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Archive for October, 2012


Sunday, October 28th, 2012

At the Edinburgh Conference Centre to receive the Constatinus International consulting awards certificate from CMI Chief Exec Ann Francke. Thanks to Stella Bowdell and the Institute of Consulting for the support and encouragement – great to be part of it. First workshop for Scottish Leaders earlier that day ( Richard Rumelts ‘Good Strategy’ and Robin Speculand’s ‘Implementation Compass’ provided the backbone of a fine morning. …and the day before, interviewed by a travel researcher at Euston having just got off the sleeper with the bike. Eleven hours later back at the same station and talking Mercian frames with a fellow cyclist prior to being Pendalinoed north.

British Library rocks

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

At the British Library this week as a panelist for Helen Kara’s book launch.  Excellent event.  Follow Helen on Twitter @helen_kara. Fellow panelist Karl Wilding from NCVO managed to work two Who lyrics into contribution.  Magic.

My review of Helen’s book is on Amazon

6th in the World

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Two UK consulting firms take top prizes at the international consulting awards ceremony last night in Orlando Florida.The Institute of Consulting (IC) today announced the global recognition of two of its member practices winning 2nd and 6th place in the prestigious Constantinus International Consulting Award sponsored by ICMCI.  Square Peg International took second place for their project supporting their client Avios in the transition of Airmiles to Avios. Simon Haslam of FMR Research was also shortlisted, in sixth place for their organisational review of the Scottish Institute for Residential Childcare.


… and here’s a shot of my Flying Scot road bike on Arran    

Early start from Glasgow Central

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

It’s the  6.50 to Newcastle.  Clean bike (with new Royce chain ring), AMT cap and a copy of the Metro.  Scotland’s Patients Rights Bill reported on.  Now live, probably 3 years after FMR’s initial consultation on it for the Scottish Government

Fellow of the RSA

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

… and delighted.