What to change: your brand or your business?
When I wrote an article on this blog about changing business models a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea I was mining such a deep vein of interest, writes Fiona Czerniawska, co-Founder of Source.
Expect a Year of Two Halves for Business Investment
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the final quarter of the year, according to the Office for National Statistics' second estimate of growth in the quarter.
Britain's Leading Manufacturers Deliver Powerful Pre-Election Message to Next Government
Britain's leading manufacturers have today sent a powerful pre-election message about the sector's ambitions for the future and the support urgently required from the next Government.
Seven Ways Geo-Economics Is Changing the Global Economy
Report from the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics identifies seven geo-economic trends that could decelerate or even reverse globalization.
Funding for Lending Drops but the Economy Grows - SMEs Should Consider Where Their Growth Finance Will Come from
Commenting on 2014's fourth quarter drop in lending to SMEs via the Funding for Lending Scheme, as announced by the Bank of England today, Iain Moffatt, Head of Enterprise for KPMG in the UK, writes.
BBA Comment on the Results of the SME Finance Monitor 2014 Q4
The BBA comment on the SME Finance Monitor 2014 Q4 results.
Steady Growth for Service Sector Overall but Mixed Fortunes
The service sector as a whole saw steady growth in the three months to February but some sharp contrasts in fortunes are emerging, according to the latest quarterly CBI Service Sector Survey.
Gender Progress Must Accelerate: CIPD Brings Equalities Minister and Business Leaders Together to Up the Game for Lasting Change
As the fourth anniversary of the Lord Davies review approaches, the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, is urging businesses to accelerate the pace of change for female representation on boards, highlighting that there has only been a 1.8% increase at executive director level since 2012.
At Last the Truth Behind Google
How do you describe a manuscript written 2,500 years ago that tells you how to get the best out of Google in 2015?...
US Manufacturing Faces a Two Million Worker Shortage Over the Next Decade, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute Studies Indicate
Nine in 10 Americans surveyed believe manufacturing essential to U.S. economy, while only one in three parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.
London, Amsterdam and New York are Top Destinations for UK Business Travellers, American Express Global Business Travel Data Reveals
Data shows most-booked destinations in the UK, Europe and internationally, as Company unveils a new flexible and personalised travel service for UK businesses.
Growing Passenger Volumes and Advanced Threats Spur Global Airport Security Technology Market
Screening will be the greatest market opportunity as old systems are replaced, says Frost & Sullivan.
Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Users Reach 2 Billion in 2014
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone users reached 2 billion for the first time ever in 2014. One in three of the world's population now owns a smartphone.
Building trust through emotional intelligence
In a rapidly changing IT landscape, how do technology-oriented consultancies achieve longevity? Our management consultancy columnist Mick James talks to DMW’s Derek Moore about the firm’s development as a trusted advisor.
Sharp decrease of diesel price not yet reflected in transport rates
The twenty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics.
Nine out of 10 firms dissatisfied with their breakthrough innovation performance, says Arthur D. Little Study
Just one in 10 firms is confident that its business has the right approach to breakthrough innovation, according to a new study from Arthur D. Little (ADL).
TCS recognized as the industry’s fastest growing brand over last five years
Brand value grew 271% from US $2.3 billion in 2010 to US $8.7 billion in 2015, marks fastest growth across the IT Services Industry during the period.
UK Businesses Are Reluctant to Stick Their Head in the Clouds, Says KPMG
A global study of almost 2,100 contracts covering deals worth £7.8 billion suggests that Cloud-based services are failing to capture the popular imagination of UK businesses.
Oil Prices May Come Under Pressure as Storage Limits Begin to Hit
George Johnson, Oil & Gas Executive Advisor at KPMG comments on the recent oil price movements.
Study Reveals Impact of Mail on Brands
The physical nature of mail has the ability to drive stronger emotional associations with a brand, making customers feel valued and important compared to other media, new research from Royal Mail MarketReach has revealed.
New Technologies and Strong Pipeline to Fuel an Active Technology Deals Market in 2015, According to PwC US
2015 Outlook Sees Heightened Deal Activity on Emerging Technologies like Internet of Things and the Second Machine Age.
MCA renews partnership with Raconteur to produce series of special reports in The Times in 2015
The MCA (Management Consultancies Association) has announced today that it will once again be partnering with Raconteur, an award-winning publishing house to produce a series of special reports on top business topics.
How do your career choices affect what you earn today, and in 15 years' time?
New research by Emolument.com reveals the salary acceleration of different professions.
Global retail industry set to increase its use of consultants faster than any other sector in 2015
Extensive study finds global retail turning to consultants to cut costs – capitalise on technology - and improve productivity...
Sales and Investment on the Rise as England's SME Manufacturers Defy Slowdown
Small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) in England are defying predictions of a slowdown in the sector by posting increases in current and predicted sales.
FCA Sets Out Approach to Non-Executive Directors and the Senior Managers Regime
Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) with specific responsibilities, such as Chairman, will come under the new Senior Managers Regime (SMR), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) confirmed today.
Banks Determined to Give Customers the Best Support in Tough Times
In response to today's FCA Occasional Paper on Consumer Vulnerability, Executive Director of Retail Banking at the BBA Eric Leenders, said.
UK Tech Sector Outperformed Wider UK Economy in Q4 2014, Says KPMG Report
The UK tech sector enjoyed robust growth in the last quarter of 2014, avoiding the slowdown seen across the wider UK economy, according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK survey.
Retailers Report Surprise Dip in Sales Growth - CBI Survey
Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to February and orders placed upon suppliers fell, according to the CBI's latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey.
Boost for Britain's Rail Industry as Network Rail Consulting Helps Secure Major Middle East Contract
Network Rail Consulting, as part of a British consortium, today announces that the consortium has been appointed by the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to be its partner, providing management and technical support for infrastructure, freight and passenger operations on one of its rail projects, the North South Railway (NSR).
RiskMap 2015: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth has outpaced political reform
2015 will start to show some of the political limits to sub-Saharan Africa’s growth story - Control Risks.
Informatica becomes part of Capgemini and Pivotal’s Business Data Lake ecosystem
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services announced today that Informatica is now part of the Business Data Lake ecosystem developed by Capgemini and Pivotal.
ATMIA-Award for the industry consultant of the year
ATMIA-award for the industry consultant of the year 2014 to
Francesco Burelli, Partner in the Payments Practice at INNOVALUE.
Record Price Deflation Hits Retailers' Margins in January, Warns KPMG
Don Williams, retail partner at KPMG comments on the publication today of the latest ONS retail sales figures.
Rising Tax Receipts Alone Won't Eliminate Deficit, Says ICAEW
Sumita Shah, ICAEW Public Sector Policy Manager, comments on the Public Sector Finances for January 2015, published today by the ONS.