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Turning Commercial Success into Industry Recognition

Over the past two months, we are really proud to announce that three of our clients have been nominated as finalists at awards ceremonies. Lloyds Commercial bank has just received its second award nomination at the Financial Innovation Awards for P.AC.E – the agile delivery platform that we built together, which allows the bank to take ideas on a piece […]

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Why you need an HR strategy for your bots

When I go into my local coffee shop, they greet me and ask me if I want my usual coffee (latte if you are offering). Usually I say yes, but occasionally I go for something different like a mint tea. This usually gets the response of a raised eyebrow or a comment about trying to […]

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Evolution, not Transformation: Fixing Change for the Digital Age

We need to talk about transformation.  In the age of Digital, it’s broken. Let’s take a look at the transformation paradigm: change is happening, whether we are talking about big, disruptive innovation that entirely alters your customers’ expectations, or there’s an accumulation of smaller things which are slowly rendering you ineffective, vulnerable to your competition […]

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What I learned at a CX Insurance Conference

What I learned at a CX Insurance Conference I recently attended the CX Insurance conference in London – excellently hosted by Kim Palfrey and the team at IQPC. From a customer experience (CX) perspective, this sector has always fascinated me in terms of what it could potentially become. So we spent an afternoon putting together […]

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Can a conference deliver a brilliant customer experience?

I am very fortunate to live in London and attend many conferences, briefings and networking events on a weekly basis. It’s a core part of my business dna. I attend events with several objectives: to gain knowledge, to build my network, to be challenged in my thinking and hopefully be inspired. Every conference I attend […]

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Speaking machine with the PA

So – just had a fabulous conversation with Andrew Ingram, personal assistant to SC, who I am presently talking to about a consulting role. Having agreed with SC about what time I am talking to him, Andrew then emailed me to say that SC was busy at that time, therefore, could I book another time to […]

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Building Customer-Led Businesses

Paul Allen Of Comotion On Building Customer-Led Businesses This is a quote from Paul Allen of the London-based consulting agency Comotion when asked about what they do and why Comotion exists. The name Comotion cames from putting the words “commerce” and “emotion” together – a useful simile of what Comotion does and a good representation […]

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Embrace your dissenters

It is hard enough getting initiatives delivered in business without have to deal with people constantly telling you about all the things that might go wrong, or about why your initiative won’t work. Ignore these people at your peril. Larger organisations are particularly prone to “groupthink” because of hierarchical management structures. Employees are usually expected […]

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Outsourcing risk? You can’t…

Most organisations that are outsourcing use the contract to manage regulatory and other risks. They place obligations on their suppliers to ensure that regulatory obligations are met, usually in the form of a set of policies that have to be adhered to.