Oxford Business Park has a long history of providing work space and associated services to businesses in the City. In 1994 a revolution occurred with the closure of the former Morris Motors factory and the development of Oxford Business Park by Arlington. The City was emerging from its roots in manufacturing and a new environment that included work space, a Hotel, Children’s Nursery, Health Club and a Retail park was created providing a community for multiple businesses from a wide variety of backgrounds.
It wasn’t that long ago that AI (Artificial Intelligence) was considered a terrifying product of the future, with robots taking over the world. However, AI at present is commonplace with elements of it touching all our lives.
You’ll know already that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires companies to have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that data protection is built into their processing activities and business practices.
This last year has seen an interesting evolution in the debate about aviation emissions relative to all other modes of transportation. It was nearly a decade ago that the topic was a daily conversation in the media but then, seemingly, it was not so high on the agenda, it wasn’t something that appeared in every presentation, every business plan, any strategic review of an aircraft operator’s future, or indeed those of an airport.
The invisible robot army that will drive forward business productivity. One of the new tools of the future, in this age of Industry 4.0, will be Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and it has the potential to increase business efficiency and accuracy (as well as removing considerable cost).
Every day there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, discussion groups, blogs and tweets about what responsible businesses need to focus on now. There are almost as many new and diverse viewpoints, buzzwords, emphases, job titles, groundbreaking initiatives, self-help for leaders and new management structures, as there are businesses.
We all know that Oxfordshire is at the forefront of technological innovation linked to its world-beating science and medical sector. What you may not know is that Oxfordshire County Council is heavily involved in many innovation projects, particularly in transport and social care, that bring together public and private sector partners.
Mental Toughness and Performance Mindset Specialist and one of the UK’s leading Motivational and Inspirational Speakers – Someone who knows exactly how to compete and win against the odds because throughout her life she has repeatedly had to do precisely that.
It has been another successful year for Oxford’s freethinking law firm, Freeths. Over the past year the firm continued investing in its legal teams with the recruitment of 9 additional lawyers to help meet demand for legal advice and support from businesses and private individuals in Oxfordshire.
At this time of the year, many organisations will be looking ahead to what 2020 has in store for them. In terms of workforce issues, whilst we won’t see any seismic shifts in employment law (subject of course to Brexit and the outcome of the General Election), there are still a number of changes that employers need to prepare for which are coming into effect on 6 April 2020.
Winning awards can often mean just another trophy in the cabinet to say that you have worked hard and have efficient staff doing a good job. In the world of accountancy though, award schemes are far more complicated and essential for gauging performance on so many different levels.