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Today’s Brexit Speech by Theresa May

PM’s Brexit speech in Stoke-on-Trent: 14 January 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit in Stoke-on-Trent. From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP Delivered on: 14 January 2019 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Tomorrow, Members of Parliament will cast their votes on the Withdrawal […]

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Stop Employing Managers

Unfortunately many organisations have failed to move with the times. They’re offering new products and using new technology but still applying the same rules and bureaucratic ways of working. You ca …

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Swedish Furniture Giant IKEA opened its new store in Calcot, Reading

It was a successful and one of the most energetic store openings that I have ever seen. I was invited to a lavish Swedish style breakfast amongst the most prominent local companies and institutions.
S …

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53% of UK Pokemon Go Gamers Play at Work

53% of employees who play Pokemon Go admit do so during working hours.  43% say they play up to three hours and 27% play between three and five hours at work a week. 15% say they play the game at wor …

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Journey to Affordable Parkway Homes at an End

West Berkshire Council’s policy on affordable housing is finally paying long awaited dividends at the Parkway Scheme in Newbury, as the affordable homes within the development are now available for …

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Grow your own business

PopUp Business School hits Newbury 23/24 August
The PopUp Business School is at the Kennet Centre RG14 5EN (opposite BooBars Ltd) in Newbury town centre on 23 and 24 August to offer budding entrep …

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Hunton Luxury Yachts

Hunton Yachts are one of the truly great British luxury brands. They produce the most stylish, quality, luxury yachts in the world and they are hand made in England, down in Hampshire, where state-of- …

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Ultima and Remit Celebrate New Talent During Tech Week

It’s Tech Week from 4th-8th July and organisations across the UK will be opening their doors to schools and young people, to help inspire a new generation to take a look at tech careers.
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High Risk Dress Codes

I’ve had lots of conversations on dress codes recently following the recent reports about the receptionist sent home for refusing to wear high heels.
Nicola Thorp, a temp, arrived on her first day i …

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Property Roundup

Deal Varney report a quiet but sound market in terms of demand but with some serious concerns regarding supply of both industrial and office premises.
On the industrial front 14a Colthrop Business Par …

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Why do I need a disciplinary policy?

If one of your employees is not performing or behaving badly then you may have grounds for disciplining them. If you do then you must comply with current employment law and the ACAS code of practice.

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Deputy Supt. Lindsey’s top tip

Reduce the risk of having your bike stolen – follow these simple steps!
1. Always lock your bike with a good lock (preferably hardened D-Shaped)
2. Get your bike security marked or engraved
3. Regis …

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No 96 Furnishings Newbury

Selling beautifully upcycled furniture, Frenchic chalk paint, locally sourced gifts and soft furnishings, Newbury’s newest independent retailer, No 96 Furnishings opened their doors on the 23rd Marc …

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Thatcham Vision Local Support

There has been much discussion recently about the funding cuts faced by local government and there are still major challenges ahead which will of course affect Thatcham Vision’s plans too.
Rather th …

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Supporting Skills in West Berkshire

The West Berks Chamber of Commerce was well represented at the Apprenticeship Awards evening at Newbury College.
Local President Joe Baily was delighted to present the Peter Atkinson Gold Award for Ou …

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GoSkydive invests in new plane

GoSkydive, the UK’s only specialist tandem skydive centre, has invested over £500,00 with the introduction of a brand new plane and refurbishment of the centre, just in time for the busy summer sea …

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Tomatin distillery brand investment cutting through a saturated market

Tomatin Distillery has launched new packaging, following a year of brand investment that will now allow it to cut through a saturated market and attract new consumers to try its whisky.
Over the past …

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True success isn’t just about your business

As a driven entrepreneur, we can sometimes get extremely bogged down in the running of the business and miss out some of the crucial fun elements that can actually have a significant impact on our suc …

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Do you have an electronics communication policy?

Andrew Egan, an employment lawyer with Charles Lucas & Marshall, explains the significance of a court case which examined access to workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webma …

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The engagement of your employees matters

Engaging your employees makes a difference to your organisation because it affects everything you do and everything you’re trying to do.
Many businesses are currently feeling the pinch and experienc …

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