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More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

Tuesday 12 November 2019 @ 16:57

Public sector membership club, Boundless, has revealed shocking statistics ahead of World Kindness Day on 13 November, which shows that a fifth of the country’s public sector workers (over a million people) have never received a simple ‘thank you’ in their career.

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More than a million public sector workers have never been thanked – is it time to show them some kindness?

Coventry University signs exclusive deal with Britain’s Most Admired Companies

Wednesday 23 October 2019 @ 15:19

Echo Research, the team behind Britain’s Most Admired Companies research, has signed an exclusive academic partnership with the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University.

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Coventry University signs exclusive deal with Britain’s Most Admired Companies

Doing the Right Thing - Tim Deeker-Harris outlines the aims and the benefits of the Living Wage

Tuesday 08 October 2019 @ 11:35

Tim Deeker-Harris of Prime Clean Limited outlines the aims and benefits of the Living Wage. The Living Wage was founded by Citizens UK as far back as 2001 during a meeting that took place in East London, when the grassroots organisation, Citizens UK, brought together churches, mosques, schools and other local institutions to talk about the issues affecting their communities...

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Doing the Right Thing - Tim Deeker-Harris outlines the aims and the benefits of the Living Wage

Central Government department employs Axians to design and deploy SD-WAN

Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 14:23

Axians was perfectly positioned to deploy Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solution as their chosen Global Professional Services Partner

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Central Government department employs Axians to design and deploy SD-WAN

Services for the Education Sector

Tuesday 17 September 2019 @ 12:30

The requirement to provide students with the best possible environment for learning is recognised by the Department of Education and is a key consideration for stakeholders in educational establishments.

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Services for the Education Sector

Populism v capitalism – business as a force for good?

Tuesday 10 September 2019 @ 15:25

London, 10 September 2019, new research launched today by global reputation research specialists, Echo Research, shows that businesses are concerned about rising activism.

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Populism v capitalism – business as a force for good?

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) awards third G-Cloud contract to Kahootz

Tuesday 30 July 2019 @ 09:10

The UK MOD has awarded a third 2-year G-Cloud contract to Kahootz, the cloud collaboration service. Their secure cloud-based collaborative working environment, (branded as Defence Share) is enabling MOD teams to work collaboratively and share information, protectively marked up to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE, with external organisations.

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) awards third G-Cloud contract to Kahootz

The Ultimate Guide to People Management Skills

Wednesday 03 July 2019 @ 00:00

People Management involves managing relationships to ensure desired outcomes are achieved so that the company, department, team and individual performance is maximised. This latest guide to People Management skills is here to help...

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The Ultimate Guide to People Management Skills

Eastleigh Borough Local Plan

Tuesday 18 June 2019 @ 16:26

Adams Hendry is providing long-term consultancy support to Eastleigh Borough Council to help guide the preparation of its emerging local plan (2016-2036). 

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Eastleigh Borough Local Plan

Ofcom Research Case Study

Friday 31 May 2019 @ 00:00

Futuresight is a full-service market research agency.  The majority of our work is focused on regulatory issues in the telecoms market and, in particular, customer fairness and competition.  As an example, Futuresight has worked regularly with Ofcom over the past 10 years on a wide range of high profile projects among consumers and stakeholders.

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Ofcom Research Case Study

Simplifying Payroll for Health and Social Care Providers

Sunday 19 May 2019 @ 00:00

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services provides a range of health and social care services that meet the needs of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised people throughout England, Scotland and Wales by providing housing, accommodation and support in all aspects of daily living.

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Simplifying Payroll for Health and Social Care Providers

When Change Becomes Opportunity

Friday 03 May 2019 @ 15:37

Siemens did it. Lufthansa did it. And the chemical company group Bayer also did it. We’re talking about change management, meaning a profound change of structures, processes and behaviour patterns. But what’s the issue with these changes? And what good do they do?

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When Change Becomes Opportunity

How The Royal Mint has embedded SPIN® to make money for everyone

Monday 08 April 2019 @ 10:08

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has made and distributed United Kingdom coins, blanks and official medals. It is now the world’s leading export mint of coins and blanks, supplying over 40 countries each year to Central Banks and National Mints across five continents. 

The Royal Mint is a government-owned company. It must provide a financial return to the UK government in the form of organic growth and sustainable profits. Helping to meet these goals is a global sales director and four regional sales directors each supported by an account manager. Together they sell The Royal Mint’s coinage and capabilities to central banks and their governors or directors of currency around the world. Why the need for selling skill development? Find out more...

