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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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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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Wednesday Insight: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction

Construction is one of the biggest and most dynamic industries in the UK, and as demand for new homes increases, so too will the number of opportunities in the sector. Key figures In 2014 the construction industry in the UK contributed £103 billion in economic output, and is one of the most valuable sectors, with…
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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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Your questions answered on the business rates review

A review of business rates came into effect earlier this month, and it’s important to understand what this could mean for your business. What are business rates? Business rates are a charge paid on business properties, such as shops, restaurants and offices. The rates are set by central government and collected by local authorities, and…
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This Week in Business

The headlines this week have been dominated by the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap General Election taking place on 8 June this year- for full details on how this could affect small businesses, have a look at our blog post. However, this week also saw a number of good news stories for businesses in…
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