15 August 2019
Over the last 10 years, the role of the non-executive director (NED) in financial services has changed significantly. Our recent event explored what it means to be a NED and provided practical advice on transitioning from executive to non-executive positions.
3 July 2019
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – famous words once uttered by Peter Drucker and made popular in 2006 by the ex-president of Ford, Mark Fields. A brilliant strategy is doomed to fail if the culture of the organisation is unable to support it.
3 June 2019
The need to promote greater gender diversity at all levels is well-discussed in the financial sector. However, a recent BrightPool survey discovered that men and women aren’t on the same page when it comes to implementing a diverse culture, responsibility and the level of diversity within their organisations.
30 May 2019
People are at the heart of manufacturing businesses – even automated manufacturing needs that element of human interaction to set objectives and drive the desired performance. However, unlike machines, people can be fickle and unpredictable - they have the power to make or break a business.
29 May 2019
Over recent months, the healthcare sector has been adopting new automation technologies with increased digitalisation transforming the face of patient care.
28 May 2019
For any start-up to succeed, risk management should be front of mind from day one. So, how should new firms get risk right? I met recently with Rowan Ellis, a highly-experienced finance leader who was happy to share his insight as a SOX guru on start-ups and transactional due diligence.
15 May 2019
No matter what product or service you want to buy, you can bet your bottom dollar, that there is a credit option available. Fuelled by new technologies, the reach and uptake of retail finance continues to grow, bringing advantages and disadvantages to consumers. We cast an eye over some of the latest developments – have things gone too far?
13 May 2019
Reputational risk is a phrase heard more and more often in the corporate world. So how important is it? And how much does it come into your own thought processes as a business stakeholder?
10 May 2019
In today’s recruitment world many businesses feel it essential that new hires fit the “culture” of their organisation. This blog will look at some key elements of culture and what it means to employees and the business as a whole.
8 May 2019
One of the greatest challenges facing the NHS is driving efficiencies, whilst maintaining a commitment to improving quality. There is speculation that the cuts being made to meet QIPP targets are negatively impacting the quality of care for patients. Has QIPP become less focused on patient outcomes?