Archive for March, 2009

The Meaning of the Communication

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

“The meaning of the communication is the response you get” is a great way to remember to try different things.  Last Friday I attended a meeting of the Association for Project Management (APM)  ‘People’ specific interest group of which we are a member. The aim of the group is “to lead the project management community forward in the areas of project and organisational culture, communication, structure, leadership and teamwork “.

It was an interesting event, not only because of the content of the day, a really informative session on “Web 2.0″ (aka social networking and broadcasting stuff like Facebook, Linked In, My Space and tools like Twitter and this very blog – more at but for me, more so in the response of us, the group, to the communication we were receiving.

The content of the event prompted some really searching questions, which clearly had an impact on the group from the responses they made. For me they gave a real insight into different ways of thinking and how this is could be really useful for practical day to day interactions in the context of projects and change.

For example, as managers what does the shift in thinking towards a way of working where sharing information and collaborative working is the norm, mean for the options we have for communication?  How are the people around us reacting to this change?  What do we need to do differently to make sure we are part of this developing new paradigm?

Any thoughts? Please give me a call on 07815 886 864 or email

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Cranfield University BGP

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

E AND H have just completed taking part in the Cranfield University Business Growth Programme (BGP) whose past participants have included Angus Thirlwell with Hotel Chocolat and Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer.  Our company was accepted onto the exclusive programme in February 2007.   The BGP is the UK’s most successful and longest-running programme of its type, with 20-year track record of working with over 1,000 businesses.

In my role as co-owner of E AND H, the BGP has been an extraordinary experience.  Having the opportunity to learn from the best at Cranfield – one of the most respected research and business universities – has been a personal privilege, and the opportunity to strengthen the E AND H business model to extend what we have to offer to our clients is fantastic.

For more information, please give me a call on 07815 886 864 or email

New E AND H Website

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

We are launching the new E AND H Website during the week commencing 30th March 2009.  There is updated information on all aspects of the company including our team and associates, new case studies and the E AND H blog.  It will be great to hear your feedback and comments on the new site.

Click here to visit the new E AND H website

Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Fledgling Peregrine taken by Nick Moyes

Fledgling Peregrine taken by Nick Moyes

Peregrine Falcons first nested on Derby Cathedral in 2006 and raised three chicks there. Two more were raised in 2007.  Four peregrine chicks were ringed and fledged in 2008, and have now moved away from the City. The adult birds remain and the 2009 breeding season has just started.

The background to the project from the Derby City Council website says:

“Derby lies in the centre of England, and the ancient tower of its cathedral dates back over 470 years. Records suggest that peregrine falcons have roosted and hunted from the tower at many times over the centuries. But then in the mid-20th century their numbers crashed suddenly, and they were virtually wiped out from many parts of Britain and the world. A pesticide called DDT was found to be at fault, causing thinning of their egg-shells which then cracked during incubation. Only after DDT was banned, and peregrines given legal protection, did their numbers slowly start to recover. They began to return to their former haunts. In 2006 a young pair began to show signs of wanting to breed on Derby Cathedral.”

Thanks to Derby City Council we are able to share the link to their webcam and the opportunity to keep up to date with developments this year.

Follow this link to the Peregrine webcam

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