Archive for December, 2014

Ultra Low Emission Zone; motor lobby’s got it right on standards

Ultra Low Emission Zone; motor lobby’s got it right on standards

Long gone are the days when the motor lobby resist the change to cleaner energy. London’s plan for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) by 2020, have not only been welcomed by the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), but have been called upon to go further to set a benchmark for the World’s […]

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Let’s rally behind Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

Let’s rally behind Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

At the end of a busy week for business with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Autumn Statement, (with a raft of measures that affect business – see here), we end the week with Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to […]

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Autumn Statement: innovative steps that make difference

By on December 4, 2014 in Economic, Innovative Business, Opinion with 4 Comments
Autumn Statement: innovative steps that make difference

The 2014 Autumn Statement left little room for manoeuvre, the deficit is not as low as the government would like and the temptation for giveaways is significant. What can be said though is that whilst the deficit challenge remains, the focus on innovation and reform rather than grand gestures is a welcome relief. I use to […]

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Simplicity and a unifying solution to deliver sustainable youth jobs

By on December 2, 2014 in Analysis, Responsible Business with 2 Comments
Simplicity and a unifying solution to deliver sustainable youth jobs

Underway in Plymouth is an effort to bring together young people and businesses through ‘The 1000 Club’ Campaign. Led by Plymouth City Council’s Employment Sub Group, a partnership between business and public sector leaders, the club’s mission is to provide employment opportunities for young adults particularly in the 18-24-year-old age group and provide recruitment support […]

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