November heralded the start of a new initiative within the Steps office: Wellvember. Not to be confused with Movember (!), the idea was for the month of November to focus our thinking every day on things – big or small – that contributed to the...

It's Thursday 6 February - 'Time to Talk' Day. The first event of it's kind, aimed at starting conversations about mental health. So, what does this issue look like in a practical, workplace setting? According to the Office for National Statistics, one in four British...

Attending the reception at the British High Commission in Delhi & Bangalore Tuesday evening, and we're off to an evening reception at the British High Commission in Delhi. The official Downing Street Press group photo of the delegation with the PM was taken at this event...

My alarm goes off at 5.15am. Shave with hand soap, a horrible experience. (Having had my shaving foam confiscated at Heathrow!) Bus at 6.00am for the airport. In our briefing notes it says ‘breakfast on the plane’. I have all my luggage with me. Because I...

Arrive Heathrow airport at 3.00pm for a 6.00pm flight Virgin Atlantic to Mumbai. We have to report to Virgin VIP area. At the end of the flight (9½ hours) we land in Mumbai and are due to go straight to Hindustan Unilever 9.00am for the PM...

We were asked to arrive at 7.45am. The No 10 door is incredibly shiny! We leave coats and mobile phones in a hall behind the iconic door. We, the 106 delegates (or their representatives), assemble in a big room overlooking Horse Guard's Parade at the...

I don't really want to do this but I said I would. However, there's nothing worse than someone who says they going to do something and then doesn't. So, for that reason only, it would appear I am now ‘blogging’. I have never written a blog...