Reports

Review of vocational education – The Wolf Report

Review of Vocational Education - The Wolf Report cover

Published March 2011

The Secretary of State for Education commissioned Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London to carry out an independent review of vocational education.

She was asked to consider how vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds can be improved in order to promote …

Green and Growth: Solutions for Growing a Green Economy

Can manufacturers, especially energy-intensive firms, grow and reduce their carbon emissions? As Canada jettisons the Kyoto Protocol commitments, companies are reviewing their green commitments with even greater scrutiny.

While to some it might seem like a mutually exclusive ambition, man…

Predicting the Future of Business

TechWeb’s new research shows that there’s a perception gap in understanding the business analytics’ benefits and the availability of solutions that can be adopted easily and affordably.

How to improve quality control & food safety

A primary challenge for many food manufacturing and distribution firms involves the effective implementation and use of an ERP system for managing the business. Columbus has gathered the valuable experiences and best advice of customers and experts in 3 topical guides. The third and final guide …

How to improve business visibility & performance

Columbus has gathered the valuable experiences and best advice of customers and experts in 3 topical guides. In this one, we discuss how to overcome the challenges to help you improve business visibility and performance, including:

  • How to determine where business profits are gained and lost
  • How t

Hazard Warning Report

The Hazard Warning Report by insurance company Zurich says that more than three quarters of Britain’s manufacturers (78%) are more optimistic about their industry than 12-months ago.