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National Infrastructure Plan Response – Management Consultancies Association welcomes the plan but laments “Missed Opportunities”

The Government’s latest refresh of its National Infrastructure Plan has been welcomed by MCA Think Tank Director, Paul Connolly. However, Connolly expressed some disappointment at the lack of ambition in some of the recommendations.

“The Government’s focus on infrastructure after decades of neglect is very welcome. Yet since publishing its Plan for the first time […]

An Invoice Automation Workflow Case Study: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT)

In 2005, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) chose ITESOFT, a leading developer of automated document processing and Purchase-To-Pay solutions, to streamline their Accounts Payable process. This forward thinking approach from OHFT was a driving factor in the evolution of their shared service centre in Oxford.

The Aim

OHFT aimed to achieve financial spend control […]

National Safeguarding Conference a great success

The conference – photo Nick Edgington, Nick Edgington Photography

An important and timely conference looking at ways to improve children and adult protection took place in Coventry on 23rd October.

The National Safeguarding Conference saw safeguarding professionals from across the UK attend the event held at the Welcome Centre in Coventry. The conference included […]

Anyone for Mars?

By David E P Dennis FCIPD LCGI RAF – Arachnoid Articles

 

On clear nights it is easy to see Mars, reddish and distant. The planet is around half the size of Earth and the pull of gravity is far less than on our planet. Astronauts travelling to Mars would be weightlessly suspended in what […]

CTA (Council Tax Advisors) partners with local councils across the UK – aiming to halve use of bailiffs by 2016

From the consumer’s end, CTA (Council Tax Advisors) come as a godsend to the millions of individuals and businesses that owe Council Tax arrears. Offering free telephone advice and helping clients communicate with their Local Council to set up manageable repayment plans, thousands have turned to CTA after bailiffs have come knocking.

However, in a […]

Dortech DorStrong Centenary!

Dortech Architectural Systems is celebrating the receipt of an order from Manchester Academy that will take its sales of Dor-Strong Doors to over one hundred!

The Dor-Strong Door was developed by Dortech’s Maintenance Division as a result of the markets requirement for reliable robust commercial doors that could handle unregulated and surging pedestrian traffic. Experience […]

Premier Interlink completes a £1.5m contract for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd) has recently completed a £1.5m contract for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOHT) in Stanmore.

The new Paediatric High Dependency Unit interfaces efficiently with two adjacent buildings and infrastructure, whilst also operating as a standalone facility.

The Brief was to provide a facility compliant with Good Industry Practice, […]

Polypipe flies the flag for UK manufacturing by welcoming Business Minister Michael Fallon

Polypipe, the UK’s largest plastic piping systems manufacturer, today (28 May 2013) hosted a special visit from the Minister of State for Business and Energy, the Rt. Hon Michael Fallon MP. […]

Government Must Look to Procurement to Avoid Frontline Cuts

Procurement specialist xynergie has called for Government savings announced in the Spending Review [Oct 20th 2010] to be achieved through improving procurement efficiencies, rather than by cutting frontline services. […]