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How The Royal Mint has embedded SPIN® to make money for everyone

‘Universities’ high-value data can be obtained by hackers in under two hours’: HEPI and Jisc call for university managers and governors to take urgent action

Thursday 04 April 2019 @ 12:27

The Higher Education Policy Institute and the education sector’s technology not-for-profit, Jisc, have today jointly published How safe is your data? Cyber-security in higher education (HEPI Policy Note 12).

The paper highlights areas of concern, pinpoints the sources of cyber attacks and proposes specific actions universities should take to tackle the issue, including the adoption of a new British Standard on cyber risk and resilience

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‘Universities’ high-value data can be obtained by hackers in under two hours’: HEPI and Jisc call for university managers and governors to take urgent action

Cornwall Council Supporting the local economy

Wednesday 20 March 2019 @ 11:00

A new funding opportunity tied to local economic development provided the impetus for Cornwall Council to start working with Bloom.

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Cornwall Council Supporting the local economy

Digital You - Salford City Council

Wednesday 06 March 2019 @ 11:00

Good Things Foundation is working with Salford City Council on a landmark and trailblazing digital inclusion project across the city to help the most disadvantaged residents gain the confidence and capability to become independent users of computers and the internet.

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Digital You - Salford City Council

New Central Government Council Members announced

Monday 18 February 2019 @ 11:23

techUK is delighted to announce the new Council members. 
Following recent elections, the new members of the techUK Central Government Council have been announced. The elections were fiercely fought, with more than 2 people standing for every seat.

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New Central Government Council Members announced

Newport City Homes migrates to cloud hosted web mapping

Tuesday 12 February 2019 @ 10:21

Cadcorp cloud service provides hosted web mapping for housing association’s asset and land ownership

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Newport City Homes migrates to cloud hosted web mapping

Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Monday 14 January 2019 @ 12:00

Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, which specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services, are coming together to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.

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Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

Slough Councillors visit Arvato head office to experience a day in the life of a customer service employee

Wednesday 05 December 2018 @ 12:20

Ten local councillors visited our Slough headquarters on Tuesday 4th December to observe and gain first-hand experience of the support that we provide to the local authority and its residents.

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Slough Councillors visit Arvato head office to experience a day in the life of a customer service employee

Changing Driver Behaviour and Improving Air Quality – RingGo Emissions Based Parking

Saturday 17 November 2018 @ 12:00

RingGo’s Emissions Based Parking (EBP) is changing the behaviour of motorists across London: reducing vehicle pollution and improving air quality without complex and costly infrastructure or administration. 

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Changing Driver Behaviour and Improving Air Quality – RingGo Emissions Based Parking

Supporting digital transformation and creating economic strength across Wales.

Monday 05 November 2018 @ 00:00

Bloom Procurement Services Ltd today announced it has been successful in winning a new digital and information technology framework run by the National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS).

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Supporting digital transformation and creating economic strength across Wales.

East Suffolk And North Essex Nhs Foundation Trust Employs Thoughtonomy Virtual Workers Alongside Human Teams To Improve Patient Experience And Boost Employee Satisfaction

Monday 22 October 2018 @ 12:00

Working with Thoughtonomy, ESNEFT has cut the time taken to process the first stage of each GP referral from 15-20 minutes down to five minutes.  The program will eliminate the need for staff to spend more than 100 hours a week processing paperwork and instead ensures referrals are actioned 24/7.

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East Suffolk And North Essex Nhs Foundation Trust Employs Thoughtonomy Virtual Workers Alongside Human Teams To Improve Patient Experience And Boost Employee Satisfaction

Oleeo Public Services Recruitment Seminar – Discussion Highlights

Wednesday 10 October 2018 @ 13:45

Oleeo’s annual public services recruitment seminar took place on 5 October in London with lots of discussion from attendees and great presentations from industry practitioners. Here’s some of the highlights from the session.

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Oleeo Public Services Recruitment Seminar – Discussion Highlights

NHS SBS Launches Innovative Payroll App to Benefit NHS Employees

Thursday 30 August 2018 @ 15:05

​A new app that allows NHS employees to view their payslips on any mobile device and answers pay-related queries via chatbot technology has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).

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NHS SBS Launches Innovative Payroll App to Benefit NHS Employees

GeoPlace provides a Single View of the Truth to support delivery of Government’s Framework for UK Fibre Delivery

Friday 24 August 2018 @ 13:30

Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) publishes its ‘Framework for UK Fibre Delivery: Street Works' as an important step in supporting the upgrade of the UK's digital infrastructure to ensure data can flow reliably at volume, and speed.

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GeoPlace provides a Single View of the Truth to support delivery of Government’s Framework for UK Fibre Delivery

FIVE reasons landlords should attend Future Renting

Thursday 23 August 2018 @ 15:27

Following the huge success of Future Renting North in April this year and Future Renting Wales last November, Future Renting is your chance to join hundreds of landlords, agents and other property professionals and hear all about the key issues that matter to your lettings.

