Business Groups React to Taylor Review of Employment

Business Groups React to Taylor Review of Employment

Business groups have reacted to the recommendations of the Taylor Review into modern-day employment practices, which sets out the key principles for providing ‘fair and decent work for all’. The review suggests that a national strategy is needed to help provide security in such areas as wages, quality of employment, education and training, working conditions, … Continue reading

DIGITAL ENTERPRISE GRANTS… AVAILABLE SOON

DIGITAL ENTERPRISE GRANTS… AVAILABLE SOON

ARTICLE SHARED FROM CRAVEN DISTRICT BUSINESS NEWS The highly successful Digital Enterprise scheme is to open again in September 2017 with grants of up to £5,000 available for Craven businesses to invest in computer hardware, software, telephony and connectivity. The first phase of the programme received unprecedented demand with almost 480 applications from across the … Continue reading

Recommended App – Zoom

Recommended App – Zoom

Following last month’s article (the first in our series of monthly app recommendations), our featured app for July is: ZOOM What is it? Zoom is a video conferencing solution which can be used on your desktop, tablet or mobile. It can be used for 1 to 1 video meetings, conference calls or to host webinars. How … Continue reading

The new General Data Protection Regulation

The new General Data Protection Regulation

Businesses have been urged to prepare for the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will impose new requirements on all organisations that collect, store and process individuals’ personal information, with significant financial penalties for non-compliance. The new GDPR places an increased emphasis on accountability and transparency, and businesses should ensure that … Continue reading

Recommended App – Wunderlist

Recommended App – Wunderlist

              With cloud-based technology becoming a feature of everyday life, businesses are wise to implement good, modern software and apps where possible. The right app can simplify your life and work; improving efficiency and profitability (time is money)! So, to help you choose the right solutions for YOUR business, … Continue reading

UK Businesses Impeded by Mobile ‘Not Spots’

UK Businesses Impeded by Mobile ‘Not Spots’

Businesses across the UK are being impeded by mobile coverage ‘not-spots’, according to a survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The BCC quizzed over 1,400 businesses and discovered that 70% of firms often experience mobile coverage ‘not-spots’. Many have been impeded by a complete lack of mobile coverage, and some experience … Continue reading

Business Groups Publish Election Manifestos

Business Groups Publish Election Manifestos

With the General Election looming, the UK’s leading business groups have published their own election manifestos, outlining their priorities for businesses. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have emphasised that in the run-up to the election, political parties should not focus solely on Brexit, highlighting other key domestic … Continue reading

We’re Dementia Friendly…

We’re Dementia Friendly…

The Shepherd Partnership recently signed up to the Skipton and South Craven Dementia Action Alliance; a network of businesses and organisations who connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. We signed up to the Alliance as we have a number of elderly clients, some of whom are affected by dementia. We have developed an … Continue reading