When the Wiltshire Town of Swindon was the fastest growing in Western Europe, I ran a full service marketing agency, right in the Centre.
Because if its accessible infrastructure, central position and lower overhead costs, there was already an established and diverse town full of institutions,agencies, SMEs, PLCs etc. already, but in the 80s and beyond there was an influx of companies who relocated their HQs, and even manufacturing or service centres into this New-Town Hub.
WH Smith, Honda, The Post Office, Renault UK, Motorla, Marconi, The Water Research Centre, The Book-club, Woolworth's ( remember them? ) and so on.
Many of these were our cients,
One of the services we offered was an audit of say their: marketing strategy, or a corporate identity review, customer care reviews etc.
One element was a Staff Loyalty /Team building Modules.
Allowed free access, our practitioners would spend several days with the workforce networking and building a profile.. Questionaires were sent to the customer base too, and the same questions were posed which is INCLUDING the following.
If you imagined the bosses ( directors, team leaders, presidents, chairman ) as a group of historical characters who would they be?
For example lets take SFH. You might decide is a dead ringer for the Sherwood forest story.
Clearly James would be Robin of Loxley, Maid Marion who else? Friar Tuck is Brian and so on.
So on your opinion, who are the rest of the cast from the members that most of us know?
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE James?
Who do you think you are out there?
Who would be Will Scarlet?
The Evil Sherrif of Nottingham?
Your choices, and why?
Answers on an e postcard Please
HOW Do YOU envisage the SF COMMUNITY in History? and why
CARRY ON REGARDLESS
THE BASH STREET KIDS
ROMEO AND JULIET
MID SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Please let us know.