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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • New report calls for changes in laws relating to electronic communications

    Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other social media platforms are now a daily fixture in the lives of many people. Facebook alone has, incredibly, over a billion monthly active users. However, the speed at which social media usage has developed has arguably left the statute a long way behind. The Communications Act, which deals with electronic… Read more

  • Shaper: Robyn Exton

    Show aired on 28th February 2015 Robyn Exton Robyn is the founder of Dattch, the first app created specifically to help lesbian and bisexual women connect. Dattch has been designed and optimised around female specific user behaviour with a core focus on gender based interaction. In her spare time Robyn also co-organises the London division of… Read more

  • Shaper: MT Rainey

    Show aired on 21st February 2015 MT Rainey MT Rainey is a Director of Channel 4, Chair of TH_NK, Founder of horsemouth.co.uk and Vice Chair of Creative Skillset. Born in Scotland, she began her career in advertising as an Account Planner at TBWA then at 80’s start-up Gold Greenlees Trott. In ’83 MT was headhunted… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    Recruitment Watch A rise in the minimum wage has been suggested by the LPC – Low Pay Commission. The recommended increase is 3% which would bring the minimum wage up to £6.70 per hour (for adults). The recommended increases for other employees are An increase from £5.13 to £5.30 for 18-20 year olds An increase… Read more

  • The Future View of International Wealth

    On 5 February, over 100 advisors to HNWIs came to Mishcon de Reya for our first ‘Future View of International Wealth’ event in collaboration with Spears Wealth Management. This was a panel discussion, which addressed the key trends and issues in the world of International Wealth and considered how the wealth landscape is evolving in… Read more

  • Women on boards: the latest

    Time is running out to achieve Lord Davies’ target for 25% female representation on FTSE 100 Boards by 2015.  Vince Cable has urged leading UK companies to try harder with their voluntary efforts, and fast, or risk facing European-imposed mandatory quotas. So how far off Lord Davies’ target are we? Actually, not far at all…. Read more

  • Shaper: Nigel Champan

    Show aired on 14th February 2015 Nigel Chapman Nigel Champan is the founder of Luxury Family Hotels. He was inspired by his experience staying at Ballymaloe House in Ireland and what he describes as a ‘continental’ approach to families, so the former accountant sold his house in London and moved to Woolley Grange – a… Read more

  • Recruitment News

    The World Employment and Social Outlook-Trends 2015 has predicted that almost 212 million people will be unemployed by 2019.This is due to slow economic growth and inequality. The gap between the rich and poor is also set to widen which, in turn, could lead to social upheaval and discontent.  Whilst some countries have experienced improvement,… Read more

  • Data Theft – Beware Civil and Criminal Sanctions

    A recruitment company’s position in the market is reliant on the value of its confidential information, its trade connections and the ability of its staff to exploit this to broker the placement of candidates. All too often, employees are tempted to steal a recruiter’s candidate database before joining a competitor or launching a start-up. Despite… Read more

  • Starting a Recruitment Business

    As with any business, starting a recruitment business requires detailed planning from the very beginning. This will help you get off to a smooth start and should increase your chances of successfully growing the business, attracting investment if required and, ultimately, achieving an exit. When going into business with others, a key part of the… Read more

  • Team moves: how to defend your business

    Two judgments handed down at the tail end of last year examined the remedies available to employers who are faced with team moves, whether the threat comes from an established competitor, as in one case, or a start up, as in the other. Team moves can happen very quickly and often prove extremely damaging to… Read more

  • Shaper: Simon Devonshire

    Show aired on 7th February 2015 Simon Devonshire Simon built and now Directs Wayra Europe, the business accelerator that belongs to Telefonica. In its first two years, Wayra Europe now has seven academies in five countries, and has invested in c. 150 start-ups that are valued at over €100m. Prior to Wayra, Simon ran the… Read more