May 2, 2019

The Committee on Climate Change have released their Net Zero report and the accompanying Technical Report in response to the government's request for guidance on strategies for addressing climate change.

As usual, there has been a barrage of comment from far and wide co...

January 31, 2019

These days it seems that we must be associated with a group and that means accepting all the policies and beliefs of that group. What’s more, this means you will be the ‘enemy’ of other groups who may have different ideas.

The issue of ‘labelling’ people and shoving the...

August 10, 2018

I had a meeting the other day and when asked to define what I felt was the most important element to business present and future I said, ‘Transparency’. I stand by this answer and the more I think about it, the surer I become.

We all know that there are many different t...

June 25, 2018

Let me ‘toss in a thought grenade’? Anyone using this phrase could rightly be called a ‘tosser’. The modern fashion for making up words and phrases to describe perfectly normal things in the business world has become an epidemic. So, if you want to ‘add value’ where ‘t...

June 1, 2018

The most overworked term in the English language is currently ‘the community’. Everything is done for the ‘good of the community’. The ‘community’ usually means an incredibly small group of people that seek justification for their proposals, views or actions by suggest...

May 16, 2018

What do you expect when you visit a trade exhibition? After all, you have taken a day off from your revenue generating activity, whatever that may be, so you certainly want to see some added value.

I had the privilege of attending Installer 2018 at the Ricoh Arena last...

April 27, 2018

As one advances into later years it is remarkable how views are changed and priorities are reclassified. I would like to say that individuals become more sensible but I’m not sure that is the case. There are lots of features brought on with advancing years such as ‘the...

April 13, 2018

The beginning of April has seen a rush of legislation affecting the heating sector.

The Domestic Private Rented Property Minimum Standard

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a...

March 29, 2018

So, two months into this self-employment lark and how is it going?

I would describe it as being on the fast train from delight to despair and back, without stopping at reality. I initially had lots of work to do in setting up my website (2pollard.co.uk), designing busin...