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New Blackberry 10 – is commercially viable BYOD one step closer?…

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Robert Rutherford QuoStar Solutions

Robert Rutherford, CEO of QuoStar Solutions, asks whether Research in Motion may have taken a major step in making BYOD commercially viable:
“Traditionally BYOD has had two major drawbacks, it wasn’t secure and it wasn’t …

CBI RESPONDS TO FSA REPORT ON INTEREST RATE SWAP MIS-SELLING…

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Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets

The CBI today commented on a Financial Services Authority (FSA) report on interest rate swap mis-selling.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said:
“The mis-selling of interest rate products was unacceptable.

Come and try our record-breaking services says Virgin Trains CEO…

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Tony Collins Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains’ customers have given Virgin Trains its highest ever score in the most recent national survey of rail passenger satisfaction.
The rail watchdog Passenger Focus carries out large-scale independent research across the industry twice a …

Carphone Warehouse Launches the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10…

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Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse today launched the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry® 10 in the UK. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented …

NEW APP HELPS BANKERS AND INVESTORS TO AVOID “BETLAG”…

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Trader Clock

·      Poll finds that average City trader visits or communicates with a dozen different timezones per year
·      More than 100 global markets make it nearly impossible to keep a mental note of what is opening and …

Baker Tilly’s Weekly Tax Brief – 29 January 2013…

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Baker tilly

In this edition of Baker Tilly’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…
1. Tax avoidance – now business pushes back
George Bull
Businesses are now beginning to push back against …

SMEs confident despite threat of triple-dip recession – survey…

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David Saul Business Environment

GLASS HALF FULL FOR SMEs IN 2013
Despite the prospect of a triple-dip recession, the downgrading of the UK’s credit rating and the extension of austerity measures, UK’s small and medium-sized companies are …

Silicon Spa highlighted at Warwickshire College ministerial event…

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Mariane Cavalli Warwickshire College

Leamington’s enviable position at the centre of the British computer gaming industry has been highlighted during a special meeting at Warwickshire College.
The round-table event, which was held at the college’s Trident centre …

Stratford school pupils get to grips with University’s hi-tech facilities…

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Shottery visit to Coventry University

Pupils from the Shottery girls’ grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon were given a taste of the new teaching and technology facilities at Coventry University’s Engineering and Computing building last week.
Around 30 girls from the school’s …

Resi tax proposals ‘damaging investment in UK housing’…

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Peter Cosmetatos BPF

The British Property Federation this afternoon told a House of Lords committee that proposals unveiled in last years’ Budget to ensure ‘the fair taxation of residential property’ – such as the 15% …

Blackberry must gain ground in smartphone battle…

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Dan wagner mpowa

The launch of the latest Blackberry devices to exemplify need to empower business users
On Wednesday this week Blackberry will release its latest handsets and operating systems in what is seen as the last …

CBI COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS ON PRIVATE ACTIONS IN COMPETITION LAW…

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Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director

The CBI today (Tuesday) commented on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ response to a consultation on private actions in competition law.
Katja Hall (pictured), CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“The Government …

NEW PwC REPORT HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNTIES FOR UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES…

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Creative England

Published today, UK screen based industries: Powering ahead offers a well-timed insight into the significant opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s creative industries.
The report, commissioned by Pinewood Studios, produced by PwC and …

Global competition opens now: startups to benefit from new business bootcamp…

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From today, dotforge accelerator, Sheffield’s new programme to fast-track high growth startups, is looking to attract a range of startup businesses to the city.  The accelerator programme is backed by a …

Up to 20% off Van hire in Europcar’s January Sale…

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Ken McCall Europcar

Van hire specialist helps SMEs keep up with seasonal demands
Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, has added van hire to its January sale, helping businesses stay on the road. …

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