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Careers Fair 2024

What kind of job will children growing up today be doing in the year 2024?  Will we still need a Careers Fair in 2024? Parents, schools and young people are probably thinking about things a little closer to home!  Nevertheless it is sometimes worth spending a bit of time looking at future skills requirements and…
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Trade

Going Global & International Trade International Trade was predictably the main message at the #Heathrowbusinesssummit, at – you guessed – Heathrow Airport! We were reminded of the messages from the Heathrow business summit following a recent return visit to Heathrow airport. As an aside the visit happened to coincide with the celebrations for #BA100 -the centenary…
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What are your New Year Resolutions?

What was your New Year resolution?   Come to think of it how are you doing with last year’s resolution?   For many of us January is a time to evaluate progress to date and also look forward to the coming year.  At Red Potato 2019 has got to be about exports.  There are three…
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Happy New Year!

We hope you were able to celebrate the New Year and Christmas in style! At Christmas time thoughts turn to travel as families and friends are reunited. In the UK the travel news has been sketchy, with some news stories about disrupted travel plans and wasted time on the roads and at airports. But time…
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Why would anyone care about outputs and outcomes?

The truth is most people don’t care about outcomes and outputs. But we do care. Clients talking outputs and outcomes are what drives Red Potato. What do we mean by outcomes But we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves. What do we mean by outcomes? Well we think it is about long term impact.…
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Three reasons why the UK public sector leads on customer service

Here are three reasons why the UK public sector leads on customer service. UK public sector front line service is being delivered by hard pressed staff, with thousands of moments of truth each day across local authorities, and the health service. For too long the story about the public sector has been about lack of…
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Being creative is fun

The weather in England has created some glorious sunrises! During the summer, we’ve taken sometime out from the sun to work up some ideas about how we go about creating our animations. These ideas are still being worked on, but once developed it will mean that customers can see how their videos and animations are…
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Changes to the High Street

2018 has been marked by news of store closures on the high street.  So what is to be done?   Do we really need all shops to be able to offer the convenience of online? Is it really feasible for high streets shops to compete with the nimble offers available online? As consumers we have…
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Winning and losing

Is “winning” always a good thing? Here we discuss the benefits of failure. We’ve been having a discussion about ‘winning” and “not winning”. What does it look like in your business, school or community?   How do you respond when things don’t quite work out. Sometimes it is not about competition – for some public…
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Three ways economic development can help business today

  What are the three ways economic development can help business today? Collecting the bins and planning are statutory functions at most local authorities in England, economic development  (ED) function is not a statutory function.  So it is right that we ask what is the value of economic development and what contribution does it make…
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