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Strategic brand management is primarily utilised by companies to help their brands and products get global recognition. The term “strategic” signifies that the process deals with long-term plans and assets of a brand.Read more >>
Mike Elliot MBA is Head of Operations at Cats Protection – the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with 35 adoption centres and 250 volunteer branches.
We sat down with him to highlight how his career has transitioned from working for corporations to entering the not-for profit sector. He also shares his advice on undertaking MBA’s.
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Today’s oil and gas industry is full of exciting opportunities. More and more professionals are opting to enter this industry, thanks to the varied job roles and career progression it offers.
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In a world of globalisation, multinational companies and online commercial business, global marketing has emerged as a crucial factor to expand brands at an international level.Read more >>
Watch another interview in our Great Minds series. In this episode, we sat down with Sir Alan Yarrow – Former Lord Mayor of London. Sir Alan’s job was to promote the UK as a place of investment around the world. Watch him explain what he did on a daily basis and why this was the “best job” he’s ever had.
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All major business decisions largely depend on the right management of finances. This is why finance is a crucial function across all organisations, irrespective of industry.Read more >>
Large-scale infrastructure projects running across the world play a major role for the development of global economy.Read more >>
Among the toughest decisions to take in life, choosing a career path will probably rank among the highest.Read more >>
We are delighted to announce the return of LSBF TV this February 15th! The series was so popular last time that we just had to bring it back!Read more >>
From posted letters to instant messaging apps, the world has come a long way. The digital breeze has made everything, from shopping to reading, easily accessible.Read more >>
Consultants are an integral part of the corporate world who bring business improvement, management modification, strategies related to information technology (IT) and long-term plans to the table. Consultancy is an umbrella term for a varied range of activities, of which management consultancy is a part.
If you want to become a management consultant, this blog will help you understand what is in store for you.
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Sales has become an increasingly popular career path in the last five years. As per statistics released by statista.com, the number of sales and marketing related professionals in the UK has gone up from 852,000 in 2011 to 934,000 in 2017. Since sales as a career is picking pace, more and more students are opting to pursue sales management professionally.
If you are interested in taking up sales as a career, here’s an insightful blog to help you decide.
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There have been instances where people use the terms trading and investing interchangeably.
However, in reality, these terms are poles apart in what they mean and entail. If you want to acquire a deeper understanding of the two, read on to know how they are different.
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Do you have an idea as to what Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Bank of America Corporation, and Morgan Stanley have in common?
They are the top investment banks in the world. So what exactly are investment banks and what do they do? Read on to get an idea.
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A report from Big Four accountancy firm PwC has predicted that the Open Banking sector could be worth £2.8bn by the end of the year and £7.2bn by 2022.
The report, entitled “How to Seize the Open Banking Opportunity”, highlighted the challenges of getting businesses to make use of the initiative, which involves banks sharing customer data with third-party firms.Read more >>
A study from Network Research has shown that Open Banking is set to revolutionise the way that UK consumers manage their personal finances.
The research has been tracking 500 UK consumers since May 2018 to monitor their awareness of Open Banking and to find out if they are making use of the initiative and how likely they are to use it in the future.Read more >>
Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank owner CYBG has confirmed that it has agreed to buy financial services brand Virgin Money for £1.7bn, a move that will create one of the largest banks in the UK.
The deal includes an agreement over shareholders, with Virgin Money’s shareholders set to receive 1.2125 new CYBG shares for each Virgin Money share that they hold. The financial services firm’s shareholders will own 38% of the newly merged bank.Read more >>
The UK’s Treasury Committee is calling for the “alpha male” culture in financial services to come to an end in a bid to help women in the sector to progress into senior roles.
A report from the Committee identified the areas in financial services that are most affected by the alpha-male culture, with the issue being evident during bonus negotiations in some firms.Read more >>
A new competition has been launched to help the UK’s most promising financial technology start-up companies boost their growth.
Applications are now open for the competition, which is being delivered by tech entrepreneur network Tech Nation as part of the Treasury’s fintech strategy.Read more >>
A study from accountancy firm Smith & Williamson has shown that financial services firms are feeling confident about their prospects, with three in four expecting improvements over the next 12 months.
The study of more than 1,000 businesses found that nearly half believe that their prospects will improve significantly over the next 12 months, with businesses feeling mostly positive about recruitment.Read more >>
Several UK banks have signed up to a group that will focus on the fairness of business banking for SMEs.
Lloyds, RBS, Barclays, Santander, HSBC, Triodos UK and Clydesdale are among the banks that have joined the group, which is run by UK banking and financial services trade association UK Finance and the Lending Standards Boards (LSB) in partnership with the all-party parliamentary group (APPG).Read more >>
New figures have shown that the UK is the tech unicorn capital of Europe, with 37% of Europe’s tech firms that are unicorn status being based in the UK.
The figures, which coincide with London Tech Week, show that the UK is home to 13 of Europe’s 34 unicorn firms, which are companies that are valued at £1bn.Read more >>
The technology sector in the UK is moving far ahead of its European competitors, with data revealing that in 2017, the UK was able to attract more venture capital investment than France, Germany and Sweden put together. Tech businesses in the UK pulled in £7.8bn in funding in 2017, nearly twice as much as the year before.
Research from Tech Nation and Dealroom demonstrated that venture capital investment in the UK in 2017 was far ahead of the £3.2bn total of Germany and the £2.8bn brought in by France. The boost to the tech sector has also assisted with propelling foreign direct investment growth in the UK, enabling it to remain the number one destination for this kind of funding.Read more >>
The ways in which people are managing their money are being transformed by digital innovation – with apps at the forefront of the changes – as consumers in the UK logged into their banking apps as many as 5.5 billion times in 2017.
Customers are increasingly making use of new technologies to consult with experts away from normal banking hours instead of having to do so during their working day, with over 5.5 million customer web chats taking place last year, according to the major banks.Read more >>
Up to £40,000 is to be invested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs into projects that make use of digital technology to track the way that waste moves through the UK economy.
The investment represents one aspect of the UK government’s GovTech Catalyst project, which aims to give businesses incentives to create intelligent solutions to challenges in the public sector.Read more >>