Frances Talman's blog

Top 10 tips for procurement

  • Published on: 17 March 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

So already we are a quarter of the way through 2017. Before you know it we will have lost an hour and spring will be in full swing.

Time is precious. Working efficiently and effectively is a must in today’s fast paced competitive environment – but how do you make time to get better at doing things when there are always new deadlines to meet.

Choices, chances, changes

  • Published on: 10 February 2017
  • By: Frances Talman

“To improve is to change: to be perfect is to change often”

Winston Churchill

Like many businesses, the need to expand and grow will always be at the forefront of an organisation’s strategy. When recruiting staff, many employers fail to see past the traditional recruitment methods and don’t consider the vast range of other options. If you want to think outside the box; have you considered the possibility of hiring an apprentice?

Avoiding last minute panic buys

  • Published on: 19 December 2016
  • By: Frances Talman

Christmas is around the corner and the festive spirit is buzzing all around us in everything we do.  May that be putting up the Christmas tree, attending parties, or shopping for friends and family. Shopping for presents is one of those things that some people enjoy and are good at, others dread and leave until the last minute. In 2014 it was reported 23 million people still had shopping to do on Christmas Eve! When you are gearing up for a big Christmas it is important to prepare and plan in order to realise that dream Christmas.