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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 July, 2010

QCF Workshops

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Stratagia are planning a series of practical QCF surgeries for September onwards. These will be built around tackling the real problems participants have encountered when creating QCF units and qualifications. Let us know what issues you would like to see addressed:

  • Do you have specific support needs that we can address in the workshop
  • which of the 3 locations would suit you best – Chesterfield, Birmingham, London

Call or e-mail us with your ideas or queries

QCF Consultancy offer

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

We can guarantee to meet your needs because we have many years experience successfully delivering this kind of support, including checking compliance on behalf of the qualifications regulators, writing units for awarding and submitting bodies, developing qualifications for professional and sector bodies, and running practical training workshops.

You will find information about the kind of services we can offer in the brochure below.

A job well done!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

‘Stratagia are my favourite research and consultancy organisation. Why? Integrity, honesty, realism, cutting edge technology and professionalism whilst always going the extra mile – which means being available to help whenever. In other words a

fter ten years of working with Nigel and the Stratagia team on enterprise skills strategy and delivery I’m totally convinced that what they do for us they can do to add value to every sector, education and learning dimension and every single client they support – not just enterprise. I don’t know how they do it but certainly all their team and processes are innovative and yet proven. They are very, very good and I recommend you to them for a client friendly, always adding value relationship’

Tony Robinson OBE, Founder/Director of SFEDI and Business Advisory Bureau Limited (