At his keynote speech at the BCC International Trade Summit, taking place today at The Vox in Birmingham, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall will say
Supplier Management is a discipline that enables businesses to control costs, drive service excellence and mitigate risks in order to gain increased value from suppliers. The cost of managing suppliers can be substantial, but it doesn’t have to be, all it takes is a little analysis/good planning. Below are three examples of good practice that […]
SMEs in Britain are increasingly concerned over their ability to gain funding in the run up to Brexit, a recent survey has revealed. The study, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, has found that recent economic and political uncertainty has adversely affected business confidence, and caused concern for the future as Britain’s withdrawal from the EU […]
Social media platforms allow us to broadcast our lives for everyone to see… and that includes your new boss. Whether we like it or not our online profiles have become a second CV, and with 60 per cent of employers now checking out potential candidates online before hiring, it’s more important than ever to put […]
Mike Ashley swoops on video games retailer after profit warning forced by shortage of Nintendo Switch consoles, reports The Guardian. The founder of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has added a near 26 per cent stake in the struggling video games retailer Game Digital to his string of high street investments. Game Digital said Sports Direct, controlled by […]
The partnership says it has drastically cut the reward to help protect finances as it faces up to challenging trading ahead.
Thinktank’s post-budget analysis says average wages will be no higher in 2022 than in 2007 with weak pay growth exacerbated by looming welfare cuts
There seems to be a consensus that 2016 was a rotten year. With the divisive President-elect Donald Trump inaugurated this week and Brexit discussions not yet bringing anyone comfort about the future, for many managers the challenge now seems to be how to motivate colleagues, many of whom have been distracted or depressed by recent world changes.
Agency work booming but staff earning hundreds of pounds a year less than employees doing the same job, report finds
We talk to Matt Deighton, Managing Director of Timeless Chesterfields, to find out how a Lancashire-based workshop has grown into an international distributor of British-made furniture.