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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has hailed the current surge in exports, saying it presents unprecedented economic opportunity for the UK and it
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German firms are ahead of their UK counterparts in developing digital supply chains, a survey of buyers has found
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Siemens UK is to make a £27m investment in a new, cutting-edge facility for its Worcester-based additive manufacturing specialist - Materials Solutions.
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The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.
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Economic and political concerns threaten business profitability
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“Donald Trump’s election victory is likely to affect the UK economy…” Given that the US is often seen as a barometer for trends in the UK and much of the rest of the world, …
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Human resources expert David Learmond on essential behaviours for leaders
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Where Machines Can Replace Humans

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Thought provoking (and scary) article.

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Three parties, three parliaments to discuss Brexit SCDI (Scottish Council for Development & Industry) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) are today (Friday, 30 September) discussing interna…
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UK SMEs could save £106 billion if they shopped around for better deals, according to research by Tungsten Network. 28 per cent of business decision makers surveyed by Tungsten said they could save between £5,000 and £20,000 with ‘smarter procurement’. 15 per cent thought they could save up to £50,000. Averages of these figures show …
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The best minds in the business—Yann LeCun of Facebook, Luke Nosek of the Founders Fund, Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Andrew Ng of Baidu—on what life will look like in the age of the machines
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A surprise increase in production output shows that manufacturing is "turning the corner" and is set to return to growth, according to a business group.
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This weekend (7 May) Scotland’s largest port, Grangemouth, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a rebrand.
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Business conditions for UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) stabilised over the past quarter but the looming skills shortage is still cause for concern, warns the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) quarterly trends survey.
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Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.
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Increasing demand and a lack of supply has helped Scotland’s commercial property market start 2016 on a strong footing.
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A systematic approach to supplier evaluation has developed both awareness and competence in team members as well as increased the professionalism in supplier dialogue. Properly used, supplier evaluation and classification are some of the most important tools you have available as a procurement organization to focus on and develop business together with the right supplier.
EcoVadis's curator insight, April 23, 2016 11:01 AM

Really excellent, detailed explanation of best practices in supplier evaluations across diverse criteria. Of course, I'd love to see "Sustainability" be expanded to encompass "CSR Performance" - and have it weighted much more! (That's the trend we are seeing with our customers...)

Having female managers on the board could improve a company’s share price, according to a French study. Shares across 15 different companies in France have risen by 60% from 2006 to 2016 thanks to …
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Livingston-based Touch Bionics sold by its shareholders, who include management, Archangel Informal Investment and Scottish Enterprise
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Once dismissed as a gimmick, 3D printing - or additive manufacturing - has finally come of age, according to Andy Gough, general manager at Datawright.
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A novel approach to logistics could kick-start Scottish food and drink, Scottish Food Trade Association president Malcolm Wilde tells Mike Stones
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Study and data visualisation (below) reveal the truth and the myths around the UK skills shortage. 
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Peel Ports’ has called for a switch from current delivery of ocean freight from southeast ports to the centrally located Port of Liverpool. At a reception at
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A new report finds that applying circular-economy principles could dramatically reshape the economics of this workhorse of the global economy and help the environment.
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