Twenty

Twenty

I’m in celebratory mood today, as twenty years ago I set up my practice Thirlwall Associates. Back in 1996 Facebook, Twitter and Google were yet to exist.  I was proud of my dial-up connection, choosing between using the phone or the internet. I had my pick of...
The Rising Star Award – Remembering Mel Starrs

The Rising Star Award – Remembering Mel Starrs

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the fourth annual award of the Rising Star Award for Sustainability, presented in memory of the wonderful and much missed Mel Starrs who died suddenly in 2012 aged just 38. The award was set up by Mel’s employers PRP and...
Talk Talk – social media links

Talk Talk – social media links

I recently spoke to a wonderful group at The College of Estate Management about the benefits of using  social media for business.  Along with James Mott of Projectbook I spent the day talking with property professionals and helping them resolve any issues they had...
Rip It Up (and start again)

Rip It Up (and start again)

I’ve always felt that different sectors should collaborate and share expertise far more than they do.   Seeing how someone else completes a task might just be the trigger you need to solve a problem in your practice, or simplify a process. There may not be an...
Beautiful Day – World Water Day

Beautiful Day – World Water Day

Today marks the 20th World Water Day, an annual event held on 22nd March.   Designated by the United Nations the day is designed as “a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater...
Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners

I first met Bernie Mitchell at a Be2camp event and I’d always felt that he was about ten steps ahead of me in his use of social media.  If it took signing up for a course to find his secret it was a price I was willing to pay. So this week I found myself in the...