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After you’ve gone

We enter the world with nothing and depart as we were born, leaving our earthly possessions behind. This harsh circle of life becomes grimmer for those left behind, especially where there is no will to determine how a deceased’s assets are to be distributed.

Get happy

We have a problem with productivity in the UK. Quite simply, we’re not as productive as many other developed nations.

Prepare the ground for a smooth handover

In June this year global packaging business, VPK Packaging Group announced the appointment of a new group managing director for its UK-based corrugated division, Rigid Containers.

Calling in the cavalry

Woody Allen wrote in his screenplay for the film Annie Hall, that “those who can’t do, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach gym.” While there may be an element of truth in his thinking, there has to be a compromise.

Building a viable business out of a Bedroom Project

When Ed Snelson ran a printed clothing business as part of a year-long Young Enterprise project at school it sparked the beginnings of an idea that years later would evolve to see the now 28-year old heading a £1.4m-turnover print business with a 16-strong workforce.

To hire the best put your consultants in the hot seat

With competition in print acute never has recruiting the right leaders been so important. Long gone are the days when firms could take the ‘warm body’ approach to hiring staff.

The career changers who took a liking to the print sector

Print’s dead right? That’s what some people insist on saying. Print volumes have shrunk significantly over the last decade or so and the market has undergone an unprecedented period of consolidation.

Pay heed to employees’ rights and aspirations

Whatever the Bible may say about the love of money being a “root of all kinds of evil”, as Paul wrote in his first letter to Timothy, there aren’t many of us who wouldn’t be happier with a little bit more.

Open your doors to find workers with the best fit

Aberystwyth’s location on the west Wales coast just beneath the Snowdonia National Park is a pretty remote spot, which can make finding staff with the right skill set a challenge.

Flexibility and timing are key to easy succession

When Terry Scanlon started his commercial print company, the day he finished work for good was not perhaps uppermost in his thoughts.

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