Posted by Ian Brookes
27/03/17 07:26

Comebacks are possible. In fact, they happen all the time. Yet, if you have had a setback, a comeback may seem impossible to you. Life is full of stumbles, no matter who you are. Financial problems, health issues, loss of a loved one – they may visit all of us. The challenge is how you overcome your setback. How do you dig in and hit back?

Posted by Sarah Nevett
24/03/17 11:56

Hello again from Cake and our Project Management Team. This week in the Agile world sees the twenty-sixth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, with this week’s findings looking at retrospectives and how teams can benefit from this ceremony.

Posted by Ian Brookes
20/03/17 08:26

Having spent three years at university living with two biochemistry students who were hell bent on teaching me all about Crick & Watson, molecular biosciences and the rudimentary principles of genetic engineering, I’ve subsequently followed their careers with interest as I'm filled with curiosity about genetics and cloning – but also originality and individuality.

Posted by Sarah Nevett
17/03/17 14:01


Hello again from Cake and our Project Management Team. Another week in the agile world sees the twenty-fifth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, with this week’s findings looking at Stakeholder Management.

Posted by Vicky Walker
13/03/17 16:42

A few weeks ago, myself and my colleague, Izzy had the very exciting opportunity of visiting the Big Apple. Was New York everything I was expecting you ask? I would have to say yes and no...

Posted by Ian Brookes
13/03/17 06:55

I’ve long held an interest in British military history, taking leadership lessons into my business thinking. One of the harshest examples is the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. It highlights for entrepreneurs on how shortfalls in planning, poor working relationships and ineffective communication can have a hugely negative impact on decision-making and consequently, outcomes.

Posted by Marc Nevins
10/03/17 19:34

Hello again from Cake and our Project Management Team.  Another week in the Agile world sees the twenty-fourth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, with this week’s findings looking into Change, how it is applied in an Agile environment and how it impacts both individuals and organisations.

Posted by Leonie Ferrer
10/03/17 06:45


Posted by Ian Brookes
08/03/17 07:18

I’m currently working with a retired farmer who had taken up creating his own brand of home made wine on an industrial scale from his farm in Rossendale. When I visited his farm for our first meeting I knocked on his door, to be greeted by a friendly, warm, physical handshake and a beaming smile: Come on in, would you like a drink of my wine? Was the first thing he said.

Posted by James Brookes
07/03/17 09:00

Last Wednesday evening, the hardy tech-explorers of Cake Invest braved the wet and wild conditions, courtesy of Storm Doris, and travelled from their cosy nest in Reddish to the heart of Manchester to join the Harvey Nash startup tech event at Barclay’s Rise tech incubator.

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