Why?

There are points when a business changes. Change is the scenario we get involved in most. Change, for all its excitement and promise, also brings problems that need solving. Change can cost money. Especially when it involves doing something with a building. Change is triggered by a new strategy….

A Space of Your Own

Could you invite your best customers around to your house? Would you still seem the same person to them? Could you be sure there were no hidden secrets they didn’t already know? Could you avoid putting on a show and just be yourself? Is it always like this at your place?…

9 Ways to pick a Good Building

Prompted by a ‘How do I get started?’ phone-call. You want to develop a permanent commercial space, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps there’s something here for you. 1 – Where does my business need to be located? This relegates all other decisions. Most of the time you just have to…

Brand Space Futures

We have witnessed a switch in power, particularly on the high street. Its all with the customer now. Customers who have split into tribes and sub-tribes, each with their own tastes and wants. All demand their experience be unique in some way. All are armed with mobile technology. And I’ll…

Sir Chris Hoys Wisdom

I watched Sir Chris Hoy’s documentary last night ‘How to Win Gold’ See the video here for the next few days; http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p020v76d/sir-chris-hoy-how-to-win-gold The best bit for me had nothing to with winning gold, but the point where he walks back into the London Velodrome, the scene of his final medal…

A Note from your Bank

I was written to by my bank this week. The letter read; ‘Your bank branch is closing. As part of a review of our branches based in where our customers are and where it is most useful to provide our banking services in the area, we have taken the…

Behind The Scenes

Back-of-House. The stuff behind the scenes of a business. It’s where the real work happens. The prototypes, the failures, the collaborations, the culture, the determination. It’s your human side. It tells your story. Its the real you. How do make these qualities part of your customers experience of you…

Established

It was eight years ago that I started working with James Lynch. I’ve worked on many projects with him but not much on this one as it happens. James and his architect Niall Maxwell penned the scheme for this development back in 2006. But there’s another reason for wanting…

Warehouse Conversion

We recently achieved both listed building and planning consent for the conversion of a grade 1 listed former riverside warehouse. The proposal for a ground floor bar/restaurant and 2 floors of residential flats above sits on the bank of the river Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales. We will now…

Tour Shots

  A good brew and then out on the road. Here’s just some of the bikers now enjoying Prologue Perfomance cycling. The shoot is by Jude Palmer back in February. She captures well the atmosphere of the place. The people, the atmosphere they create, the buzz. Jude is the…