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Don’t do it alone! – Starting your Business

May 8, 2018

“Team Work makes the Dream Work”, ok yes I was cringing as I was typing it, but, it’s true! There is so much to do in the early stages of starting your business and as your business grows you need to determine whether you work within the business or manage the business, it is very

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We are Cyber Essentials Certified!

May 4, 2018

We are Cyber Essentials Certified! We would like to announce, that we are now Cyber Essentials certified. The certification process involved an assessment of our systems and processes and was independently verified. The team at Kogo helped us achieve this certification by assisting us making our organisation secure. What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is

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Fake Government Grants Fraud Alert

December 15, 2017

Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee. To make the grants look legitimate fraudsters have set up bogus companies and convincing looking websites that claim to be operating on behalf

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GDPR: To Panic or Not?!

December 15, 2017

GDPR: To Panic or Not? The quick answer is ‘Don’t panic’ but you must be concerned and if you haven’t started your GDPR preparation, now is the time to do so. What everyone knows is the huge fines that can be placed upon you if you are found non-compliant, the £20m or 4% of global turnover

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David Mitchell Blog

David Mitchell – Systems Thinking

December 10, 2017

I look forward to joining Merranti Consulting to bring a different perspective to how we currently go about organisational change and transformation within the ‘service sector’. Throughout my 10 year career as a business management consultant and specialising in ‘Systems Thinking’ I’ve always experienced the same situation when entering a new client. They have built

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Millennials in the Work Place

How to attract Millennials to join your business

November 19, 2017

How to attract Millennials to join your business By 2020, millennials will make up 50% of the workforce. Traditional methods of recruiting the top talent will not always appeal to this generation. When they were young, they witnessed the mass layoff of workers during the financial crisis. This has led them to expect that they will

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Interest Rates Rise for the first time in 10 years

November 10, 2017

Rise in Interest Rates Last Week for the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007 and according to Mark Carney, the Bank of England Governor, it is likely to rise

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From 5 jobs to 25 jobs

September 7, 2016

How do you go from 5 jobs per day, which you are juggling. to 25 jobs per day with the admin and accounts people? As well as have the capacity to do double that with no more admin staff? We were contacted by a company that didn’t know what they wanted but could not expand.

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Are you still issuing cheques?

June 25, 2014

Our client, for ease let’s call them Acme Trading Ltd (*) issued a cheque to  A.N Other Ltd (*) for £20,000. This was then sent by first class post as most cheques are, when the cheque never arrived A.N.Other contacted and chased Acme for their money, following investigations it was found that it had been

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Planning permission and raising development finance

March 20, 2014

Having assisted in achieving planning for our client, Merranti has been successful in raising development finance for a 12 unit and commercial mix use site. At Merranti we have also been appointed project managers.

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