Guest Blog: IR35 Friend or Foe

Posted on 16/01/2021 by Stuart Copeland

We thank Simon Knocker from thebigteam for this thought provoking article. He asks whether Freelance Consultants should fear or welcome the changes to the IR35 rules in April 2021.

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New Year’s Honour for Fiona Copeland

Posted on 31/12/2020 by Stuart Copeland

Milton Keynes resident Fiona Copeland has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM). It is for her tireless work for respiratory charity Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Family Support Group.

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Business Change is Coming

Posted on 17/11/2020 by Stuart Copeland

Businesses are now in in recovery mode but I believe that soon they will have to address the backlog of projects and what their ongoing project activity needs to be.

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Agency – Friend or Foe?

Posted on 14/10/2020 by Stuart Copeland

So what exactly is the agency model, and how might it affect retailers? In particular, how might it help them?

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Using Mentoring for Better Project Outcomes

Posted on 08/09/2020 by Stuart Copeland

Times are tough for organisations at the moment. Many need to change but are struggling to justify bringing in external expertise when they have furloughed people. However, there is another way to benefit from this expertise.

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Projects as Homework

Posted on 04/08/2020 by Stuart Copeland

In our opinion, there is a risk that the pandemic means organisations inadvertently increase the proportion of composite projects. Why is that and so what?

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Twenty Years of Stonac Ltd

Posted on 25/06/2020 by Stuart Copeland

I’ve had just the two jobs – 16 years at Lex plc and 20 years at Stonac Ltd. In hindsight, the first job was the apprenticeship for the second. And just as well because it prepared me for a fascinating journey. This is a jaunty and sideways look at what happened.

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What Project Leadership Means to Us

Posted on 18/05/2020 by Stuart Copeland

We created a video for another project and so decided to use it again here with some animated effects. It describes what our blend or project management is and why.

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New Season, New Start… New Partnership

Posted on 12/05/2020 by Fiona Copeland

As Spring transitioned to Summer, and the UK entered lockdown, four organisations embarked on their own metamorphosis. The result was the birth of Atonic4; an alliance of four industry-leading organisations, each with their own strengths and demonstrable successes, but together, forming the ultimate medley of skills, experience and practical industry knowledge.

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