A cold wind is blowing through Hertfordshire’s high streets

As the post-Christmas sales figures are published, it is clear there are a few winners and a lot of losers …. written by Tim Baugh, Director of biz4Biz and Managing Director, Howardsgate. For businesses in the retail sector, Christmas is a make or break time of the year. As the post-Christmas sales figures are published, … Read more

UK competitiveness threatened by a skills shortage

A skills shortage threatens the competitiveness of the UK written by Tim Baugh, biz4Biz director and partner at marketing agency Howardsgate. The UK government has finally announced that the Hinkley Point power station will go ahead with expertise and financial backing from France and China. At the same time, contracts are being put out to … Read more

The MoD needs to fight a war on waste as the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review looms

MoD overspend

Written by Tim Baugh, biz4Biz director and partner at Howardsgate Thursday, 18 June 2015 marked the two-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo at which an allied army led by the Duke of Wellington and made up of troops from Britain, Netherlands, Hanover, Nassau and Brunswick fought Napoleon’s French army to a standstill until the … Read more

Upskill the UK workforce

Written by Tim Baugh, biz4Biz director and partner at Howardsgate February is an exciting time for petrolheads around globe as it marks the start of a new Formula One season, with the teams testing their new cars in Spain. As the reigning world champion, Stevenage‑born Lewis Hamilton will get behind the wheel of his Mercedes … Read more

Time the tax payer stopped being ripped off over government IT contracts

Written by Tim Baugh, biz4Biz director and partner at Howardsgate In the dark days of the Second World War Tommy Flowers, a GPO engineer on secondment to the government’s secret code breaking centre at Bletchley Park, had an idea for a machine that would speed up the decoding of secret German messages. A sceptical government … Read more