You often hear people in business say they prefer pictures to words, something along the lines of “Give me a diagram any day, I can’t be doing with reading loads of text.” I have a confession however: there are times when I’d rather hear the words (not necessarily a thousand) than work out what some […]
344,000 people in Wales work in the public sector, according to official statistics. This amounts to 27.5% of all Welsh employees – a proportion higher than the rest of the UK – that makes Wales far more vulnerable to public spending cut. With the BBC reporting yesterday that dramatic costs to Welsh public sector spending […]
Relationship management is a tricky business at the best of times. As Mark Reckless follows Douglas Carswell in defecting to UKIP, we take a look at the challenges facing the Conservative Party, and how they’ve handled them to date, to see if there are any lessons we can learn in relationship management. ‘Defections, defections, defections’. We could […]
Phones 4U has been forced into bankruptcy. It has been the worst month imaginable for the company, rapidly shifting from being a profitable company whose future seemed secure, to a retailer with nothing to sell. Things were going so well a few months ago. The company was profitable – incredibly so having made over £100million […]
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has left Ferrari. After 31 years with the brand, the President of the company’s departure seems a little odd. He initially called a press conference to confirm that he would be seeing out the remainder of his three year contract at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, only to be immediately […]
There has never been anything quite like it. NATO is coming to Newport, and they’re bringing an army. Not of soldiers (although there will be no small number of soldiers there): World leaders, politicians, foreign defence officials, staffers, advisers, journalists, industry representatives, and protesters are arriving in their masses, and they’re causing quite a stir. […]
The Fast Growth 50 Awards are quickly approaching and, once again, the SpringTide team are getting all dressed up to see whether we can bring home an award. Fast Growth 50 celebrates the fastest growing businesses in Wales over the last 12 months, and we are waiting in anticipation to find out where on the […]
We look back at a recent negotiation and consider how using an e-Sourcing platform could have affected the outcomes: limiting negative emotional responses and perhaps providing a more constructive result for all parties.
SpringTide are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year’ at the 2014 CIPS Awards. Congratulations to the team that have put so much work along the way to delivering such a fantastic piece of work.
As England’s players prepare to board the plane back home, the usual questions of ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who was to blame’ are already being asked. But instead perhaps we should be asking do we just expect too much too soon?