Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 8

  • Calm

    Keeping the world Calm


    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Mental health problems are a global epidemic. The American Psychiatric Association reports that ...

  • Feature

    Why collaboration is key for a truly data-driven marketing strategy


    By Elliot Holding, cloud account manager at Cloud Technology Solutions Data has become a key tool in a marketeer or creative’s arsenal. It provides the industry with a constantly updated stream of information about existing and potential customers, and entire marketing strategies are being based on the data being gathered. ...

  • Penmon Point Cottages

    Huge boost for Wales as tourism reopens


    Wales' tourism industry is experiencing a welcome boost after lockdown restrictions were eased over the weekend. From Saturday, self-contained accommodation was allowed to reopen for the first time since March. It meant a surge in bookings for holiday parks, cottages and caravan parks. Andrew Campbell, chair of the Wales Tourism ...

  • Boris Johnson

    Gove 'trusts common sense' over mask debate


    Cabinet minister Michael Gove does not believe people in England should be forced to wear masks in shops, explaining he trusts their common sense. Face coverings are currently compulsory on public transport in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, while Scotland has also enforced it in shops. During an appearance on ...

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    Lockdown eases in Scotland and Wales


    The first major steps in easing lockdown in Scotland and Wales take place today, with the public allowed to return to hospitality and retail settings. Pubs, restaurants and cafes are now allowed to open their outdoor spaces in Wales, while Scotland will allow customers indoors from Wednesday. Wales' First Minister ...

  • News

    Flexible working boosts productivity, say workers


    Nearly three quarters (73%) of UK employees believe they would be more productive if they could spend more time working flexibly, according to conference and video call provider Powwownow. The survey found that 59% of workers admitted to arriving at work stressed due to their commute at least once a ...

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    Mapping the world of foodservice - Dan Head


    There are no magic answers to our current situation, but in his webinar Dan talked through how he and Visionary Food Solutions are helping their brands in the world of foodservice and how they should deal with the now, and plan for the immediate future. VFS is staying even closer ...

  • Feature

    How to avoid common cloud migration challenges


    By Sarah Doherty, product marketing manager at iland Most IT architectures are complicated. If you’re considering migrating to the cloud, you’re right to be concerned about the many changes that will be required of your architecture and your organisation as you make your transition. Cloud migration challenges continue to give ...

  • News

    Sparks, speed and satisfaction: The difference a hands-on CEO can make


    By Carl Rodrigues, founder and CEO of SOTI As a CEO, my most important responsibility is to know myself. I'm far from perfectly self-aware (who is?), but there are a few things I know for certain. I know that I'm a software geek at heart and that I am deeply ...

  • News

    Tax rises 'will be needed' to pay for Covid-19 spending


    The government will be forced to increase taxes in order to pay for the huge spending tackling the health and economic implications of Covid-19, according to a leading think tank. It follows the Chancellor's Summer Statement yesterday, which included a further £30 billion worth of support to aid the ...

  • News

    12,000 jobs cut in two days


    Over 12,000 people are set to lose their jobs after several businesses announced hefty cuts within two days of each other. John Lewis is the latest big employer to announce job losses as it announced it would not be reopening eight of its stores across the UK. However, it did ...

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    Raising investment in challenging times - Julia Elliott Brown


    Julia Elliott Brown is the CEO and Founder of Enter the Arena, the UK’s leading equity fundraising expert and specialist coach. With 20+ years commercial experience developing and building high-growth start-ups, in this webinar Julia devilered a masterclass on the journey to raising investment during COVID-19, the conflicting forces and ...

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    Readiness in tough times and preparing for the other side - New Covent Garden Soup Co. founder


    Being prepared is the first step to securing your business' future once a crisis hits. Failing to have a plan in place could be the difference between job cuts - even the business' demise - and a long-term, bright future. As co-founder of New Covent Garden Soup Co and Little ...

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    Why a recession can lead to reinvention - Daniel Priestly


    At the height of the Covid-19 outbreak, Dent Global founder Daniel Priestly, gave some early optimism for the future of the economy and business. He explained how a recession, even though it can seem doom and gloom, can result in reinvention and innovation in the long-term. The current coronavirus outbreak ...

  • Opinion

    Immediately acknowledging your problem - Will King


    Early in lockdown, King of Shaves founder Will King gave his thoughts on what business owners need to do to get through the Covid-19 pandemic. He explained that immediately identifying and acknowledging your biggest problem is the first step. Explaining his SPACE acronym, Will started explaining: "S is for 'Survive' ...

  • Francois Paillier

    'People are asking us about their DNA and Covid-19'


    Great British Entrepreneur Awards founder, Francesca James, has been talking to a number of entrepreneurs recently about how they have pivoted or adopted a ‘plan b’ during these challenging times. This is her chat with Francios Pallier, founder of CircaGene. They provide personal DNA tests to get to know your ...

  • Meredith

    Only the brave; captivating a new generations’ hearts and minds with experiential retail


    Speaker: Meredith O'Shaughnessy Date: 06/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) Despite Gen Z being heralded as our first true Digital Natives, almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores: “their last great experience is their new expectation.” Gen Zers, more than any other generation ...

  • Rachel H

    How to build a resilient team


    Speaker: Rachel Houghton Date: 29/07/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) While there have been many hardships and challenges in the last few months, it’s also important to recognise the positives. One major positive has been the growth of teams and the support that everyone has given to their ...

  • Sheryl M

    A post-COVID world calls for a more authentic kind of leadership


    Speaker: Sheryl Miller Date: 20/07/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) The COVID-19 crisis has revealed two things within us: firstly, a greater appreciation for the intangible things in life that money can't buy, and secondly, an even greater intolerance for businesses and brands who fail to support the ...

  • Dr L

    Mindset Shift: Managing your inner critic and emotions in business


    Speaker: Dr Lalitaa Suglani Date: 15/07/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) How many times have you have a thought that has stopped you from doing something and you have kicked yourself after for not doing it? This talk will help you to master your emotions to be able ...