 2020 TRENDS

The environment, wellbeing, mental health and technology look set to be some of the big business trends in 2020. As we move into the New Year, businesses will have to adapt in a world that places greater emphasis on sustainable business practices. People will want to work for firms that take care of their employees[…]

ELECTION TAX PROPOSALS – MORE MONEY FOR NHS?

The various political parties have all made bold promises in the run up to the General Election about increased spending if elected, particularly extra money for the NHS. Although many of the spending pledges will be funded out of increased borrowing, the parties have assumed that they can persuade voters that extra spending on the[…]

THE FUTURE OF WORK

There is a lot of jargon out there around “the future of work”. What does it really mean for businesses?   There is a lot of buzz around trends like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, remote working, agile working, augmented reality (AR) and various other new concepts. As technology improves we have new opportunities[…]

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT

In today’s “always-on” society, business owners and managers are under more pressure than ever.   Stress related workplace burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an official medical diagnosis. Here are some tips to help to avoid burnout.   Manage your time It’s impossible to sustain long-term happiness without appropriately balancing[…]

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Thought leadership can be a very effective marketing tool but successfully implementing a thought leadership strategy is a lot harder that it sounds.   A thought leader is someone who, based on their expertise and perspective of an industry, offers unique guidance, inspires innovation and influences others. Their views on a subject are taken to[…]

HOW TO MEASURE RETURN ON MARKETING INVESTMENT

  Calculating return on investment (ROI) on marketing activity has been a longstanding challenge for businesses. Next year MMGA celebrates its 100th anniversary, so I have been contemplating our marketing budget. I thought it useful to share my thoughts with you:   Return on marketing investment is a metric used to measure the overall effectiveness[…]

WHY SHOULD I TAKE FEE PROTECTION INSURANCE?

This is a question that I get asked a lot at this time of year. One reason for this is because we issue our insurance renewals, but another is because clients are unsure if they are covered by other insurance products that they take out and whether they actually need the protection that we offer.[…]