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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Save on hard-backs

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business Case Studies
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Our editions are published once a year and gather together our latest case studies in an attractive hard-back black and silver book. We’re currently working hard on the 19th edition, ready publication in September.   You can pick up copies of editions 16 and 17 for reduced rates, £5.99 and £9.99 respectively. Although they’ve been […]

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Complete collection

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business Case Studies
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There are plenty of affordable revision solutions in the Business Case Studies shop, from single case study pdfs, to a range of reduced posters, but there’s also a lot on offer for schools and universities. One of the best ways to cover all curriculum bases is with The Complete Collection. The collection gathers 265 case […]

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Xbox over yonder

by Gordon on May 6, 2014 in Business News
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In January 2014 China lifted its 14 year old ban on games consoles. The ban was prompted by the apparent negative effect of games on young people. Despite the rapid growth of the gaming industry in China, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have missed out since the turn of the century. Microsoft has become the first […]

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Acting ethically

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business News
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Ethics aren’t only just a sign of a responsible business, it’s also become a great way to gain an edge over competitors. Consumers are pretty clued up when it comes to their shopping trolley, and the way a business treats its suppliers may mean the difference between customer loyalty and losing a sale. To read […]

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Hewden hub

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business News
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Hewden, the UKs number one plant hire and equipment rental company, are expanding further, having announced a new hub project on a 3.35 acre brown field site in Bedford. Construction is expected to take as little as 4 months, with a scheduled opening in August. The new rental depot, at a cost of £1.6m, will […]

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