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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.
    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.[2] The Domesday Book of 1086 identified the area as an agricultural community valued at £610.[citation needed] 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.[2]
  • 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.
  • 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
    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’.
  • 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?
    We deliver all the expertise and value of a financial director, with the flexibility and affordability that small/medium businesses need.
  • 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.”
  • Quadsys Sprints To Sophos Gold Solutions Status
    Quadsys Limited is an Oxfordshire based company that provides specialist and comprehensive ICT Security & Infrastructure solutions across all verticals. Since 2008, Quadsys has consistently grown year on year to become an ever expanding successful ICT service provider, trusted and depended upon by some of the most widely known companies in the UK. For more information on Quadsys Limited, please call 01865 845 700 or visit www.quadsys.co.uk.
  • Nicnewmanoxford.com celebrates another year of success
    Nicnewmanoxford.com is pleased to announce that his bespoke and innovative journalism, business research, marketing and copywriting enterprise has attracted new clients this year, including the Economist Intelligence Unit, Achilles, Datamonitor and Alan Charles publishing.
  • Discover Eynsham’s enterprising businesses
    Called Discover Eynsham, the community’s first-ever business and retail show is being organised to highlight the wide range of goods, trades and services available in and around the village.
  • B4 Members meet at the University Examination Halls Oxford
    Situated in the centre of the medieval city of Oxford, the Grade II listed Examination Schools offers a unique setting for conferences and events of all sizes. With accommodation available in Oxford, including at nearby colleges, and easy access to tourist attractions, restaurants and local public transport links, the Examination Schools is a truly unique conference venue and a fabulous setting for our second B4 Oxfordshire event of 2013
  • Marketing Your Business
    Many B2B business owners are passionate about their product or service. They often work extremely hard, but find they don’t get the results they want, need or deserve.
  • Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 163 - January 2014
    I have just been following the Tweets from the last day of KM Australia this morning and discovered this compilation of material from the event collated by Eventifier. Seems Eventifier collates all event related contents from various social media streams like Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare and more. Its a great idea to pull all this stuff into one central archive. I hope it catches on. I am looking forward to hearing how the conversatonal format worked this year and I am looking forward to chairing the event next year. Sydney is one of my favorite cities.
  • Thames Valley Society annual dinner at Wolfson College 2013
    ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 140,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world
  • B4 Members at North Oxford Garage
  • Oxford Film Productions
    New independent broadcasting, film and television production company launched in Headington Oxford. Aimed to meet the needs of local business in the region. We are known for our flair, originality and attention to detail we bring to our productions.
  • Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 164 - February 2014
    The Gurteen Knowledge-Letter is a free monthly e-mail based KM newsletter for knowledge workers. Its purpose is to help you better manage your knowledge and to stimulate thought and interest in such subjects as Knowledge Management, Learning, Creativity and the effective use of Internet technology. Archiv e copies are held on-line where you can regist er to receive the newsletter
  • B4 Magazine members at the Bodlein Library
    Thank you for joining B4 at the fabulous Bodleian Library last night, we do hope you all enjoyed your evening. For those of you who didn't get the opportuntity to meet Alice Ogilvie or one of the Bodleian Library team and you would like to enquire about hiring the venue for your own events, wedding etc.. Please contact: Bryony McFarlane - Bodleian Libraries - 01865 277 224 or events@bodleian.ox.ac.uk For those of you who wish to become a B4 member or simply upgrade your membership. Please contact: Richard Rosser - B4 Business Magazine - 01865 742 211 or editorial@b4-business.com

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