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Life of Dan

For me, if I’m not smiling, I’m not working... If I haven’t got a lunch meeting every day, I’m not doing my job properly. If you are reading this and I haven’t bought you lunch yet - then it’s you that is not doing your job properly.

For those who know me - 99% of the time I am talking absolute bollocks. But the remaining 1% I guarantee will be growing your business... Unless you are an exhibition furniture company - I am terrible at selling exhibition furniture. 

Business Growth is an easy sell. There aren’t many MD’s that would say that they are perfectly happy with where they are currently at and the offer of growth is simply not necessary or appealing.

Of course I’ve met:

...the ‘hand shake on a Friday, and leave the country on a Monday never to be seen again’ type (it must be me).

...the ‘Win a blue chip client within a week of working on the project to then have no budget to carry on’ type (it must be me).

...the ‘we provide X service in negotiations, to X, Y and Z services when sat in front of clients’ type (that definitely isn’t me)

I’ve also been asked to pay a client back after 1 month... (this still makes me laugh - I paid!) 

BUT 

I’ve also met the great ones. The believers. The realistic. The patient. And for these - we have a fantastic time and deliver, together - again and again.

Lid is a network of brilliant people all pulling together - to help companies grow... ironically, (it’s a good job really) Lid Project Ltd is also growing at a ridiculous rate and the people we are getting on board are MUCH better than me (luckily it was my idea).  

So come and get amongst it!
— Dan :)

SMALL COMPANY, BIG SMILES

The redesign of company workspaces to include slides and bars is nothing new, but “more than half of UK companies have no wellbeing strategy in place” for their employees – UK’s Reward & Employee Benefits Association. 

At first glance, what we do at Lid Project doesn’t appear be revolutionary – in fact it seems to be common sense and human decency. Our directors have worked for large corporate businesses and have seen some great examples of how treating your team well makes such a difference in the quality, ethic and willing that you see in return… but they have also seen plenty of bad practise too. 

At Lid Project we make sure that all of our efforts are resulting in smiles and this goes beyond treating our team with kindness and extending company perks, this is to be expected. Instead it’s about allowing team members to take control of their own development and to work towards achieving their goals and supporting them every step of the way, it’s about everyone feeling completely comfortable and cared for – healthy and energetic about their career path at the start and end of every working day. Our team could be responding to any number of Business Development enquiries from the hairdressers, a gym or their favourite coffee spot – and we’re perfectly happy with that. As we are growing our team we are bringing with us the flexibility that was applied to our business in its infancy.

We encourage a constant open dialogue and a strong element of trust within our team and this really spills over into the way that we work with our clients - something that we always notice is the element of being chosen by a client not only because of our capabilities but the feeling that we are trustworthy, and they have a certain faith in us. 

Being forward-thinking in a service-based industry requires innovation and fresh perspectives and the only way we find that this is achievable is for our employees to feel empowered and to be totally human-centred. This approach has made our clients complement our style – and is coming with us for the journey.

Gemma Noble, Director at Lid Project said: “Our style is to treat others the way we wish to be treated and this approach will never change even as we develop our business. We are building a team that we reward, in a number of flexible and uncommon ways to keep them fresh and spirited about their work life”