Will Remote Working Damage Your Career?

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is quoted in today’s Times as advising young people that working from home was not going to help them in their careers. It’s easy to view the Chancellor’s statement through a Covid-19 tinted lens and either praise or damn his advice depending on your appetite for risk or desire to see a return to normality. However, I think it’s important to take a different perspective.

Social Distance

How to Build a Remote Support Network

I recently wrote an article for First Voice, the magazine for members of the UK's Federation of Small Business, on how leaders can get support even when working remotely.


The ‘Andy Guide to LinkedIn

Six simple steps to making the most of your LinkedIn presence


Three Ways to Avoid Being a Bot on LinkedIn

So many people go through the motions of 'relationship-building' on LinkedIn, prompted by random suggestions from the site itself.

Organisational Siloes

Why You Might Need to Look Close to Home When Building Professional Relationships

It's very important for leaders to develop a strong network across a range of stakeholder groups, from clients to suppliers to senior colleagues and more. But are you in danger of missing the most important relationships? The ones closest to home.

Just Ask

Just Ask – Business Independent Book Review

The Business Independent published this review of 'Just Ask'

Current Affairs

Networking in the New Normal

My recent column for The Business Independent in which I look at how networking will adapt as we return to a more normal way of life post pandemic.


Inspiring Hearts and Engaging Minds

Helping young people with muscular dystrophy find the skills and confidence to secure work.