Knowing Me, Knowing You – Ah-ha!

  At Rockborn Management Consultants we a have a plethora of Associates working with us. This month we are delighted to feature Vannessa Rhodes who has written the blog below.   I love to be involved and be amongst people (N.B. I have FOMO: Fear of Missing Out). I like to talk and create new

Better together

Better Together

Boards & management teams are under closer scrutiny now than ever before.  The Commissioner, Banks, Auditors and the usual agencies are all paying close attention now that the EFS safety net has been removed; the high wire has been raised to make the fall from grace that much harder. Some have argued that this is a


Rockborn Management Consultants support Lancashire Colleges to a successful merger

  Rockborn Management Consultants has completed another merger supporting Nelson and Colne and Accrington and Rossendale Colleges safely across the line on 30th November 2018. The newly formed Nelson and Colne College Partnership will incorporate Nelson and Colne College, Accrington and Rossendale College and Lancashire Adult Learning, and will build on the outstanding performance of Nelson

Pamir Adventure

Dust – High Pamir Explorer motorbike trip

Rockborn Director Peter Ryder has recently returned from his travels on the High Pamir Explorer motorbike trip. In this blog, he recounts his journey. Dust, and the smell of dust, is everywhere. It defines every crease and seam of my riding gear like a monochrome relief map of the mountains we are riding, my boots

Maths and English

Reformed Maths and English Qualifications

    Rockborn Management Associate Christine Edwards has produced a blog post on the reformed Maths and English qualifications due to come online in September 2019. GCSE Maths and English resits for young people are so unfair… Functional Skills are a sound alternative that will be even more relevant when the reformed Maths and English qualifications


The Apprenticeship Levy

    Rockborn Associate Colin Gordon has produced a blog post on his experiences of the Apprenticeship Levy. Colin goes onto say…. “It’s been an interesting first year with the new Apprenticeship Levy. I’ve found it fascinating listening to the various views on whether this is better or worse than previous iterations; how poor the


It’s time to look after the grown-ups

  Way back in the mists of time there was a concept called ‘Lifelong Learning’. The premise was simple, you were never too old to learn, and there was value in learning even after you had crossed the threshold into adulthood (around 50 in my case). The problem was that politicians and the powers that

hear and obey

To Hear is to Obey

  This sector has had a long tradition of responding with speed to the changes in Government policy. We are at times like tango partners with our Minister, joined at the hip and proceeding with passion and determination to the end of the room where we about-face and head off with equal passion in the