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Company secretaries prove vital to strategic alignment

Company secretaries prove vital to strategic alignment
“The role of the company secretary is becoming increasingly important as those in the position are proving critical in helping boards create space for productive dialogue, and questioning certain practices and behaviours.” So commented Professor Nada Kakabadse of Henley Business...
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Tackley Scouts receive £1,000 Barwood Homes Community Award

Tackley Scouts receive £1,000 Barwood Homes Community Award
Barwood Homes has donated £1,000 to the 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts as part of a series of community awards the homebuilder is making to good causes in the area, while highlighting its newly-available homes in Tackley, Oxfordshire. The Community Award was made open to good causes in April...
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A hand-up for those in need

A hand-up for those in need
The Northampton Hope Centre has been at the forefront of tackling poverty and homelessness in the town or the past 45 years. The charity’s mantra has always been to offer a hand-up, rather than a hand-out, and as such it is currently supporting more than 60 rough sleepers every night, as well as...
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Clive Conway becomes Patron of Vauxhall City Farm

Clive Conway becomes Patron of Vauxhall City Farm
One of London’s oldest city farms, Vauxhall, has welcomed Clive Conway as its new Patron. In addition to his new role, Clive is also chair of social wellbeing charity, the Desmond Tutu Foundation UK, and chief executive of Clive Conway Productions which hosts the successful ‘An audience...
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Trust in UK business on the line

Trust in UK business on the line
Professor Nada Kakabadse of Henley Business School has given a keynote speech at ‘ICSA: The Governance Institute’ on the subject of ‘Stewardship: Rethinking Best Boardroom Practice.’ Nada explained how strategic misalignment within organisations has resulted in trust in UK businesses...
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Brexit - when scrutiny becomes mutiny

Brexit - when scrutiny becomes mutiny
Dr Linda Lee-Davies, Head of Programmes – Leadership and Change at Regent’s University London, argues that leaders who are focused on addressing their individual agendas are automatically weakened in their ability to address outward challenges. Successful governance teams know how crucial it...
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Empress Theophany Prize to promote European bonds and values

Empress Theophany Prize to promote European bonds and values
Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, University of Reading, has become a member of the Governing Committee for the newly established ‘Empress Theophany Prize.’ Launched at a ceremony in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was opened by former EU...
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Oil and gas recruitment demands long view

Oil and gas recruitment demands long view
The oil and gas industry has always been boom or bust, and its recruitment processes are no different. However, without taking the long view employers are facing a significant skills shortage, says Russell Deane, Director of specialist Oil & Gas engineering recruiter, SRD Technical. “Oil and...
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