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20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

December 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

20 startups set to take the UK by storm in 2015 – part 1

A quick rundown of 20 startups that will impact 2015 as selected by Startups.co.uk.

 

Startups.co.uk has selected its pick of the new businesses in 2014 for its top 20 startups, a list of firms that will make an impact in 2015. The climate for startups has been steadily improving and this year’s crop of firms highlight the potential for success in the UK these days.

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Video: Great Minds Series – LSBF interviews Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director

November 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Managing teams is about helping those teams achieve their goals, believes Kevin Mathers, Google’s UK Sales Director.

In a recent interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Google’s UK Sales Director, Kevin Mathers, revealed his belief in the idea that leadership is a quality which can be taught.

 

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LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

November 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF to host Islamic Finance Symposium in London

Ever keen to be at the forefront of global trends in the sector, the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) will be hosting on Wednesday, 19 November, from 9AM to 5PM, a symposium on Islamic Finance at its new flagship building – Sceptre Court – in Tower Hill, London.

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What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

November 08 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What do Islamic Finance & 'Sukuk' bonds mean for the UK?

Last week the World Islamic Economic Forum took place at London’s Excel Centre. LSBF’s Sahar Ata feels buoyant about Islamic Finance and Sukuk’s prospects in the UK.

 

The big gathering of  world leaders,  The WIEF, held for the first time outside Islamic countries, themed “Changing World, New Relationships”, saw the attendance of 18 heads of state and government and deputy heads of government, 50 ministers and 2,700 delegates from 128 countries, the largest congregation ever in the history of WIEF.

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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – LSBF interviews entrepreneur and investor Deborah Meaden

October 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Business education and entrepreneurship should be embedded in the education curriculum from early on – this is the view of entrepreneur and business investor Deborah Meaden, who was interviewed in a new video released by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) this week.

Part of the ‘Great Minds’ series of videos, the interview was led by former Education and Home Secretary Rt Hon. David Blunkett MP, who is also a visiting lecturer at the School.

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From the world of business: September news highlights

October 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

From the world of business: September news highlights

Welcome to our September news round-up, with all the big business headlines from trade deals to bankers’ bonuses.

 

TTIP can add £10bn to UK economy

Lord Livingston said a new trade deal with the US could potentially be worth as much as £10 billion a year to the UK economy. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) seeks to remove trade barriers between the US and EU by streamlining regulations and getting rid of certain tariffs. According to the trade minister, gains in manufacturing and better growth opportunities for firms could lead to higher wages and job creation.

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Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

September 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: Win 1 FREE year of ACCA study at LSBF!

Challenge yourself and enter our ACCA for School Leavers competition for the chance to win 1 year of study for free!

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in studying accountancy at a professional level and improve your career prospects.

Plus: we’ll put your CV in front of the right people!

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Video: ‘Great Minds’ series – Brompton Bicycle MD Will Butler-Adams discusses how to run a successful business

September 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Visibility is the most essential element of a successful business. This is the mantra of Will Butler-Adams, the managing director of Brompton Bicycle, the world-famous British folding bike-maker. According to him, profit, revenue and other variables play an important role, but “what you need in order to run a business is visibility.”

An extremely successful business and a prominent example of the new generation of UK manufacturers, Brompton has gained worldwide acclaim due to the quality, resistance and flexibility of its bicycles.

 

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What does the future of accountancy look like?

August 18 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What does the future of accountancy look like?

Accountancy is a respected profession with great salaries and lots of career prospects. But where is it heading in the years to come?

Accountancy is a great profession that gives you the chance to work in any number of industries around the world. But like other sectors it’s also caught in a state of flux, as regulations change and technology plays an ever bigger role. So what might the accountancy practice of the future look like?

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Accountancy careers in sports: mixing fun with success!

July 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Accountancy careers in sports: mixing fun with success!

Accounting is a profession that can lead to all kinds of opportunities. But did you know it could be your ticket into the sports industry?

When you think of accountancy, chances are that finance springs to mind. Of course, that’s the bread and butter of what accountants do – making sure that businesses and individuals can handle their income legally and effectively.

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VIDEO: ‘Great Minds’ Series – Former UK PM Sir John Major speaks on the value of education

July 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Education helps equip students with the tools necessary to shatter the glass ceiling on what they could achieve, believes Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the UK.

We recently spoke to Sir John as part of the LSBF ‘Great Minds’ series. Watch our interview of Sir John here, conducted by former UK Home Secretary and Education Secretary, David Blunkett.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Kyle Tyrrell

June 02 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Kyle Tyrrell

LSBF ACCA alumnus Kyle Tyrrell is the true personification of a high achiever. Alongside his position as a Finance Business Partner at AXA Insurance UK, he qualified as an ACCA-certified accountant in 2014 and is now setting up his own business – a catering company called ‘My Little Kitchen’ with a business partner.

Kyle shares with us that his ACCA qualification and the things he learnt while working towards the qualification have helped him greatly in his decision-making as a director at his startup.

Kyle also was one of the finalists of the PQ Awards 2014, in the PQ of the Year category.

We spoke to Kyle about his reasoning behind pursuing an ACCA qualification, the benefits of studying ACCA at LSBF and what his advice for new students would be.

 

Here are some excerpts from our conversation with Kyle…

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LSBF Student Interview: Tien Thi Thuy Tran

May 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Interview: Tien Thi Thuy Tran

Tien Thi Thuy Tran from Vietnam has always wanted to pursue her ‘dream career’ in finance. But before entering her undergraduate degree programme, she felt she needed to be better prepared.

Tien’s decision to study the LSBF Foundation Programme in Business in order to pursue a career in the financial sector has reaped rich rewards and she is now well set on moving towards her goal of one day becoming a financial advisor.

