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Chairs Face 9 Year Term Limits

Recently published revisions to the UK’s corporate governance code, propose that the chairs of public companies should step down after nine years ...

Hunting Heads – Search in Education

It may be stating the obvious, but the direction and success of an educational establishment is down to its Senior Leadership Team. An inspirational ...

Military Lessons in Leadership

World Economic Forum research shows that there are major similarities in the challenges facing leaders in civilian and military careers. Military ...

UK Law Firm performance in 2017

Crowe Clark Whitehill's "2017 Law Firm Benchmarking" report made sobering reading for the Managing Partners of the UK's law firms. In the ...

Human Capital Top10 in Western Europe

A recent World Economic Forum report has revealed that the UK doesn't make the Top10 of Western European countries in its use of Human Capital. ...

Friisberg & Partners Signed CBI Letter to HMG & EU

Andrew Guy of Friisberg & Partners International was one of the 100 UK business leaders that signed the CBI's recent letter to David Davis and ...

Diversity in UK Law Firms

Diversity in the legal profession is improving, but only slowly. Lawyers who are black and minority ethnic (BAME) now make up 18% of the ...

Business Leaders “Far Removed”

The CBI has published "Everyone's Business" - a fulsome report on public attitudes to business. Business leaders know only too well that public ...

Brexit Impacts on Investment

According to a CBI survey of 357 businesses, both members and non-members, over 40% of businesses say that Brexit has affected their investment ...

Centre for Responsible Business

A major new research centre aimed at promoting responsible business will be launched in Birmingham. Lloyds Banking Group has teamed up with the ...

Manufacturing Demand Strengthens

UK Manufacturing firms reported that both their total and export order books had strengthened to multi-decade highs in June, according to the ...

The Cost of a Bad Hire

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the cost of bad recruitment, but getting it wrong can have a big impact on a business’s finances. UK businesses ...

Midlands “destination of choice” for FS

Carl Sizer, financial services leader for PwC in the Midlands, names the Midlands a "destination of choice" for financial services firms. The ...

SMEs should innovate and scale up

Businesses need to overcome their “reticence” to innovate and scale up in order to take advantage of upcoming opportunities, an audience at ...

Charities Need to Invest in Leadership

The ICAEW's 'Audit Insights' report names strong leadership as key to organisational resilience in the third sector. Charities play a significant ...

Firms with female CEOs have more women on boards

There are almost twice as many female board members in companies led by a woman (29%), compared to only 15% in companies led by a male CEO, according ...

UK Growth Forecast Revised Up

Economists at the World Bank forecast that the UK GDP will grow by 1.7% in 2017, an increase on the original January prediction of 1.2%.

UK Remains Global Leader in Accounting Services

A new report for the Consultancy Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) reaffirms the UK's status as a dominant global force in accounting services. ...

People v Profit v Planet

Today’s cities are finding it hard to be both livable and economically strong. Not one has truly balanced people, profit, and the planet, according ...

Inward Investment into UK

The West Midlands has attracted more than 100 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in a year for the first time as it enjoyed “an outstanding ...

Director Qualities

Board members were asked to identify three qualities which were most important to their board role. The variations by sector make interesting ...

Paths to FTSE100 CEO

An interesting analysis by thegreenhouseproject of the backgrounds of Chief Executives of UK FTSE 100 PLCs...

Where is the “West Midlands”?

PGC has an office in Birmingham city centre, from which I and my colleagues do business with clients nationally and internationally. It is a great ...

Exceptional CEOs

McKinsey & Company has found that "CEOs who are hired externally tend to pull more strategic levers than those who come from within and ...

UK: Low Investment Economy

“The UK is a low investment economy with an education system that doesn’t always deliver the goods" according to a recent report from BDO. The ...

Europe: DESI 2017

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks ...

Boomingham

BIRMINGHAM has seen the highest rate of business growth of any UK city in 2016; with a growth rate double the national average, and higher than ...

OMBs Overdependent on Too Few

2 out of 3 mid-market private business owners confess an overdependence on a small number of people, according to KPMG. The risks to the company ...

Regional Growth

PGC is one of the many businesses that has relocated into Birmingham within the last year. The city and region is resurgent and PGC came here to ...

Brexit “no problem” for 61% of International Businesses

Barclays' survey: "[Despite] the UK’s EU Referendum vote, 61% of International business leaders say it won’t have any impact on the way they do ...

Leadership Talent is Biggest Issue for UK MSBs

According to the CBI, finding the right talent is the biggest challenge faced by mid-size businesses. Bringing in new talent is an issue for 36% of ...

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