Helping Charities Prosper in Changing Times International Consultancy Company, based in Hull, offers free Business Development Day
On 29th January 2015 a team from Agencia will be delivering an exciting and innovative Development day for a number of charities in Leeds.
Millions of “Silver Surfers” Harness Mobile and Internet Banking
Nearly 2.3 million people aged between 70 and over 100 years old are now using internet banking, new industry figures compiled by the BBA show today.
Deloitte Consumer Tracker: Britain's Discretionary Spending Hits Three-Year High
Improving labour market and falling prices of essentials boosts consumers * Fewer people suffering loss or reduction of income and more have received a pay rise.
iDisrupted Author Comments on Facebook's Announcement to Open Source Artificial Intelligence Modules
Facebook's move into open source AI is a brain changer.
Lloyds Banking Group Beats Target to Help Over 100,000 New Start-Ups in 2014
The pledge, to support over 100,000 start-ups, was made as part of the Group's “Helping Britain Prosper Plan” and SME Charter to help businesses start up and grow.
Next Potential M&A and Activist Targets, Cash-Rich Tech Companies, Study by The Edge and Deloitte
Since the days of Y2K, a new study of US Spinoffs by global advisors, The Edge Consulting Group and Deloitte, reveals that the US Technology sector has seen ex-parent companies perform significantly better than the Spinoff companies they have spun-off and separately listed on the market to investors.
How to measure customer loyalty
Dominic Kitchin, founder of The Science of Buying, explains how businesses can measure their customer loyalty and why this is an important metric to understand.
Could an interim CEO turnaround Morrisons’ fortune?
A recent Guardian article entitled, “Wanted: new Morrisons CEO. Same as old one, but without the mistakes” talks about the recent removal of Dalton Philips as the company’s chief executive, writes Jason Atkinson, Managing Director, Russam GMS.
Market Gravity’s market-leading blend of insight, commercial savvy and creativity continues to fuel big growth in 2015
Saher Sidhom joins to lead Market Gravity’s prototyping team * New office in Edinburgh opens * New project wins include HSBC, Santander, Good Energy and Boots.
EY expands collaboration with IBM to support clients’ adoption of big data, analytics and enterprise solutions
EY is building on its collaboration with IBM to help global clients leverage new advanced analytics and accelerate their adoption of transformational technologies.
Largest Price Cuts in Over a Decade Support Retail Sales
UK retail sales data released today by the Office for National Statistics today showed that sales volumes increased by 4.3% in December, compared with the same period 12 months ago. This is the 21st consecutive month of year-on-year growth.
2014 Car Production Best Since 2007 but Below Industry Expectation, Says KPMG
John Leech, KPMG's UK Head of Automotive, comments on the SMMT figures published today highlighting 1,528,148 cars manufactured in the UK in 2014.
Retail Sales Performance Is Encouraging, but Significant Challenges Remain, Warns KPMG
David McCorquodale, UK Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the latest retail sales figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Jack Ma Wants Alibaba to Serve 2 Billion Consumers
Jack Ma, Founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China's richest man, told participants at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Vince Cable, the CIPD, Investors and Employers Come Together to Put Workforce Performance Measures at the Heart of Business Productivity
The long-term growth potential of organisations and the economy are being hampered by a lack of consistency in the measurement and reporting of human capital information, contributing to long-standing problems of short-termism in many firms and sectors.
UK Records The Highest Rental Value Growth Since Q3 2007
Of the 1022 locations monitored, 16% showed an increase in rental value. Prime yields fell by an average of 8 basis points over the quarter and the UK All Property average currently stands at 5.6%, with 35% of locations recording falling yields.
Travel companies are yet to fully capitalize on the potential of social media, according to new report
Travel companies are not fully capitalizing on the business opportunities presented by social media platforms, according to the "Digital Channels in Travel" report launched today by Facebook and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global).
30 separate consulting firms make MCA Awards 2015 shortlist
The main event in the UK’s consulting calendar continues to attract a rich diversity of management consulting firms and consultants - with 30 separate firms shortlisted for the 2015 MCA Awards.
Capgemini launches Point of View on Enterprise Gamification
According to Kotter International, 70% of business transformation efforts fail due to a lack of employee engagement – so the traditional approach to change management is no longer applicable.
Richard Branson and a prestigious panel of CEOs highlight new global research launched at World Economic Forum by EY and Oxford
Research highlights evolution of business and the shift toward purpose-led transformation, driving innovation and growth.
Almost half of UK consultancy workers on brink of burnout, says Regus survey
Office tensions rising but flexible working provides a solution.
He’s behind you… PwC chairman backs the firm’s 29th annual panto
Over 200 City employees from professional services firm PwC hit the West End stage this week in a sell out run of the firm’s 29th annual charity panto performance.
“Don’t talk, it’s time to catch up!” becomes the mantra in UK homes
No clear winner in ‘battle of the screen’ as viewing behaviour varies by age.
U.S. “Switching Economy” Up 29 Percent since 2010 as Companies Struggle to Keep Up with the Nonstop Customer, Finds Accenture
Despite heavy investment, only 11 percent of U.S. consumers strongly agree companies are effectively converging digital, mobile, social and traditional channels.
Manufacturers Press Ahead With Further Growth in Orders – CBI Survey
New orders continued to expand for British manufacturers in the three months to January, but firms expect their export orders to tail-off in the coming quarter, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.
Combined Revenue of Top 20 Deloitte Football Money League Clubs Breaks €6bn Barrier
Combined revenue for top 20 Money League clubs up 14% to over €6bn * Top 5 clubs' revenue next year could all top €500m.
Draghi Injects New Life Into Eurozone Economy With QE, Says KPMG
Yael Selfin, Head of Macroeconomics at KPMG reacts to the European Central Bank announcement on quantitative easing.
Orange Launches Digital Ventures, a New Funding Vehicle for Start-Ups, Further Expanding Its Digital Innovation Strategy
Orange builds on its existing open innovation strategy with an “early stage” investment program branded Orange Digital Ventures.
Pay Awards End 2014 at 2%
Pay awards in 2014 ended the year below where they started, with the median basic pay rise for UK employees standing at 2% in the three months to the end of December 2014.
No island is an island
Intertwined global supply chains mean that there can never be unequivocal answers to economic questions, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James, but being part of this interdependence is essential.
L.E.K. Consulting Announces Seven Global Partner Promotions
L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, continues to strengthen its expertise across multiple industry sectors and geographies with the promotion of seven individuals to partner.
Three Good Reasons to Cheer in Today's UK Labour Market Data
The UK labour market continued to improve, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. In fact, there are three positive pieces of news in today's release, which bodes well for economic growth in 2015.
Labour Market Statistics Suggest the Economy Is Still Expanding, but May Be a Sign of Lower Growth Than We Saw for Most of 2014
Mark Beatson, chief economist for the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development comments the ONS Labour Market Statistics.
Smart Currency Business Publishes 2015 Yearly Currency Forecasts
International payment specialist SmartCurrencyBusiness.com is pleased to announce the publication of its 2015 Yearly Currency Forecasts.
Consumers Increase Online Shopping at the Expense of Omnichannel Retailers this 2014 Holiday Season: Wipro Digital Research
An average spend of £292/$400 online, but shipping is the Achilles' heel of online shopping.