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    Emerging markets: balancing risk & opportunity

    Date:  07  November  2017

    How to navigate the economic and socio-political constraints of emerging markets.

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    Trading with Africa: one size doesn’t fit all

    Date:  07  November  2017

    The importance of tailoring your business’ approach to trade when entering the markets of Africa.

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    Pakistan: The risks and rewards for UK businesses

    Date:  05  October  2017

    A developing market with a young and growing population, Pakistan represents an exciting business opportunity for UK companies. Yet the rewards can come with risks. Julian Hamilton Barns, Chairman of ...

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    Is China the right destination for your business?

    Date:  05  October  2017

    China is often viewed as a sure-fire market for business growth, but it isn’t necessarily the right destination for every company. Mark Hedley, Director at the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), ...

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    The age of automation: how will your business benefit?

    Date:  04  September  2017

    Will robotic technology change the business landscape forever? Watch Alex Harvey, Ocado’s Head of Robotics and Autonomous Systems explain how joining the automation revolution can bring sustainable ...

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    Ten ways automation could change your business over the next five years

    Ten ways automation could change your business over the next five years

    Date:  04  September  2017

    It’s the next frontier for organisations everywhere, but automation may impact your business sooner than you think.

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    Improving your digital strategy – what you need to know

    Date:  10  July  2017

    Sharon O'Dea, digital strategy consultant, outlines seven effective methods businesses can use to improve their digital strategy.

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    How to help protect your business against impersonation fraud

    Date:  10  July  2017

    John Unsworth, CEO of the London Digital Security Centre and Martyn Rochelle, Senior Manager, Fraud Education and Control at Lloyds Bank, explain how business leaders can protect their organisations ...

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    From Croydon to Qatar: bathstore’s tips for the journey east

    Date:  21  June  2017

    When bathstore looked for expansion overseas, Qatar provided a perfect opportunity. CEO, Gary Favell, explains his approach to successful expansion.

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    Video exclusive: how a passion for exporting has driven international success

    Date:  05  June  2017

    Brompton Bicycle CEO, Will Butler-Adams OBE, explains why he thinks following your instincts and getting out there is the only approach that counts when expanding your business.

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    Fast Track to international trade success

    Date:  03  May  2017

    Hamish Stevenson, founder of Fast Track, reveals what success looks like for businesses trading internationally.

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    Grenson – challenges and opportunities of opening its first overseas store

    Date:  03  May  2017

    Pricing, people and picking the right location – read how Grenson is overcoming the challenges of opening its first store overseas.

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    How to stay agile in a shifting trade environment

    Date:  03  April  2017

    Trade expert, Lesley Batchelor, considers how businesses can reduce their risk and act to take new opportunities in a changing trade landscape.

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    Communication – the key to supply chain success

    Date:  01  March  2017

    Could your supply chain be improved? Watch our motion graphic for some simple steps you can take to drive significant improvements.

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    Shifting gears: 3 ways to improve your cash conversion cycle

    Date:  01  March  2017

    Martin Flint, Director of Working Capital at Lloyds Banking Group, looks at practical ways companies could make a difference to the way they manage working capital.

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    Britain’s EU exit and the impact on tax

    Date:  02  February  2017

    The post-EU referendum tax landscape is likely to be complex. Tim Sarson (Partner, KPMG) discusses the challenges that lie ahead for UK businesses and what their next steps should be.

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    The rise of asset based finance: is it right for your business?

    Date:  01  February  2017

    What’s driving the growth in asset based finance? ABFA CEO Jeff Longhurst discusses when invoice finance or asset based lending can be an efficient funding solution for your business.

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  • Previous articles

    • Taking it to the competition: supply chain management as a strategic advantage

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      Date:  22  November  2016

      Is supply chain efficiency the last bastion of competitive advantage? Read more on the cost reduction and increased value businesses can gain from better supply chain management.

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    • Managing cash and people through rapid growth – the key to Pure Gym’s success

      Peter Roberts

      Date:  21  June  2016

      Pure Gym spotted a gap in the market. Six years on, it’s the UK’s biggest fitness operator. How do you take a business from opportunity to domination?

