Thought Leadership

Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran

Turing Fest returns to connect tech luminaries

ONE OF Europe's leading tech conferences, Turing Fest, returns next month as an in-person event in Edinburgh. Attendees from around the world include the founders,...
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Consumer ‘personas’ driving ongoing internet sales boom

Research by the World Retail Congress and Railsbank investigates the behaviours of today’s global consumer — and finds that the online buying habits are...
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Ukraine invasion could drive a recession and is crippling retail

Deloitte economist looks beyond the immediate tragedy of war to predict tough times ahead THE WAR in Ukraine has dramatically dialled up the risk of...
CFO Employee Recognition Ceremony

Recognise contributions of SME workers to retain staff: report

DATA from Sodexo Engage’s inaugural SME guide reveals more than half of SME employees would rather work at a big corporation. The finding perhaps illustrates...
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No more Ms Nice Girl: trust your gut instinct

Business coach and podcaster Melitta Campbell gives BV readers some timely advice for International Women’s Day RESEARCH last year by Starling Bank found more than...
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SMEs hamstrung by Apprenticeship Levy limitations

AS THE UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2022, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) urges levy-paying recruitment firms and SMEs to make...
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‘Create a sense of crisis before diving into digital’ — Huawei

A SENSE of crisis should be encouraged and intensified to help drive digital transformation, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping believes. Ping was speaking at a...
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The cash cost of data-access requests can be outrageous

DATA Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are costing UK businesses £72,000 to £336,000 — each — every year. A DSAR is when an individual demands that...
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Cash still king, says author of COP26 report

AT COP26, Boris Johnson is asking world leaders to “take action on coal, cars, cash and trees” — but a new whitepaper says that...
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The easy sell: retail is the best industry for start-ups

RETAIL is — statistically — the best industry in which to start a business in the UK. Analysis by cloud accounting company Ember shows that...