We can not reiterate enough how important purpose for any business is. Bucks Star’s founder says that since childhood he has always wanted to create and offer something good to those around him. Little did he know Continue reading
Bucks Star won the Highly Commended Craft Beer of Buckinghamshire Award this year, a fantastic achievement for a brewery still in its infancy. Continue reading →
The appetite of western cultures for ever more extravagance in material lifestyles may be on the decline ? This is a viewpoint expressed by a high ranking business executive, seated in a global giant.
Steve Howard is Head of Sustainability at IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing superstore, and in speaking to the Guardian newspaper in January 2016 he stated;
“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,”
It’s an interesting view from the top at a time when there are increasing pressures in our society to change course. The post war economic model is becoming a rather boring story of conglomeration and stock markets. Fortunes are made by a few, but what about the quality of life of the vast majority of us. Is this measured in “peak stuff”? Continue reading →