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Ready, Set, Protect! (Intellectual Property Update - October 2016)

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) recently jumped off the BBC bandwagon and, it would seem, is now headed to Channel 4 to continue bringing the best of amateur bakers onto our TV screens. Whilst die-hard fans will, no doubt, mourn the absence of crowd favourite Mary Berry, the move to Channel 4 highlights the importance of protecting your intellectual property rights. By maintaining…

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New Age Thinking

Members of Britain’s ageing workforce increasingly want to carry on beyond the State Pension age – and businesses are taking advantage. There is a greater number of older people working today than ever. The latest government figures show that some 9.4 million people aged 50 and over are now in work¹, making up 30% of the workforce (8.2 million between 50 and 64, plus 1.2 million…

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Attack and Defence: Lessons from Uber

Uber are one of the most prolific start-ups of our generation but fame, fortune and innovation are not without controversy. Since its inception in 2008, Uber has grown globally and is one of the most recognizable brands. However, the taxi-app start up are constantly in the news and their exploits provide ample opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and businesses to take note and…

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The Cloud: Automation, Productivity and Opportunity.

Firstly, let’s debunk the myth of ‘the cloud.’ Put simply, ‘the cloud’ is a network of remote servers that allow you to store, manage and process data online, without the need to store it on your personal computer or a server installed in your office. Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular phenomenon, and for good reason. Not only does it help to increase the efficiency…

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What does the future for Data Protection look like in the UK?

With all the furore that has surrounded the result of the recent referendum, it’s easy to overlook the implications that are likely to follow. In this article we’ll look at the, now confirmed, impact of BREXIT on data protection laws in the UK. The Current State of PlayThe Data Protection Act (DPA) has been the primary source of regulation in this area since it’s introduction in…

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How to Look Good on Video and TV - Top Tips When in Front of the Camera

Whilst most of us are unlikely to appear on TV regularly, many businesses increasingly use a variety of media to reach out to customers but also their own teams. We caught up with our friends at Jericho Extraordinary Experiences for some top tips on making sure the challenge of being filmed goes as smoothly as possible.Whether being interviewed on TV or in a corporate video, looking…

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Brexit Stage Left: Employment Law Impact

The European Union’s willingness to protect individual rights has been the driving force for much of the UK’s employment law. A vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd doesn’t open the door to immediate wholesale change, but it gives the UK Government power to work independently of the EU; allowing previously imposed EU regulations and directives to be repealed in the future.…

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Become the King of Business - Key Issues in the Queen's Speech

Before her recent birthday extravaganza kicked off, the Queen took to the House of Lords to deliver her 2016 speech and give the headlines of upcoming government plans. The upcoming bills were across a wide number of issues and varied in controversy although some will be of particular interest to businesses in terms of how they operate and interact with their employees. Usain Bolt…

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Does the music industry need reform in a digital age?

‘No more parties in L.A.’ for Kanye, ‘but who will survive in America?’New technology has always been the driving force of innovation in any industry, and the music business is no different. Understanding and developing new ways of distributing music has seen progression from gramophone records in the late 19th century to modern day high-resolution digital audio formats: FLAC, ALAC…

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​What’s brewing in the beer market?

DrinkUp.London’s London Beer Week came to a recent close, delivering a mix of pop ups, tasting sessions and boozy discounts across the capital. Yet although the festival is a great way to discover new alternative microbrews or quirky combinations, the beer business landscape is drastically changing. In November last year, Anheuser-Busch InBev, a huge player in the beer market had…

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