Small businesses have received a huge boost after the Government announced that it will accept all the recommendations made in a report by its Enterprise Advisor Lord Young.
More than 50% of UK organisations across private and public sectors are failing to comply with the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications by not being clear enough with web visitors about cookies, new research from KPMG reveals. This figure has dropped from 80% in 2012, but still represents a fairly poor response to the legislation.
David Hopkins, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Don’t underestimate the value of natural interaction: Two vehicles that work well in terms of the idea of sharing have been the physical hub model – i.e. where an organisation has created a shared space that charities can work out of, and the natural interaction that evolves through conversation and partnerships.
It’s important to bring charities together to share war stories, swap ideas and hear from others about new approaches. My experience has been that the value of these events – as a grant maker and as a participant – far outstrips the impact of newsletters, guidance notes, case studies as a means of stimulating new approaches.
From Cancer Research UK and Tesco to Save the Children and GlaxoSmithKline, there are lots of well-known partnerships between charities and some of the biggest corporates in the country.
UK businesses keen to protect their products and technologies through patents and design rights may benefit from changes proposed by a new Intellectual Property Bill, says the Intellectual Property Office.
Innovative companies in the UK will have access to a record £440 million of funding this year as the Technology Strategy Board steps up its commitment to driving economic growth. The investment was confirmed this week by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts and represents an increase of more than £50 million year on year.
Government offers greater support and guidance for small firms to tackle record levels of electronic attacks.
Research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), revealed that the number of cyber attacks hitting businesses has increased over the last year.
This is just one of the questions to be answered at the 13th annual MemCom conference and awards to be held on May 9th in central London.
Christine Joyce, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Essex Business Awards 2013 ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award.
Running a busy association or membership organisation is both highly challenging and rewarding. Outsourcing all or just some of the many different activities involved to experienced association management professionals can pay dividends by freeing you up to focus on really driving your organisation forward.