Category Archives for Lara Morgan

How To Reward Your Staff (Without Paying Them More)

Biggest learning, gift and reward the people you wish to really motivate according to the things they have told you that they value most. Small and big rewards can sometimes mean as much as each other, and if you don’t know someone’s favourite chocolates, sweets or indeed their fave holiday destination, find out? Too often […]

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Maximising the Value of Your Business – The Vital Importance of Legal Foundations and Well Structured Contracts

In my first blog in my ‘Maximising th e Value of Your Business’ Series I outlined the critical importance of culture, people, financial understanding and of course great leadership consistency being pillars of fast growth success. This sadly is not all that it takes… Ask yourself perhaps how great (not just good) is our product quality and service […]

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Maximising Value Series – Maximising The Value of Your Business

What tools are you using to really maximise the value of your return on invested time? Time, after all, is money and without prioritising and allocating planned time, you will not focus and will not juggle well enough to prioritise the really valuable returns you might achieve. I used to have a copy of the […]

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An Ode to Business Growth – A TEDx talk by Lara Morgan

In celebration of the recent TEDx talk delivered by our very own Lara Morgan, we’ve shared her ‘Ode to Business Growth’ which was threaded throughout her presentation. Her talk entitled Growth Acceleration through sweaty knickers confidence shares her personal story of growing Pacific Direct into the worlds leading supplier of hotel amenities from start-up to successful exit and […]

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If celebration breeds success – how much do you celebrate?

We are delighted to announce that our very own Michelle Gudgeon (or M as she’s known to us – as she really is the mastermind behind all that we do!!) was the proud recipient of the Virtual-ly The Best Assistant in the world at this year’s Superstar Awards. Michelle received her award as recognition of […]

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Negotiation is the fun part of sales – fear not

Not only does Britain need to learn to have sales in the role of being salespeople, but negotiating as a part of the sales process is surely fundamental to the level of success one may or may not have in sales.  Negotiation can be fun when working in sales. Step one in the negotiating game […]

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How well are we really INNOVATING and what thoughts does this drive?

INNOVATION is critical to the lifeblood of a fast-moving, engaging and world-class company with ambition. How well are we really INNOVATING and what thoughts does this drive? Every day a company must surely continually improve and grow to outrun the competition.  Does your company have a system in place recording everything you can about what they […]

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Students Work Alongside One of the UK’s 10 Most Powerful Business Women

Eighty Business students from North Hertfordshire College will be spending this term working with international entrepreneur Lara Morgan to design the female version of the successful Gate8 luggage – men’s travel case. Working in teams, the students will be competing against each other, with the winning design being manufactured and the winning students’ prize will […]

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If the world is your oyster, why do so many businesses trade only in their back yard?

Britain abroad undoubtedly has far a greater head start in building business relationships than nearly any other country. Why? The English language is the language of global trade. Imperial Britain was largely responsible for establishing the first international trade routes, shipping ports and wrote most of the law.  Also, more now than ever before, it […]

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Lara Morgan – We Are The City Interview

Lara was recently interviewed by We Are The City to profile her excellent work as an inspirational woman in business.  We are The City are an online networking group who support women in business and promote the future pipeline of female talent by centralising as much information as we can that relates to women in […]

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