Tags: Investment

Hundreds of new jobs to be created in West Yorkshire

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister is today announcing investment from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) in West Yorkshire. Bed manufacturing company Harrison Spinks is being awarded more than £2 million from the Fund to help create 138 jobs and safeguard 40 jobs in Leeds. This will be matched with £4.5 million from the…

Former Apprentice contestant launches £1Million Start Up Fund

Successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and ex-Apprentice contestant, Raj Dhonota has unveiled a £1million Startup Fund to kick-start new businesses in 2014. Raj’s new initiative will establish two startup businesses each week by providing a helping hand in the form of finance, resources, expertise, contacts, and a fixed growth plan. Businesses will be assigned accomplished mentors…

New FTSE Index will highlight companies with high employee ownership

Investors will find it easier to identify and invest in UK businesses which have adopted employee ownership following the launch of a new FTSE compliant UK Employee Ownership (EO) Index by Business Minister Jo Swinson today. The Business Minister announced the new Index alongside the EO One Year On Report at a launch event at…

£100 million investment to create thousands of local jobs

This government is putting an extra £100 million on the table so enterprise zones can complete key infrastructure projects and successfully compete for the new businesses that will create thousands of local jobs across the country, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (7 October 2013). Last week the Prime Minister reinforced his commitment to supporting…

Two thirds of HR professionals feel increased pressure to justify business case for talent

Nearly two thirds of HR professionals feel overwhelmed by the complexity of justifying investment in talent amid increasing pressure to measure and show return, new research has revealed. Five years ago talent was seen as being so vital to a company’s success that there was no call for a business case. But the dramatic shift…

More pension funds engaging with stewardship, but investment advisers could do more to help them

Pension funds are increasingly taking up their stewardship responsibilities, a new study from the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) indicated today (Tues). The NAPF Annual Engagement Survey, which was launched at the NAPF Annual Trustee Conference today, showed that seven out of ten respondents (71%) had taken the stewardship activities and policies of asset…

Current investment in training equates to ‘spending paradox’

‘Time to make a difference – e-learning strategies to support business’ welcomed 75 delegates from 30 different organisations in Edinburgh last month. The key aim of this highly interactive event was to get internal L&D teams thinking about how e-learning can be used to make a real business impact in their organisations. At the event…