Recent News & Articles

11th July 2017

75% of UK HR professionals report recruitment difficulties, new CIPD/Hays research highlights the need for smarter, more targeted recruitment strategies

Even though Brexit negotiations have only just begun, the UK is starting to feel the effects of skills shortages in the labour market the latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning survey reveals.

24th April 2017

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you. Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when youíre working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specif

18th March 2017

The importance of holidays

Holidays need to be just that. Employers need to back off and let their staff take a break. The benefits of taking holidays has always been known, but more and more people are working whilst away.

23rd January 2017

Five common mistakes small businesses make with their online presence

Often small business owners can feel overwhelmed when trying to explore the most suitable online opportunities. So to help out, here are some of the most common mistakes they can avoid in 2017.

5th January 2017

10 Business Trends That Will Grow in 2017

Because so many Millennials are in charge of buying decisions, business trends for the upcoming years will change. If you haven't noticed, Millennials have been on the rise. They are now the largest living group according to the Census Bureau. Because s

24th September 2016

What businesses can learn from Rugby

As the Rugby World Cup hots up, it is useful to look at what top class sporting teams (particularly rugby) can teach businesses. former England Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson shared some thoughts with the Telegraph.

26th July 2016

ISO 9001:2015 certification for one of our clients!

We are very proud to say that we have helped our client Lilley Precision Engineering Ltd to successfully become ISO 9001:2015 certified - one of the first businesses to do so!

17th July 2016

The benefits of coaching

Do you want to boost productivity, increase employee engagement, improve staff retention, overcome costly performance issues? Then now might be the right time to consider the benefits of coaching your employees.

30th June 2016

Fully customisable QMS that meets ISO 9001:2015 OUT NOW!

We are pleased to announce that we have finalised what is probably the most complete ISO 9001:2015 compliant example of a generic Quality Management System (QMS) that can, with very little trouble, be suitably customised

14th June 2016

Converting to ISO 9001:2015 download available now!

Are you worried about converting to ISO 9001:2015? Does it seem like a daunting task? Well have no fear team at bestqms are here to help. We have put together a comprehensive download document that is a step by step guide

1st April 2016

Spotlight on a client

Bourne from nature - a fabulous new client making gorgeous bespoke timber buildings

29th February 2016

Training your employees is worth the investment!

For SMEís the challenge of recruiting and retaining good staff is a key one, so every penny you spend on this endeavour needs to be money well spent.

3rd February 2016

8 Business Leaders on How to Be More Productive and Successful in 2016

These experts have big plans for 2016 for productivity and success. Do you? We recently spotted this article by JOHN BRANDON, Contributing editor, and we thought it was very thought provoking and wanted to share it with you.

22nd December 2015

A merry Christmas from Herne

We at Herne would like to wish all our clients, colleagues and friends a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016!

8th December 2015

How to survive the Christmas party!

The lead up to the festive season inevitably means the infamous office or work Christmas party. In preparation you may have pulled out all the stops to shape up and trim down, so donít go and ruin it all by getting drunk and disorderly or pigging out at t

4th December 2015

Small Business Saturday Offer!

To celebrate Small Business Saturday we are offering 3 hours of 121 coaching for only £90

8th August 2015

Client Spotllight - DryRobe - The ideal partner for outdoor activities in the UK

We love to shine a spotlight on one of our clients - because we think our clients are fab and we think you will too. This month its Dryrobe The Outdoor change robe, designed by Gideon bright, a North Devon UK based surfer with over 30 years

19th July 2015

Client spotlight - Smart people doing smart things!

This month we would to showcase our fantastic client NutriCalc. Clever people do clever things and none more so than the people at Nutricalc the creators of nutrition calculation software and pioneers in the field for the food and beverage industry.

23rd June 2015

What is leadership - Is it the preserve of those right at the top?

There is no one agreed definition for leadership, but a suggested one is: the capacity to establish direction, to influence and align others towards a common aim, to motivate and commit others to action, and to encourage them to feel responsible

3rd June 2015

Our Client Spotlight

We love to shine a spotlight on one of our clients - because we think our clients are fab and we think you will too. This month its Furniture Magpie the fab upcycling store on Boutport Street, Barnstaple.

5th January 2015

How to motivate yourself for 2015!

Have you ever sat down at your computer to work on a paper only to find yourself checking your Facebook posts instead? Or watched your pile of dirty laundry grow until it practically takes over your room? At this time of year we all resolve to do more,

22nd September 2014

Award winning marketing

We are very proud to announce that our client Onlime has won VSAT Marketing Campaign of the year 2014!

8th September 2014

Be honest is your business working as effectively as possible?

