“There is a tide in the affairs of men”

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.”

Shakespeare. Julius Caesar


The Covid19 pandemic has been an incredible and surreal times for many of us.

I wouldn’t be trite and dismiss the impact that this has had, but I do think that the positive, flip-side of the coin, is the opportunity of time afforded, to be able to think deeply about what actually matters, and what we value.

Our thinking time about our businesses, has either confirmed our strategy and we have just paused in it’s execution, or we have re-configured our business model and are looking forward to new, challenging and exciting times.

I believe that there is now a galvanising of desire, will and economy, which makes these times more interesting and of greater required focus; we certainly need a greater level of sophistication in our strategy and its execution that I don’t think, has previously been seen.

If we add to to this thought, and in addition, grasp the many funding opportunities that are being offered to us, we should be in a very strong position to to drive forward with a re-invigorated business.

Final thought?..

think-forward.co.uk and seize the moment!

Best. Mike

Footnote: Last week it was announced that The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) has been extended until December 2022 and will give a further 2800 companies access to grants to tackle immediate business issues and support improvement plans.
This additional backing is will take the total package of support to £18.3m across 17 regions.

Contact info@carr-consultants.co.uk

About Michael Carr

Specialising in Strategy, Systems and Organisational Design I've had a varied and rewarding career and been fortunate to work for some superb companies such as Courtaulds, Unipart International, Akzo Nobel and more recently Jaguar Landrover, all luminaries of a solid, disciplined and a conservative, though never lacking in innovation, approach to business management and development. Augmenting my career with studying for my MBA at Warwick in the early 90's has given me a balanced and I believe rich resource set to draw upon in my Consultancy Practice. My Clients have been good to me, tolerating my idiosyncrasies, giving me enough rope to go along the journey that I was taking them and hopefully in return I've been able to repay them by raising the bar and their business performance, giving them the results and achievements they were looking for. I really enjoy my work and love the challenge - isn't that what it's all about?
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