How You Accelerate Innovation in Your Established Business

We live in the age of the entrepreneurs. New startups seem to appear out of nowhere and challenge not only established companies, but entire industries. Where unicorns were once mythical creatures, they now seem abundant...

A thriving future for the Fens

The Fens is a unique landscape that also punches well above its weight when it comes to producing food. Although it covers less than 4% of England’s farmland, the Fens produces more than 7% of England’s...

Holding onto key talent is crucial to any business’s success

Mary Schofield, Partner, Lovewell Blake In today’s knowledge economy, the contribution which key members of staff can make to the success of your business is greater than ever. With this in mind, a question which is particularly...

Employment law reform – what to expect in 2019 and beyond

Julian Outen, Partner and Head of Employment, Ellisons Solicitors. In July 2017, an independent review of modern working practices, “Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices”, was submitted to the UK Government. This paid particular attention to agency,...

Improving your leadership through humour

Today, interpersonal skills are critical to our personal and professional success. In the workplace, we are increasingly encouraged to improve our capacity to handle relationships judiciously and empathetically. Organisational humour can create positive energy within...

Preparing Leaders for the Civilian and Business World

Alastair field mbe,  Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel I have the had the privilege to command Cambridge OTC since I took over in September last year. For the uninitiated, OTCs have been in existence since the Second Boer...

The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the...

Heading for a healthy future

Keith-Smith Delive, Director of Apprenticeships, Education and Skills Funding Agency We’re just over halfway through the year and it’s amazing to see support for apprenticeships continuing to grow. Our latest figures show 84,720 people started an apprenticeship...

Is Talent Acquisition a barrier to growth in East Anglia?

Talent is sometimes defined as the top 20% of the workforce; those that are contributing most to the organisation’s success but I rather believe that all employees should be making a contribution to...

Talking shop

Quite a few of us have considered founding a business, but not all of us take the plunge. In this issue, business owner Mandy Errington, reveals the steps she took in founding her concern...