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social value portal, procurement

Social value: More red tape or a step forward?

Guy Battle from Social Value Portal considers the recent updates around procurement and social value: but is this more red tape or a step forward?
surplus cash

SMEs missing out on billions by not investing their surplus cash

With banks paying just 0.05% on business savings, SMEs have the opportunity to earn much higher returns by investing their surplus cash in the stock market, says Andrey Dobrynin, Managing Director at InvestEngine.
Swindon Wiltshire growth hub

The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub

Here, the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub team explain how they are supporting businesses and delivering projects.
hybrid working

UK SMEs embrace shift to hybrid working

Myles Leach, MD, NFON UK, discusses the future of SME business models as companies shift to embrace hybrid working.
innovation race

Why slow and steady wins the innovation race

Ritam Gandhi, Founder and Director, Studio Graphene, offers his expert advice to businesses on how to build and maintain their capacity to innovate.
confront the threat

SMEs need to confront the threat of ransomware

AJ Thompson, CCO of Northdoor plc, discusses why ransomware is not just an enterprise problem and why SMEs need to confront the threat
Technology Services 3 framework

Crown Commercial Service launches Technology Services 3 framework

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched the latest version of the Technology Services 3 (TS3) framework which includes over 250 suppliers.
female entrepreneurship

Gen Z female entrepreneurship is vital to UK economy

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, discusses how unleashing the untapped potential of female entrepreneurship in Generation Z is vital to the UK’s economic recovery.

How pandemic start-ups are dominating the UK business industry

Mike Elliff, CEO of Tyl by Natwest, dives into the findings compiled by the company that reveals how on average, 50,000 start-up businesses were created every month in 2020.
personalised customer experience

Delivering a personalised customer experience post-lockdown

Tech experts give their thoughts on how small businesses can utilise the goodwill felt towards them during lockdown and provide a personalised customer experience as we move further away from lockdowns.
g-cloud

Crown Commercial Service extends G-Cloud 12 to 2022

Crown Commercial Service has announced that it has extended G-Cloud 12 to 2022, a further 12 months from its original end date.
government Green Paper

Digital procurement: What do suppliers really need from the Government?

Adam Maddison, director of client services at dxw, analyses the recent government Green Paper on transforming public procurement, focussing heavily on the support available to SMEs.
HealthTracker

HealthTracker™ for patients, clinician & researchers

Professor Paramala Santosh, CEO of HealthTracker Ltd, co-developed the HealthTrackerTM platform – developed by clinicians, assisted by patients for patients, clinicians & researchers, more of which we learn about here.
help to grow

Government’s Help to Grow scheme to create next generation of SME leaders

Faisal Abbasi, Managing Director Western Europe and MEMA, Amelia, explores how the government can make the most of its Help to Grow scheme to boost entrepreneurship and create the next generation of technology leaders.
digital strategy

How SMEs can help drive the UK’s Digital Strategy

Paul Wash, Founder and Managing Director of digital transformation specialists Zenaxys, discusses how and why the UK should utilise SME’s to advance digital strategy.
blueinvest fund, funding

BlueInvest fund gives €45 million to food security projects

The BlueInvest fund today allocated the first of an available €75 million to two projects working against food insecurity - announcing the names at a BlueInvest Day event.
digital learning platform

The rise of the digital learning platform

Online courses have popped up in many different sectors but can they deliver what they promise, and how do attendees ensure they get the best results from enrolling on one of these courses?
energy market

Disengagement in the energy market leaves SMEs paying over the odds

Rich Price, Managing Director, Tickd, explores why the energy market is broken for small business customers, leading many to switch less than they should, and how to rebuild it.
SME research, defence science

Dstl signals bright future for SME research in defence and security

Rob Solly, Division Head, Defence and Security Analysis, tells us how the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) signals a bright future for SME research in defence and security.
supplier privatisation, public data

It’s time to eliminate supplier privatisation of public data

Luke Morton, CTO at Made Tech, discusses why now is the time to deal with supplier privatisation of public data - from big to small tech firms, data should be handled with transparency.

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