Bringing the best of business into sport
The success of Two Circles is an example of how the evolving world of professional services is breaking down the barriers between industries. Our management consultancy columnist Mick James interviews CEO and co-founder Matt Rogan.
KPMG research reveals highest level of FTSE 100 CEO and FD “churn” since financial crisis
Nearly a quarter (23%) of FTSE 100 companies experienced a change in CEO in the year, up from 14% last year.
Will Santa’s helpers be able to deliver this Christmas?
Shortage of HGV drivers could have adverse effect on December deliveries * New EU regulations deterring potential new drivers.
Will the self-employed finally get the support they need?
National Freelance Day last week saw two important announcements for the self-employed and in the following opinion article (or blog) Melissa Baxter, director at Russam GMS discusses whether these new developments will provide long-awaited support for the self-employed.
LCP Consulting Strengthens Manufacturing Expertise with Appointment of Will Shepherd
Ex-Capgemini and Industry Leader joins expanding Supply Chain & Business Operations consultancy.
LOC Consulting appoints Tim Kempster as director and project lead for Genomics England’s 100,000 Genome Project
LOC Consulting, a management consultancy specialising in the delivery of business change and IT programmes and projects, has announced the appointment of Tim Kempster as Director.
Many UK businesses still need education on health and safety
Has health and safety really gone mad? New H&S horror stories emerge as need for training remains as relevant as ever.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday… why not Mobile Thursday perhaps?
Retailers must capitalise on the Christmas shopping bonanza to stay ahead of competitors, says Crimson & Co.
Online Shopping Cart Abandonment Plagues Major Retailers
Online shopping cart abandonment is going unchecked by 85% of the UK's top 75 retailers.
Growth continues in the service sector - CBI
Record employment in business and professional sector.
Flying the flag for British manufacturing
Scott Kirkpatrick of F1 manufacturing (www.f1manufacturing.com) spreads the good news that British manufacturing is back in fashion.
Australia lagging behind in digital, despite being one of the most digitally connected countries in the world
Forty per cent of consumers believe Australia’s status as a digital nation is less advanced than other developed countries, while only 14% of Australians say we are more advanced.
UK consumers set to spend more this Christmas
Amid signs of greater economic optimism, almost a third of UK consumers (31%) plan to increase their spending on holiday shopping this year, according to Accenture’s 2014 Christmas Shopping Survey.
Healthier staff can boost the bottom line for businesses
More London organisations are recognising that investing in staff’s health and wellbeing makes business sense.
Start-ups worse than FTSE 100 for gender diversity, research reveals
New businesses are worse for female representation at board level than the FTSE 100 firms.
Deloitte creates £25m fund to help its employees start up businesses
Deloitte has announced it will invest £25m to help its employees create and run their own standalone, start-up businesses.
India has an opportunity to build a US$10 trillion economy over two decades says PwC's latest report
India is on the cusp of major change - PwC Report.
Look outside the EU and cut red tape to secure future success of UK exports, say entrepreneurs
An impressive 83% of UK entrepreneurs see the success of future of Britain’s exports lying outside the EU, according to the results of an EY survey just published.
“Management is nothing more than motivating other people”
…So said Lee Iacocoa, American businessman (Rachel Ainsworth - Source).
Daniel Murray, 28, Is Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Daniel Murray, a 28 year old entrepreneur from London, has won the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
A&O Joins Silicon Valley Heavyweights to Mentor Technology Growth Companies
Allen and Overy partners Simon Toms, Neville Cordell and Sarah Henchoz have teamed up with mentors from companies including Google, Facebook and Barclays to share their expertise on how tech companies can manage growth as they scale-up or prepare for sale.
NewVoiceMedia named as Internet of Things Awards finalist
NewVoiceMedia, a leading provider of cloud contact centre technology, announced today that it has reached the final in the Internet of Things Awards (IoTAs).
CBI Unveils Package Of Autumn Statement Measures To Keep The Recovery Motoring
Against a backdrop of solid UK growth but increasing global risks, the CBI is calling on the Chancellor to focus on infrastructure investment, encouraging innovation and removing barriers to enterprise, in the Autumn Statement.
UK the globe’s fourth most innovative market, finds GE research
7 out of 10 business leaders feel the UK offers a positive environment for innovation to flourish (72%).
How to prepare for numerical reasoning tests
During your hunt for the perfect consulting position, you’re likely to face numerical reasoning tests. These tests are used to measure whether you have the numerical acumen required to perform well in a consulting career. They are therefore used by many of the top consulting firms.
Four easy steps to web-based accounting
Keeping an up-to-date record of your financial activities is an essential part of running a business. Web-based accounting systems can offer useful features for small business owners – and more and more are choosing to take their accounting online.
EDF Energy renews outsourcing contract with Capgemini UK for two years
New contract worth £12 million extends relationship established in 2004.
Atos is the first IT company to obtain BCR Certification in recognition of how it safeguards its clients’ personal data
Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.
Slowing economy impacts the Brazilian consulting sector
The recent election and the delayed impact of the global financial crisis contributed to a slowdown in Brazil’s consulting market. Following growth of 5.7% in 2013 to $1,532m, the sector is estimated to grow by just 2.6% in 2014.
Hive by British Gas, EDF Energy, Aegon and Barclays take top prizes at the 2014 Corporate Entrepreneur Awards
More than 250 business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered at the Design Museum in London last night to celebrate the best of big business innovation and entrepreneurship.
Russian state-owned companies freeze out Big Four audit firms
Russian state-owned companies are freezing relations with the so-called Big Four audit firms KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY).
Cognizant Completes Acquisition of TriZetto, Creating a Fully-Integrated Healthcare Technology and Operations Leader
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a global leader in information technology, consulting and business process services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of TriZetto Corporation.
FCA Fines RBS, Natwest and Ulster Bank Ltd £42 Million for IT Failures
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, (“RBS”) National Westminster Bank Plc (“NatWest”) and Ulster Bank Ltd (“Ulster Bank”) (the “Banks”) £42 million for IT failures which occurred in June 2012 and meant that the Banks' customers could not access banking services.
Environmental Performance of Sector Outlined in Oil & Gas UK Report
The environmental performance of the UK offshore industry is captured in an Oil & Gas UK report published this week.
Falling Store Prices Help to Boost UK Retail Sales
Data released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed UK retail sales volumes rising by 4.3% year-on-year in October, the fastest growth rate since April.