Posts by Jamie

How to lose £650m revenue in a month | Primark Vs. COVID-19

May 7th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “How to lose £650m revenue in a month | Primark Vs. COVID-19”

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written by alastair barlow [blog]

I’m not going to dress this up – physical retail has absolutely and definitively taken a complete beating in the last month.

What riding a bike can teach us about the life of an entrepreneur

April 23rd, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “What riding a bike can teach us about the life of an entrepreneur”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

I was recently out on my bike getting a bit of exercise and whilst out I had a few thoughts on how the countryside hills I was navigating had some parallels to being an entrepreneur running a business. The following are my thoughts I recorded while cycling that explains the challenges:

How we are approaching COVID-19 & how to safeguard your business

March 19th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “How we are approaching COVID-19 & how to safeguard your business”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Hope you’re doing well and combatting any cabin fever you may be feeling working from home the past week! In this blog post I wanted to talk about how we are approaching COVID-19 at flinder & how you can safeguard your business in the months ahead.

An Important Message to our Clients

March 18th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “An Important Message to our Clients”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Here’s an important email that I sent out earlier today to flinder clients:

Dear all, following on from my note last Friday please see below additional business exercises to consider in these testing times. Businesses need to prepare for potential significant business disruption and adverse impact to demand (some may actually see an increase in demand depending on their sector).

How To Get to Sleep for Business Owners 😴

March 16th, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “How To Get to Sleep for Business Owners 😴”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Many entrepreneurs struggle to get enough sleep. I’m one of them – my most creative thoughts come to me in the middle of the night. I can fall asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow but it’s the 4 hours later that I’m literally wide awake with so many ideas running through my head. And so with that in mind, this week’s 3 things are all about sleep….

A message from flinder on COVID-19

March 13th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “A message from flinder on COVID-19”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

This is a note that I sent out to our clients earlier today in light of the recent developments with COVID-19.

Can Marks & Spencer’s new CFO make his mark, and spark a return to the FTSE100?

February 27th, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “Can Marks & Spencer’s new CFO make his mark, and spark a return to the FTSE100?”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Alastair Barlow examines the history of M&S leading up to its recent deterioration and loss of CFO Humphrey Singer.

flinder wins Mid-Sized Practice of The Year at IRIS Customer Services Awards 2020

February 13th, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “flinder wins Mid-Sized Practice of The Year at IRIS Customer Services Awards 2020”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

flinder celebrated in style as they took home Mid-Sized Practice of the Year 2020 after experiencing unprecedented growth in the past 12 months.

HMV’s Top Dog could be in the kennels once again

February 3rd, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “HMV’s Top Dog could be in the kennels once again”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

HMV has been in the news recently so I thought I would dig in a little deeper to see what was going on with its performance and strategy. Have a read below for my take on this once high-street super-giant!

How science & data beat intuition and how you can use it to your benefit | Moneyball

February 3rd, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “How science & data beat intuition and how you can use it to your benefit | Moneyball”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Moneyball is a 2011 American sports film based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 non-fiction book of the same name. It’s based on the true story of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane’s attempts to assemble a competitive team using data!