Richard Blanford

Richard Blanford set up Fordway in 1991 and grew it through winning and delivering increasingly larger contracts. In 2011 he led a major investment in infrastructure, staff and training to enable Fordway to offer managed cloud services, which now provide approximately half the company’s total revenues.

silver-linings
Why the G-Cloud purchasing framework is high on my agenda
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Why we need to talk about technical debt as well as financial debt
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I feel like social media for business is a double-edged sword
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Business messaging for SMEs
Business messaging – People only “get it” after seven attempts
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Vision and values
Turning vision and values into practical actions – an entrepreneur’s account
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IT complexity
Cutting through IT complexity means stepping back
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Cyclists
There’s a lot that businesses can learn from the mentality of cyclists
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Why the summer holidays are a good time to sell
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Technology roadmap
How 300 emails a day helps develop our technology roadmap
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Failing fast Amazon
Experimenting, failing fast and moving on has worked wonders for me
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Improving customer focus actually means more business
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Business innovation
The business innovation challenge: A case of Perspiration vs. inspiration
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Don’t give up too early: You may be ahead of the mainstream
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Spending time on the right public sector tenders
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Company values meeting
Redefining our company values to support growth
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New opportunities
Looking back on 25 years in business and forward to new opportunities
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Founders Diaries: Introducing Fordway MD Richard Blanford
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