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New Report : UK board members concerned about ‘brand damage from tax-related scandals’

by on May 27, 2014

Seventy five percent of UK board members see brand damage from scandals as the biggest risk they face, over direct financial costs or loss of business contacts, according to a new report released today.

Twenty-one per cent of UK respondents placed shareholder activism among their top three concerns, almost twice the global average. A number of London-listed firms, including Kentz and Ocado, have seen investors revolt over pay at annual meetings recently.

Twenty-seven per cent of UK board members are significantly concerned about tax-related scandals, compared to a global average of 21 per cent. [more…]

Microsoft Dynamics calls on all UK businesses to enter Change Ambassadors competition

by on March 26, 2013

Microsoft Dynamics, in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, is calling for final submissions to the Change Ambassadors Programme 2013, which will recognise the skills, efforts and vision of key change-makers within UK business.

For more information and to find out how to enter

The competition is about recognising those employees who, often behind the scenes, have helped execute successful change- big or small. Watch the video.

The inaugural awards are encouraging anyone who has executed successful change within their organisation in the UK in the last 24 months to make their submission before entries close on Friday 29th March 2013.

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The UK’s first course on Business Model Innovation

by on August 16, 2012

Ashridge Business School is set to launch the UK's first course on Business Model Innovation.  It is designed to help managers create new businesses and transform existing businesses, a vital task in a low growth economy.

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Perth, WA has been named the 13th most expensive place to live in the world

by on February 14, 2012

Perth has been named the 13th most expensive place to live in the world, ahead of New York, London,

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