De-risking Succession

Most if not all businesses have at some point considered succession planning … after all it is critical when attempting to establish business sustainability. Yet, many fail to implement their plans fully or just lose interest. This surprises me considering it should be one of the most important agenda items...

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‘Future-Fit?

Despite the decline in British manufacturing since the 1970’s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, the UK is still the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world.  On average, the UK’s industrial sector has increased by 1.4% Y-o-Y since 1948, according to a recent report from the Office for...

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Market Update: Accounting & Finance

The market for finance professionals has changed noticeably in recent months. In an economy short on confidence, one would expect limited demand for finance professionals. Political uncertainty, the combination of slowing growth, rising inflation, and underwhelming economic forecasts, have all contributed to an environment of uncertainty. Despite this, the real...

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Q: What makes a good CIO?

A: This is a question that I have been asked many times over the last twenty some years and one that in many ways has not changed in all that time. Trends in technology have come and gone, we have entered a digital age and as a result seen the...

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Will UAM take off?

In 1962s, the Jetson’s The Family of the Future! burst on to American TV offering viewers a glimpse of lifestyle of tomorrow. With the date of that ‘future’ fast approaching (believed to be 2021), there has been no shortage of commentators wondering where their robot nannies and other futuristic household...

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#Retail2019 That went well …

After a challenging 2019, Norman Broadbent’s Consumer, Leisure & Retail Practice has paused to look back at 2019, and then ahead to 2020.  It seems that with every passing year, the Consumer & Retail landscape becomes more turbulent and more volatile. Indeed, recently released research attests to this, with Retail...

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