The (Dark) Art of Procurement

Procurement is a necessary process that involves an organisation acquiring services from an external source, in a structured and accountable way. Limited or open procurement is a common method for obtaining consultancy or other services throughout the world. When a tendering process is initiated it should allow a fair and confidential opportunity for bidders to… Continue reading The (Dark) Art of Procurement


On the 4th to 6th December 2013, the Bearing team attended the successful EBN (European Business Network) Tech Camp 2013 event in Rovereto, northern Italy. The three day event was organised by EBN for Business & Innovation Centres, Incubators, Accelerators and similar organisations whose clients are new or early-stage companies growing innovative businesses. Providing innovation… Continue reading EBN TECH CAMP 2013

United Kingdom is ahead in business climate

What do inventions such as the typewriter,  the World Wide Web, DNA fingerprinting (and the DNA database), the microchip, lasagna and the rubber band have in common? They were all invented in the United Kingdom. When considering where to look for (or start) new business opportunities, the first places which come to my mind are… Continue reading United Kingdom is ahead in business climate

Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools

Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service,… Continue reading Lean is about Values–Principles–Methods–Tools