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Life after Sport: Matthew Hoggard

Life after sport can be challenging for many athletes, however having options and working with the right people can open so many doors once the final whistle has been blown. read more


Risk Assessment for Apprentices

It’s coming to the end of the school year and for some young people that means entering the workplace for the first time, many as apprentices. Did you know that the rate of workplace injury in young men face a 40% higher risk of workplace than their older counterparts? Stephen Thomas, Health and Safety Consultant at Croner, looks at the legal safety requirements for apprentices and how employers can protect them through risk assessment. read more


The One Thing That Trumps Drive When It Comes To Business Success

No matter how much drive you have – there is one thing that will always beat it when it comes to business success. Business is like sport: the most successful players love the game. Successful business leaders, if they love what they do, will always go the extra mile to succeed, they will also stand up again after being knocked over and they will look at obstacles and failures as, at worst, a small blip, and at best an opportunity to learn. read more


Skills Shortage In Cyber And Cloud?

A lot has been said about how technology is changing and the impact that is having on the way businesses operate and the way we live our lives. We’re more mobile, we have the world’s information available to us at the click of a button and our data is stored on interconnected servers spread throughout the world. read more


Motivating The Selfie Generation

What motivates the millennials? The generation that grew up alongside Facebook, Harry Potter and Britney Spears now makes up a third of the workforce – and will account for 50% of it by the end of the decade. As such, the corporate world shaped by previous generations is quickly changing. And the new generation may like what they’ve done with the place, or may have something a little more ‘millennial’ in mind. read more


Businesses Need to Weigh in on Youth Unemployment

It’s worrying to see that, despite a nominal decline in numbers shown in last fortnight’s ONS report, a fifth of British 16-24 year olds – almost a million – remain out of work, study or training. Meanwhile, Sir Ian Wood’s analysis of youth unemployment in Scotland, released earlier this month, highlights a crisis that is proving to be a drain on the economy as well as an alarming waste of potential. read more


What Can We Learn From The England Manager?

The squad’s been named, the suits have been modelled and the England camp has left the country. As we get down to the business of focusing on England’s performance what can we learn from Roy Hodgson’s approach to management? read more


Businesses are putting the Fun back into Corporate Away Days

As Britain slowly climbs out of recession it seems that companies are keen to put money into making corporate away days more fun. MGN events, a national events and party planning business specialises in corporate away days and has noticed a growing trend in bookings for big budget fun events in the last six months as companies start to invest in looking after their staff. read more


Coffee Loyalty Cards – The Stamp of Success

“Do you have a loyalty card?” the Barista asked as I paid for my double espresso. My card was duly stamped – only two more coffees before I could claim a free brew. Most people in the queue had a loyalty card too. And so I got to thinking. read more


Help Your People Progress

Tracy Filler at GrowthAccelerator offers tips on how SMEs can develop a robust progression structure read more


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Partners Interview: Kirill Slavin

By Marcus Leach

Following the huge success of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards we caught up with Kirill Slavin, MD at Kaspersky Lab, one of the event sponsors.

What risks do SMBs and startups face if they fail to proactively...

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