Employee ownership models increases worker productivity and wellbeing, new research from the University of Warwick shows

Research has found that employee ownership of businesses can increase staff wellbeing, productivity and innovation. A new paper examines how high-quality jobs can increase innovation and productivity. It found that higher pay does motivate workers, alongside other metrics, but that after a certain tipping point more money does not help job satisfaction. Instead, how pay […]

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Funding opportunities through Warwickshire Skills Hub

Are you a Warwickshire based SME who is looking to recruit new talent or upskill existing staff? If the answer is yes, Warwickshire Skills Hub, part of Warwickshire County Council, have a range of funding programmes to support you in this. Future Apprenticeships: Salary Support Programme – If you take on an apprentice in new and […]

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Absolute Works: Benefits of a well-crafted Employee Handbook

When it comes to workplace resources, your company handbook is the cornerstone. From vital business information, progressive policies and your company values, a well-crafted handbook provides guidance and clarity and fosters a cohesive and supportive environment. It facilitates crystal-clear communication, enhances the employee experience and streamlines the onboarding and training processes. It can also attract […]

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Heating oil tank supplier boosts turnover by over £450,000 in 12 months

  A supplier of heating oil tanks, based just outside of Stratford upon Avon, increased its turnover by more than £450,000 in twelve months after receiving advice on its marketing strategy from a free business service. Quicktanks, founded by Brendan Mutton in 2019, supplies a range of heating oil tanks to both installers and private […]

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OneToWin Pitch Competition

The OneToWin Pitch Competition, powered by TechWM & spearheaded by The Rigby Group, SCC, Haatch, and the West Midlands Co-Invest Fund (delivered through Midven, part of Future Planet Capital), is now accepting applications. This is your chance to secure a £1 million investment & showcase your innovative tech startup on a national stage. Key Dates 1st July Applications Open 1st September Applications […]

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Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have launched a number of funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from from future economy to AI supply chains. A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website. If you are interested in applying for an Innovate UK grant and […]

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Calling Businesses & Innovators in the West Midlands

The University of Warwick can help you unlock the next level for your business. Introducing My Innovation Collective Version 2.0! Warwick Innovation District‘s My Innovation Collective Version 2.0 is here, marking a significant upgrade to the free skills exchange and business support platform. While the core mission remains unchanged – to connect businesses with the […]

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Incredible growth of Ignite start-ups highlighted at alumni networking event

  The positive impact of supporting start-up businesses on the economy has been highlighted at an event in Warwickshire. The University of Warwick Science Park held its latest Ignite Alumni Network meeting at its Warwick Innovation Centre on the Warwick Technology Park. The network is made up of businesses which have been supported by Ignite, […]

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Nuneaton start-up to transform sales and marketing analysis with AI tool

  A Nuneaton start-up using the power of AI could be set to transform how easily e-commerce businesses analyse their sales and marketing data with the launch of its new software. Backona, founded by David Patrykowski, has created a tool enabling users to effortlessly converse with their marketing data, ask for custom charts and diagrams […]

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