Monthly Archives: October 2011

A celebration of apples, craft and community!

There was a steady flow of people along the stalls at ‘Apple Day’ organised by the community interest company ‘Apple Core’ at Markeaton Park yesterday.  I took a stint in charge of their stall during the afternoon and was pleased … Continue reading

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Derby Rail Industry – Imagining Derby without trains?

Last night the Thameslink contract and Bombardier rail jobs in Derby were again making the headlines, at least on Regional TV. The Derby Telegraph realises how this remains an important issue for Derby, with articles nearly every day mentioning Bombardier … Continue reading

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Banking, risk and investing for the future

I had two conversations yesterday that made me fear that unless we, corporately, change our outlook the country won’t achieve the change it needs. The first conversation was on the train with a fellow passenger who works for a major Housing Association.  … Continue reading

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Innovation is hardest when most needed

Engineering innovation is what has put Derby on the map.  Leading with textile processing in the Industrial Revolution, it moved into being a leader in transport with with railways and then cars and aeroengines. New ideas often take a while to … Continue reading

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