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Q&A with Paul Geddes - CEO of Direct Line
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Paul Geddes, chief executive officer of Direct Line , before he...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Posted on: 14.02.17
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3 ways to nail your digital marketing in 2017

Bristol is home to a thriving community of marketers, many of whom are at the forefront of all things digital. As the Internet Ocean continues to be swamped with various forms of marketing material,...
Chris Danks
Chris Danks
Posted on: 13.02.17
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Cyber: threats and opportunities

Gloucestershire has a great opportunity to benefit from both the threats and the opportunities posed by the enormous growth in cyber crime—hitherto amazingly unrecorded in the national crime figures...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.01.17
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New year, new service - better connectivity in Bath and North East Somerset

Virtually every kind of business is becoming ever more reliant on good connectivity to ensure they can access the internet, emails and phone calls wherever they operate. So it is great to hear the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 19.01.17
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Small businesses are an easier target for cybercriminals than larger businesses

Numerous reports confirm that it is SMEs, not larger firms, who are disproportionately targeted by cybercriminals.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 12.01.17
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Digital marketing trends we’re excited about for 2017

2016 is now over, but digital marketing marches ever onward! Sometimes the pace at which it changes and develops seems overwhelming - businesses and marketers are constantly being bombarded with new...
David Graves
David Graves
Posted on: 10.01.17
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Optimising for mobile search in 2017
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Developments for mobile browsing are coming thick and fast, and digital marketers have to run to keep up; these are our top tips for the future of mobile SEO.
Jon Payne
Jon Payne
Posted on: 10.01.17
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Boosting brand value with a developed CSR policy

The power non-financial data has to influence the long term success of an organisation cannot be underestimated. In the age of big data, businesses are increasingly looking at how they can harness...
Joe  Jones
Joe Jones
Posted on: 06.01.17
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