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

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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Energy education

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business News
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Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly talked about issue, and with the recent bout of pollutants and worrying reports about the environment, it’s a topic that’s on most people’s lips. The government has given eight major renewable energy projects the go-ahead, supporting 8,500 jobs. These projects include offshore wind farms and conversions of coal-powered plants [...]

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Careers Info

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business Case Studies

Careers advice is something that every student is entitled to whenever they need it. This is something we strongly believe in at Business Case Studies. You may not be getting the careers advice that you need or that you want, so we’ve made sure you’ve got a resource with all you need. When you click [...]

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Grab an A1

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business Case Studies

We’re quite proud of our posters, they’re simple and effective ways to brighten up a bedroom or classroom wall while making sure you get key business info. Our entire A1 Edition 16 range is all just 99p. There’s a variety of topics and companies covered, from Primark’s Engaging with stakeholders, to Tesco’s Delivering appropriate leadership [...]

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Primark across the pond

by Gordon on April 29, 2014 in Business News
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Primark is set to open its first US based stores, the first being a 70,000 sq-ft branch in Boston, Massachusetts by the end of next year. Primark owner Associated British Foods has stated: ‘After extensive research, it has been decided to take the [Primark] concept to consumers in the USA. Negotiations are currently underway for [...]

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Car share pilot

by Gordon on April 22, 2014 in Business News

Bristol City Council have recently introduced a 9 month pilot car-sharing initiative, The Enterprise CarShare programme, for its employers based in central Bristol. The initiative is a bid to reduce the use of the ‘grey’ fleet whilst also relieving congestion and reducing CO2 emissions. Adrian Bewley, Director of business rental UK & Ireland at Enterprise [...]

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Sporting success

by Gordon on April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

JD Sports has posted a 5.5% rise in its full year profits as its recently acquired outdoor leisure businesses, Blacks and Millets, broke even. By utilising markdowns and stock clearance throughout Blacks and Millets stores, JD Sports were able to reach break even point during the second half of the year, having taken a £4.9m [...]

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Investment and jobs at GE Oil and Gas

by Gordon on April 22, 2014 in Business News

A large £15m investment at GE Oil and Gas in Newcastle has enabled the addition of two manufacturing and storage carousels, which has increased capability for deep water pipeline manufacture at the site located on the River Tyne. The investment was partly funded by Regional Growth Fund and has created over 152 new jobs alongside [...]

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