North East England, Technology

Northern Powerhouse … is it working?

At yesterday’s Great Exibition of the North #NPHSummit a member of the press asked me how the Northern Powerhouse is impacting the North East? In my opinion the NPH, whilst being a good initiative in principle, is yet to have any real tangible impact to businesses across the region. I don’t want to be over… Continue reading Northern Powerhouse … is it working?

Business, leadership, North East England, Success, Technology


For almost two decades, until retiring recently from corporate life, I worked for Sage Group where I held the position of Chief Product & Delivery Officer. You will all have heard of Sage. Three million customers across 27 countries, 13,000 employees, and a FTSE100 Tech Company with its spiritual home in Newcastle upon Tyne. Also,… Continue reading SCALE DON’T FAIL

Altruism, General, leadership, North East England, Success, Technology

A definition of Altruism

I’m attending a Dynamo North East board meeting at Newcastle College. Due to work and travel commitments, it’s the first board meeting I could attend for a while. The Dynamo board meeting is very rare blend of around 20 professionals from public sector organisations, professionals from the education sector, business owners, and professionals from many… Continue reading A definition of Altruism

North East England

Why wouldn’t you start, grow or move your business to the North East of England?

Why wouldn't you start, grow or move your business to the North East of England. Great work life balance, great cost of living, great income distribution, great universities, great environment, and an excellent workforce. Full report here