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This is what this section of our site is all about – giving you access to stimulating business focused thought-leadership and key resources that can make a tangible difference to you, your organisation’s performance, propensity to innovate and to sustainable success.
- In The Press
Autumn Statement 2016 – key points
Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his first autumn Statement today, highlighting that “the government will build an economy that works for everyone”.
Supercharging the UK’s digital economy
What has digital technology ever done for us? When you’re in our sector it’s easy to dismiss this as obvious – but it is worth taking a step back to consider the true impact on people’s daily lives.
London SMEs urged to get digital
New research shows only 15% of the capital’s businesses are online, here are a few SMEs who have benefited from investing in their digital operations.
Services rescue UK economy from worsening downturn
The services industries have come to the rescue of the British economy. In the first quarter of this year, output fell in manufacturing, construction, agriculture and from the North Sea oil and gas fields
Are millennials the future of franchising?
There has been a lot of discussion about the millennial generation lately – some of it very negative saying that they are ‘entitled’ or not prepared to start at the bottom and work their way up. But is this really the case and what does that mean for the next generation of franchisees and franchisors?
Twitter's tenth birthday
Having celebrated the tenth birthday of Twitter this week, it is worth stepping back and looking at the influence of the social media tool on the way we communicate online.
Budget 2016 – Key Points at a Glance
George Osborne delivered his eighth budget as chancellor today. He promised a “fundamental reform of the business tax system” and a road map for business tax to make the country more competitive.
Creating a digital single economy
The creation of a digital single economy is a central policy area for the European Commission which wants to use it to foster innovation and economic growth.
World Economic Forum 2016
The 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum took place last week in Davos, Switzerland under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.