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Tag: Building Legacies

Wednesday insight: What do the manifestos offer to SMMEs?

There are just two weeks to go until the General Election. The campaigns are now in full swing and the manifestos have been published. In this blog post we take a look at what’s on offer for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Taxation Whatever the outcome of the Election, a reassessment of small businesses’…
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Make sure you have right Certifications and you are in compliance!

Workshop content Certifications and the small business Trade Certifications (e.g. Gas Safe, NICEIC etc.) British Standards (BS/BSEN) Management & Competency Certifications (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 27001 information systems), Best practice certifications (e.g. ISO 14007, environmental, ISO 22301 Business Continuity), Health & Safety certifications for the small business (e.g. Safe Contractor, CHAS etc.), what you need…
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This Week in Business

Latest figures show that both consumers and small businesses are feeling a pinch on their budgets, spelling trouble for consumer spending. In this week, inflation rose to its highest level since 2013, and now stands at 2.7 per cent. Wage growth, however, is lagging behind at 2.4 per cent, which indicates that small businesses are…
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Business Branding – How to build a personality for your business!

What the workshop will cover This workshop explains why creating a brand personality for your company not only makes good business sense, but will also help you to stand out head and shoulders from your competition. Who should attend the workshop This workshop is ideal for business owners who want help to identify what is…
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Job Vacancy – Building Legacies Programme

Job Vacancy – Building Legacies Programme Business Growth Manager – £32,000 Based in Greenwich (75%) and Canary Wharf (25%) Closing Date: 25th May 2017  Interviews: W/C 5th June 2017 This post is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund The “Building Legacies” programme, a partnership of private and public sector organisations, is a flagship local…
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This Week In Business

The market has given a clear vote of confidence to businesses in East London, as new research shows higher success rates for new businesses founded in several East London boroughs. Havering was ranked top for the survival rate of new businesses, with Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bexley and Redbridge all being ranked in the top ten.…
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Branding is more than a logo

Many SMME’s see their logo and website as their brand. They forget that branding is a lot deeper, and has a significant impact on business development. Buyers of a business’s products and services are often looking for a “core value” which they can relate to. It is therefore essential that the brand, logo, and image…
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This Week in Business

The business forecast is sunny for the manufacturing and services sectors as a whole, after they both posted strong results over the past few months. Indeed, the UK’s manufacturing sector managed to grow at its fastest rate for three years in April, according to research from IHS Markit. The service sector has seen “stellar” performance…
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Thursday Insight: The Future of the Care Sector

The care industry is a critical one, as well as being one of the largest and most diverse sectors of the UK economy. The number of adult social care jobs in England as at 2016 was estimated at 1.55 million, and is set to increase further as the elderly population grows. Key figures Last year,…
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PQQs & Tendering, their place in procurement

Workshop content The “Public Sector”, The Public and Private sectors, the differences Applications: contenders and non-contenders The Public Procurement Regulations 2015 What the Public sector are looking for in a potential supplier Risk and the public sector What you must have in place to be a serious contender for public sector work The types of…
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