Business Compass - articles, events and advice - simply all in one place.

Business Compass

Simply we ‘know a lot about a lot‘ – just ask us any question?

Often, we are thrown a challenge and navigate that journey pulling together resources ad-hoc we need while learning as we go. Those resources must now reflect new social value systems while remaining practical and usable in the workplace.

The essence of Business Compass is we know a lot about a lot; we are Tipping Point ‘Mavens’ or Empathy ‘Movers’ with an ability to absorb information and digest many many decades of experience across most sectors of business.  We enjoy using our knowledge to guide and assist in this different world we face.

Ask us about anything business and the chances are we have a person who can assist.

Whatever you need to build and protect your career and improve your business is here.  A lot of this is without charge.

There is no AI anywhere, not a single byte, its all real people with real experience.

The mode is plain speaking Know-How presented in a non-sales format bring Knowledge as a Service (KaaS), providing guidance and personal development helping you “work smarter not harder”.  We will be your trusted colleagues whatever you need.

, give a clue or

What is here?

  • Quickies – a question and a short answer to point you, give a few clues, or get you going.
  • Articles – provide insights and are open/free or paid for according to their subject and depth.
  • Events – can be single online webinars to fully managed cohorts delivering complex learning and business programmes.
  • Advisory – capable subject specific experts you can use as you need.
  • 1:1 – such as coaching, mentoring and similar for you as an individual.
  • Trusted Colleagues – who act a sounding boards for you and bring confidence from prior experience.

Benefits of the Business Compass approach

  • Ability to follow a journey lead by expert Leaders or ‘pick n mix’ as you need
  • Wide coverage of all business subjects and challenges
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to executives, groups and teams
  • Trusted colleague approach –  decades of executive level experience available
  • Fully-Managed Service available – we support the day-to-day
  • Functional elements include ICT, Cyber, GDPR, marketing and sales, strategy development and business continuity as starters
  • Will be Multi-lingual for online content

Regulatory Compliance support continues for smaller businesses

  • Supporting leaders through membership
  • Same Trusted Colleague approach as for Enterprises
  • Self-paced working
  • Uses Zoom group sessions to cover specific topic areas
  • Responses within three UK working days

Why Business Compass?

From leading funding research business, Beauhurst, their April analysis of 24,000 plus tech and start-up businesses showed we need a new mode of working or the future:

  • Investment capital is on shaky ground, with £18.9bn of equity investment and £3.2bn of public grant funding at moderate to critical risk.
  • 22% of jobs in the high-growth economy are immediately under threat, with 615k startup and scale-up jobs at severe or critical risk. Another 39% are moderately at risk.
  • The UK’s scale-up companies are especially vulnerable, with almost a quarter (22%) already at severe or critical risk and a further 43% at moderate risk.
  • London has the highest proportion of positively impacted businesses, likely due to the large number of tech businesses in the capital.
  • Seed stage companies are the least likely to be negatively affected by corona virus, whilst later stage businesses are most at risk.
  • Tech driven sectors that enable remote working, such as VoIP, EdTech, eHealth and Digital security, have the highest proportion of positively impacted businesses.

The OECD shows the UK will not stabilise for a mix of unique economics factors until beyond 2022.

What is inside Business Compass?

Our online platform is a trusted source of information when you have to become an instant expert. Additionally, if you take responsibility for initiatives such as business or digital transformation or regulatory compliance, you can join a longer-term cohort with others to progress those initiatives in a supportive environment – with confidence during uncertain times.

Choose articles, event or cohort offers experience and support with sample playbooks, guides, processes and learning, plus online and face-to-face support tools.

Its tome to act quickly to ensure future profitability and  recognise the human impact as furloughs come to an end or people get laid off, or working from home often in new and challenging situations.

One thing we do know is that there is no going ‘back to normal’.

Looking for specific marketing, digital marketing, Public Relations and sales capability, then try our associated and most experienced Marketing Compass colleagues.  

