David Cudlip

David Cudlip, Manager of Operations, Harlands Accountants

Recent Posts

The Role Marketing Plays in the Food and Drink Industry

Posted by David Cudlip 10 December 2018 11:52 AM

The traditional view of the food and drink industry has been to make a product, make it well and assume that people will find it and buy it. The big players had megabucks to spend on marketing via TV adverts and free samples in supermarkets. The rest of the industry tried to compete with them and sometimes a product made it through to prominence – but not very often.

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Topics: Food and Drink

Where the Food and Drink Industry Stands at the End of 2018

Posted by David Cudlip 05 December 2018 10:25 AM

The food and drink industry have long been looking at Brexit as a potentially life-altering point in time for their members. It will bring about change in many places, from logistics to legislation and everything in between. With Brexit scheduled for 29 March 2019 officially, there has been an eye on how the food and drink industry (which is vitally important to the UK economy) has been shaping up. Here are the key challenges and opportunities for this industry as we stand here towards the end of 2018 with the future laid out in front of us –

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Topics: Food and Drink

The Top 5 Skills You Need to Be a Success in The Food and Drink Industry

Posted by David Cudlip 29 November 2018 09:59 AM

Anyone new to the food and drink industry will wonder what skills they will need to move from an idea to a successful business. It can be intimidating to approach moving your product to the next level and embarking on the journey of building a business. There’s a lot to think about and many skills needed to give yourself the best chance of success. You might think from the outside that all of this is down to manufacturing and processing. But that’s simply not the case. The most successful food and drink producers have a range of skills that help drive their business forward.

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Topics: Food and Drink

Five ways the 'Wizard of Oz' could transform your business

Posted by David Cudlip 07 April 2017 11:16 AM

At Harlands, we love to work and play hard. You may have noticed from our social media that we recently went trampolining! Whilst there, I was lucky enough to bump in to an old friend of mine, the Tin Man. It’s been a few years since I saw him last but he didn’t look a day over 21 and unlike myself, had no grey hairs, no wrinkles and was absolutely nailing the triple back flips.

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Topics: Business Owner

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

Posted by David Cudlip 10 February 2017 12:34 PM

Before you can actually scale a business, you need to ask yourself this question.

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

More than you think!

Scale up is a great buzz word right now and everyone wants a part of it. However, many commentators talk about scale up as if all businesses can actually scale.

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Business Building

How to handle Millennials in the workforce!

Posted by David Cudlip 03 February 2017 11:09 AM

I’m proud to be advising some of the most exciting N.E scale up SME’s.  I love working with scaling up businesses as it gives me a real buzz to see business owners start to believe they can and ARE successfully scaling up. The impact this belief has on their family, friends, their team and in time; the wider impact on job creation, local economy is so rewarding.

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Topics: Business Owner

How to become a scale up leader

Posted by David Cudlip 27 January 2017 11:39 AM

Whether you have been promoted, have stepped in to new role or have successfully scaled up a business; Leadership is something we must learn.

It's tough to transition in to a role that requires you to become a business leader. You have likely been promoted to Sales Director because you have consistently performed well in Sales or you may have successfully scaled a start up business that now has 10 employees because you are top class Entrepreneur.

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Business Building

Do you need an accountant?

Posted by David Cudlip 19 February 2016 09:22 AM

Accountants can help out at various stages during the growth of your business and can handle much more than just your payroll and tax returns. So we have put together this blog to highlight 10 points in your business life when you should you consider hiring an accountant for your business.

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Topics: Business Owner