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Catering students at Bournemouth  Poole College

College to educate businesses on the importance of food safety certificates

Small and medium businesses that handle food and serve meals are being encouraged to gain their food safety and hygiene certificates at the Bournemouth & Poole College.

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Brexit Statement - The Institute of Export & International Trade

Brexit is just the start. Businesses must improve their compliance processes or risk supply chain disruption.

Brexit will change the rules of trade for UK businesses trading into Europe, but it forms part of a much larger picture. Trade regulation around the world is constantly changing. Businesses need to manage risk, know all their global compliance requirements, and constantly adapt to changes in the regulatory and geopolitical landscape.

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Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset Chamber Brexit comment

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "We must hit the ground running as soon as we leave the EU. "Businesses in Dorset tell us they have had a strong start to the year and are looking forward to the future with confidence.

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New research suggests digital amnesia is widespread amongst workers

Digital amnesia warning for business

New research suggests the South West is at risk of widespread 'digital amnesia', as it revealed 29 per cent of employees don't know their own mobile phone number. The research1 by CRM specialist Capsule found more than two-thirds (70 per cent) of South West respondents in the region don't know their partner's number off by heart, whilst 58 per cent don't know their best friend's birthday, and 69 per cent don't know their booked holiday dates without using tech to check.

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CBI response to general election result - Conservative majority

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: "Congratulations to Boris Johnson and the Conservative party. After three years of gridlock, the Prime Minister has a clear mandate to govern. Businesses across the UK urge him to use it to rebuild confidence in our economy and break the cycle of uncertainty.

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Game on: Matt Horan of cyber-security company C3IA Solutions is warning about the vulnerabilities of gaming platforms

Gaming the system

A leading cyber-security expert is warning gamers and their parents to be aware of the risks involved using popular consuls. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said gaming could be the next big victim of organised hacking campaigns. With many people expecting to receive a consul this Christmas, hackers will be poised.

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Christmas Party Clampdown 2019: Bosses tighten their belts

Christmas Party Clampdown 2019: Bosses tighten their belts

Uncertainty in the economy is hitting bosses Christmas party budgets Office Managers across the UK are either scrapping Christmas parties altogether or cutting budgets according to a survey by office provider Offices.co.uk

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Mike Pavitt, Chairman of R3

Third of Southern businesses concerned about Brexit supply chain impact, R3 research finds

One third of Southern businesses are concerned about the potential impact Brexit will have on their suppliers and customers, according to new research from insolvency and restructuring body R3.

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Chris Thorne, Clarke Willmott LLP

'Boots, Balls and Brains' event explores acquired brain injury in football

Southampton law firm Clarke Willmott LLP is hosting a unique day of interactive lectures focusing on acquired brain injuries (ABI) in football. 'Boots, Balls and Brains' is a timely look at using sport, and football in particular, as a valuable tool in enhancing the rehabilitation of those with acquired brain injury, and also the apparently contradictory view that there are detrimental effects from repeatedly heading a ball.

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UK SMEs: 'Diversity good for business'

The UK's SMEs strongly believe that having a diverse workforce is both beneficial to their bottom line and makes it easier to attract candidates, according to the latest independent research* from Close Brothers Asset Finance. Over 70% of respondents agreed that diversity is good for their financial performance, contrasted to only 18% who did not agree; the remaining 11% were 'unsure'.

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Smith Richard head and shoulders HR

Business making slow progress on whistleblowing says RSM

Research by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM reveals that a quarter of middle market firms don't have a formal process in place to handle whistleblowing. This compares to 33 per cent surveyed over two years ago, highlighting a rate of progress that RSM believes is too slow.

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Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

There's a very real chance that by next year, the use of fireworks on private property will be illegal, but while this may be the last year you can enjoy a display in your back garden, you may already be prohibited if you live in a rental property.

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