IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) Thursday 20 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at: Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB Google Maps The IoD Young Business Forum (YBF) has been created to reach out to ambitious directors and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with peersContinue reading “IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014”

MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms

MPs criticised the management of the Treasury and Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme Philip Aldrick The Times Last updated at 12:01AM, January 21 2014 Small businesses are being held back by the Government’s failure to manage properly the financial support that it offers the sector. According to a leading committee of MPs, “ad hoc”Continue reading “MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms”

Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013

Finance for Non Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for non-finance executive and non-executive directors “Philip had an excellent wealth of experience & practical knowledge of a wide number of industries and was really warm & welcoming- An asset to the course!” Alana Chalmers, Marketing Management & Business Development This courseContinue reading “Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013”

Social Media for Beginners – Oxford 3 July 2013

Social Media for Beginners Half-day Workshop Wednesday 3 July 2013, Advanced Business Solutions, Milton Park, Abingdon Oxon OX14 4RY 13:00 to 16:30 Are you making the most of Social Media? Is your LinkedIn profile up to date? Are you using Facebook and Twitter to position yourself as a specialist in your field? If not thenContinue reading “Social Media for Beginners – Oxford 3 July 2013”

Is your board dysfunctional?

Volume 11 Issue 11 12 Jun 2013 Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results? If not, David Doughty, CEO of UK-based Excellencia, believes your board is likely to have some degree of dysfunctionality and is possibly inContinue reading “Is your board dysfunctional?”

Is your Board fit for business?

Is your board Fit for Business?   Find out how you can add value to your business with a corporate governance health check Wednesday 22 May 2013, Foot Anstey, 100 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HZ 5:30pm to 8:00pm Come along to this Free event organised by leading law firm Foot Anstey and leadership development companyContinue reading “Is your Board fit for business?”

Finance for Non Finance Directors – Oxford 7 March 2013

Finance for Non Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for non-finance executive and non-executive directors This course will provide essential knowledge of the key financial management issues and concepts needed by all Directors, Consultants or current or aspiring Non-Executive Directors in order to be effective members of the boards of private,Continue reading “Finance for Non Finance Directors – Oxford 7 March 2013”

Companies of all sizes could benefit from Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes

FRC reports positive uptake of UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes in 2012 The Stewardship Code has been a catalyst for greater engagement between companies and their shareholders in 2012. Introduced in 2010, there are now over 250 signatories to the Code, including most major institutional investors. This is one of the conclusions in theContinue reading “Companies of all sizes could benefit from Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes”

Why Corporate Governance Isn’t Working

Director development expert calls for ‘new leadership’ at global convention. Corporate governance has not delivered according to Colin Coulson-Thomas speaking at a global convention at London’s Lords Cricket Ground. The author of Developing Directors claimed that to move on from avoiding risks to sustainable business growth we need to embrace ‘new governance’ which business leaders should want because of the clearly beneficial resultsContinue reading “Why Corporate Governance Isn’t Working”

Investors still have concerns about business accountability to shareholders

A new study by The Share Centre shows that although investors are generally supportive of the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship codes, there is still widespread concern that there is insufficient oversight into whether institutions really comply The Share Centre invited key industry experts to debate the “Accountability in Business” report, which provides an inside-look atContinue reading “Investors still have concerns about business accountability to shareholders”