Business Insights

01.03.2021

How ‘customer-centric’ is your business?

Especially in the present circumstances, all businesses stand or fall on their ability to attract, satisfy and retain customers. …

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24.02.2021

Looking After Your Team’s Well-Being in Lockdown 3.0 – Part 2

Last time we considered why it might not be ‘lockdown business as usual’ in this latest lockdown, the importance of a continued commitment to communication and being aware of the dangers of ‘Zoom fatigue’. …

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22.02.2021

Looking After Your Team’s Well-Being in Lockdown 3.0

We’ve endured lockdowns before and come through it. However, it’s probably also true to say after almost a year of uncertainty, anxiety and stress, both at work and at home, some in our teams may be suffering from higher levels of…

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01.03.2021

How ‘customer-centric’ is your business?

Especially in the present circumstances, all businesses stand or fall on their ability to attract, satisfy and retain customers. …

24.02.2021

Looking After Your Team’s Well-Being in Lockdown 3.0 – Part 2

Last time we considered why it might not be ‘lockdown business as usual’ in this latest lockdown, the importance of a continued commitment to communication and being aware of the dangers of ‘Zoom fatigue’. …

22.02.2021

Looking After Your Team’s Well-Being in Lockdown 3.0

We’ve endured lockdowns before and come through it. However, it’s probably also true to say after almost a year of uncertainty, anxiety and stress, both at work and at home, some in our teams may be suffering from higher levels of…

17.02.2021

How Can You Become More Effective?

Our emails often cover important areas for the business such as sales or e-commerce strategies but ultimately the success of the business is down to successful implementation and in most cases, it is you who has to implement them.

15.02.2021

The Power of “adaptive leadership”

It’s no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has sometimes pushed our ability to adapt to its limits. But even before the words lockdown, furlough or ‘new normal’ become depressingly familiar, the benefits of adaptive leadership were well known…

10.02.2021

Struggling with Succession? Our Top Tips and Self-Help Plan

Managing change in business is a challenge at any time. The last few months have taught us all the importance of being flexible and having the ability to adapt to changing situations. …

08.02.2021

Adapting to Changing Circumstances

The world we live in today is full of change and new challenges, we only need to look at the impact of the pandemic to realise this. Now more than ever, just because something worked yesterday, doesn’t automatically mean it will work tomorrow.

03.02.2021

The Business Case for Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a term we've used a lot recently and particularly how insufficient engagement among employees can lead to the business disruption that is sometimes critical.

01.02.2021

5 More Motivational Tips That Cost You Next To Nothing!

In our previous blog, we suggested three tips for team motivation at no cost to you. Today, we're offering two more highly effective but still low-cost ways to increase your team's motivation.

27.01.2021

5 Team Motivational Tips That Cost You Next To Nothing!

People work better when they're motivated, and at BHP we have first-hand experience and research to prove it. It's not always easy to know how to motivate your team, but our five top tips will really help. In this blog, we'll look at the first three…

25.01.2021

Want to Strengthen Employee Engagement? Communication is critical

In our recent blogs, we've been discussing various areas of strengthening employee engagement. These include sharing your vision, organisational integrity, and the importance of effective management at all levels. In our final look at employee…

20.01.2021

Want to Strengthen Employee Engagement? Here is how to become an effective manager

In our previous blog, we looked at strengthening employee engagement by sharing your vision and establishing mutual trust with your employees. Today we're exploring another key element that's critical to achieving a fully engaged workforce, and hence…

15.01.2021

Want to Strengthen Employee Engagement? Here’s how…

Employee engagement is when people do a job because they love it rather than just because it pays their salary. It's where everyone in your organisation is on the same page and your performance and productivity start to demonstrate significant…

12.01.2021

More Tips on becoming a better manager

It's sometimes tough to be a manager in the business world. You're slotted in between the workforce and your senior leadership, valiantly translating future strategy and business direction into the clarity of purpose and tasks for your teams to…

11.01.2021

Want to become a better Manager? Here are our Top Tips

Is there a difference between management and leadership? This has long been a subject for debate, and depends largely on the difference between thinking and doing.

09.12.2020

Do you Import? – answering your key questions on changing terms within Europe and beyond

As a business improvement consultant working primarily with manufacturing, retail and logistic businesses, you could say I have very much a ‘real world’ view when it comes to the import of goods, which is why I wanted to share the questions that…

09.12.2020

Exporting – Your key questions answered as Brexit draws near

As we approach 2021, and many changes to our terms within Europe and other areas when it comes to exporting, there’s a huge number of questions all businesses are asking about where they should direct their focus.

26.11.2020

What makes an Entrepreneur?

Many people see entrepreneurship as an attitude of dogged determination in pursuit of the big buck. It's perceived as a fast track for talented individuals to succeed in business, but for most entrepreneurs that's not really true.

26.11.2020

Top tips for getting the most out of millennials

Arguably millennial's have had a bad rap over the last few years, variously described as entitled, ‘Snowflakes’ and difficult to manage. Clearly this generation, generally described as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, are not all the same and…

18.11.2020

What has top level sport taught us about leadership?

You might be surprised by the connections to be found between business and sport. These utilise business know-how in the sporting field and sports inspiration in business. …

18.11.2020

How can I explore and deliver a new opportunity?

