SM&CR Readiness Solution

Introduction The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) came into force on 9th December 2019.  Senior Managers and Certification Staff had to be trained on the new regime and conduct rules by...

2020: A Regulatory Outlook for Financial Services

A new year and another year of regulatory change in prospect.  Ian Ashleigh is a freelance risk and compliance consultant, here are some themes he expects will come under the regulatory microscope in 2020.   There...

The Characteristics of a scam

Its that time of year again! Christmas parties, secret Santa, cyber Friday sales and don’t mention the Christmas shopping. Surprisingly its also a peak holiday booking time for many people. I suspect mentally getting...

If you think cyber security is expensive – Your wrong!

Mo Ahddoud, Interim CISO / Security Consultant / Board Advisor If you run business in the UK and use any kind of technology, you are at risk from a cyber-attack. This is a fact. I’m...

Routes to innovation

Innovation has proven a popular topic and it’s one we’re keen to explore further. Who better to continue the conversation with than Professor Fiona Lettice, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) of the University of East Anglia. As...

Forging a bright future

“Today is the great age of engineering and talent. East Anglia’s manufacturing and engineering sector has a bright future” observes Jamie Thums, Chairman of New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure”, Chair of the...

The road to logistics

Moves to tackle the HGV driver shortage have received a huge boost as the Government agreed to award vital funding for the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) programme to get more people driving Britain’s lorries. Road...

‘Frugal innovation’ isn’t just for developing countries:

Jaideep Prabhu. Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School It’s a global movement that democratises innovation, with implications for policymakers and companies of every size and shape What is frugal innovation? Frugal innovation is the creation of...

The impact of Brexit on Immigration Law – what employers need to know

Immigration rules can change rapidly and employers must ensure they and their workforce are protected. Brexit discussions are ongoing and there is still uncertainty about when and how the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the...

Harnessing design thinking

Have you ever wondered how entrepreneurs come up with good ideas? One tool employed to spark innovation is design thinking, Dr Ivano Bongiovanni speaks to Ellen Rossiter about the benefits the process brings to businesses....