Business environment

How should delivery of the Industrial Strategy embrace rural economies?

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England’s rural areas in 2017 generated gross value added of at least £246 billion and employ 3.5 million people. In this blog, Professor Jeremy Phillipson and Roger Turner, Rural Enterprise UK, Newcastle University, argue the government's modern Industrial Strategy is focussed on creating growth and opportunities for places all over our country.

Cutting congestion by bringing fuel to you

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As vehicles begin to use alternative energy sources, petrol stations are becoming less and less popular. In cities where property values are high, landlords are closing petrol stations to make way for residential homes. Here, Reda Bennis from Zebra Fuel explains how his business is cutting congestion.

How educational equity across academic and vocational training can fuel innovation and productivity

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Brexit, artificial intelligence, global trade wars – the challenges facing UK workers seeking to get a foot on the career ladder have never been greater. Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise at the M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, explains why we should be positive as we enter 2019.