For large listed companies, governance guidelines state at least half the board should comprise independent non-executive directors. While the guidelines don’t apply to smaller growing businesses, there are compelling reasons why the right NED appointment makes sense.
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In business, culture is your competitive edge, giving you the context you need as a leader to align purpose and values to create a winning team. So it’s suffice to say it’s caused many sleepless nights for bosses.
As we trigger Article 50 and enter the unknown, many of us are wondering what is happening between the SME and venture funding. Let’s have a closer look at the facts.
Tech Nation’s 2017 report was showcased through a UK tour beginning in Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was at this event Deb McGargle, tech influencer in the UK and US, claimed Boston leaders were coming to Britain to take note from systems and innovations, pegging the nation as an industry influencer.
If you’re bringing a technology-based product to market, then you could be at risk of falling in love with your product – to a dangerous extent.
The United Kingdom: What does it have to offer the global market and how can it use its natural strengths to build its own economy, without submitting to global demands for products and services it’s not already known for?
Nobody knows exactly how our divorce from the EU will turn out – just recall the predictions of doom and gloom that immediately followed the surprise vote and compare it to what actually transpired. However, there are numerous known factors bosses can control during this uncertain time.
The Co-operative Bank’s announcement that it had put itself up for sale was seen by many, especially in the media, as the signing of its own death warrant. But the sale of a troubled company can have advantages for the seller, as well as the buyer.
Conflict is inevitable, and usually happens when the stakes and emotions are running high. But it’s how you go about winning an argument that will determine your success.
Following the news that Agent Provocateur went into administration, with an immediate “pre-pack” sale of the business and assets to a buyer backed by Mike Ashley, it has emerged that unsecured creditors are likely to receive 2.9 pence for every pound they are owed.
Whilst the GDPR will introduce significant changes to data protection legislation – completely overhauling the current legal framework – many bosses still haven’t given thought as to whether current processes comply with the new law.
The Football Premier League hit the headlines recently, not for sporting reasons, but due to a legal first – the obtaining of an injunction requiring the likes of BT and Virgin to block access to servers used to provide live streams of Premier League football matches to UK consumers.