Skills and Training


British Fashion Council announces KPMG Enterprise as its latest patron

To mark the start of London Fashion Week 2015, KPMG, the professional services firm, has announced that it has become the latest patron of the British Fashion Council (BFC).
As part of the patronage, KPMG’s Enterprise practice, which works with privately-owned businesses from start-up through every stage of their development and growth, will support the [...]

Lost NASA Archive of Historic Viking Mission’s First Ever Exploration of Martian Surface Recovered

Indie software studio Cartesian Theatre is pleased to announce the successful digital recovery of the first photographs ever returned from the surface of Mars (see avaneya.com). The studio recovered a substantial amount of NASA’s previously inaccessible Viking mission data. The historic billion-dollar mission to Mars was the most ambitious in history. Launched in 1975, it [...]

Scrap metal laws to stop metal theft come into force

UK Home Office - 1 October 2013
Rogue traders who buy and sell scrap metal for cash face £5,000 fine under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.
All scrap metal dealers will need to apply to their local council for a licence to operate under new rules which come into effect today (1 October 2013).
The [...]

Whoops - I accidentally learnt some German

I was fascinated to hear about a language education web site called Duolingo.com. According to last week’s New Scientist (2nd Feb 2013) magazine, it has been found that “students [using Duolingo.com] needed an average of 34 hours to learn the equivalent of what is covered in the first semester of a university Spanish course”.
Naturally, I was intrigued [...]

BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs

The government announces plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.
See: BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs.

First-ever Hardware Certification for LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer by Free Software Foundation

Loveland based, Aleph Objects, Inc. is pleased to announce its 3D printer, the LulzBot™ AO-100, received the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification from The Free Software Foundation (FSF). As the first hardware product to ever be awarded this recognition, RYF certification meets FSF’s standards regarding users’ freedom and control over the product and privacy. Unlike [...]

Seven Step Plan On How To Create Great Business Ideas

When coming up with ideas, Walt Disney set up three distinct rooms; One to create the most fantastical ideas he could, the second to re-examine those ideas from a practical point of view and the third to shoot holes in the ideas he came up with. More recently, entrepreneur Sir Eric Peacock, founder of Babygro, [...]

Business Video - Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many embrace competition at work.
The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning [...]

Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offers 1,000 places for young people

One thousand young people in the UK with no prior work experience or qualifications are being offered their crucial first career opportunity from today.
Applications are now open for the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offering 1,000 places for young people to build a career in banking. The first Barclays apprentices to join the £20m programme will start [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

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