It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I did a blog – too long many would say.

As I’ve got older I’ve come to realise that time is our most precious commodity. There is a constant pressure on that time with many things screaming for more. In response I’ve decided to make some choices about how I spend that time and, during the week, I choose to focus on running this company to the best of my ability; providing our clients & candidates with the very best service – the service that we promise and the service that they deserve.

As for the rest of my time, I’m going to invest it in my family; being a more present father, husband, brother and son; becoming a more well rounded and more interesting person – at the moment that part looks like creating art and learning Italian.

I do greatly appreciate those people who share their wisdom in their frequent blogs – it is truly a blessing to have people out there who are prepared to give their time to bless others in this way, but I have decided that I’m not going be one of them. Contrary to popular culture I don’t believe that a blog is necessary for all businesses – if it’s not core business then (for me at least) it is just a distraction. I appreciate that blogging is generally accepted to be necessary for many businesses, as feeding the search engines’ insatiable appetite for new content is necessary in order to keep seemingly all important web-presence, but thankfully, as most of Exceptional People’s business comes from recommendations & existing relationships, it isn’t that important to us.

So, I’m going to accept that Exceptional People committing at least 50% of its operating profits to charity is an acceptable contribution to society, that this in itself is enough, and that we will continue to be blessed with the right amount of business, as we always have been.

So here’s to the bloggers, the fathers & mothers – may we all find the balance and live life to the full.

Signing off – for now.


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What a year !!

Well what a year !! And the surprises keep coming – President Trump…Wow ! And Leicester are still in the Champions League – double wow !!

What a year it has been for us – we’ve signed four new preferred supplier deals and I have a son! The wonderful smiley (mostly) little man who is Elijah Victor Belton. Proud dad – again.

I’m expanding my horizons, learning Italian and having a go at producing a bit of art (see image) – enjoyable, therapeutic and good for holding of Alzheimers apparently – nice.

I’d like to thank all of our Associates for their amazing work this year, and all of our clients for believing in that we can deliver what we say on the tin – I trust you have not been disappointed.

All that leaves me to say is Happy Christmas to one and all, and here’s to a prosperous and fulfilling 2017 !!!

Right I’m off to put a bet on Santa Claus becoming the next Prime Minister of Italy – let’s face it it could happen 😀

Paul Belton

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Crazy times…but it’s not the first time.

Donald Trump, the rank outsider, has a 50/50 chance of becoming the president of the USA. Leicester City, the 5000-1 outsider, wins the Premier League. Iceland, a country of 330,000 people, knock England out of Euro 2016. We have voted to leave Europe. Our PM has resigned. The Labour leader loses 40 from his shadow cabinet. What next?

We are living in truly tumultuous times – I have never quite seen the like of it.

One thing we must all do is learn from the last seismic event, the global financial crisis, and not panic. That situation was, at the very least, exacerbated by people’s reaction to the event. I would even go so far as to say that we may not have even had a financial crisis if people had stayed calm and not made on-mass, panic driven decisions.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and now that we have hindsight let’s learn from from it and not throw fuel on the fire.

I voted in but we are where we are and I believe that we can get a better deal for the British people if we approach this situation rationally, not allowing emotions get the better of us. After all it seems that this is the time of the underdog – if Trump, Leicester and Iceland can hands-down beat the odds then who’s to say Great Britain, the World’s 5th largest economy, can’t come out of this on top as well.

Ignore the press propaganda machine (they love a crisis), and whilst we’re at it let’s all make an effort to be extra nice to our European neighbours, both here and abroad. Love wins…always.

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