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.
The CIPD has reported that we are “sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit”. Simply put, we don’t have the right skills and it’s produced quite a gap between the UK and other countries.
One of the key tenets of the liberal establishment, and no doubt we shall be fed much more of this in the current election campaign, is cheap labour is essential for the smooth functioning of the UK and other advanced economies. They are oh so wrong.
Despite dozens of initiatives over the decades, Britain’s innovation culture remains a problem. Great ideas get stuck never making it out of research journals, and potentially great companies flounder because inventors lack the skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs.
It’s important for small businesses to understand the impact of an ageing workforce, whilst developing and integrating practices which can increase productivity and harness the skills and knowledge that older employees bring to the table.
While the bosses of large corporations plan on expanding their workforce despite the uncertainty of Brexit, SME employers aren’t showing the same vote of confidence.
When it comes to showcasing your business with pitching skills, you may want to be aware that 90 per cent of firms use Microsoft PowerPoint.
One of the best attributes of an entrepreneur is being able to look at something from an alternative angle. It’s safe to say that we entrepreneurs have been thinking outside the box long before management and business consultants had even come up with the phrase.
Charlie Mullins gives his thoughts on T-Levels, a new technical qualification unveiled in the Spring Budget 2017 to boost skills of young British people.
In wanting to free himself up to be the creative driver of his business, Nigel Shanahan has been on the hunt for a new CEO – and shares some valuable tips.
The outcome of the EU referendum made many nervous, but Colliers International’s Cities of Influence report, which pinpoints London as an attractive place to do business, highlights that we shouldn’t lose faith.
Telling the tale of her company’s demise exclusively to Real Business, Jan Cavelle explains why not getting the right management team played a big part.