Queens Gambit and Strategy

Queens Gambit and Strategy

You may have seen the latest Netflix big hit ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which is the story of Elizabeth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy rising through the chess master ranks whilst she struggles with various personal issues. It is Netflix’s most watched scripted limited...
ESG Becoming a KPI?

ESG Becoming a KPI?

The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) acronym is a relative newcomer to the corporate world. However, its origins date back several decades, perhaps to the 1960s when some funds declined to invest in certain controversial sectors, such as tobacco and South...
Debt Capacity post covid

Debt Capacity post covid

Recent figures suggest that businesses have taken c£18bn of CBILS and c£42bn of Bounce Back Loans this year. This is on top of any other funding that businesses have taken. Whilst these government schemes have been welcomed by businesses that needed funding to survive...
Entrepreneur Resilience

Entrepreneur Resilience

For many entrepreneurs and businesses this past year will have been the most challenging they have ever faced, and let’s face it, this is not over yet, so we still have many uncertainties ahead of us. Back in March as lockdown began, I wrote an article in the Snowball...
National Infastructure Bank

National Infastructure Bank

At the spending review last week, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that there would be a new National Infrastructure Bank launched. Details were sketchy but we know it will work with the private sector to fund new infrastructure projects across the UK and to help...