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Author: Helen Curry

I preferred season 1 of Lockdown. This season #3 is harder going. And longer. And darker. In season 1 we had no idea what twists and turns the plot was going to throw at us. It was new. Lockdown #2 was a bit like a...

2020 was quite the year wasn’t it? One nobody will forget. Least of all anyone in business. If your business has survived, even close to intact, I think you can give yourself a massive pat on the back. Pour a cold one (maybe not if...

It takes time to nurture and it might not grow first time. Anyone who knows me well in real life will know I am not a gardener. Not with these nails! I mean, there’s worms and stuff right? So it might surprise you to learn that I...

It seems like hardly a day goes by without a story about a UK retailer in trouble. High street staples like Debenhams and Laura Ashley look wobbly and face the possibility of following what are literally high street names like Mothercare, Pound Land and Maplins...

Unless you’ve had had your head buried in the sand in recent years, you can’t have failed to notice that plastic is the new bogeyman. And single-use plastic is the biggest monster of all. Thousands of tonnes are reaching the earth’s oceans. Even more going...

When I started Foundation 20 years ago, I was a (relatively) fresh-faced 30-something. I’d never heard of social media. Or Brexit. And my life ran on dial-up, whose chirpy tone was my daily ear worm. I named my company Foundation – building industry, solid, the...

I remember that the first PR agency boss I ever worked for said that architects were among the three most sold-to professions in the UK – have a guess who he reckoned the other two are…more on that later. If your business relies on talking to...

How confident are you about the short-term future growth of the UK Architectural Ironmongery trade? Not very it would seem. I carried out a straw poll on twitter asking just that If you buy, sell or distribute Architectural Ironmongery in the UK, how confident are you...