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Why should businesses make Fair Trade a priority?

Fair trade bananas from Dominican Republic, free trade coffee from Uganda... we've all grown familiar with the labels on the supermarket shelves in recent years. But what does "fair trade" really...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.15
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How to deliver a compelling presentation - 4 tips to help you succeed

It's a key life skill, and one that we've all agonised over at some point. It is also a skill that is sorely neglected. So let's dispel a few myths about giving a presentation, and look at a few key...
Monty Halls
Monty Halls
Monty Halls Ltd
Posted on: 24.03.15
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Recruitment and SMEs - The Who, Where and How

As a SME, how can you approach recruitment and find that magic? Where do you look, how do you create an experience and what does it take to keep your employees happy? Instead of delving into tools...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
We Love 9am
Posted on: 17.03.15
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What does a good leader look like?

What does a good leader or manager look like? Can you think of a particularly good manager that you've worked with? Someone who has inspired and encouraged you, coached and motivated you, and...
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.15
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Business and Broadband - The Power of the Button

The age old cliché 'the best thing since sliced bread' has been thrown around widely. But in a hundred years that phrase will surely be replaced by 'the best thing since broadband'. Tell us what the...
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.15
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5 steps to ensure your business has the skills it needs now and in the future

Businesses in our region face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and innovation. How can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be...
Adam Powell
Adam Powell
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 13.02.15
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Why business needs to face up to an ageing society

We're all living longer. And while that might raise challenges around funding care and retirement for society, it also presents major opportunities for business.
Robert Durie
Robert Durie
Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Posted on: 20.01.15
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Let's stop guilt tripping people into being green

2015 is here: Bristol's year in the sun. But there are some real concerns that we still run a risk of switching people off by making them feel that leading a sustainable lifestyle is expensive,...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 18.12.14
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Leadership: How to stay on your best game in 2015

As a leader/manager have you wondered if you have the right person in the right job? Do you think this about yourself? Of course everyone else expects us to be confident, cheerful and striding out to...
Joseph Dworak
Joseph Dworak
Leadership Vision Consulting
Posted on: 17.12.14
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