Why Brexit won’t hurt the UK’s cultural future

The Beatles, Shakespeare, Monty Python, Harry Potter, David Bowie, James Bond, The Rolling Stones, Sherlock Holmes, the list goes on… The UK definitely punches above its weight in terms of contributing to the world’s popular culture. Enter Brexit The recent EU referendum has induced considerable questioning, even mild panic, from many in the cultural/creative sectors…

How innovation can work better for everyone

“Innovation is the only way to win” Steve Jobs The way businesses approach innovation is more important than ever. Technological advances and ubiquitous connectivity mean that change happens faster than ever before. The world is happening much more in the now with the result that old business models are far more vulnerable to innovation and…

How to fund the BBC: A new approach

There’s an old joke about a couple lost in the country trying to find the hotel they are booked into. They stop a local farmer and ask directions. The farmer scratches his head and says ‘I know where the hotel is, but you don’t want to start from here’. It’s not a great joke, but…

Leicester City: A People Powered Success Story

19 players have appeared for Leicester City in the Premier League this season representing 12 nationalities including Japan, Algeria, Switzerland, Denmark, Ghana, Austria, Germany, Poland, France, Wales and Argentina. The manager is Italian. There were 8 Englishmen. None have any Leicester roots. I do. I was born and brought up in the county of Leicestershire…