Category Archives: Interviews

Nov 27

Work/life balance now more sought after than earning big money

Work/life balance now more sought after than earning big money, driving a fancy car or getting married says poll of workers · New research shows that only one in ten now rate a high salary as a key indicator of success … Read More

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Oct 07

Convenience store sector now worth £37.4bn

Convenience store sector now worth £37.4bn, experiencing growth of over 5% this year. New figures reveal the secrets behind the growth in the convenience sector, which now features over 5,400 stores in the North West alone. The Association of Convenience … Read More

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May 23

Students at new style technical schools more confident of getting work than those at traditional schools

Report released today surveying students from both technical schools and traditional schools finds significant differences in the optimism and experience of students in different forms of education. Technical school students feel they have gained greater business know-how and practical skills … Read More

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Mar 06

Apprentices boosted North West business by £279 million last year

Apprentices delivered £279.2 million of net economic benefits to organisations in the North West in 2012/ 2013. Individual organisations in the region saw a bottom line boost of around £1,941 per apprentice. Businesses report benefits while apprentices are still in … Read More

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Nov 18

Theo Paphitis calls on UK businesses to back vocational and on the job training

Listen to Theo Paphitis talk about how he got his own career started and why he now encourages youngsters to develop key skills to succeed. Theo Paphitis is calling on businesses to view vocational experience on equal footing to academic … Read More

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May 31

Community engagement now an integral part of success for convenience stores

Four out of five convenience stores are active in their communities Support for local sports teams and community activities on the rise Sector as a whole worth £33.9bn in 2012, experiencing 4.6% growth on previous year Figures released today have … Read More

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