Sometimes you feel you are working for free

As a practising engineer I initially found the situation very tiresome. You get an enquiry, review the drawings, markup the details, give the client some advice or input over the phone and then….never hear from them again. Of course you soon get to realise you are simply a price check or to use a more… Read More

Yes, okay, I'll buy it then!

Holding a gun to someone’s head to get them to do what you want is an effective way of persuading them to buy your product, but then if you are going to cast aside law and order, you may as well just take their money and keep the product. If repeat business is important to you,… Read More

Enjoying a British Summer

So the UK Summer is now officially over… well not quite, but that’s the decision I came to while standing shivering in a park over the Summer bank holiday weekend. The reason I felt this meteorological tit-bit was worthy of a mention in a blog, was that it made me think about the fact that… Read More

We’ve spoken to a lot of engineers, contractors, draughtsmen and modellers as part of our research for EngLancer. As a platform which helps them find, deliver and get paid for their work, we thought it would be an easy ‘sell’ to everyone we spoke to. We thought the benefits we offer would have freelance and… Read More

Perhaps I am a few years late with this blog, as it was over three years ago, in 2011, when Lord Sugar caused an almighty furore over this issue. The outspoken peer and one of the country’s highest profile business figures told engineer, Glenn Ward, as he fired him on BBC’s reality TV show The… Read More