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I've made the front cover!

For decades, I've been a member of Mensa and avid reader of the monthly magazine. I've never flaunted my IQ, although it's probably one of the reasons people say I'm unusual. I just see the world differently and tend to challenge everything. 

A while ago I was interviewed by Robin Healey for the November issue. Already it's prompted some interesting emails. When you talk with other Mensa members, it's surprising how much you actually have in common.

View a pdf of the feature story here and if you're not a member, you can find out more about joining here.



In 1903 Bertrand Russell wrote that: 'All progress depends on the unreasonable man.' Yet we have an education system that measures all young people against the same performance criteria. The tension this creates in young minds is illustrated by the growing incidence of self-harm and other manifestations of poor mental health.

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It’s nice to be recognised

There’s something quite affirming about being recognised. Especially so when (I modestly admit) it was all my idea. Yes, Swarm Apprenticeships is now a Future 50 company.

Future 50 is a regional programme that’s ‘designed to recognise Norfolk and Suffolk's most innovative companies.’ There are, says the Future 50 website, ones ‘growing at a faster rate than others and that have the drive and ambition needed to be leaders in their sector.’

Future 50 is organised by NWES and Archant, with partners Barclays, Birketts, Lovewell Blake and UEA adding ongoing support throughout.  All in all it’s an exciting opportunity.

So when in 2013 I secured a great from Norfolk County Council to launch Swarm, I was out to prove a point. I was convinced that for bright young people with get up and go, an enterprise apprenticeship could give them the opportunity they need to prove their worth.

Later, I hired Chris Perry as Managing Director. He has the sector experience I knew I needed. He also has the tenacity and determination to hang in long after I’d have lost interest and moved on. It’s fair to say that Chris has made Swarm his own and the company has evolved to better meet the need we can both see.

So it was Chris, and his commercial manager Carl Long who went to Lowestoft the other evening. There, the 2016 Future 50 were announced and Swarm found itself a member of a rather exclusive, progressive network.

They returned excited. Not only because we’d been recognised, but quite a few others in the room had invited Swarm to help them train their young staff members. Everyone wants people who are enterprising and that is what Swarm is all about!

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