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TSC Newsletter – July 2021

It’s been fantastic to see demand growing for many of our clients & in turn the need for our support, as the country opens up & we settle back into new routines or old habits!

Richard Betts joined the team this month, as our newest collaborator focusing on Technology & Communications.  We are all delighted to be able to collaborate with Rich & benefit from his expertise, whilst supporting our clients across all aspects of their businesses. We hope our collection of news, views & advice from the group helps stimulate new ideas.  Do let us know if we can help open up new opportunities or find solutions for your business challenges.

Richard Betts

A warm welcome to Richard Betts

We are delighted to welcome Richard to the team. 

The lead consultant and founder of Trig Point Consulting, Richard’s experience in business and technology spans over 25 years, specialising in unified communications, contact centres, cloud migration and digital transformation. 

Do you need to look into the cloud?

Are you unsure or simply too busy to plan how to shift your telephone systems to a cloud model? 

In the first of his articles for The Sussex Collaborative, Richard shares a common challenge he supports businesses with, when it comes to unified communications. With the need to communicate any time, any place & on any device now a reality for teams working at home and in the office, Richard offers a solution..

The M word – it’s not just a female issue.

Lucy recently took the bold step of throwing her personal hat into the ring, to enter the discussion around menopause. With the number of UK employment tribunals citing Menopause as proof of unfair dismissal or discrimination, it is a topic which employers need to be better informed to support their female employees. Affecting 1000’s of professional women at the peak of their careers, Lucy shares why it’s now time for a change in attitudes.  Read why here..

Joe’s metric of the month.

In the 3rd of his series of quick guides written for time poor business owners and leaders, Joe hopes to help bring focus on the important measures that should be presented by the marketing team on a regular basis.

What is a good Open Rate? – Joe shares why it is important to focus on the quality of your communications to grow engagement. Learn more..

Are your team Desk-fit?

Team Adastra HR are advocating for business leaders to encourage their teams to take a break and “deskercise” this month, following an increase in work-related injuries and disorders. More Health & Safety tips…

If you are looking for inspiration to support a team member improve their fitness, we can recommend watching this story of how Phil Jones has gone from a 24 stone taxi driver to a 13 stone, fit cycling outreach officer, thanks to taking up cycling after being inspired by The GB Olympic cycling team.


Volunteer Strategy  

With the potential to drive a significant multiplier effect, generate brand advocacy and be a keen source of feedback, Joe explores why brands should integrate their volunteer strategy with their marketing activities. Read more..

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