Why do you love statistics?

Even if we don’t “love” statistics, they are crucial for effective local services…   Why do you love stats? It is a tricky question that might not make your Valentine date melt with delight. The question is especially difficult if you weren’t in top set at school. (For the record I was bottom set maths, … Continued

How (not) to sell infrastructure projects

What do we mean by Infrastructure? Infrastructure – roads, rail, sewerage, airports are often big projects which offer benefits for future generations.  But infrastructure projects also often have big implications – including big disruption for the residents who have to contend with the traffic diversions, noise and change. OK, give me some examples… Red Potato … Continued

The last of British Summertime

Autumn term round-up: We hope you had a chance to enjoy the last of British Summertime! Here at the Red Potato patch, we’ve been doing some fun video and animations for our great clients. Here is a quick round-up of some of the fabulous projects we’ve been involved with recently: Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Herts … Continued

Don’t miss the HS2 train! SMEs need to get on board

Our journey with HS2 begins The HS2 train hasn’t yet arrived for passengers, but for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), it is already time to get on board.   OK, enough of the puns, but you get the point.  For SMEs to benefit from large scale infrastructure opportunities the time to get involved is … Continued

The “C” Word

The “C” word We said the “C” word and there was a look of disbelief among the delegates. Everyone was looking shocked. Were we really saying that the “C” word was something that needed to be discussed on a course aimed at improving the skills needed to secure a job in hospitality? The delegates on the … Continued

Perseverance key to success for the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentices

Perseverance central to success Congratulations to all the teams in the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge.   This is the fourth year Red Potato have worked with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the Challenge.  Each year there seems to be some common element to the teams; this year it was perseverance. Thank you for … Continued

Three tips for engaging young people with your organisation

So here’s the thing, you need to communicate with young people about something important, but not urgent.   How do you do it? Here are three quick tips we have learnt from recent work with school and college students. Test your ideas: In any campaign you would test your ideas with your target market. Young people are … Continued

School students learn about warehousing from Ocado

School students find out about cool opportunities in warehousing and distribution   Wow that was really cool!  Walking through the fridge room at the Ocado warehouse felt like stepping out into the Arctic wilderness – except we were surrounded by ice cream packs!  It was another surprise, on a visit that took a ice axe … Continued

Three ideas to bring creativity into the business

Business owners often look for ways they can stand out from the crowd, here are three ideas that will bring creativity into the business.   Red Potato are involved in several projects that are connecting businesses with schools.  Most importantly, these projects are also bringing creativity to businesses. Here are three ideas that will bring … Continued

The real reason for a Jobs Fair

For the last few months we have been working with colleagues at The Galleria shopping centre. That work will come to fruition this week at the Galleria Jobs Fair! The Jobs Fair at the Galleria Shopping Centre will highlight the range of jobs that are available now.  Even though they are local jobs, for many … Continued