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Renovo Employment Group is to launch a revolutionary new 24-hour telephone and online career development product, designed specifically to support the new Work Programme, at this years’ UK Welfare to Work Convention. Renovo’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP) is a powerful new service that allows prime and subcontractor providers to deliver a much more cost effective, distance based in work support package to thousands of people returning to work. […]

Boxsail develops new Recycle for Greater Manchester iPhone App

Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) has announced the launch of its brand new iPhone App. Developed by local e-commerce specialists, boxsail, the App has been designed to make it easier for residents to reduce, re-use and recycle their waste. Responding to the growing popularity of mobile technology, the free to download App is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. […]

Ministry of Justice Awards BAE Systems Detica contract to provide information assurance and cyber security services

The Ministry of Justice today confirmed that it has entered into a radical new contract with BAE Systems Detica to provide security services through a managed service arrangement. […]

ADEPT gets new president

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) will saw a new President take up the mantle last week. […]

New director strengthens Japanese Knotweed Control's growth in the south

Leading treatment specialists, Japanese Knotweed Control has appointed Dee Laverty (42) as regional director for the south and south east and heading up its London office. […]

The public sector can make a full recovery, says PRGX

The practice of recovery audit is widely adopted in the private sector as an important component of any drive towards efficient operation. Until recently, the public sector was far more cautious. […]

Hundreds of hospitals could be using unproven medical bags, according to Versapak research

Up to 30 per cent of UK hospitals could be transporting diagnostic specimens in medical bags that may not stand up to international guidelines, according to research by specialist supplier Versapak. […]

Environmental Enforcement ' Looking to the Private Sector

July 2010 saw Maidstone Council embark on a year-long trial initiative with the Xfor Group, a local authority support services provider, in order to supplement its existing environmental enforcement team. Xfor’s Michael Fisher looks at how the initiative has fared. […]

Get it right!

Productivity is the new public sector watchword. From NHS to local government and police forces, chief executives are assessing just how to cope with an escalating workload with a fast declining budget and significant cuts in personnel. […]

Innovation on a shoestring

We are emerging from the worst recession in 60 years and plans to repair battered public finances are well underway. The news agenda continues to be dominated by gloomy predictions that further public sector jobs will be lost and service users will suffer. However, Brian Redpath, Director of Public Sector at Nuance Communications asks whether this is the right focus, right now. […]

DSE ' one law fits all

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explains the Display Screen Equipment regulations and their implications for public sector organisations: […]

Getting a reasonable right of reply

Most editors recognise the need to give readers the right of reply if they have been criticised in a publication or a broadcast. But you may be sold short in terms of space, prominence and wording. […]