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FIVE reasons landlords should attend Future Renting

New National Framework Names NHS SBS As Leading Provider Of Back Office Services

Thursday 23 August 2018 @ 12:30

A new national framework that enables NHS organisations to easily access high-quality and cost-effective back office services has named NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) as the highest ranked supplier of Financial and Procurement services.

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New National Framework Names NHS SBS As Leading Provider Of Back Office Services

New geospatial data service available - for free - to FE colleges across the UK

Tuesday 14 August 2018 @ 10:00

This week Jisc launches a free geospatial data service for further education (FE) colleges to support their mapping and geospatial data download needs across a wide variety of subjects. 

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New geospatial data service available - for free - to FE colleges across the UK

Big Issue Invest to help Five Lamps deliver 100,000 affordable loans

Tuesday 07 August 2018 @ 10:30

The responsible lender has secured £5m investment from social investors to help break the cycle of high-cost debt in vulnerable households across the UK

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Big Issue Invest to help Five Lamps deliver 100,000 affordable loans

We’re 227 today

Thursday 21 June 2018 @ 12:30

Today marks 227 years since Ordnance Survey was founded. On 21 June 1791, the Board of Ordnance purchased a new Ramsden theodolite, and this is seen as the foundation of our organisation.

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We’re 227 today

Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

Monday 18 June 2018 @ 12:30

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to support innovative ideas that reduce persistent plastic waste in the environment through new alternatives.

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Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation

Sunday 03 June 2018 @ 12:30

We are delighted to announce that tlmNEXUS has been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Innovation for the development of our Resolve software program.

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2018 Queen’s Award for Innovation

No other legal database offers more…

Monday 21 May 2018 @ 17:17

PNLD (Police National Legal Database) is a business service of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire.

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No other legal database offers more…

Dealing With Absent Employees

Wednesday 02 May 2018 @ 15:15

We have been asked by employers to  advise on the issue where employees are off sick or not able to provide a full service to their employer because they are unwell.  In one case our client’s employee suffered from MS making it difficult to do his job.

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Dealing With Absent Employees

Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses

Friday 20 April 2018 @ 12:30

From digitising farming to gamifying the UK’s wildlife to maximising the value of rooftop space to providing transparency to estate agents and sellers – meet the new Geovation Programme members.

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Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses

Jisc and HESA analytics project in the running for a national technology award

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 12:13

About the Certified Professional scheme

Thursday 12 April 2018 @ 12:30

The UK needs more skilled people in the cyber security profession — now, and for the future. As the UK’s national technical authority for information assurance (IA), the NCSC is playing a pivotal role in addressing the skills gap and building the UK’s cyber security capability. Our Certified Professional (CCP) scheme sets the standard for UK cyber security professionals, and is at the heart of our efforts to build a community of recognised professionals.

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About the Certified Professional scheme

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS

Friday 16 March 2018 @ 10:00

This report illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions.

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Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS

SJS continue to support UK Police Forces

Tuesday 06 March 2018 @ 10:10

Since 2009 SJS solutions wallboard and digital signage product “Optymyse” has been used by police authorities to improve call handling performance in both call centres and control rooms. In 2017 SJS added 3 more UK authorities to an already impressive list of Police Authorities.

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SJS continue to support UK Police Forces

Independent Testing of a GOV.UK Web-Based Application

Monday 26 February 2018 @ 00:00

A UK Government Agency approached T&VS to carry out independent testing of a web-based application that they were developing prior to going live.
 

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Independent Testing of a GOV.UK Web-Based Application

Trotter UK Billboards: The must-have billboard for any event organizer

Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 11:18

Attention all public sector event organisers….
Bring cost-effective, outdoor signage mobility to your forthcoming events with the perfect temporary solution

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Trotter UK Billboards: The must-have billboard for any event organizer

Partnering with Mastercard to provide cash and financial services

Thursday 15 February 2018 @ 00:00

The world is facing some of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time, and at Mercy Corps, we know that no single organisation can tackle them alone. So we work across the public and private sectors to bring our unique expertise, innovations and solutions together to spark, scale and sustain change for communities in need around the world.

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Partnering with Mastercard to provide cash and financial services

Dynamic road-user pricing could benefit pensioners and students

Friday 26 January 2018 @ 11:15

A major new report released suggests that the Government should introduce dynamic road user pricing which takes into account a driver’s journey (motorways or country lanes), the time of day, congestion on the network, and even their financial situation – i.e. whether they’re a student, pensioner, or unemployed.

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Dynamic road-user pricing could benefit pensioners and students
Data Protection e-Learning for Schools, Academies and Colleges