Every day, companies across the North East face challenges to produce, market and sell a vast range of goods and services. It is a tough market out there and everyone in this region knows standards have to be high from the outset – and that applies to the ethics and policies of our leading companies as well. Equality and career progression are just as vital to people as the product that makes the headlines, so organisations which put just as much effort into looking after their workforce are highly valued. EGGER (UK) Ltd is Northumberland’s largest manufacturing company and produces a range of wood-based products for the furniture, interior design and building industries. Its products are found throughout everyday life and are used in a range of applications for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, caravans, offices, hotels, student accommodation, shops and structural flooring in the house-building industry. Based on Anick Grange Road in Hexham, the company is a prime example of … [Read more...] about ‘If you enjoy your job as much as I do, you never work a day in your life’
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MY 20-year-old grandson lives with me and he drinks and drives. His parents and I have told him many times not to, but he just won't listen. I'm frightened that any day now he will either kill himself or some innocent bystander. I threatened to report him to the police, but in fact, I'm hesitant to do this because I don't know how that will affect his life. What should I do?KMFIONA SAYS: I'm so sorry your grandson's put you in this awful position, but how do you think you would feel if he was involved in a road accident? And how much worse if, because of his drink-driving, he or someone else was killed or injured?Any anxiety you feel about reporting him to the police would feel like nothing compared to the way you'd feel if you'd done nothing to prevent this. Telling the police may seem a hard thing to do – and it is – but not telling them could be worse.You will need to give them his registration number and an idea (if you know it) if where he goes to drink. The police … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: How do I stop my grandson from drinking and driving
Financial regulators have better tools in 2019 compared to 2008 to face a world crisis. But it’s very important for the traditional and new financial institutions to work together in order to prevent a fallout. No matter how innovative, businesses should not run away from regulation because it will catch up with them at some point, says Michael Huertas, Partner at Dentons, about the new financial business models. During an interview for Business Review, he also explained how regulation has broken into the borders of fiscal paradises. How should regulators approach this new era of technology? One of the key changes that we have seen over the past two years is that supervisors are actually saying: We need to do something about regulating Blockchain. And there are two ways of doing that: You can either create something specific to the Blockchain and that means taking the existing building boxes and you have in financial regulation and amending them to Blockchain. Or the other … [Read more...] about Michael Huertas (Partner, Dentons) at MindChain: “No matter how innovative, businesses should not run away from regulation because it will catch up with them”
Fyre's success in offloading thousands of tickets at prices up to €12,000 (€10,500) was the result of a persuasive campaign featuring models Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski frolicking on a Bahamian beach and lounging on yachts. On the strength of that promotional video and a co-ordinated influencer campaign, thousands signed up for the festival. As a contributor to the Netflix documentary, Fyre, The Greatest Party That Never Happened, commented: "A couple of powerful models posting an orange tile is what essentially built this entire festival." In the ensuing blamestorm, the role of the influencers was propelled into view. "We certainly wanted to send the messages to influencers that when you post a photograph and you don't say hashtag advertisement, there is some level of responsibility. The Government, because of this incident, is now cracking down more and more," Ben Meiselas, a class action lawyer, told the documentary. Now agencies this side of the … [Read more...] about Just how do influencers make their money
Developers have built the houses in Charlton Hayes - but how do you build a community? Or as Allan Watson put it, how do you put the heart in Charlton Hayes? He moved to the community on the edge of Patchway, destined to have some 2,000 new houses, seven years ago when it was in its infancy. Allan saw the potential of his house but had to work to turn it into a home. But while he could change things within his four walls, outside he relied on developer Bovis Homes. He fought to be heard as an individual and knew his neighbours struggled with similar issues - unlit street, areas left feeling like building sites, green spaces looking unloved. Collective action was key. Now Charlton Hayes is home to hundreds of people, Allan and the residents' association he founded and chairs, Reach, have real sway with all the key players. “The progress that we have made is bringing a heart to a housing development that didn’t have an identity of its own,” he said. “Now it does, … [Read more...] about How do you put the heart into a new community?