October 4, 2019

Our 2nd birthday (today!!) falls with at the start of Global Diversity Awareness month, and what better way to celebrate than to launch our very own dedicated arm to D&I. 
The TalentWorks Academy is our long term vision to ensure our industry remains accessible regar...

September 5, 2019

Summer holidays are over and the changing of the season provides us with an opportunity to embrace all those fabulous ideas we had or read about while sunning ourselves on a sandy beach. Remember how good it feels to be motivated?

You are unstoppable. You have ener...

July 19, 2019

For regular followers of my blog, (thanks to you both 😉 ), you'll know I relate a lot of business management & leadership skills with successful sports teams & coaches. (Especially F1 & Football).

Imagine then, my excitement when I heard Channel 4 had got 2 of...

May 17, 2019

Forgive me for starting on a negative, but these types of ads/posts make me angry.

Our lovely media sector is not alone, everyone is up to it.

But, WTF does this mean? Well, Oxford Dictionaries describe it like this….

’ve grown up believing the word entrepreneur is someth...

March 7, 2019

Whatever you think about the relevance of CV’s and online job applications these days, they are still the go to for most employers in the UK. Given an employer will only glance through it for a few seconds, it MUST make an immediate impact. 

1. Copy & Paste 


January 24, 2019

I’m a motorsport nut. Some of you know that. 

I often get asked my views on F1, which are normally followed by an ignorant comment like “yeah, Lewis is only 5-times world champion because he is with the best team”.  

They are not just the best team mechanically or a...

November 22, 2018

No? Neither have I. Like NEVER!!

John Lewis have nailed it again. Well done to all the teams involved in pulling this off.

Personally, I think it’s one of the best yet. Bang on message, bang on brand, it has a hook, it has a device to thread into all other marketing chan...

September 21, 2018

I get this question regularly from graduates, and here is my best advice.

1. Cover letter – Make it bespoke.

It’s no secret businesses often get 100’s of applications for one role. This is especially so when it’s a competitive industry such as media. Everyone has a diffe...

August 21, 2018

Last time I looked, it was 2018, not 1984.

Thankfully, our fashion sense has moved on from shell-suits. (No smart comments please!!), but it astounds me how many businesses still show no signs of caring for the employee/employer relationship.

People don’t stay with the s...

June 20, 2018

You might be happily residing in a bungalow, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, if you want to extend (grow) your current situation, what’s the first thing the builder says when they come round to quote?

“What foundations have you got mate?”

So……….what founda...