Whether it is developing a robust strategy, crafting an effective tactical plan or delivering operational excellence, as a business leader, stakeholders expect you to have the answers. But what if your answers are solutions to the wrong problem because the problem is not what you think it is?
‘Often girls’ clothes are pink, cute and impractical. They promote kindness, but not always confidence. And boys’ clothes are often blue, aggressive and adventure seeking. They promote confidence, but not always kindness. I wanted to bring these two characteristics together and allow all children, no matter what their gender, to celebrate both kindness and confidence.’ – Sally Dear, Founder of Ducky Zebra
Oxfordshire County Council has launched its first draft area travel plan for public feedback following the adoption of its county-wide transport and connectivity plan, last month – and the county’s businesses are being encouraged to have their say.
The Department for Transport today (17 August) confirmed it has awarded £78.6m to Network Rail to support the redevelopment of Oxford station and railway, helping provide a bigger and better station, more services for passengers and freight, and improved journey times for passengers in the future.
The property of zero electrical resistance in some substances at very low absolute temperatures, ‘superconductivity’ sees the conductivity of materials become such that when an electric current is passed through a loop of such a superconductor, the electric current will keep flowing through it indefinitely without any need of a power supply – thus leading to the creation of self-sustaining energy sources.
Following-on from this summer’s Oxfordshire Creative Industries Showcase, which brought together many Oxfordshire-based businesses, educators and entrepreneurs operating within the sector, OxLEP is continuing to further look at ways in which it could support companies working within this critical area of the county’s economy.
A new one-day summit at The Blavatnik School of Government will showcase how Oxfordshire leads the global charge in addressing the climate emergency. OX to ZERO unites the county’s most innovative thinkers, investors and entrepreneurs exploring the potential of new ideas, technologies, and companies to accelerate the net zero transition.
Climate change has brought about the ever-increasing risk of flooding, with the Environment Agency’s ‘best estimated cost’ of the 2015/16 floods that took place across the country sitting at £1.6 billion.
The Advanced Skills Centre is part of Abingdon and Witney College, with a core focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning – equipping students with the skills to succeed in these sectors and the ability to adapt to this increasingly complex, changing and technological world.