Speciality Bites with

Paul Hargreaves

Chief executive of Cotswold Fayre
  • What is work?

    08 October 2018 Speciality Bites
    Most people view work as something they must do to pay the mortgage, their bills or feed the children, and then look forward to the rest of their lives when they can really enjoy themselves. This assumption underlines many...
  • Networking or Not-working

    01 October 2018 Speciality Bites
    There is an old joke that says those that keep networking are in fact not-working, but I don’t agree. Pollinating and learning from other businesses is key for anyone in any business, but especially leaders. Anyone who thinks they...
  • Long term or Short Term

    24 September 2018 Speciality Bites
    Much of our business thinking is short-term and I want to encourage you to think a little more long-term. Big businesses reporting to shareholders are all about the short-term, the next quarter or the next half-year dividend payment. ...
  • “Brexit – six months to go”

    17 September 2018 Speciality Bites
    I haven’t talked about Brexit for a while, but it can’t be avoided this week as there is now just 6 months to go until deadline day. The next few weeks will be key for the UK’s deal with Europe and...
  • “Brands taking a stand”

    10 September 2018 Speciality Bites
    Despite Mr Trump criticising both Nike and Mr Kaepernick last week following Nike’s new advert, sales of the brand soared after the ad was aired last week. The markets’ initial response after the showing of the ad was to devalue...
  • Live today and not for tomorrow

    15 October 2018 Speciality Bites
    I spent much of the first few years of running my business half wishing I was doing something else
  • “Going green”

    28 August 2018 Speciality Bites
    With the end of the summer seemingly upon us after what was a shockingly cold weekend, now is a good time to look at how you can green up in terms of your energy and fuel usage
  • “Leadership is team”

    20 August 2018 Speciality Bites
    We had a management away day recently, which is something I recommend every team does regularly. It is always good to get away from the day-to-day of a busy business to gain perspective and talk honestly without interruptions
  • “Trust: key to all business relationships”

    13 August 2018 Speciality Bites
    The older I become, the more I think that trust is the key of all relationships – business or otherwise
  • “Back from a break”

    06 August 2018 Speciality Bites
    The good thing about holidays is that we always come back with new ideas and new energy to bring to our business and personal lives
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