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97% expect strong year for UK business

  • March 25, 2015

An overwhelming majority of UK businesses are expecting 2015 to be as good as, if not better than, 2014, with just 3% predicting a worse year, according to an economic outlook survey by Silicon Valley Bank.

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Now is the time for business to engage apprentices

  • March 20, 2015

Having been ignored for decades, apprenticeships are back for good. According to the government, ‘over 2.1m people have started apprenticeships this Parliament, with a six-fold increase in higher apprenticeships started since 2009-10’. The number is planned to increase and there’s an apprenticeship voucher scheme on the way, scheduled for roll-out in 2017. In yesterday’s Budget from Chancellor George Osborne, the apprentice wage went up by 57p an hour to £3.30 – equivalent to an annual salary increase of over £1,000 for a full time worker.

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Office of Asian Fire Service Association opens

  • March 2, 2015

Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122), Dr. Rizwan Naseer inaugurated the first International Office of the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) of the United Kingdom at the Emergency Services Academy to enhance the capacity of the trainers, revise curriculum of training, and strengthen mutual cooperation between the AFSA and Rescue 1122 in future.

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CJAM strengthens its team with two senior appointments

  • February 24, 2015

CJAM is strengthening its team with two senior appointments. Yvonne Lidgate joins as business development manager to help generate new business opportunities for CJAM’s marketing and association management clients, while Lucy French joins as Account Director to develop and lead creative, high impact marketing campaigns.

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