Bringing Manufacturing Back to Britain

By Sally Waterston, director of Business and IT Consultancy Waterstons Limited Everything goes in cycles; fashion, the weather, Information Technology and even manufacturing. It feels sometimes as if we are like a pendulum as a country, racing after the next new thing and piling all our hopes on it in the name of strategy and forward thinking. When we started this business in 1994 we had a few customers who offshored their production and seemed to be very successful at...

Tesla’s intellectual gamble

By Guy Dorrell @GuyDorrellEsq Pfizer’s abortive bid to take control of Astra Zenica in May 2014 was widely commented to have been motivated, at least in part, by Research and Development issues. More specifically, Pfizer has for some time relied upon the cash-cows of its existing products; bolstering its share price through attempting to increase sales, while driving out back-office costs. R&D is an expensive pursuit whatever the industry, though pharmaceutical companies seem to have an especially tough time. Around...

Nurturing entrepreneurial spirit in your children

By Gemma Johnson, CEO, MyFamilyClub.co.uk Ah, the famous ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. For me, it’s one of the most exciting spirits an individual can possess. But what is it, exactly? It’s hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. People with entrepreneurial spirit tend to have irrepressible ambition and desire to succeed. They’re not put off by risks that would scare other people rigid (such as the possibility of losing large amounts of money) because all the risks they take...

6 Ethical Tips For Your Business

By Daniel Le Grange It can really make a difference when your business establishes meaningful relationships and makes ethical decisions. Whatever decisions your business makes will strongly affect it’s standing, whether it be in a negative or positive light.  Nobody wants to be associated with a company that acts unethically. So what can make your business stand out from others? Simply being ethical can really pay off not only to better your company’s reputation but also create new affiliations that drive...

Drawing Conclusions from Ofcom

By Stuart Buchanan, Junior Broadcast Executive at 4mediarelations Today (Wednesday 25th July 2014) Ofcom released the findings of their ‘News consumption in the UK report’, which highlights some key issues on the changing face of news access across Great Britain. Most importantly, across all age groups, ‘Internet/Apps’ have stretched just ahead of Radio and Newspapers (41 per cent, compared to 32 per cent in 2013), with only TV (75 per cent) outstripping online new sources, but even this is down from...

Should Big Business Have A Place In Pharmaceuticals?

By Toby James Last month, American pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer had their ‘final offer’ for their proposed takeover of the British company AstraZeneca rejected. This offered shareholders £24.76 and 1.747 shares for each share they owned, valuing each share at £55 and the company as a whole at £69 billion, yet was rejected on the grounds that it “continues to fall short of the board’s view of value”. This begs the question: How much is a share in AstraZeneca worth? Thankfully, this...

What could Ronaldo buy with his World Cup salary

By Joe Mellor Deputy Editor The best players are out there in Brazil playing sexy samba football to excite the world. Most of these superstars are paid handsomely by their clubs, but they are also given huge fees to represent their nations, during the month long tournament. Ronaldo, The 29-year old Portugal superstar, is reportedly earning $490,870 a week, after tax, amounting to a staggering $2,243,997 (USD) to take part in the 32-day event. But how far does this fortune...

4 Ways You Have Shockingly Little Control Over What You See On The Internet

Anonymous  I currently work within the online marketing industry with a variety of websites all focused on driving a massive online presence to attract more visitors. The reason I wrote this anonymously is not to advertise my company or skills, but to voice my anger at how the internet is being changed for the worse thanks to companies like the one I work for. Those of you who work in online marketing or search marketing this is going to come...

The future of digital recruitment

By Be Kaler of digital recruitment specialists, Futureheads According to a study by digital education company Hyper Island, addressing what digital talent will look like in the years to come, the biggest overall industry challenge is finding, keeping, and developing the right talent. In fact of the 500 business leaders asked, 20% listed technical and digital development as the top challenge. This is hardly surprising as we continue to scale new heights in digital innovation and is precisely why we...

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