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  1. Paul Hargreaves: Be prepared for the worst

    Some good old-fashioned advice this week – and you should take this seriously from me as someone who is risk averse. I am minded to talk about Disaster Recovery this week in the light of the awful news about Marigold Heath Foods, whose warehouse burned down a couple of weekends ago. They lost absolutely everything and the thoughts and prayers of all of us in the industry are with them at this very difficult time. The fire made the national news and was so intense that it also impacted surrounding businesses.

    We all have our trials and tribulations in business, and we have had a few ourselves this summer following our move to a new warehouse in order to nearly halve our carbon footprint. Fortunately, our issues are almost over, but clearly, they were nothing on this scale and I was trying to practice the discipline of being thankful every day this summer in the light of some small adversity and a fire like this puts everything in balance.

    Often, we think in business t

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  2. Paul Hargreaves: Business isn’t about winning and losing any more

    Paul Hargreaves explains that business isn’t about winning and losing any more... Success is no longer just about quarterly financial numbers, but about our employees, customers, suppliers and the planet.

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  3. Paul Hargreaves: Do we care about climate change?

    Small businesses making small changes across the UK will make a massive difference...

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  4. Paul Hargreaves: Christmas Count-down has begun

    More unusual food gifts being preferred than, say, to the traditional box of chocolates or biscuits...

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  5. Paul Hargreaves: Climate Strike

    On 1st May this year, the government declared a climate emergency, yet absolutely nothing has happened since then.

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  6. Paul Hargreaves: What’s changed during the past 20 years?

    Paul Hargreaves asks What’s changed during the past 20 years? and says "I would encourage all new producers with three words: Innovate, innovate and innovate.  There are far many “me too” brands emerging.  Now, for us, the hard work of choosing our new brands for 2020 starts.  Let’s hope we see some real innovation."

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  7. Paul Hargreaves: People and Books

    There are many people these days who rarely read books.

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  8. Paul Hargreaves: The Benefits to the Mentor of Mentoring

     6 reasons to encourage you to become a mentor.

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  9. Paul Hargreaves: Two Decades of Progression, Passion and Purpose

    Last weekend we celebrated our 20th birthday, so this week a few reflections from the last 20 years...

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  10. Paul Hargreaves: Power Balance

    Where is the power balance between retailers and suppliers?

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