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Steaming ahead – Rise of the interactive enterprise app

“You should be ashamed of yourself – following that Piers Morgan on Twitter!” “I see Kym is having pizza for tea tonight.” “Oh no, I’ve lost another £10 on the bookies!” All these modern day cries of woe can be linked to one common source: the app. Apps have become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. According to stats portal, Statista, there were more than 1.5m apps available through the Apple Store alone last year and is growing at a rate of 1000 apps per day. Our addiction to them is becoming so acute that they can be a primary...
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Are your post-termination restrictions fit for purpose?

If your business relies heavily on the strength of your employees’ relationships with clients or on a particular employees’ knowledge/skills, it’s important to consider what could happen if your employees leave the business. For example, you may have invested time and money in employing a top sales person and have encouraged them to get close to your clients - but what happens when that person leaves your employment? How can you prevent them taking your clients and lucrative contracts with them when they leave? Of course, there are practical measures you can take such as ensuring that there is always more...
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Investing Women Conference – Ambition and Growth – 7/8 March 2016

Last year MBM Commercial welcomed Jackie Waring of Investing Women to be part of the panel for our event in honour on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 th November, which we hosted in partnership with specialist recruiters Eden Scott . Jackie was joined on the panel by Vicky Brock (CEO of Clear Returns ) , Margaret Gibson (CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland ), Michelle Lownie (founding Director of Eden Scott ) and Co-founder of TC Biopharm Mike Leek, all chaired by CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland , Sandy Kennedy. The discussion was lively and covered a wide range of topics – from...
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Becoming A Leader Others Want To Follow

We recently welcomed Kirsty Bathgate from Gearing for Growth to present at a guest workshop at our office on ‘Becoming A Leader Others Want To Follow’. The workshop attracted an excellent turnout of attendees, all sharing this aspiration. The workshop began with a discussion on the qualities of inspirational leaders. There was consensus amongst those attending that leaders come in all shapes and forms but common themes of a successful leader include: striving to inspire, develop and challenge their team to be the best they can be; to encourage team members to take responsibility; to deliver outcomes; and, in many cases,...
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Employing overseas nationals - FAQs

Employing overseas nationals - FAQs Posted on Dec 02, 2015 by  | 0 Comments Immigration specialist, Grace McGill from McGill & Co has kindly prepared a guest blog article for us this week on the Frequently Asked Questions on employing overseas nationals in your business. Sponsorship can seem like a daunting prospect for some employers with complex rules and expensive penalties if you get it wrong, however, Grace’s post below gives a helpful overview of the process and potential benefits for businesses of offering sponsorship and engaging overseas nationals. How do I employ an overseas national in my company? This is...
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