Great Expectations: The Ann Summers Story

It’s important to make the right choice in any commercial relationship. You need to ask lots of questions to find out more about your potential partner, you need to establish trust and ensure ambitions can be met as the relationship develops. It needs time and patience.

“We've been keeping in touch with you guys over the last 2 years, you've never been pushy but have always been there answering our many questions - you've never said NO and we love that attitude to everything!” So says Gayle Tong, Talent & Development Partner at Ann Summers.

Communicating with Es

“Using nimble®Author has enabled us to become self-sufficient.”

That’s the verdict of Melanie Burton, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning Development at Education for Health. It’s a charity which provides education, training courses and resources for Health Care Professionals to support patients with long term medical conditions.

Mel points out their use of nimble® goes beyond conventional training courses, it’s used for communication as much as anything. Communication which involves a lot of Es!

Avoiding Dirty Laundry

HMRC estimates £40 billion each year is laundered through British organisations by criminals and terrorists. That’s a lot of dirty washing isn’t it? But such large figures can be meaningless.

To contextualise it:
• £1 billion pays for 147,000 state pensions
• In the 2015 General Election the Conservatives promised £18 billion to go into the Right to Buy Scheme
• £40 billion pays for 4 months’ budget for the NHS.

‘Privacy is not for the passive’

The quote in the title of this article is from Jeffrey Rosen, the American Information Security expert, reminds us of the dangers of complacency.

It’s so easy to assume our information is safe, isn’t it? Yet, as we point out in our Information Security training course, (here), a government survey last year reported 80% of organisations experienced a breach in their security and it cost an average £600,000 per year.

Staying nimble® Minded: Luan Wise's Story

Luan is a freelance marketing consultant with fifteen years’ experience in agency, client-side and consultancy roles. Last year she was recognised as one of the top five female marketers in the UK in the #LinkedInBestConnected social campaign. We originally met Luan in her role as chair of the Gloucestershire Chartered Institute of Marketing when she began to think of ways to use nimble® in her consultancy.


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