This weekend’s game against Southampton marks my thirtieth season of supporting, following and cheering on Watford Football Club. As the old joke goes, “You get time for less!” Without getting too self congratulatory, have a think about something that you have done consistently for a similar period of time in your life. Whatever it is,… Read More


Ok so I have a weakness for sports stadia. There I admit it. I love them. I love getting up close to them. Having my own – in this case Vicarage Road, Watford – that I have visited regularly for coming up to 30 years means I have learnt to understand what it takes for… Read More


Had the chance to visit my old school and talk to the pupils about what I’d learnt from my career to date. Once we got over the laughter of the internet not being “invented until 1995”, it seemed to go down well. 10 Life Lessons from Business from Jamie Parkins… Read More


I’m currently on the road a bit with work and as a result have had the chance to visit some pretty iconic landmarks in recent weeks – but the Getty Center in Los Angeles really took me by surprise. If you can imagine a setting on top of the LA hills designed by a Minecraft… Read More


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The Walking With The Wounded’s Christmas campaign caught my eye recently so I’ve decided that in the week proceeding the annual turkey-fest that is Christmas Day, I should get out of my seat and raise some funds for those less fortunate. The premise is quite simple really (the best ones often are!). Walk home from… Read More


To try and make things a bit more interesting through the course of the  World Cup I’ve set myself a pot of £25 to play with on Bet365.com.  Going to see how well I do with a number of micro bets (hey I’m not a big spender!). Let us see if I can come out… Read More


On the 8th June 1986 my Dad woke me in the middle of the night and suggested I come downstairs. There was something he wanted to show me. Bleary eyed I followed him downstairs and towards the glow of our TV set. On that television, the second half of the Denmark-Uruguay game was just kicking… Read More


Last week I had the pleasure of organising and managing the first ever company wide internal hack at JustGiving. Under the catchy moniker of JustHacking (lazy I know!), I asked the business to join me in helping to realise a few internal goals: Increase awareness and understanding of our API stack Have a go at innovating… Read More