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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 the ‘Enterprise’ Category

Latest Newsletter – Enterprise Special

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Have you received our Spring 2015 Newsletter? It’s a special edition devoted to all matters enterprise, with stats, learning updates and policy background. Click here on Spring 2015 Newsletter for a pdf version of the newsletter. To receive a copy of this and all future Newsletters by email just drop a line to

Dunston Enterprise Club

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Click here to find out more about the Club that’s helping folks in and around Chesterfield to start their own business, including date of next meeting and resources we are developing.

Stratagia is ISO certified

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Stratagia is now accredited as a certified company against ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems. Many of the systems and processes were already in place but these have been developed and checked to ensure they fully meet the requirements of this leading quality standard.