Tag Archives: government

How the Circular Economy will change what we buy, how we own and the relationship between manufacturer and client

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2016

At a recent conference I attended, Joe McGee from Jabil – the $18bn manufacturing company, which you will probably never have heard of, said: “If you are not disrupting you will be disrupted”… and so it is, in today’s market place. The pace of change is rapid and organisations across the globe are grappling with how they continue to sell products and make margins.… Read More »

Big data: after the gold rush

Posted by on Friday, May 6, 2016

In case you haven’t noticed Big Data (BD) has been a hot topic in business for some time. Governments and public institutions, not to mention economists, business commentators and technology companies have been promoting the idea of a Big Data Revolution. Technology companies, whether providers of Business Systems, CRM software or Analytics have been promoting… Read More »

The Bribery Act: At what point does being part of a six figure corporate package look like being a bribe?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Bribery Act 2010 describes itself as ‘An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes’ – nothing too controversial there you would think. The Act is due to come into force on 1 July following recently published guidance from the Government to give firms a better understanding of where… Read More »

Hate to say we told you so...

Posted by on Monday, February 14, 2011

By Chris Gorman, Forum of Private Business Ever since the global financial meltdown, attempting to diagnose the health of the economy has become a national preoccupation. Journalists, analysts and politicians clamour over each new batch of statistics on growth, lending and insolvency, desperately trying to interpret what the reams of numbers and percentages actually mean… Read More »

Securing medium-term funding – businesses should act now

Posted by on Friday, May 28, 2010

Vince Cable says the banks must get lending, as ‘they have been accumulating reserve capital beyond their requirements’. Businesses should be wary. Don’t think this means funding is finally about to be released. In fact, my recommendation would be to make sure you do everything possible to secure medium-term funding requirements now. While credit conditions… Read More »