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Productivity and micro business

The Productivity Insights Network, funded by the Economic and Social research Council, have recently published a follow-up evaluation of a series of programmes designed to boost productivity (see _January19.pdf ). The initiatives under the microscope were all originally part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Future Programme. Looking at the report from […]

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Can policy be inspired by practice?

At the beginning of this week (19 November 2018) I had the great good fortune to be invited to a workshop on ‘Driving improvements in business performance’ for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) personnel organised by the Work Foundation ( My challenge was to decide what to say in five minutes on […]

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Business productivity review

As part of their concern with the UK’s productivity performance, the Government has launched a consultation. You can have your say at . We’ve already posted some thoughts under the business support and advice services heading. Do you agree with our points about sole traders and micro businesses?

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Business startup comes to Chesterfield

Here’s a date for your diary: Saturday 24 February. The micro biz champion Tony Robinson OBE will be in Chesterfield to tell us what it’s really like to work for yourself. Marketers, bookkeepers, social media experts and lost of others will be on hand (along with folks who’ve recently started their own business) to offer […]

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Archive for April, 2010

Nigel Hudson, receives the special achievement award

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The UK Enterprise Support Awards 2010 is a celebration of individuals who have done most during 2009 to help start-ups, the self employed and small business owners to survive and thrive.

On the move!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

From 1st April through to 6th, Stratagia offices will be closed early for Easter: during this time, we will actually be moving to new premises in Chesterfield.

We may be slower responding to e-mails during this period, we ask for your patience

. You may also want to update your records to reflect our new address:

Stratagia Ltd.
Unit 4,
Chatsworth Technology Park,
Dunston Road,

S41 8XA.

We look forward to business as usual in the next few days!

Developing standards for advertising sales

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Initial research included collating and analysing information on advertising sales jobs from the Internet which was used to inform the initial development of these standards. We then designed and conducted telephone interviews and an on-line surv

ey to gather feedback on the draft standards.