We are delighted to work for large and long established businesses but the best employer brands often come from those with a strong entrepreneurial streak. Their leaders are individuals who can be themselves and their people remain a personal responsibility whatever functional support they have. They also tend to be more confident decision makers than many executives in large multinationals and they know that success is rooted in the reality of the employment experience not in exhortations about it.

In the UK there are 2m businesses employing between 20 and 250 people which, thanks to the internet, are now able to challenge the established leaders in their sectors. This represents an exciting new journey for us.

Since the start of Simon Barrow Associates (SBA) here are some recent stories.