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Newly formed Night Time Industries Association puts out call to its industry and local authorities across the UK

  • June 10, 2015

Alan D Miller, Chairman of the recently formed Night Time Industries Association – which brings together bar operators, gig venue owners and especially club promoters and DJ representatives – used a keynote at the Brighton Music Conference this weekend to caution against new regulations and regulatory practices that could hinder the future of what is otherwise a booming sector – ie night time entertainment.

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Small businesses battle to protect their ideas says FSB

  • June 3, 2015

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests small firms are struggling to protect the identity and ideas at the heart of their businesses. Time and money spent on protecting intellectual property such as patents, branding and product designs takes valuable resources away from business development, potentially putting growth and innovation at risk.

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BAMA appoints new Chief Executive

  • May 29, 2015

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Heskins as its new Chief Executive. He will take up post in the late summer 2015. He succeeds Dr John Morris, who is retiring.

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Important changes to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE Act)

  • May 26, 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, or SBEE for short, was passed on the 26th of March 2015. The bill is aimed at small businesses and covers a lot of different areas including insolvency, disqualification, public procurement, finance and employment. It is intended to aid small business competition, improve access to finance and increase opportunity for growth as well as increasing liability for company directors.

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Soil Association Certification announces new chief executive

  • April 22, 2015

Soil Association Certification, the UK’s largest organic certification body, has appointed Martin Sawyer as its new chief executive. Martin brings a strong background in the food industry and is well placed to lead Soil Association Certification through the next phase of its development. The organic market is in strong growth1, exceeding £1.86 billion in 2014 in the UK, and £46 billion in 2013 worldwide, so it’s an exciting time.

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