Business

A question of truth

Business

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. In a court of law perhaps, but “truth” is often not so black and white in the public utterances of leaders.

Can corporate PR go back to the future?

Business

Remember the 1989 film, Back to the Future Part II? In it Marty McFly and Doc Brown time travel to October 21st, 2015. Their futuristic exploits…

This is (becoming) a woman’s world

Business

In 1966 James Brown sang that this is a man’s world, but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl. Fast forward 50 years and we have 21 female leaders in charge across the world, either as President or Prime Minister of their countries, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Erna Solberg of Norway…

Swipe right for a professional connection

Business

In this increasingly digital age, there are apps for everything. The familiar-to-many swiping technique that is fairly widely used nowadays is now seeping into the working world: it was announced a couple of weeks ago that Bumble, the mobile dating app where women make the first move, is branching out into a professional networking app….

Manchester, North West of … Beijing

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The northern metropolis that Citigate Dewe Rogerson Manchester is proud to serve has caught the eye of investors from the East, with levels of investment from China on the up. Despite continued investment being put under pressure and increased scrutiny by Britain voting to leave the EU, the Northern Powerhouse has more than one rallying…

‘Consolidation’ climbs up the corporate agenda

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Evidence of consolidation in the UK financial services sector, as well as more broadly across Europe, has been on the rise steadily for the last 12 months, and according to a note from Numis on 10th June it’s set to move up the corporate agenda.

The importance of resilience not stress

Business

The drive for enhanced productivity and sustainable growth is a mantra of the post 2008 recovery era, but the drumbeat for better business performance also feeds workplace stress. In the vibrant world of PR consultancy, stress can be easily dismissed as an occupational hazard that is easily sorted by an exodus to the bar on…

Has alternative business finance gone mainstream?

Business

The 2008 credit crisis had a seismic effect on the way smaller firms secure financing from mainstream lenders. New stricter banking regulations made it harder for small firms, particularly those with fewer assets, to access capital. This allowed alternative finance to emerge, since fast-growing asset poor firms could now access unsecured funding with semi-automated credit…

Plain English

Business

  Corporate jargon is going into Room 101. The reason is that I just sat through a meeting while a senior businessman tried to explain a point with an endless string of acronyms and jargon. There were more integrated solutions, efficiencies, learnings and synergies amongst the pipelines, reaching out, and keeping everyone in the loop…