The majority of project managers do not consider completing a task within budget to be of great importance, a new report has found.According to a survey by Parity Group, just 35 per cent of project managers questioned said they paid particular attention to budget requirements, while only 38 per cent thought finishing on time was […]
Posted on 17th May 2007 in General business.
Businesses in the UK need to face up to the new challenges presented by a changing global economy or be left behind.That is the message from Sir Digby Jones, the former director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who opened Work Wise Week by warning firms that "the world is changing fast".Sir Digby […]
Posted on 16th May 2007 in General business.
Business in Europe is lagging behind the general public when it comes to an awareness of climate change and carbon footprints and it’s up to the government to guide change in this area.That’s according to research carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by UK Trade & Investment, which showed a gradual increase […]
Posted on 16th May 2007 in General business.
The northern regional final of a top entrepreneurial competition will feature a host of entrants from Greater Manchester.A total of 15 companies ranging from children’s nurseries to valve making firms will be representing the region in nine categories at the Entrepreneur of the Year award scheme, the Manchester Evening News reports.They will be competing against […]
Posted on 8th May 2007 in General business.
The government has this week launched a new forum which is designed to provide an informal way for SMEs to raise their views on a range of issues affecting their sector. The Small Business Forum will involve a series of round table meeting where small business owners will have a chance to discuss with ministers […]
Posted on 5th May 2007 in General business.
Small firms based in Wales are loosing trust in the Welsh Assembly because they have been ‘let down’, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB).Following discussions with a panel of its Welsh members, the FPB has suggested that the National Assembly is not showing enough concern for the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises. […]
Posted on 4th May 2007 in General business.
Liverpool is a prime location for small and medium-sized enterprises, according to the results of a new study.The city was named a "business hotspot" in a nationwide survey conducted by Vodafone, which found that two-thirds of respondents from Liverpool said that their firm is improving and almost 50 per cent of employees saying they are […]
Posted on 1st May 2007 in General business.
A virtual conference staged over the internet via website Learningworks has been celebrated as a triumph.Staged by the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the event was designed to spread the message to people in the far reaches of Scotland that skills and training investment can lead to business success.The hour-long conference took place in front […]
Posted on 26th April 2007 in General business.
Young entrepreneurs have been advised to take note of the potential benefits of expanding through a franchise after the recent announcement of a deal involving WH Smith and the Post Office.Following a series of successful trials the Post Office has agreed to franchise 70 of its branches to WH Smith, with the high street chain […]
Posted on 24th April 2007 in General business.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are at an equal risk of falling victim to bribery and corruption as larger firms, a new report has suggested.According to a study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), 73 per cent of small businesses felt the potential for corruption was present in all commercial dealings, while 64 per […]
Posted on 23rd April 2007 in General business.
Small businesses in the UK are not taking on board advice given to them by compliance consultants, new research has revealed. More than a third of the respondents to a survey by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) admitted that they had decided not to implement changes advised by their consultants which would improve the regulatory […]
Posted on 21st April 2007 in General business.
A female businesswoman has been awarded a prestigious award for her entrepreneurial skills, the Yorkshire Post reports. The Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year has been named as Rosaleen Blair, the chief executive of Alexander Mann Solutions. Ms Blair has worked in London for ten years after leaving her native Ireland to pursue a career […]
Posted on 20th April 2007 in General business.