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The competitive advantage of counties – a Lancashire story

I know I hide this well, but almost every day is a reason to celebrate Lancashire from my perspective – it’s not just Monday 27… Read More

Being a judge at the Northern Power Women Awards

This month I get to sit on the Northern Power Women judging panel for the category that I feel most strongly about – inclusive innovation. Read More

Celebrating our Founding Director becoming a Fellow of the RSA

This month, I officially became a Fellow of the RSA – the royal society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce.  Making this… Read More

STEAM not STEM. Or we kill UK Manufacturing’s competitive edge.

How much evidence do we need that British manufacturing needs to keep incorporating creative talent as well as scientific and technical skills to stay competitive? … Read More

Are you leaving the Oxo Cubes on the table?

I recently read that you become a more complete person every time you come out of your comfort zone and take a risk.  Don’t get… Read More

Innovation at its best at the Lancaster Jazz festival

If you’ve caught any of our socials this weekend you’ll be aware that Groundswell Innovation sponsored Lancaster Jazz Festival this year.  What better celebration… Read More

5 quick checks to optimise innovation

There is no doubt we have a pretty good crop of inventors in the UK.  Unfortunately, we don’t have quite the same hit rate when… Read More

Identifying the barriers to innovation

Question: What do you see as the main barriers to commercialising innovation? Lots of companies ‘talk’ about being innovative, but… Without a leadership… Read More

Bus stop bust up

Of all the topics that could have dominated our discussion, I wasn’t expecting bus journeys.    A couple of weeks ago I ran a workshop… Read More

Customers are always what?

Right?  About what?  Amid a wave of online customer surveys, what are we actually finding out? Henry Ford reportedly said “If I had asked… Read More

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