Marketability (UK) Ltd will be wound down after 31 March 2023, though the Marketability name will continue as a trading name for a scaled back sole trader business.
I founded Marketability back in January 1999, in the days of the net book agreement, and before the internet. (How can that be?) Since then I’ve been lucky to work with many clients around the world who have become personal friends as we have navigated the changing world of publishing together. Numerous consultants and trainers have been honorary Marketability personnel on a wide range of projects, and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way.
The last couple of years have prompted all of us to re-assess our lives, and I’m no exception. Ironically, it’s also been a very busy period as training has moved online and become even more international. Marketability has been very fortunate that such turbulent times have not threatened its survival as they have so many other businesses. But it’s been all-consuming too.
It sounds a cliché, but of course it’s about work/life balance. Finding more time to read books, not just promote them. More time for friends and family, for travel, for moving to the country, for living.
From April 2023 I’ll be operating as a sole trader, working part-time with a few regular clients.
Public training courses will no longer be available, though I’ll continue to run in-company tailored courses for existing clients and international partners.
This website will close. The last Marketability eBulletin, broadcasting without a break for 20 years, will be in March. But I’ll still be on firstname.lastname@example.org, even after the website closes. And you can reach me via Linked In too.
For current clients working on live projects, it will be business as usual, just with different payment details on the invoices. Thank you, all, for supporting Marketability over the last 23 years.