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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 May, 2010

CCEA and the Northern Ireland Centre for Cognitive Therapy

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Stratagia facilitated a very interesting workshop in Belfast on May 12th to support an exciting development in Northern Ireland. The workshop produced a series of QCF units for qualifications mapped to cognitive therapy programmes. These programmes are designed to enable practitioners in the caring sector who want to use these techniques as part of the work with clients. If you are interested in finding out more about this development, contact

Investigating the Social World

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Our Research Director, Nigel Hudson, is once again tutoring students on this post graduate Open University course which is delivered on-line. You can find out more about the course at

Cross sector success

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Congratulations to the Council for Administration and our clients SFEDI and CILT in successfully bidding for a contract to undertake future standards and qualifications work in cross sector areas such as administration, enterprise and languages.