We all know things have been pretty bad lately. The global economy tanked big time back in 2008 and has struggled to get a grip on things ever since. The high streets are hurting, retailers are closing down, and companies all over the place are in trouble.
Thirty years can suddenly seem a long time. Back in 1983, for instance, I was not even a father, let alone a grandfather. And some of HCB’s coverage of the emergency response sector seems positively antique.
Back in the mid-1990s, British Telecom, the UK’s telephone company (and, for younger readers, in those days there was only one) ran a very successful advertising campaign with the slogan: ‘It’s good to talk’.