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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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Making visitors Welcome Anywhere

Making visitors Welcome Anywhere
Welcome Systems Ltd has spent the past 30 years delivering the very latest in affordable online booking systems for hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs across the UK. Now employing 11 staff at its Moulton Park offices in Northamptonshire, business is looking brighter than ever. Welcome’s MD, John...
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Finance sector can count on University’s expertise

Finance sector can count on University’s expertise
The University of Gloucestershire has welcomed companies working in banking, finance and professional services to a business engagement event at its new £20 million School of Business and Technology at its Oxstalls campus. Representatives of Handlesbanken, Natwest and Lombard were among a group...
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Three steps to designing the ideal top team

Three steps to designing the ideal top team
New research into the potential of leading FTSE boards by Professors Andrew and Nada Kakabadse of Henley Business School has found that diversity is vital to top team effectiveness. Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics and whose past consultancy clients have included...
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