Upward growth

by Gordon on May 20, 2014 in Business News
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The Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS), the largest regular economic survey of accountants in the world, which gauges the views of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMI (Institute of Management Accountants), has stated that the UK’s fortunes have transformed since mid-2013, continuing into early 2014.  The report states that overall the recovery [...]

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Yahoo buys Snapchat rival

by Gordon on May 20, 2014 in Business News

Yahoo, in a bid to build its mobile business, has bought Snapchat rival Blink. It’s the latest in a line of deals specifically designed to bring tech talent into the company, boosting the content on offer for its mobile services and advertising revenue. Blink, like Snapchat, allows users to send messages to one another which [...]

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Nestlé’s Bangladesh intuitive

by Gordon on May 13, 2014 in Business News
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Nestlé has introduced a new initiative in Bangladesh, under its rural development programme, which comes under its corporate social responsibility. This initiative involves sourcing raw materials for its products by teaching local farmers to grow produce to the company’s specifications. Naquib Khan, Nestle Bangladesh Limited Corporate Affairs Director, has stated: ‘Rural development is a new [...]

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Sci-fi style scanner a reality

by Gordon on May 13, 2014 in Business News
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There is a distinct lack of hardware start-ups, instead the focus tends to be on software. There are exceptions, of course, as in the case of the Oculus Rift but what good is game changing software without equally as exciting and compatible hardware? The scanner may well be most closely associated with Star Trek’s Tricorder, [...]

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Reliable resources

by Gordon on May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Our case studies are supported by a variety of resources (click here for a brief outline) which offers up the same information in a variety of different ways, as not everyone learns in the same ways. Smart phones and tablets may well be competing for your time, but puzzles and word games are arguably more [...]

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Tesco’s own smartphone

by Gordon on May 13, 2014 in Business News
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Supermarket giant Tesco are set to release their own-brand smartphone by the end of the year, competing with the likes of Apple, HTC and Samsung, among others. The phone, it’s believed, will run Google’s Android software with a similar specification to Samsung’s Galaxy S5. So what sets this phone apart from the rest? Each unit [...]

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Engineering enthusiasm

by Gordon on May 13, 2014 in Business News
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Engineering the Future group has recently warned that there is likely to be a skills shortage in the engineering sector. A large proportion of UK engineers are nearing retirement age without enough young people to fill the positions left behind. The report claims that the negative perception of the engineering sector is putting many young [...]

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Making CSR mandatory

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business News
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America business magazine Forbes has recently put the question forward whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) should be a law. It reported that India is the first country to implement CSR legislation. To read more on India’s relationship with CSR, click here. CSR is an important aspect of many businesses, from supporting their customers, improving the [...]

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Aldi bring jobs with new store

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business News
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Aldi are set to create up to 40 jobs with the opening of its new superstore in Guisborough, North Yorkshire. The 16,900 sq ft derelict site used to belong to a branch of Focus DIY, and has remained empty since 2011. An Aldi spokesperson has stated: ‘The store will span over 16,900 sq ft and [...]

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Unison and university

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business News
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‘UNISON is the UK’s biggest public service trade union. It represents 1.3 million members who deliver essential services to the public. These are services that protect, enrich and change lives. Its members work in all areas of public service – hospitals, town halls, universities, colleges, schools, social services and clinics.’ (www.businesscasestudies.co.uk) A range of teachers [...]

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