Alan

The importance of digital inclusion for rural communities

Back in the 1990s I was running the business team at a company called CableTel South Wales, later to become NTL and now, Virgin Media. We were building the first fibre networks to deliver TV and Telephone services and of course this new “big thing” called “The Internet”. Even then we were concerned that this […]

The Blog is Back

For the last 8 or 9 months, I’ve been trying to rescue my Blog. The web hosting company that was supposed to be caring for it started to lose interest some time ago and as a result, it’s been off the air for far too long but as of today, it’s back online – albeit […]

Could more be done for Wales with the City Deal?

The City Deal is a Treasury driven stimulus for empowering local areas to drive growth by putting greater resources and financial freedoms into the hands of local leaders and it is gaining much attention in Wales. It has the potential to deliver an extra investment of circa £1billion and if used wisely might have a significant […]

Leadership and Talk Talk

I met Dido Harding a year or 2 back when she spoke at the Cardiff Business Club. She made a great impact on me as someone who is an inspiring leader, willing and able to get to the heart of the action and she clearly had exciting ambitions for the growth of the company that […]