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THINKING AHEAD

By Billy / October 17, 2018

Well what can I say? The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of planes, trains, taxis, tube rides and awards. When I got the call from Craig Vickery (Head of ACCA Scotland) to tell me that I had been awarded the ACCA UK Advocate of the year, I sat in my office and burst into tears. Apologising…

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Supply and Demand – basic economics or is it all just Mickey Mouse?

By Billy / October 17, 2018

When I was growing up, I always got over excited as the summer holidays approached. Not just because six weeks of fun and long days in the sun lay ahead but because I was lucky enough that my parents took my brother and I abroad every July to somewhere new, exotic and exciting. 1976, holiday number 1 was…

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Horrible Bosses – the rise of the understanding leader

By Faith Simpson / April 4, 2018

What makes a good leader? In my 20 something years as a barmaid, shop manager, reservation supervisor and trainee accountant, I have come across a “Heinz Variety” of managers. Some were good, some were bad and some were down right ugly! I am certainly not going to sit and here and name and shame them,…

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Here is to Good Women – May we be them, may we raise them, may we know them

By Faith Simpson / April 2, 2018

In a business situation or in life, it is a rarity to hear a woman pay another woman a wholehearted compliment. In the circle I associate myself in, women compliment each other often, but that is no accident. Intentionally I have surrounded myself with confident and positive people, and will not break that rule. It…

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“To Uni” or not “To Uni” – is education in its most basic form dead?

By Faith Simpson / March 17, 2018

A slave to social media, all things political and Brexit, I came across a tweet last night during Question time where @otto_english tweeted the following: “Michelle Dewberry’s qualifications amounts to two GCSEs, Nigel Farage has no A levels. Surely they have prospered but it beggars belief that two such ill qualified people should be spearheading…

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The Dreaded D Word

By Faith Simpson / March 8, 2018

Deciding whether to write this piece has taken a lot of thought and a lot of arguments in the mirror, but in 2018 should we still be stigmatising mental health or openly talking about it? As a business owner, mentor, public speaker many will probably be surprised to know that I have battled depression for…

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#Randomactsofkindness

By Faith Simpson / March 5, 2018

  Unless you are have been hiding under a stone for the past few days, then like me, you have been caught up in the Beast From the East, where the first day of Spring saw around 3 foot of snow fall outside my Edinburgh flat! The entire central belt came to a standstill, airports…

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5 reasons to adopt cloud accounting and us!

By Billy / February 21, 2018

Out with the old in with the new and a change is as good as a rest, but you don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Using old idioms to describe a modern approach to accounting may seem contrary, but they can still hit the nail on the head (oops, there’s another…

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What is cloud accounting and why we love it

By Billy / December 7, 2016

Coming Soon

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