Be honest is your business working as effectively as possible? All too often business (even the best of businesses) start to be slowed down by the very things that should be making them tick - the processes and the people.

8th August 2014

Having those difficult conversations

Have you ever had to have a conversation with someone that you know is going to be tricky? Can you think of time when after the event you have wished that you had handled something better?

24th June 2014

Be brave with social media!

Thinking about using social media to engage with your customers and drive sales but cant quite muster the courage to take the plunge? These our quick tips .......

6th June 2014

What do we do? We make you brave...

Recently at a network meeting someone asked me what I do... and a client of mine said 'she makes people brave!'. I hadnt really thought about it like that but I guess that is exactly what I do, and what we are all about!!

14th March 2014

Sweet Success Workshops continue to prove popular

The FREE Business Diagnostic sessions - we like to call Sweet Success Workshops continue to be very popular with SMEs across the South West.

7th March 2014

Herne help to launch a new global business

Herne are proud to have developed the branding and mareketing materials for the newly created Onlime Group a global business communications company.

7th January 2014

Latest Edition of Building Regulations in Brief - OUT NOW!

Two of our Senior Consultants (Ray Tricker and Sam Alford) have continued to provide a simplified explanation of the numerous regulations which relate to buildings that our readers have told us they value has just gone live!

8th December 2013

The latest edition of ISO 9001:2008 for Small Business is NOW AVAILABLE

HOT OF THE PRESS! The latest edition of our Senior Consultants lifesaving guide to ISO 9001:2008

4th December 2013

Another client successfully achieves ISO Accreditation

Herne are pleased to announce that we have successfully supported another client to achieve full ISO accreditation in just 6 months! On 4th December Applegate Directory Ltd received an audit by ISOQAR and after receiving not only no non-conformaties or r

2nd December 2013

Approved GrowthAccelerator coach

Herne are proud to announce that their Principal Consultant, Rozz Algar is now an approved Growth Accelerator Coach.

10th September 2013

We have been nominated for a national award!

We are very proud to announce that our Principal Consultant Rozz Algar has been nominated for the Best Salesperson Award in this years prestigious Mumpreneur Awards 2013.

28th June 2013

One of our clients has been shortlisted for the Venus Devon 2013 Employer of the year

We are very proud to say that one of our client - Barnstaple Chirporactic and Complementary Health Centre - has been shortlisted in the Venus Devon 2013 awards, Employer of the year category. Huge contratulations and GOOD LUCK to Sharon Read Jones!

11th May 2013

Another business takes up a Sweet Success Workshop

We are delighted to have been able to offer another client a FREE Sweet Success Workshop. Who's Glass design and produce beautiful glass products and have big growth plans. We are supporting them to develop these initiatives.

5th April 2013

Devon Businesses offered sweet success

Following in the footsteps of Alex Polizzi and Mary Portas, a group of Devon-based problem solvers are offering businesses free targeted surgery sessions, aimed at enhancing and boosting business. Organisations throughout North Devon are being invited

29th March 2013

Herne offering a huge 30% off all ISO 9001:2008 products

Up until 30th April 2013 Herne European are offering 30% off all their highly respected ISO products.

28th February 2013

Consultancy Works!

but dont take our word for it, here is what our client Ed Wright, Managing Director of World Inspired Tents said ....

26th February 2013

Herne European believe in the future of North Devon businesses

Herne European are sponsoring the North Devon + Conference on 27th. At the North Devon Conference we will examine the challenges, identify the opportunities and demonstrate how together, we can deliver positive change for the Northern Devon economy

29th November 2012

Principal Consultant Rozz Algar awarded Chartered Manager status

Herne are pleased and proud to announce that Rozz (our principal consultant has been awarded Chartered Manager status by the CMI.

23rd July 2012

Team building away days help to drive motivation and business strategy

Herne were lucky enough recently to be asked to facilitate a team build day for a business who whilst successful felt that without a new focus might stagnate.

2nd June 2012

Rozz Algar - Inspiration Leadership presentation

Rozz recently gave a presentation to members of the newly formed Joined-up networking in North Devon on Inspiration Leadership.

11th February 2012

Exciting new business launch by Herne

6th February 2012

ISO Accreditation in only 3 months!

We are pleased and proud to announce that our client Muretex have successfully achieved ISO accreditation in an incredibly short space of time.

17th October 2011

A successful 2 days at the Business South West Show!

We have just spent 2 days down at the Business South West Show at Westpoint Arena Exeter.

16th September 2011

Purple Monster Website goes Live

We are proud to announce the brand new website for our Client Purple Monster

14th June 2011

Team Build was a great success!

running a team build day for a great bunch of people, in a beautiful setting - what could be better?