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Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Recruitment News Jan 15 – 2

    Research conducted by O2 Business has revealed that only 23% of employees have requested flexible working hours. Some of the reasons cited for this were: they don’t work for an organisation that encourages working outside the office; insufficient technology to allow for flexible working hours; and a ‘lack of trust’. 54% of those surveyed admitted… Read more

  • Shaper: David Richards

    Show aired on 31st January 2015 David Richards David is CEO, President and co-founder of WANdisco, which he has quickly established as one of the world’s most promising technology companies. Since co-founding the company in Silicon Valley in 2005, David has led WANdisco through rapid international expansion, opening offices in the UK, Japan and China…. Read more

  • Shaper: Luke Lang

    Show aired on 24th January 2015 Luke Lang Luke Lang co-founded Crowdcube in February 2011. Crowdcube is the world’s first and most successful investment crowdfunding platform. It enables entrepreneurs to bypass the traditional business angel, venture capital or bank finance routes, giving them greater control and access to more investors. The company has amassed a… Read more

  • Shaper: Peter Usborne

    Show aired on 17th January 2015 Peter Usborne After National Service in Tanzania, Peter Usborne’s publishing career began at Oxford University, where he started a funny magazine called Mesopotamia. When he left Oxford, he started satirical magazine Private Eye, where he was Managing Director for three years. He then spent a year at a French… Read more

  • OMT Programme is OK, no Eurozone OMG moment (yet)

    On 14 January, the Advocate General issued a legal opinion that is largely sympathetic to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Outright Monetary Transaction Programme (OMT Programme).  The European Court of Justice is expected to deliver its judgment on the case later this year. In July 2012 the ECB President, Mario Draghi said that “the ECB… Read more

  • Recruitment News Jan 15

    Figures released from Astbury Marsden have shown an 18% increase in the availably of jobs in the city in 2014. Out of a total of over 33,000 job positions created in 2014, 924 of those were in December. Adam Jackson, Director at Astbury Marsden warns that “what we are seeing is far from a return… Read more

  • Shaper: Debbie Wosskow

    Show aired on 10th January 2015 Debbie Wosskow Debbie Wosskow is an entrepreneur, investor and Sharing Economy expert.  CEO of leading peer-to-peer travel club, Love Home Swap, Debbie is also the Founder of the influential Collaborative Consumption Europe network and is currently leading the UK government’s review into the Sharing Economy. A former management consultant, she… Read more