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Some thoughts on a range of things:

When Change happens, don’t regress

In recent months we have all seen the heroic efforts of the NHS and marvelled at the way they have dealt with the challenge of Covid-19. But behind the scenes, there has been a number of other changes that may have gone unnoticed unless they, of course, touched you...

Trooping the Colour

I send my very best wishes to The 1st Battalion the Welsh Guards, Trooping the Colour in celebration of the Queen's Birthday. An honour for all Guardsmen on parade.

As I look out of my window … #1

As I look out of my window, what can I see? Famous words but now more poignant than ever. This morning I'm sitting in my dining room - a room normally only used on high days and holidays - but now setup for WFH!. Like many thousands of others, I am now consigned to...

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...

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...

Can Rugby history repeat itself?

I was there in 2007, in Cardiff, when France took on New Zealand in the Quarter Final of the Rugby World Cup. It was one of those nights when you just knew that something was going to happen. From the moment I walked into the stadium and sat watching the teams warm-up...

Whose Call is it Anyway?

Most days, around about 3.15 the phone rings. Sometimes it's just quiet at the other end, other times it's someone from a spurious call center business with a very official-sounding name like the "National Free Window Replacement Service". Whoever it is, they never...

Can Wales go all the way and win the Rugby World Cup?

Wales are one of rugby union’s greatest sides and will be quietly confident of their chances in this year’s Rugby World Cup. In their opening fixture, Warren Gatland’s men earned a convincing 54-9 victory over Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium but much tougher...