Business Growth Resources

These are the people and organisations you need to pay attention to if you want your business to grow quickly and in a sustainable manner.

Resources listed here offer insights applicable to both the macro and micro business environment.

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh

Twitter logo @lindayueh

On the pulse of business and the economy.

Headz Up Business

Headz Up Business

Twitter logo @Headz Up Business

Most content relates to marketing events Headz Up Business have organised to help small business to grow through the power of marketing. Interspersed are important marketing stories and tips.

Tom Mallens

Tom Mallens


Shares great insights into what it takes to have a successful Sales team.

Brigette Hyacinth

Brigette Hyacinth


Focused on HR and recruitment. The people are probably the most important part of any business and you’ll find a lot of important lessons to improve your recruitment process.

FT Banking Weekly podcast

FT Banking Weekly

Financial Times
Banking Weekly podcast page

Does what it says on the tin and keeps you up to date with the latest news in the banking industry worldwide.

Financial Times The Big Read

FT The Big Read

Financial Times
The Big Read podcast page

Based on one of the biggest stories covered by the Financial Times over the past seven days. Stories covered could be political, environmental or business focused.

Financial Times Hard Currency

FT Hard Currency

Financial Times
Hard Currency podcast page

Takes a close look at the financial markets worldwide.

Leadership Answerman

Leadership Answer Man

Dr. Hans Finzel
Leadership Answer Man podcast

Hans provides answers to the mot pertinent leadership questions. If you want to become a great leader, listening to Hans’ podcast will help you to get there.

Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast

Entrepreneurs on Fire

John Lee Dumas
Entrepreneurs on Fire website

A daily interview with the hottest entrepreneurs who share their insights, helping you to fire up your business. A great source of motivation from people who have experienced and overcome the same problems you face every day.

HBR IdeaCast

HBR IdeaCast

Harvard Business Review
HBR IdeaCast

A high-level, strategic look at varied topics in the business world. The podcast interviews leaders and pioneers alike from both the business and academic world.

Digital Business and E-commerce Management book cover

Digital Business and E-commerce Management (6th Edition)

Dave Chaffey

NLP for Business Success front cover

NLP for Business Success

Jeremy Lazarus

The Discipline of Market Leaders front cover

The Discipline of Market Leaders

Treacy Wiersema

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnege

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnege

An essential book not only for every marketer, but anyone who wants to get anywhere in life. How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches us not only about marketing, but how to grow as a human being. We can learn how to treat others better and consider how our actions will affect others. The biggest takeaway for me is to not blame others for their attitudes. We don’t know what they’ve been through or the truths they’ve been conditioned to believe.

Smart Summit London 2016

I attended Smart Summit London (Internet of Things exhibition) held on 21st and 22nd September 2016 at Kensington Olympia, London, to get a clearer idea of the kind of automated technology available and what marketing applications there might be for the Internet of Things (IOT).

As a marketer, I deal in data and how I can use that data to find new customers, or provide a better service for existing customers. The IOT provides a great opportunity to use data we as consumers create every day but don’t usually harness to provide us with real benefits. Continue reading Smart Summit London 2016

IMI Truflo Marine Valve Innovation Award

One of IMI Truflo Marine’s latest successes involves a knowledge transfer partnership with The University of Birmingham. News of this partnership was also on published on Truflo’s website but that website has now been shut down and re-directed to IMI Critical’s website.

The story of IMI Truflo Marine’s knowledge transfer partnership was about Dr Catalin Pruncu, the man who developed a revolutionary hard-seated ball valve for the company.

Dr Pruncu’s innovative valve has great applications for both the Nuclear and Marine side of the business, presenting great opportunities for the future. Continue reading IMI Truflo Marine Valve Innovation Award

IMI Eye Magazine Issue 4 Feature

I was really happy that my contribution ended up in the IMI Eye, IMI plc’s worldwide news magazine. There is a printed copy as well as a digital version which is seen and read by employees from all IMI divisions (Critical, Precision and Hydronic).

Theodore Bigby Featured in IMI Eye Magazine

This particular entry (linked to above) is from the 4th Issue on 4th February 2016 and was featured on the inside cover as a highlight. The story is about the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon. It was also featured on IMI Critical’s website and you can read that version here.

Engineering Technology and Innovation Exhibition Article Published

HMNB Portsmouth EventMarketing also encompasses face-to-face work with customers, not only telling people your message, it’s also about listening to customers and prospects to understand their needs, their goals, their wants and desires. An approach such as this always proves to be fruitful in the end as long as you put the new insights back into your marketing strategy. Continue reading Engineering Technology and Innovation Exhibition Article Published

IMI Truflo Marine Canteen Wallpaper Project

HMS Astute IMI Truflo Marine ValvesI succesfully designed and installed a display in the canteen for my company IMI Truflo Marine, coordinating the project from start to finish.

The primary reason for the project was to improve the atmosphere of the staff canteen and boost staff morale. IMI Truflo Marine had previously absorbed IMI Components just over a year previous to the project and the image needed to represent the latest evolution of Truflo Marine.

Continue reading IMI Truflo Marine Canteen Wallpaper Project