Articles by Nick Peters

Innovate UK: funding the future

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Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Nick Peters
A critical component of the government’s Industrial Strategy over the next four years is an investment of £4.7bn in R&D. Responsibility for managing this Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund lies with Innovate UK, a division of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Industrial Strategy: time running out to offer input

Manufacturers - Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a modern Industrial Strategy.
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
UK manufacturers have until 17 April, 2017 to have thier voice and opinions heard by government in regards to its Industrial Strategy consultation, yet not enough small companies are making the most of the opportunity, according to Dr Steven Barr, managing director of the Hennik Edge consultancy.

Bribery: no + $ = yes

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Posted on 21 Mar 2017 by Nick Peters
It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.