The challenge of encouraging regional economic growth is likely to be even more important as the UK emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks to rebuild and reimagine the economy. Two reports from CaSE and NESTA published in the last few weeks focus on 'levelling up' and the R&D investment agenda.Read More
“Each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”Read More
One of the most significant inventions of the early modern period was the printing press and Europe’s scholars were fundamental to the success of the new business of books. The goldsmith and engraver, Johannes Guttenberg invented printing with moveable type in Mainz in the mid-fifteenth century. His first book was printed in 1450.Read More
The origins of St Valentine may be shrouded in historical fog but there is nothing foggy about the commercial impacts with about a billion Valentine's Day cards and 50 million roses dispatched every year. It was during the middle of the 18th century that Valentine's started to take off in the UK, with lovers sending sweets and cards adorned with flowers, ribbons and images of cupids and birds.Read More
I am a Lay Member - that is one of the non-solicitor members - on the Council of the Law Society of Scotland. The Law Society is a membership body which represents the legal profession across Scotland. Membership is made up of all kinds of lawyers including the big corporates, in-house and high street firms.Read More
How time flies in January – we have reached week 3 and the Christmas decorations are safely packed away in boxes in the attic and Happy New Year is no longer my opening greeting.
Just like time, innovation does not stand still. Indeed – to stand still and not strive to improve products, processes or services is to fall behind.Read More