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The search has begun for an inspirational Principal and Managing Director to lead the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers.
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Outsourcing effort equals bigger profits…

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Alessio Ishizaka Portsmouth Business School

Companies could save millions of pounds if they followed 18 key success factors for outsourcing products and processes, according to researchers at Portsmouth Business School.
Outsourcing allows companies to achieve major benefits they would …

MANUFACTURING ORDERS REBOUND AND MODERATE OUTPUT GROWTH EXPECTED…

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Anna Leach

Manufacturers reported a rebound in orders and continue to expect moderate growth in output over the next three months, according to the CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey for February.
Of the 436 …

Banco Santander and iZettle Form Partnership…

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Pilar Aurrecoechea Mastercard

Banco Santander becomes the first bank in Spain to enable professionals and small businesses to take card payments with their mobile devices.
Simultaneously, iZettle launches – and starts shipping – a Chip & PIN reader.
Banco Santander …

FULL TIME JOBS BEING CREATED, BUT CAUTION ON PAY GROWS…

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Neil Carberry CBI

The CBI today commented on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 154,000 in the three months to December and unemployment dropped by 14,000. Annual growth in regular …

See Something, Say Something mobile phone app is launched…

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Chris Casey Safer Travel

Passengers on the public transport network can instantly report antisocial behaviour over the internet with the launch of a pioneering mobile phone app.
The See Something, Say Something app has been unveiled by …

Coventry professor’s study proves a hit with UK business leaders…

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Les Worrall Coventry University

A Coventry University professor’s study on how to build a successful business while maintaining employee wellbeing has been voted the ‘must read’ article of the year by UK managers.
The successful article – entitled Improving …

Part-time workers’ confidence in their job security is 10% lower than full-time workers’…

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Mark Holweger Director Legal & General

Part-time workers’ confidence in job security falls to 65% – its lowest since Legal & General’s Job Security Index began

Recent high-profile job losses announced at HMV and Rolls Royce, are a reflection …

Traineeships – will they fly or fail?…

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Rachael Fidler HTP Training

By Rachael Fidler (pictured), founder of HTP Training, Southern England’s top training provider
From September this year 16 to 24-year-olds are to be offered work experience, lessons in English and maths, tips on CV-writing …

OPTIMISM STABILISES AMONG MANUFACTURERS BUT OUTPUT STILL FLAT – CBI SURVEY…

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Anna Leach

UK manufacturers are more confident looking ahead
Manufacturing orders were flat in the three months to January, while output was stable for the second quarter in a row.
Both orders and output are expected …

Coventry University arts graduates amongst region’s top talent at new exhibition…

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Man versus Motherland -Dean O'Brien

The work of four Coventry School of Art and Design (CSAD) graduates has been selected for inclusion in a major new exhibition taking place this spring.
The four artists are amongst 22 …

Calling Time On Gang Crime With Phone Apps Course…

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Carlton McDonald University of Derby

Youth gang members and young people from high crime areas will learn to develop and market their own mobile phone application ideas, in an innovative project supported by the universities of Wolverhampton and …

RETAIL SALES GROWTH SLOWS IN JANUARY – CBI…

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Judith McKenna

The pace of retail sales growth slowed in the year to January, according to the CBI’s first monthly Distributive Trades Survey of 2013.
The survey, covering the first fortnight of January, shows 41% …

Business project off to a flying start…

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Marc Fleetham University of Wolverhampton

A business improvement programme led by the University of Wolverhampton is off to a flying start with 15 companies already receiving support.
The Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) gives West Midlands based small …

Theatre graduates return to stage with hit adaptation of Grimm tale…

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Strongbox Theatre - Twelve Dancing Princesses

A theatre company formed by Coventry University performing arts graduates is set to return to the stage at the end of January with its popular adaptation of a Brothers Grimm tale.
Strongbox Theatre – which …

POST-CHRISTMAS DEBT IMPACTS FAMILIES ACROSS GENERATIONS…

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Vivi Friedgut Director of Blackbullion

As the New Year kicks in and people begin to count the cost of Christmas, money worries will prey on the minds of many families; they will need to think about the debt …

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