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Wednesday Insight: spotlight on the marketing sector

The UK’s advertising and marketing industry is one of the largest and most lucrative in the world, employing half a million people, many of which are based in small, medium and micro enterprises. In this blog, we look at the challenges facing SMMEs in the sector and how they can adapt to them. Key figures…
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This Week In Business

The outlook for UK businesses has been gloomy in recent months, according to the Bank of England. The continued trend of low wage growth was this week branded a “return to pre-industrial Britain” by Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist of the UK’s central bank. This is hitting productivity hard: although productivity in OECD countries has been…
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Wednesday Insight: How SMMEs can improve client care

In order to compete with household names, small businesses need to work harder to ensure they are responding to their customers’ needs. In this article, we explore why customer and client care are important, and simple ways that small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) can improve their customer experience. Key Facts UK businesses lose £12…
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SMMEs in health and social care: how to win contracts

As health and social care services are increasingly contracted out, the role that small businesses have to play in this diverse and challenging sector is now more important than ever. Our upcoming event for health and social care providers will give you an insider’s perspective on how to win procurement contracts and better understand your…
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This Week in Business

Although the news this week has been dominated by yesterday’s General Election, it’s been an eventful week in business. Amidst the volatility of the sterling, it was announced that the UK has fallen to the bottom to the EU in terms of economic growth. Recent figures show Britain to have been the worst-performing member of…
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This Week In Business

The week got off to a discouraging start for businesses in the construction industry, as it was revealed that house prices in the UK fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009. The results of the survey, commissioned by Nationwide, will confirm the fears of many in the property…
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This Week In Business

It’s lukewarm news for small businesses in the services sector, as the latest quarterly results show that that the economy expanded by just 0.2% between January and March. This was largely due to weak performance by the services sector which accounts for over three-quarters of UK gross domestic product (GDP). The results from the Office…
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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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