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    • Trimming the fat – how oil and gas are managing lean times

      Murdo MacIver

      Date:  24  May  2016

      Challenging the mind-set of an industry in decline and taking a leap of faith into the future is vital says Peterson Group’s Murdo MacIver.

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    • 2016 Budget and the UK’s economic outlook

      Adam Chester

      Date:  22  March  2016

      2016 Budget: Adam Chester, Head of Economics shares his view of the three standout measures for businesses – and the near-term growth challenges ahead.

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    • Pinky Lilani calls for a fresh look at diversity

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      Date:  09  March  2016

      Diversity definitely isn’t a box-ticking exercise, says Pinky Lilani – it’s a chance to change your business culture and your bottom line for the better through empowered workforces motivated to excel.

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    • Why UK businesses need to plan strategically for overseas growth

      Michael Boyd

      Date:  07  March  2016

      Opportunities for inward and outbound investment will support business and economic growth over the next five years according to UKTI MD, Michael Boyd.

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    • Harriet Lamb on why sustainability makes business sense

      Harriet Lamb

      Date:  04  March  2016

      Hot on the heels of Fairtrade Fortnight, former Fairtrade CEO, Harriet Lamb, argues that businesses that fail to take sustainability seriously can face supply chain challenges.

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    • Are you on top of pension changes?

      Robert Cochran

      Date:  04  March  2016

      Scottish Widows expert Robert Cochran helps you navigate the shifting pension environment.

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    • Gameplan Report

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      Date:  24  February  2016

      The Lloyds Bank Gameplan report sets out to analyse some of the key issues of concern to British business, from policy and productivity to infrastructure and investment.

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    • Declan Curry on how to stay ahead of the game

      Declan Curry

      Date:  05  February  2016

      Declan Curry shares his view on the headline stories for British businesses as we look towards 2020.

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    • Re-kindling the entrepreneurial fire – how established businesses can embrace innovation for growth

      Simon Devonshire

      Date:  02  February  2016

      Entrepreneurialism is associated with start-ups but established businesses who fail to embrace this approach risk stagnation and failure, says Entrepreneur in Residence, Simon Devonshire OBE.

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    • Unlock innovation in your business

      David Walker

      Date:  02  February  2016

      Help your business unlock its innovation potential, with tips from the co-founder of one of the UK’s leading innovation agencies, Happen.

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    • Magnus Lindkvist on the trends that matter

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      Date:  01  February  2016

      Trendspotter and futurologist Magnus Lindkvist argues that competition is the theft of big ideas and offers his solution to unlock true creativity.

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    • Anne Godfrey on the changing face and pace of marketing

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      Date:  01  February  2016

      Digital will change the face and pace of marketing over the next five years, predicts Anne Godfrey, former CEO of CIM.

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    • The rise of trendspotting: are you ready for 2016?

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      Date:  15  January  2016

      Trendspotter Cate Trotter shares top tips to stay ahead of the curve – and her view on what will be big for retailers in 2016.

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    • Europe: threats to stability and the path to opportunity

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      Date:  04  January  2016

      The European recovery is gaining momentum but threats persist, says Grant Thornton’s Ed Nusbaum – so what does this mean for British businesses?

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    • What helps a small business make a big impression?

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      Date:  05  January  2016

      Michelle Ovens MBE, NBA judge and Small Business Saturday Director, shares her unique view of Britain’s SMEs – and what really distinguishes the best and brightest.

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    • Corporate transformation: the secret to Jim McColl’s 'Midas Touch'

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      Date:  05  January  2016

      Jim McColl has a reputation for reinvigorating ailing companies. So what’s his secret to breathing new life into a business, or even an industry?

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    • The ideas man - Simon Woodroffe on the importance of listening to your instincts

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      Date:  06  January  2016

      Simon Woodroffe OBE, founder of YO!, tells Gameplan why he's proud to be an entrepreneur and shares his insight into what makes for success - in life and business.

