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The search has begun for an inspirational Principal and Managing Director to lead the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers.
The WMG Academy, a business-led and business-like University Technical College for 14-19-year olds, is due to …

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Trade marks: know your rights…

Trade marks: know your rights…

By Grant Esterhuizen (pictured) at Lester Aldridge LLP
Consumer brand loyalty is a highly sought after prize in a commercial climate of rapidly developing technology, where no product is new for long. The diminishing differences between …

BUSINESS ACTIVITY FALLS BACK IN SERVICE SECTOR…

BUSINESS ACTIVITY FALLS BACK IN SERVICE SECTOR…

Business fell across the service sector over the last three months – worse than expected, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly survey.
The business & professional service sector, which includes accountancy, legal and marketing firms, fell …

Top brands 2013…

Top brands 2013…

Robin Knight (pictured), marketing, communications and strategy partner at Zolfo Cooper, comments on the 2013 Superbrands list:
“The results demonstrate a healthy mix of the aspirational and the everyday. Irrespective of product, market or price point …

Businesses in the West Midlands see year-on-year increase in orders, says new report…

Businesses in the West Midlands see year-on-year increase in orders, says new report…

Real signs of economic recovery are starting to show in the West Midlands, as the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reporting an increase in business has risen year-on-year according to the latest figures.
During …

Fragile economy prompts customer focus…

Fragile economy prompts customer focus…

As the service sector bounces back after a poor month, expert says sustained growth lies with meeting demands of customers
Customer centric business decisions are the key method of securing significant growth, according to technology company …

CBI RESPONDS TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT ON WORK PROGRAMME…

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CBI RESPONDS TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT ON WORK PROGRAMME…

The CBI today responded to a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the Work Programme outcome statistics.
Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:
“The initial work programme results were disappointing, but the statistics represent …

British Heart Month – Most defibrillators in workplaces are effectively useless…

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Life-saving defibrillators would not be used in an emergency, survey finds

Many heart defibrillators in British workplaces would not be used in an emergency because of misplaced fears and lack of staff education, according to a …

Register now for Rugby’s biggest ever business event!…

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Abid Hussain Warwickshire College

There’s still time for people across the Rugby area to register for the town’s biggest ever business event, being held at Warwickshire College in March.
Featuring a host of seminars to inspire and reinvigorate, the event …

University’s engineering and computing faculty makes intriguing business offer…

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Coventry University Engineering & Computing Building

Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing is opening its doors to business.
The Faculty will be hosting its first annual open day for business – Intrigue 2013 – from 2pm to 6pm on …

Time to ‘think differently’ as housing starts plummet 11%…

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Ian Fletcher British Property Federation

After Government figures this morning revealed housing starts declined 11% in 2012, the British Property Federation has stated the country needs to end its obsession with owner occupation and consider a range of housing options, …

Cass Business School Professor of Consumer Marketing Vince Mitchell (pictured) comments on the news that Nike has suspended its contract with Oscar Pistorius…

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Vince Mitchell Cass Business School Professor

‘Swift, decisive action on the part of a brand sponsor can help to reduce negative impact on the brand, whilst indecision on such events conveys a lack of conviction about what the brand stands for.  …

Kingfisher results: is Kingfisher losing its crown?…

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Peter Saville Zolfo Cooper

Peter Saville (pictured), partner at advisory and restructuring firm Zolfo Cooper comments on today’s Kingfisher results:

“Is Kingfisher losing its crown? With consumers tightening their purse strings it is hardly surprising that home …

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 …

Sports Direct results: Mike Ashley high street hero…

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Peter Saville Zolfo Cooper

Peter Saville (pictured), partner at advisory and restructuring firm Zolfo Cooper comments on today’s Sports Direct results:

“Sports Direct is going from strength to strength with today’s results shining a ray of light …

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