Ewan Morrell

Ewan is Technical Director and co-founder of Bold Communications. He has extensive experience in engineering and project management around the world as well as practical experience in the New Zealand wine industry.

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Case Study: Puro New Zealand—SOPs for medical cannabis processing

Specialist contract cultivator Puro is New Zealand’s largest grower of medical cannabis. When the first crop was planted in late 2020, getting effective Standard Operating Procedures in place before harvest in March and April 2021 was a matter of urgency. But this was a new venture and a totally new crop, meaning there was a high degree …

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When it comes to SOPs, she’ll not be right, mate

No written or up-to-date operating procedures? ‘She’ll be right, mate’ can mean whatever is wrong will right itself with time or that it’s just fit for purpose and no more. This is certainly not true for your operating procedures. They need to be better than that and they won’t write themselves, or keep themselves current. …

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Help your team knock it out of the park—5 top tips for writing effective workplace procedures

Properly-written, clear workplace procedures will help you achieve a consistently high-quality product and keep your team safe. If your instructions are unclear or open to multiple interpretations, things will go wrong. This will harm your product quality and could jeopardise your workers’ safety—both of which will ultimately cost you money. Follow these five simple steps …

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