“Never let a good crisis go to waste” Winston Churchill Mr Churchill really was onto something with this quote. A crisis, let’s be honest, is not pleasant for many. The last few months have seen heartache for many reasons and the future will no doubt bring bad times to many. The point of the quoteContinue reading “Think to the future – innovate, digitise and be resilient!”
Monthly Archives: Aug 2020
More than machines: The importance of talent in PropTech
Walk into any shop, office, house or apartment built within the last few years and it’s patently clear that the property sector today is about far more than just bricks-and-mortar real estate. In a world of constant innovation, where the demands of tenants, landlords and agents are evolving rapidly, the property space is in aContinue reading “More than machines: The importance of talent in PropTech”
A few thoughts on technology
From the moment you awake to the point you close your eye technology, and specifically AI, is impacting your life. Some of the examples are as simple as autopilot or cruise control in the vehicles we frequently use or even just the wizardry that recommends what programmes we might like. Artificial intelligence is set toContinue reading “A few thoughts on technology”
Time for a nap!
This week has allowed me time to rest. Time to reflect. Time for me time. I came across a podcast (link below) where the topic is rest. The lovely ladies at Squiggly Careers discuss with author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang on why we need to rest. At first I was sceptical – rest doesn’t seem veryContinue reading “Time for a nap!”
The talk over the past few weeks has been frankly odd. We have seen large corporations announce their employees do not need to return the office while some suggest they do. There have been some to ban the use of public transport and others offer money to invest in “work-from-home” kits. It’s very confusing toContinue reading “Office talk!”
Kick starting housing
So here we are. No clue on the day, week or potentially the month. I think on writing this I am now day 57 with just a daily walk and a weekly trip to the shops. Needless to say the grass in the garden has seen better days but at least the flowers are blossoming!Continue reading “Kick starting housing”
Flatbreads, tortillas and a healthy dose of margarita!
I’m often asked how I decide what I’m cooking at the weekend. I’d love to say there is some kind of formula but in truth it’s basically a case of turning the pages and seeing what I fancy. This does create two challenges: For #CurrySaturday – 18 months in means all the “fancy items” haveContinue reading “Flatbreads, tortillas and a healthy dose of margarita!”
The importance of developing our future leaders
Published by PwC – 18 January 2019 https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/regional-sites/yorkshire-north-east/insights/leaders-development-programme.html The future success of any business is dependent on the calibre of the people within that business who are able to deliver and implement the future strategies. A key to that is the ability to attract talent and skills within the business but also creating a cultureContinue reading “The importance of developing our future leaders”
Proptech – How can real estate companies fully embrace technology?
Published by PwC UK – https://pwc.blogs.com/industry_perspectives/2020/03/proptech.html by Lee Wilkinson Leader of Construction & Real Estate in Yorkshire & the North East You could sum up 2019 as a year of progress, due to companies embracing technology to some extent, but full-scale adoption of digital technology is still some way off for the real estate industry. Over theContinue reading “Proptech – How can real estate companies fully embrace technology?”
The integration of technology into construction is a must
Published May 2019 by PwC UK – https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/regional-sites/yorkshire-north-east/insights/the-integration-of-technology-into-construction-is-a-must-.html From online shopping platforms in retail to the rapid automation in the manufacturing sector, technological advancements are revolutionising the way businesses operate and is improving efficiency levels at a rapid pace. The construction industry, however, has lagged behind in this global technological revolution. But given pockets ofContinue reading “The integration of technology into construction is a must”