“You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!”

(from Doctor Who, Tooth and Claw in Season 2 – Russell T. Davies)

OK we’re not the Intergalactic Library but we do have books about improving your business and some interesting White Papers so, go on, arm yourself for business.


Would you like to refresh your business? Do you want to stimulate some fresh thinking and new ideas?

Well have a taste of some of these caffeine-free, stimulating business hints and tips and get some added boost for your business performance.

Like any good recipe it contains some tried and trusted ingredients but for those wanting that extra, techno-boost there are sections on web-sites, e-mail marketing and business networking.

So if you want a real ‘kick’ to get your business speeding along the road to success, try some – forget the caffeine, this is all the rush your business needs.

The new EU GDPR comes into force on the 25th May 2018 (irrespective of Brexit)

Do you know what it is?

Do you know how it might affect you and your business?

Do you know what you need to do about it (and when)?

Read this handy little guide for some of those answers

This book is written by a specialist construction subcontractor (OK, ex-subcontractor) for specialist construction subcontractors.

Why, because he believes that in the brutal world of construction subcontracting, specialists, of any size and any sector, can benefit enormously from Quality Management and Quality Management Principles and indeed from securing ISO Certification (i.e. being independently assessed) to the International Standards that the industry increasingly demands, namely ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety Management).

Certification to these Standards can cut-through the current bane of subcontractor’s lives — filling in pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ’s). Not just filling them in either, ISO Certification greatly increases your chances of getting on that next tender list from a particular customer who doesn’t currently work with your business.

Certification normally allows you to sail through most of the PQQ’s and let’s face it, they are not going to go away. Ensuring the quality of the supply chain is becoming increasingly important for employers of specialist suppliers and subcontractors and there seems to be no choice other than for these businesses to get professional about assuring their potential customers. ISO Certification however is certainly Not Just a Tick in a Box on a PQQ.

A simple guide to a practical, pragmatic personal password policy

Practical – Because it’s straightforward and easy to use

Pragmatic – Because it’s not perfect (because nothing ever is) but it’s useable

Personal – Because it really is personal to you

Password – Because passwords are (at present) the most common form of protection for on-line logins

Policy – Because if you have a policy you don’t have to think about what to do next!

The ISO 9001 international Quality Management Standard has provided a framework for business measurement and improvement for nearly 30 years, the latest 2015 edition continues this overall system with significant new additions to enhance the achievable outcomes.

This paper outlines what the key differences are and how they can have a positive impact upon your organisation and its future development