Visions of Digital Culture

I recently visited the Archaeological Museum in Pula, which is undergoing an ambitious reconstruction, driven by the dynamic Director Darko Komso. Pula is not alone in rethinking how museums present their collections and interact with the public. Successful museums are creating relationships with visitors that extend before and after the visit. Today there is an… Continue reading Visions of Digital Culture

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

One thousand years of border changes in Europe

A referendum on whether Scotland will remain in the United Kingdom, or become an independent country will take place on Thursday 18 September. In recent weeks the independence movement have gained momentum and may actually win. However no matter if the United Kingdom breaks apart or remains united, all parts of the UK will remain… Continue reading One thousand years of border changes in Europe

Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

An intriguing piece of European Union legislation came into force earlier this week which will affect every home across Europe. From 1st September 2014, it now illegal to manufacture or import vacuum cleaners into the European Union which are above 1600 watts in power. The new EU directive is targeting high power appliances which are… Continue reading Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

The Importance of the Summer Holiday

With the “better” summer weather upon us here in Europe our thoughts at this time of the year turn to the holidays. Europeans are very lucky compared to many in the world as we tend to take 2-3 weeks holiday, usually over the summer period. Others cultures view this long period of low productivity and… Continue reading The Importance of the Summer Holiday

Weirdest Hotel Requests And Complaints

Even though good customer service is one of the main conditions for success in any business, it is particularly important in the hotel industry where guests are looking to staff to help them make their stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. And staff in hotels all over the world really does go out of… Continue reading Weirdest Hotel Requests And Complaints


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

High Speed 2: Controversy on the rails

High Speed 2 (HS2), the controversial planned high speed railway which will link London, Birmingham and the north west of England has taken a major step forward this week as Members of Parliament have approved legislation allowing funding for the next stage. Phase 1 of HS2 will run from London to Birmingham, with a small… Continue reading High Speed 2: Controversy on the rails

Innovation drives growth for UK exporters to emerging economies

EEF Manufacturers Organisation in Great Britain is an organisation dedicated to the future of British manufacturing. The organisation helps manufacturing businesses evolve, innovate and compete in a fast-changing world, providing a combination of business services, government representation and industry intelligence. In a survey published today, with respondents from 150 companies, the organisation reports that manufacturers… Continue reading Innovation drives growth for UK exporters to emerging economies