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    • Partnerships, people and place – the NHS 2020 vision

      Rob Webster

      Date:  20  April  2016

      With public finances under intense scrutiny, Rob Webster, CEO of the NHS Confederation, considers the future of one of Britain’s most revered institutions.

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    • Tech and talent: is your business connected?

      Josh Graff

      Date:  20  April  2016

      From accessible technology to the shifting priorities of a 2020 workforce, there are game-changing forces in play for businesses, says LinkedIn’s Josh Graff.

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    • John Cridland on the skills challenge facing UK businesses

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      Date:  20  April  2016

      With the UK lagging in skills to boost productivity, John Cridland, former Director-General of the CBI, shares his vision for greater collaboration between industry and education by 2020.

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    • Schuh puts its best foot forward at home and overseas

      Colin Temple

      Date:  20  April  2016

      Schuh’s success is a retail triumph. Managing Director, Colin Temple shares his experience of growth against the odds.

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    • British Bulldog triumphs in global markets

      Simon Duffy

      Date:  20  April  2016

      Considering exporting your products to new markets? Simon Duffy, co-founder of global men’s skincare brand Bulldog offers valuable advice.

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    • Compete, invest, repeat – the secrets of success for Jaguar Land Rover

      Mike Wright

      Date:  24  May  2016

      How global competition and evolving customer expectations are driving innovation – and success – at Jaguar Land Rover.

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    • International trade: bridging the gap

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      Date:  24  May  2016

      From trade hotspots to in demand commodities, we look at global opportunities for UK businesses and solutions to the barriers that hold us back.

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    • Priceless possibilities: Making the most of any sponsorship opportunity

      Nicola Grant

      Date:  21  June  2016

      Whatever the size and scale of your sponsorship approach, getting the most out of it requires careful planning. MasterCard shares their insight on maximising the potential from any investment.

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    • The road to Rio

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      Date:  21  June  2016

      As the Rio Olympics near, elite athletes aren’t the only source of inspiration: it’s also sparked fresh interest in a market with huge potential.

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    • Productivity-Challenges and opportunities facing the UK

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      Date:  27  July  2016

      How can the UK overcome the productivity challenge? With UK productivity remaining stagnant since 2008, what can businesses do to boost output, efficiency and competitiveness?

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    • The risk of inaction – can you afford to ignore digital technology?

      James Selka

      Date:  17  August  2016

      If you want to survive in this fast-paced world, then harnessing technology isn’t a choice, it’s a requirement, says MTA CEO James Selka.

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    • Let due diligence take the risk out of deal doing

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      Date:  18  August  2016

      BHS and Jay Z’s acquisition of Tidal are just two examples of due diligence gone wrong. With over $4tn worth of global M&A deals in 2015, how do you keep your deal on track?

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    • Risks and opportunities for UK businesses post-referendum

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      Date:  25  August  2016

      Remain nimble, innovative and have robust processes to support your decisions. We explore key concerns including: FX rates, regulatory change, consumer confidence and appetite for risk.

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    • PROPERCORN – the popcorn brand that’s redefining growth metrics

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      Date:  04  November  2016

      The gluten-free snack brand has been on constant fast forward since its inception in 2011. Read how they measure success and how they intend to continue growing in a competitive market.

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    • Could adopting flexible working drive business growth?

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      Date:  04  November  2016

      Could flexible working boost productivity and business growth? As the UK reaches a ‘tipping point’ in adopting workforce flexibility, we examine the benefits for British business.

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    • The Special Relationship: what might a Donald Trump presidency mean for UK businesses?

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      Date:  22  November  2016

      Video exclusive: Declan Curry considers the US election result and its possible impact on UK business, global trade and international relations.

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    • How regulation is reshaping the payments landscape

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      Date:  22  November  2016

      What will new regulation in the payments industry really mean for businesses and their customers? Sage Pay’s Seamus Smith and Lloyds Banking Group’s James McMorrow examine the impact of PSD2.

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