Running a successful business brings many different challenges. How often do you set out to achieve one objective and find yourself dealing with something completely different? …

18.11.2020

More ideas to support your employees’ mental health

In our last email we highlighted the importance of supporting your employees’ mental health and how promoting an open culture and keeping an eye on the things that can most commonly cause stress can help. …

18.11.2020

The business benefits of supporting your employees’ mental health

Understandably this year health is at the top of everyone’s agenda. Allied to this there’s been a big increase in the awareness of the importance of promoting mental wellbeing, and of the need to support those who find themselves suffering from…

18.11.2020

What are your future ambitions for your business?

How do you see your business progressing? How can you translate this vision into solid plans and a clear business strategy? …

18.11.2020

How to get your marketing mojo back

During the pandemic I’ve noticed that a few businesses have lost their marketing mojo or spark. It's a symptom of the pandemic business malaise that after grappling with the challenges of implementing multiple government support schemes there's…

18.11.2020

Why is the business not delivering the results I want?

When I first speak to a business owner, one of the first questions I ask them, is what are their aims and goals for the business? …

20.10.2020

How to use social media to win more customers

With 70% of SMEs saying that they believe marketing is more important than ever to communicate with customers, where do you start in shaping a marketing plan that works? *​source MTM 2020

08.10.2020

What is effective leadership?

It’s not easy being an effective business leader in today’s fast paced and often pressurised and uncertain world. …

28.09.2020

Business Masterclasses

2020 has been a challenging year. At BHP Consulting, our team of experienced business leaders have been working hard with clients to help them through the initial crisis. 

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14.09.2020

BHP launches innovative support service for SMEs

Leading accountancy firm BHP is launching a free and innovative support service to help SMEs drive post lockdown growth, tackle challenges and pioneer new approaches to help them get to the next level.

12.06.2020

Getting your business back to work

Every business will have faced different challenges due to Covid-19, but one thing we all have in common is that it is perhaps now, as restrictions ease, that we face some of our most difficult decisions.

03.04.2020

The importance of wellbeing in the ‘new normal’

In our last few articles we’ve looked at how to aid transition to home working and tips for managing remote working teams. This time, we’ll suggest more ways to help maintain wellbeing and positive mental health in your teams.

31.03.2020

Managing the ‘new normal’ of a remote team

In our last article we covered the transition to home working. This time we’re going to focus on some tips to help you manage the team once remote working has been established.

27.03.2020

Remote working – the ‘new normal’

With a large proportion of our collective workforces now working from home, knowing how to support and manage them effectively is becoming increasingly important for most businesses.

24.03.2020

Four C’s to help you lead

Aside from the direct health implications, it is perhaps the uncertainty around the duration and severity of the impact of Coronavirus that is one of the most serious issues we face - for individuals, our businesses and the broader economy.

16.12.2019

How effective are you?

One of the first areas I explore with a new client is their “effectiveness”. What do we mean by this?

16.12.2019

Am I creating the right environment for my business to perform?

How often do you ask yourself that question?

16.12.2019

Not enough hours in the day?

We’ve looked at how to focus your sales activity and how your e-commerce and digital marketing strategy are integral to your success in this area.

16.12.2019

The power of your thinking.

Successful businesses initially develop through ideas and thinking. When was the last time you thought about your business and how to develop it?

16.12.2019

Struggling with succession? Our top tips and self-help plan.

Managing change in any business can be a challenge. You have probably successfully grown the business operating in a certain way and relying on a core team to support you and make it happen.

16.12.2019

Getting the right people “on the bus”.

Growing your own talent is a great way to motivate employees who will see there are progression opportunities for those with the necessary skills, commitment and passion for the business.

16.12.2019

Scaling up your business? Then you need to scale up your team.

There are many things to consider when you’re looking to grow your business as we have recently covered.

16.12.2019

Maximising my sales resource.

Developing your sales department can easily be one of your biggest expenses when starting or developing a business.

16.12.2019

Does your business have a strong elevator pitch? Tip – it’s not just for when…

There are times when a business needs investment, we see this regularly...

16.12.2019

Have I nailed my sales process?

Sales are the life blood of any business. Without a successful sales performance, it is very difficult for a business to hit its profit targets.

16.12.2019

Do I really understand my customer?

We are often asked, what is the secret to successfully growing your business?

16.12.2019

Effective delegation: High octane stimulus for the growth of your company.

Delegation is a greatly underused resource, yet it’s arguably one of a business owner’s most useful tools. It’s also the one that’s most often poorly executed.

16.12.2019

5 Things that will motivate your team and won’t cost you a penny!

Based on the latest research, and on what we have seen work first hand in our own businesses, here are the first 3 of BHP Consulting's 5 top tips on what works to increase motivation - and you won't need to break the bank to deliver them!

16.12.2019

Not enough hours in the day?

We’ve looked at how to focus your sales activity and how your e-commerce and digital marketing strategy are integral to your success in this area.

16.12.2019

Effective leadership: Substance or Style?

It’s not easy being an effective business leader in today’s fast paced and often pressurised and uncertain world.

16.12.2019

The importance of looking forward.

When you think about your role in your company, do you work in or on your business?

16.12.2019

Your business’ secret weapon – the ‘s’ word.

In recent emails we have focussed on achieving growth and how your people strategy can support that.

16.12.2019

Looking to scale your business?

As you begin to think about how to develop your business, it is vital that you understand some of the key elements that continue the growth of your business.