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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 February, 2014

Employer Engagement

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You can find our first ‘Think Piece’ on employer engagement by following this link to the Learning Forum. Awarding Organisations are being challenged to involve employers more in the design, development and delivery of vocational qualifications. See what one of the Stratagia team think and give your views in the accompanying blog.

Learning Forum launched

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We’ve created a new Learning Forum here on our website for anyone interested in vocational learning and qualifications. We’ll be saving documents, think pieces and the like on the Forum page. More importantly, there’s an open blog where you can give your views. Tell us what you think of the resources and the issues more generally. You can go directly there through this link to the Learning Forum.