I started to write this update, then couldn't remember what I have been doing, or for that matter which day of the week it is. I'm not the only one who has those sort of 'moments' ....... Am I?
But it's all coming back. Tuesday afternoon and it was off to London to meet up with DH, our finance director to look at our (projected) year end results - well you'll just have to wait and see.... also, we are doing a lot of modeling to see what may be the the best structures for future membership and commercial developments. There is lots going on and it is easy to get caught up in the activity and lose sight of the reason for it all. We have been reminded a couple of times this week that it is all about focussing on our members, current and future, and if we forget that we're in the wrong organisation.
This got me to thinking about how much has changed in the last few months and how good it is to have a great team in place. Martin Ferguson, our Head of Policy has had a dramatic and positive impact in our drive to become a much more policy driven organisation and Ellen Jessett, our recently appointed Head of Membership, in less than a month, is having a similarly positve effect. That just leaves our about to be appointed Head of Business Relationships and Commercial Development to help us pay for it all. Insofar as Socitm succeeds in acheiving its objectives it will be because the MD has the fortune to 'stand on the shoulders of giants' (forgive the slight misquote of the saying).