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- How To Spot A Zombie Organization
With the current proliferation of Zombie movies, it’s probably timely to consider what useful messages are hidden within Zombie movies as a cultural art-form and what we can usefully transfer into the way we lead and manage organizations.
- RAW TALENT ACADEMY CONTINUES EXPANSION
Despite the difficult financial climate, Oxfordshire based company Raw Talent Academy are one that continues to defy the bleak economic outlook. At a time when unemployment remains at 2.51 million and businesses continue to struggle, the sales recruitment and development business have doubled their staff size over the last year and are on track to double their turnover for a second year.
- Getting to Watlington
It takes less than 30 minutes to get to Watlington from Oxford city centre. You need to catch an express coach to London and get off at the intermediate Lewknor coach stop. Before you arrive at Lewknor it is best book a taxi to pick you up at the Lewknor stop and take you onwards to Watlington. The same applies to London visitors to Watlington
The Watlington area is likely to have been settled at an early date, encouraged by the proximity of the Icknield Way. The toponym means "settlement of Waecel's people" and indicates occupation from around the 6th century. A 9th-century charter by Æthelred of Mercia mentions eight 'manses' or major dwellings in Watlington. The Domesday Book of 1086 identified the area as an agricultural community valued at £610. Medieval documents indicate that the modern street plan was in existence in the 14th century, if not earlier. Cochynes-lane (Couching Street), and Brook Street are recorded and the High Street must have had houses.
- Broadgate Mainland Bulletin
Swiss & Global celebrates 20 years of private labelling
Last week the private labelling business of Swiss & Global celebrated its 20th anniversary. The team has established more than 200 private label funds for third parties since 1992.
Private label funds are tailor-made investment funds that Swiss & Global Asset Management establishes in cooperation with external partners. The fund name can be freely chosen (private labelling). As such, the private label partner can position himself in the fund business as a provider under his own name and simultaneously outsource individual services of an administrative and legal nature to Swiss & Global.
The first private label fund was established in 1992 by the then team of two in cooperation with Austria's Erste Bank. Since then, the team has established more than 200 funds domiciled in Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands.
- SEAMARSHALS GAINS FIRST LICENCE AS CAPE VERDE LEADS FIGHT AGAINST WEST AFRICAN PIRACY
And UK-headquartered SeaMarshals Ltd is the first company to be granted a permit to use Cape Verde as its base for security operations in the West Africa region.
- 5 things you didn’t know about SharePoint
5 things you didn’t know about SharePoint
Microsoft SharePoint is now so well-established that it has become synonymous with business collaboration. For many years now, large enterprises have been using SharePoint software– primarily for document management and setting up intranet sites.
- *Bosses Making Work a Thankless Task*
Remarkably, one in four people say they have NEVER had a thank you from
Interestingly, 53 percent of employees in the South East, more than any
other region in the UK, felt they were actually paid a fair wage for
their efforts, but that their superiors fail to manage them properly or
show enough appreciation.
- Can your business cut print costs and protect the environment?
Graham Lowes, marketing director, Oki Systems UK discusses how SMBs can reduce energy consumption, meet green legislations and cut costs, simply by reassessing their print approach - it can be done
- LONDON ENERGY BROKERS’ ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY 2013 VOLUMES IN GAS POWER EMISSIONS AND COAL
- Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 154 - April 2013
The Gurteen Knowledge Letter is a free monthly newsletter that is distributed to members of the Gurteen Knowledge Community.
Its purpose is to stimulate thought and interest in subjects such as Knowledge Management, Informal Learning, Creativity, Personal Development and the effective use of technology such as Social Tools.
- CMS TO TAKE ON WORLD’S BIGGEST OBSTACLE COURSE FOR BANBURY CHARITY
A team of ten from the retirement planning specialists are aiming to scale 150-metre-long monkey bars, climb over horse jumps and tackle water challenges on ‘the world’s biggest obstacle course’.
- JAMAICA JOINS INDIA TO CELEBRATE 50TH NATIONAL MARITIME DAY
Admiral Brady joined the Honourable Union Minister of Shipping Shri G. K. Vasan and Indian Shipping Secretary Shri P. K. Sinha at the event, the theme of which was: Celebrating The Past And Charting The Future Of Indian Shipping.
- Cash, Profit and Your Growing Business
In my financial career one of the most frequent questions I have been asked by business owners is “where is the cash?” They’ve been trading profitably for a long period but still have a large overdraft! Why?
- Profit leaks - could your business be losing money without you realising?
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- Blue sky thinking but first know your risks
“I’ve been trading for two years but I don’t know if I’ve made a profit. I’d rather not know.”