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International Women’s Day 2023: UK Makes Progress for Women in FinTech

women in business, progress for women in financial service organisations highlighted for international women's day.

International Women’s Day offers the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the positive steps that have been made toward gender equality within Financial Services. Financial and Insurance Services contributed £173.6 billion to the UK economy in 2021, making it the fifth largest sector in terms of overall economic output [1]. In other words, Finance is a

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5 Areas Manufacturers Can Look at to Control Costs…

By Lauren Wiles, John Muncaster © 2023, Goldratt UK It has been a very difficult few years for the UK’s manufacturing industry and unfortunately there are still challenges ahead. MakeUK and PwC conducted a survey of over 200 senior manufacturing leaders which revealed that almost three-quarters of companies (70%) expect their energy costs to increase

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­­­How We Turn Around Late-Running Projects, Step-By-Step

When a client calls and their project is running late, they’re often surprised at how we approach the fix. They’ll say things like, ‘the last consulting firm we had in here stopped the project and did a huge re-plan – they assured us that everything would be fine, they’d sort all the project management tools

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Careful Who You Take Advice From… Our Christmas Gift To You.

By Stuart Corrigan, 2022. I live in the middle of nowhere, literally. It’s five miles to the nearest village, so when I pop to the shop (yes singular) I want to make sure that I maximise my visit and get everything I need. Imagine my delight then when last year an antique shop opened just

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Projects: When Will This Be Finished?

By Stuart Corrigan, 2022. My friend Nigel likes to change his car more often than the average car buyer. He generally makes a change around seven to ten times per year. As he lives in Oxford and I live in Edinburgh, we rarely get the chance to see each other. We have a weird way

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Are Due Dates Making your Project Run Late?

By Stuart Corrigan, Principal Consultant at Goldratt UK, 2022. Professional research has shown the concept of setting targets to be a silly idea. Daniel Pink’s research showed how target setting reduces motivation to do the job at hand. As early as 1956 Martin Ridgway was writing about the dysfunctional behaviour associated with target setting. There

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Here’s How to Deliver a Project (and a House) … Early.

A friend of mine, Gary, builds large million-pound houses. Each one is a one-off, a completely unique build taking many months to complete. Yet, irrespective of the size or shape of the house, Gary always predicts correctly – within a few weeks – when the build will be finished. One day, he noticed that one

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