EY: London's 24 hour economy could grow to £43 billion annually by 2029


London’s night-time economy got a boost last week, with the opening of the Night Tube. The capital’s night economy has grown steadily in recent years, supporting around 1.25 million jobs and £40 billion in total GVA. The addition of the Night Tube adds around 2,200 new direct jobs and £77 million per year in economic impact by 2029, according to a new report.read more

Freshminds: 3 examples of Blue Ocean strategy


In our last blog post, we explored the fundamentals of blue ocean strategy. Now, to bring it to life, we’re looking at 3 examples of companies that have used the blue ocean strategy framework to drive growth and innovation including the Nintendo Wii, Yellow Tail and Cirque de Soleil.read more

Gartner: Adaptive Insights Continues to Scale with New Customers, Expanded Management Team Extends Lead in CPM Space as the Industry Embraces Strategic Finance


Adaptive Insights, the only pure-play cloud vendor to be named a leader in strategic cloud corporate performance management (CPM), today announced it is continuing to scale its business with the addition of new customers and an expanded management team, while at the same time maintaining top ratings in customer satisfaction and ease-of-use—qualities critical to the adoption and deployment of CPM software. read more

China's Unique Story - Silk Road on Rails: The China-Europe Block Trains


The biggest story coming out of China today is the launching of the Silk Road on Rails: China-Europe block trains that carry goods across the globe. The proposal to establish China-Europe railroads surprised even the most experienced of rail industry players, yet thousands of trains now traverse these tracks annually.

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Skills still most important factor to adopting technology advances


The value of skills is central to business success in the fourth industrial revolution, a survey has found. Staff and management skills are more important than new machinery or software in order to adopt advances in technology, according to EEF, a trade body for manufacturers. Whilst 38 per cent of manufacturers said they will need new software, more than eight in ten firms said staff skills are key.[1]

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Marco Barbosa; in Forbes 2016 list of “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs”


At only 28, entrepreneur Marco Barbosa is definitely one to watch. He has ambitious and clear goals for the future, not only of his fast growing company eSolidar but for the whole world. In fact, he’s hoping to change the way business and charity have been viewed as two different aspects of the world’s economy. No wonder he’s on Forbes’ 2016 list of “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs”.

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Intermediaries looking to wine investment as post-Brexit safe haven option


More than one in four (27%) wealth managers and IFAs expect appetite for wine investing to increase over the next 12 months as the impact of Brexit drives the sector to new highs and fuels greater demand among investors for asset class diversification and safe havens. This is according to new research1 with UK intermediaries by Cult Wines, a specialist in the acquisition and investment management of fine wines.

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Gartner: Creating a Dynamic Organization


As the intersection of business, technology and information continues to create huge opportunities, CIOs will need to get smart about building out digital business teams with the right blend of business and technology skills. read more

Digital brand key to retail’s future prosperity


Figures released today reveal that overall non-food online sales were up 11.2 per cent in July, in comparison to the previous month.[1] There is a pattern of older retailers such as BHS struggling in the current environment, with many slowly declining as they fail to gain traction within the digital sales avenue.
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