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When "normal" isn't normal anymore

The resilience of the UKs entrepreneurs never ceases to amaze me. In spite of tough economic times, where the “normal” ways of doing things are just not normal anymore and...

What are Innovation Vouchers?

The other item that came up the same morning was Innovation Vouchers. The Technology Strategy Board’s national Innovation Voucher scheme is designed to help businesses gain the...

You've Got to Be Smart

  Yes I know, I have covered Smart before, but I was presenting to a group of companies just last week and most had not heard of the scheme, so I thought a quick reminder was in order....

Economics 'A' level Remembered 2.

So how might “full employment” be achieved? Thinking about this, the issue is made difficult by the fact that even in an economic recovery, job creation n the 21 st Century is...

Economics 'A' level Remembered

Some research work has been underway in the USA, looking at how America could achieve full employment. Yes really – full employment. That would mean finding work for those that are...

Innovation Communities Report

To read a copy of the Innovation Communities: Trust, Mutual Learning and Action report, contributed to by ESP KTN, please go to: ...

Why Manufacturing Remains Important 2.

The old image of manufacturing being an intractable monolith is passed. New methods and co-operation means that large-scale manufacturing has become surprisingly adept at changing and moving on,...

Why Manufacturing Remains Important

We’ve all read the articles and think we understand. But how is the West going to retain some manufacturing and maintain living standards while the East continues, understandably, to...

A Timely Reminder

We all know by now (in spite of the way in which the word has been abused in recent years), that innovation is the key to a modern growth economy.  This has been identified by...

Can Anyone Have a Good Idea?

Yes of course they can. But there are ways to help those ideas actually happen. In my role at ESP KTN, I meet large numbers of business leaders every month -  really talented...

Dream on Baby!

One of my daughters has recently taken to putting “tacky” motivational slogans up in her room about chasing your dreams, watching the clouds and not letting the voice of experience...

Where Are They?

Where are the UK World Class Businesses? I recently had the opportunity to refresh some older industry relationships of mine because of a particular project I was working on. This...

A Successful Organisation-

What's the Trick? The formula is simple: Optimise your current activity and develop innovative new ones that will continue to retain and attract new customers to secure your...

Grassroots Innovation

The last decade has seen an exponential increase in grassroots technical communities where individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds come together around a shared interest. Initially these...

Innovation - not so much fun!

It’s great having new ideas. It’s brilliant to develop them into a completed product or service. It’s fantastic to launch them in to the market. It’s not so good trying...

Impressive Building, Progressive Event

I had never been to Senate house in London before, but on entering the courtyard of the building and looking up at the imposing Gothic architecture, no wonder the building has been used in the...

It's exciting starting up your own business!

With the current economy, a lot of people are doing it. Perhaps using redundancy or an early retirement payment, probably to do something they have been looking to do for years and have finally...

It's a Good Excuse!

“Green” is simply a new definition for innovation and excellence. The word and the philosophy has created a new momentum in building a market place and a will for all innovators in...

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes

And from the strangest combinations. I recently ran an event for ESP KTN with Sussex Enterprise in the Chichester area, looking to encourage High Growth micro-businesses and SME’s to...

Watching the Innovators

Although I find the topic of Innovation a fascinating one, it does seem sometimes that the discussions go around in circles and I am never quite sure if the theory matches the reality. I just...
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Let's Get Something Straight.........

  Innovation is not a management fad. It may go in and out of fashion, but you...

Innovation Bite Size. 1.

Here is the bite size version of the articles that we are gradually putting together in more...

Open Innovation, Open Door

The term ‘Open Innovation’ was made famous by Henry Chesborough in his best selling...