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  • Setting goals like Ed Sheeran

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    Ed Sheeran's world tour ended in Ipswich, of all places, this week. It has been record breaking. He played to millions of people and grossed ticket sales in excess of £150 million. Ed has announced that he is taking a break and good for him I say. This is all part of a plan he hatched many years ago. He set himself clear goals and worked hard to achieve them. SMART goals which you may be familiar ...

  • Are you genuine and maximising your Emotional Intelligence?

    Posted on Monday, May 20, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    According to Travis Bradberry, in his book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, genuine people are who they are. They know that some people will like them, and some won’t. And they’re OK with that. It’s not that they don’t care whether or not other people will like them but simply that they’re not going to let that get in the way of doing the right thing. People catch on to your attitude quickly and are ...

  • 6 Steps to Getting the Right Role

    Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    6 Steps to Getting the Right Role. Now that you are settling back to work after Easter..…….. you may be thinking is it time for change. Here are some thoughts. Reflect on what is causing you to think? Is it your company, your role, your boss? Do you just need a change and to feel energised? Are you feeling valued in your current role and fairly paid? How can you change the things that are wrong? ...

  • Dunnhumby and Tesco Partnership

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    When Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby were approached by Tesco about launching a loyalty card in 1994 they were told in no uncertain terms not to get excited. Tesco was adamant this was a one-off – the company didn’t use consultants, it just needed a little help. However, Tesco would in fact need a lot of help and over the course of the next 16 years the duo would be central to building the UK’s first ...

  • Is this the time for action?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    Is this the time for action? Well here we are in January – the time to start a-new and exchange ideas about the changes we want to make in our lives. Park runs, 5:2 diets, 15 minutes workouts, fresh air and de-cluttering – all hot topics for 2019. But, I think the prize for stealing the lifestyle headlines has to go to veganism, along with Greggs and their vegan sausage roll. But while the idea ...

  • 6 Steps to Finding the Right Job for you

    Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    It has never been easier to find a job. Think websites, job boards, LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, e-mail alerts - not to mention directly on company websites. Earlier this year Google also got in on the act with Google for Jobs (next time you’re on Google check it out!!) Jobs seem to be everywhere, with a couple of clicks you’ve uploaded your CV and then all you have to do is sit back and wait. ...

  • Get Fit For 2018

    Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 by Lucy ThorpeNo comments

    So Christmas is well and truly over. The decorations are down and the last few chocolates and mince pies are gone. It’s back to work and all that entails; getting up in the dark for the early morning commute. And so naturally our thoughts turn to fresh starts and the “get fit” plan for 2018. Will it be Jamie Oliver, Joe Wicks or Davina McCall? Even DJ Khaled is evangelising about physical health, ...

  • Skills you need to make it as a NAM

    Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 by Phil Hutchinson-May1 comment

    Yesterday’s National Account Managers were easy to recognise. They had a highly sociable and personality driven approach. Relationships were number one and deals were done. But those days are over and this approach is now consigned to history. Evolving Roles In the last 5 to 10 years relationships in FMCG have evolved and decisions are now driven by analytics – using a numerical and fact driven ...

  • How to get the best from your next job move

    Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    Millennials love to switch jobs! Unattached to organizations and institutions, job seekers, born between 1980 and 1996, are said to move more freely from company to company than any other generation. The data supports this. Gallup found 21% of millennials had changed jobs in the past year, and only half plan to be working at their company one year from now. That’s a lot of talented people either ...

  • Why you should keep control of your promiscuous digit

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017 by Phil Hutchinson-MayNo comments

    So you’re fired up to find a new job and make some advances in your career. You know you have the skills that will take you to the next level and you’re keen to capitalise on the improving jobs market. All good news, but it’s important to be smart about the way you proceed, starting with the jobs you decide to apply for. At this time of year many people fall victim to the promiscuous digit – a ...