Here are some excerpts from our chat with Tien…

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Emile Albert Lloyds

May 30 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Emile Albert Lloyds

LSBF MBA graduate Emile Albert Lloyds has a high-flying career in the financial markets. After finishing his MBA at LSBF in 2010, he secured a job as an Investment Operations and Income Consultant a JP Morgan, one of the world’s largest financial companies.

How was Emile’s path to success paved at LSBF?

Here are some excerpts from our chat with Emile…

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LSBF Student Interview: David Taylor

May 29 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Interview: David Taylor

Continuing with our LSBF Alumni series, we spoke with LSBF ACCA Online student David Taylor.

David ,26, lives in Glasgow. After leaving school at the age of 16 he made the decision to go straight into full-time work as an accountant, planning to return to higher education at a later point in his career.

After finding himself with less and less time to spend in the classroom, he looked for study alternatives, discovering the perfect solution in LSBF’s online courses. These programmes, delivered entirely online, offered him the flexibility he needed during a particularly busy time in his life.

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Christiaan Heemskerk

May 28 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Christiaan Heemskerk

Christiaan Heemskerk graduated from LSBF in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Marketing. Using the knowledge gained from his time at LSBF of the most up-to-date theories in Digital Marketing, he secured his current position as Agency Acquisition Manager at Google European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Studying at LSBF allowed Christiaan to not only gain valuable theoretical insight but also ensured attain practical implementation of course knowledge. The forward-looking nature of LSBF’s Marketing postgraduate programme gave him the upper hand he needed to outdo his competitors in the job market and step into his new role.

Here’s an excerpt from our chat with Christiaan…

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LSBF Alumni Interview: Rotimi Oke

May 27 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Alumni Interview: Rotimi Oke

As part of our ‘LSBF Alumni’ series, we spoke with LSBF graduate Rotimi Oke.

After finishing his GGSB Masters in International Business (MIB) at LSBF in 2011, Rotimi used his business management and networking skills to become Managing Director of Iretidu Limited, a Nigerian investment holding company with operations across a wide range of sectors, covering from IT to Real Estate.

While at LSBF, he made the most of the wide range of career support and maximised his time in a multicultural environment to make numerous contacts and pursue business ideas.

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Video: LSBF Trading & Financial Market Analysis Week in London

May 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Last month, classrooms at LSBF’s London City Campus were converted into a trading floor as students in the GGSB MSc in Finance programme took part in the Trading & Financial Market Analysis week 2014, a practical experience in trading and risk management.

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Video: LSBF Student President Meets HND Creative Arts Students at LCCA

May 23 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

The President of the LSBF Student Association paid a visit to the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) campus, where he met with students  in the HND (Higher National Diploma) Creative Arts course.

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LSBF Student Progression and Retention Rates Exceed Sector Average

May 22 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF Student Progression and Retention Rates Exceed Sector Average

As a centre of education excellence, LSBF strives to provide students with first-class experience and academic development.  Reflecting those efforts, the latest figures collated by the School’s exams and assessment office show that postgraduate and undergraduate students’ progression and retention rates at LSBF are higher than some of the national average public sector figures.

According to the data, across all undergraduate programmes, LSBF maintained a progression rate of 82%, with some courses such as the Bachelors in Business Management achieving up to 93% of progression. At postgraduate level, Masters programmes offered at LSBF have achieved an average progression rate of 80%, with the MSc Finance achieving between 94% to 100% progression.

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VIDEO: 'Great Minds' Series - Nomura Bank’s Managing Director Speaks on Investment Banking

May 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Students aiming to work in investment banking have to start planning their entry into the industry early – that’s the secret to a successful career according to Guy Hayward-Cole, Managing Director EMEA Mergers & Acquisitions at Nomura Bank International.

We recently spoke to him as part of the LSBF ‘Great Minds’ series during a visit to the school’s new London City Campus, in Billiter Street. Watch our interview of Mr Hayward-Cole here.

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After Liverpool’s dramatic end to the season, we look at some of their more colourful managers.

May 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

After Liverpool’s dramatic end to the season, we look at some of their more colourful managers.

The title race for this year’s Barclays Premier League title went right down to the wire this weekend (May 11th). Liverpool fans might be disappointed to have just missed out on the victory, but it’s fair to say this season has been quite a ride for the Merseyside team.

As the club looks forward to next season and plots its path to victory, we look at some of Liverpool’s best-known managers and ask what they can teach us about leadership. How did they help to forge one of the dominant forces in English football?

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How to build a successful career in tourism and hospitality

May 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to build a successful career in tourism and hospitality

Tourism and hospitality are both huge industries that can take you all over the world in a wide variety of roles.

Ultimately, that means that there is no single jobs market. If you’re looking to work in tourist attractions like museums and art galleries, competition is particularly fierce and you’ll need a different level of knowledge compared to working in theme parks or cinemas.

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5 tips on how to succeed in energy and sustainability careers

May 01 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 tips on how to succeed in energy and sustainability careers

Few sectors attract as much media attention as energy, oil and gas, carbon entrepreneurship and sustainable businesses. But how do you thrive in this tough career?

There are lots of different challenging and rewarding career options if you have an interest in energy and sustainability. Perhaps you’re considering developing low-carbon technologies, either through your own startup or working for an energy company. You might be looking to manage a firm’s sustainability programme or rise through the ranks of and oil and gas company.

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Competition: ‘Share the Pain’ To Study at LSBF for FREE!

April 25 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: ‘Share the Pain’ To Study at LSBF for FREE!

Heard something cringe-worthy in the office lately? Have a funny office jargon-use anecdote to tell?

Share your tale of woe with us to win a chance to study an Executive Education course at LSBF for FREE!

 

To enter this competition, visit: http://bit.ly/ShareThePain

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