Could a franchise business be your next step? Franchising has consistently outperformed other start-ups, says Tom Endean from the British Franchise Association

With redundancies on the horizon and staff expected to do more with less, it is understandable if public sector staff are feeling anxious, writes Ann McCracken

Before outsourcing, you need to have clearly defined business objectives and an idea about how outsourcing fits into your existing strategy, urges the National Outsourcing Association

Before outsourcing, you need to have clearly defined business objectives and an idea about how outsourcing fits into your existing strategy, urges the National Outsourcing Association

East Anglia is an inspiring region to hold an event and presents itself as great value for money. Visit Norfolk, Choose Suffolk and Visit Cambridge give an update on the latest in the area

Removing unnecessary signs and clutter and thinking carefully about any additions to the street may seem common sense. But a look at England’s streets shows that most would benefit from this

Amanda Beesley from the British Security Industry Association, explains how modern security systems can help cut utility costs, as well as improve safety

Business tourism in the areas of Liverpool and Southport is booming thanks its range of top class conference and event venues and accommodation

Jim Lythgow from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explains the findings and implications of research carried out among public sector organisations into staff eyecare policies

Councillor Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for public protection, highlights the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s pioneering and successful approach to recycling

When times are tough, spending decisions about risk management are difficult, especially for local authorities who manage a range of diverse areas, writes RoSPA’s Roger Bibbings

Public buyers and suppliers should make sure they are ready for new food procurement standards that hit this autumn which will consider a variety of social and ethical issues that relate to food

Corporate responsibility and carbon reduction targets have started to influence purchasing decisions and this is no different for event buyers who demand a more ethical conference package

What issues will the proposals outlined in the Modern Workplace consultation raise in the reality of the workplace? Diana Bruce from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals investigates

Birmingham is as a vibrant and successful global events destination which boasts an exceptional range of internationally-renowned venues and state-of-the-art conference facilities

Tony Ball, chairman, British Security Industry Association’s Crowd Management section, looks at some of the action the security sector has taken in the lead up to next year’s major event

What should public sector organisations bare in mind when considering a move towards mutual ownership and what benefits can this bring, asks the Employee Ownership Association

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, looks at flexible working, changes to the Working Time Regulations, and equal pay

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