Core:Free Participant

You can access the platform and use not-charged-for materials by the Leaders and Authors |

Visionary  Participants

You can access all paid-for articles and events 'on demand' | Access coaching and mentoring | Cohorts | More...

Enterprise Participants

Your organisation can have its own in-house cohorts for long-term support to business initiatives | Have short -term workshops for fast-track activities in-house | Access consultancy on-demand | have organisation specific coaching and mentoring programmes | Organise almost anything you want when you want it | More...

Credentials

Operational and executive level experience of organisation transformation, process and knowledge management in the pubic and private sectors.

Members of UK National Cyber Security Centre – CISP.

Cyber Essentials – is an important independent scheme for demonstrating cyber assurance and business trust, suited to MSME organisations.  Business Comply has committed to, and begun the process of, embedding the new Cyber Essentials assessment scheme ready for participants for 2021.

About Us

2020 saw the Covid crisis and rapid shift to Trusted Colleague services for business turn-round and protection.

The first outcome has been the new CARE programme for corporate’ and their MSME supply chains, built with the Change Corporation in the UK. We can now help MSME themselves through online sessions and discussion groups and cohort on our new platform.

2019 saw us as an independent company to deliver radically different ways of doing things compliance, just for MSME.

In 2018 the first subscribers group worked well in real world situations using our partner’s enterprise platform BusinessOptix.  What followed was a second and parallel  platform that met the simplified needs of delivery to Micro and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME) users.  With a new vision of how to do it differently with processes and methods to match, we now provide compliance support to MSME.  Our methods draw upon working with major enterprises, meaning the MSME gets the same quality of guidance through a self-help format of delivery.

Business Comply was set up in 2017 with Fusion Experience Limited to address the need for regulatory and contractual compliance services.  Research with Gartner and prospective businesses, it became clear that smaller businesses got a rough deal by having to comply without the resources to do the job.

Experience

Across 40 years and hundreds of customers.

Organisation transformation at global scale and smaller.

Deploying Target Operating Models at scale.

Experience of financial sector and banking.

Considerable experience of business process.

International and USA experience.

Substantial experience of ICT related cyber and legal issues.

Extensive legal and operational research into the use of document management systems.

Core Team

Kenneth Tombs – Director bringing corporate and public sector business and technology exploitation experience. Projects such as the transformation of the British Army to a new operational state.

Chris Campbell – Director bringing considerable cyber assurance with related compliance and management experience, across both public and private sectors.

Nigel Temple – Director, is an internationally recognised digital marketing leader. He served for 12 years as a Faculty Member with CIM, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and he founded The Marketing Compass online community.

Norman Lott – Finance Director bringing over 40 years of business finance and operations experience, uniquely for start-ups going on to public listing.

Early Members

Africa Emerges

Gaiasoft International Limited

Visionary Member: Gaiasoft work internationally through agencies such as DfID, UN, World Bank and national Governments to develop strategic planning and assist in performance capability building in country –  Joined 2017 – Cyber, ISMS, ISO27001, GDPR, Contractual.  Assisting governments to perform better for their people.

Bespoke MaltaValetta in the sun

Core Member: Bespoke Malta (London and Malta), provide a wide range of services including property and TV to High Net Worth Individuals around the world – 2018 – GDPR.

Cloud Technology Limited (Republic of Ireland)Dublin

Visionary member: Cloudtech are experts in data preparation, management and formatting for their corporate and charitable customers based in Dublin – 2017 – GDPR, ISO27001.

FusionExperience Limited (London)

Premium member: FusionExperience Limited (London), has over a decade of experience in data analytics and systems building and helped to shape Business Comply – 2017 -ISMS/ISO27001, GDPR.

Crown Commercial Services (UK) for the G-Cloud 11 services framework for compliance related online services – 2018 – Compliance and governance services.

Crown Commercial Services (UK) for the Digital Outcomes and Solutions 4 (DOS4) specialists framework – 2018 – Compliance and governance projects.