Starting and growing a successful business is no easy feat. But it’s even harder if you’re trying to do it on your own. That’s why it’s so important to learn from the experiences of others who have been there and done it. But unfortunately, when battle-hardened founders get together to share experiences, it’s usually behind closed doors.
Pick Protection is launching a first of its kind personal safety alarm, a combination of an app and wearable trigger button which can prompt a category 1 police response to an exact GPS location. This innovation in personal safety offers the highest level of response to an emergency situation, with just a double click.
Assess the market It’s a trite point in some ways! Overseas markets can be difficult to access and exploit, even if you have a clear sales or supply opportunity that gets you past the existing competitors in the market. Local laws may be a factor and, in some locations, cause an obstruction. These may require […]
For more than two years Northern Ireland has faced difficulties trading with the wider UK. The 2020 Northern Ireland Protocol established systems for trade in and out of Northern Ireland, but has led to a mass of practical difficulties both in the flow of goods across the Irish Sea, and legal compliance for businesses operating […]
A new approach to the use of precision genetic technology in plants and animals has recently been introduced in England. This will make is easier to use advanced DNA editing methods like CRISPR-Cas9 in the agrifood sector.
The EU Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) 536/2014 (the CTR) became applicable on 31 January 2022. We asked our best friend firm in Germany, Graf von Westphalen, to give us an insight into how the CTR and the related Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) are bedding in.
Open-source software (OSS) is software that is free to redistribute, with the source code being distributed as well as the object code. It is widely acknowledged using OSS components in software development can help reduce time and effort being expended recreating functionality that already exists. Consequently, it can speed up innovation.
A recent ABPI report highlighted a decline in UK clinical trials. Improving the UK ecosystem for clinical research will involve a range of measures, and we look forward to publication of the O’Shaughnessy review. This sits alongside an ongoing substantial upgrade to UK clinical trials legislation and guidance, that forms the focus of this article.
Today, Unipart announces the launch of our new system, Eco Insight. This innovative system will help businesses reduce costs, and monitor carbon and energy consumption across commercial and industrial buildings, allowing more sustainable decisions to be made.
I read a LinkedIn post recently that reassured business owners that if they’d managed to keep their businesses going during recession, Brexit, COVID and the cost-of-living crisis that they deserved a huge pat on the back and shouldn’t ‘beat themselves up’. Easier said than done when costs are rising and doing business seems to get harder rather than easier, but the sentiment was well-placed.
Nobody likes a ‘know it all’ and let’s face it, there’s no such thing. At the other end of the scale, many of us don’t create enough time to take on board new ideas, innovation and creativity in whatever format. How many times have you been recommended to read a book, get sent the link, go on Amazon, maybe even buy it but it just sits on your bookshelf? Come to think of it, as an aside, just think about that for a second….I wonder what the actual percentage of books purchased are actually read? Frightening thought!