Longview - Spring 2014 - Business Resource Centre
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  • With confidence increasing, businesses across the UK are focused on growth. This presents a real opportunity to turn ambition into action – but also demands that companies are primed and prepared for the operational and financial challenges that expansion brings.
  • Tim HintonMany ambitious leaders are adopting a partnership approach to unlock the value of shared ambition and target sustainable growth. Across this issue of Long View you’ll find examples of this in action, with businesses working closely with suppliers, distributors, colleagues, consultants and mentors to strengthen relationships, glean new insights, and encourage innovation.

    It’s clear that time invested in enhancing relationships is well spent. As a bank, it’s something we take seriously. We’re committed to playing a pivotal role in the business community, and to understanding our clients’ sectors, challenges and objectives so that we can help to shape their strategic planning with support that goes beyond tailored finance solutions to encompass valuable insight into mitigating risk and seizing opportunity – at home and overseas.

    I hope this issue inspires you to seek out the true potential of all your partnerships. Seek out the true potential of your partnerships. Download Long View today.

    Tim Hinton
    Managing Director, SME & Mid Markets Banking
    Lloyds Bank

    • Sharing knowledge and experience

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Collaborative partnerships between industry and academia are opening up new avenues for mid-sized companies, giving them both the knowledge and leverage to pursue new ideas. Long View takes a closer look at the benefits and practicalities.

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    • Learning the value of collaboration

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      In the face of significant competition for students and resources, partnerships are becoming increasingly important in the higher education sector.

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    • Breaking barriers

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Ambitious businesses pursuing opportunities in new markets could find that joint ventures provide a route to international growth.

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    • A solid platform for growth

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Six acquisitions in six years make Kelway one of the UK’s fastest growing technology groups – and an expert in the successful integration of new businesses.

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    • Shared vision

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Founded in 2011 with £2.5bn investment from the five major UK banks, Business Growth Fund (BGF) offers more than just growth capital to UK businesses.

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    • The collaboration puzzle

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Retailers and suppliers who collaborate fully earn more money, are happier people and have more sustainable businesses. So why, asks supply chain expert Professor ANDREW FEARNE, don’t more of them do it?

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    • A meeting of minds

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      The CIPD’s Dr JILL MILLER explains why mentoring should be part of the toolkit for smart businesses looking to add value across their organisation.

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    • Employees on board

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      Is the traditional plc the best model for sustainable long-term growth? Professors JOSEPH LAMPEL and AJAY BHALLA of Cass Business School would argue not.

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    • The spirit of partnership

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      The John Lewis Partnership reported increases in profit, sales and market share in 2013. In a tough market, has collaboration been the key to success?

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    • The dynamics of powerful partnerships

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      Date:  05  May  2014

      For those who seek to truly excel, there can be strength in numbers. Long View talks to Clodagh O’Reilly, Chair of the Association for Business Psychology, about the dynamics of powerful partnerships.

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