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Fusion21 and Newlands Developments announce new partnership to drive social impact

National social enterprise Fusion21 has officially announced a new nationwide social value partnership with Rugby based developer Newlands Developments.

The ground-breaking collaboration will see social impact incorporated into all Newlands Developments’ projects at the pre-planning application stage to ensure multi-million pound developments benefit the local area and people who live there.

Fusion21, based in

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Asset Alliance Group hires Strategic Development Manager to steer decarbonisation plans

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Robert Gwynn

Experienced transport policy and public affairs specialist, Robert Gwynn, has been appointed as Strategic Development Manager at Asset Alliance Group.

Gwynn joins the commercial vehicle specialist to support its plans to increase the number of alternatively fuelled vehicles across its fleet, as part of the company’s long-term commitment to

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Local Government Recruitment: Addressing Challenges and Proposing Solutions

By Rod McMillan, Marketing Manager, Monster UK

Rod McMillan

As we usher in 2024, local authorities across the UK find themselves at a crucial crossroads in the continually evolving employment arena. A Local Government Association survey reported last year that over nine out of ten councils were experiencing recruitment difficulties in at least one

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Genetec adds CAPSS 2023 certification to cybersecurity credentials

First manufacturer to be recognised for unified video and access control software

Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced it is the first manufacturer to achieve the Cyber Assurance for Physical Security Systems (CAPSS) 2023 standard, for unified video and access control

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Reducing the stress of financial hardship on the most vulnerable

Charis client services director Jonathan Hunt outlines the impact the Charis Shop platform is having on organisations working directly with the most vulnerable in their care.

Jonathan Hunt

Supporting vulnerable people in their homes is a fundamental aspect of community care, whether they are recovering after a stay in hospital, struggling with mental health

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Navigating the digital frontier for local government

By TechnologyOne UK executive vice president, Leo Hanna

Leo Hanna

Local government is facing a perfect storm. Funding pressures and demographic challenges are getting worse, councils are having to pursue modernisation amid economic volatility, and they are still recovering from the disruption caused by Covid-19.  For some, this has been an accelerant to digital

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How Swindon Council Improved Procurement Efficiency and Cost Savings with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions

Introduction: In July 2018, Swindon Council embarked on a transformative journey in partnership with Matrix Workforce Management Solutions to address long-standing procurement challenges. Through a strategic collaboration, this case study delves into the successful transition from a master vendor solution to a neutral vendor model. The study highlights the problems faced by Swindon Council,

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Why We Need to Close the Accessibility Gap for People with Sight Loss

By Kyran O’Mahoney, Chief Technology Officer– NCBI, National Council for the Blind in Ireland

As the digital era moves at an unprecedented pace, it presents a great opportunity for those with visual impairments to gain access to online assets that heretofore have been difficult to utilise. However, the Accessibility Index by the NCBI highlighted

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Deyton Bell Managing Director joins the Institute of Economic Development Board

Neil Darwin, Managing Director of Cambridge and Leeds-based economic and commercial development consultancy Deyton Bell, has been appointed to the Institute of Economic Development (IED) Board of Directors.

Neil Darwin

With over 30 years’ experience working in economic development, Neil has led Deyton Bell’s support for global public, private and not-for-profit organisations via consultancy,

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Dr Jane Brightman joins the Highland Marketing advisory board  

Dr Jane Brightman

Workforce and digital expert brings a strong social care voice to the board’s debates and guidance for the dedicated health tech agency and its clients   

Dr Jane Brightman has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board, to bring a strong social care perspective to its debates on health and care technology and

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Understanding DORA: Navigating the Digital Operational Resilience Act

“What is the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), and what will be the impact on your business?” asks Claire Agutter as she discusses the new DORA regulations.

Claire Agutter

The watchdog organisation, Which?, has warned about the consequences of transitioning to digital payments, highlighting that many financial institutions report failures and outages daily. While

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How can businesses decarbonise their IT estates to achieve net zero?

By Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability and Social Leadership

Large and small businesses alike are finding themselves at a crucial time where many aspire to decarbonise their operations without denting revenue from their products and services. The recent Autumn Statement by Jeremy Hunt announced key initiatives to support businesses wanting to transition towards net zero. The

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Setting higher lifesaving standards in public parks and outdoor leisure with wind and solar power

The Northamptonshire Sport installed solar and wind powered defib cabinet at Northampton Bike Park.

Turtle Defib Cabinets, which has a long partnership history with local authorities, emergency services and non-profits, has designed and engineered the UK’s first solar and wind powered defibrillator and bleed control cabinet. Northamptonshire Sport, one of 43 non-profit Active Partnerships

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Fusion21 names suppliers appointed to £346 million Building Improvements Framework

Procurement experts Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Building Improvements Framework worth up to £346 million over a four-year period.

Following a competitive tender process, a total of 70 specialist firms – 74% being SMEs, have secured a place on the framework which has been developed to support public sector

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Sodexo colleagues receive prestigious military recognition

Sodexo UK & Ireland is proud to announce that colleagues from its Government business, which has worked alongside and supported the UK Armed Forces both in the UK and overseas for many years, have been recognised by the award of his personal commendation by the Vice Chief of Defence Staff (VCDS), General Gwyn Jenkins

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Drainage teams respond to urgent calls in wake of Storm Henk

By Jacob Larkin

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are responding to calls for help across England and Wales as businesses are threatened by flooding caused by Storm Henk.

Lanes teams are extremely busy as flooding continue to cause major problems, with call-outs particularly high in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Avon,

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Bridgeworks Accelerates Networking Communications With Another Win at The SDC Awards 2023

Lymington-based WAN Acceleration firm Bridgeworks has done it again. The company has been awarded the accolade of Networking Communications Project of the Year at the SDC Awards 2023, after having also being a finalist in Computing’s Cloud Excellence Awards, and in the UK IT Industry Awards. This is adding to the company’s award for

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Review of electronic purchase cards

The findings of an internal audit review into the use of Scottish Government electronic purchase cards (ePC) have been published. 

The review was commissioned by the First Minister following the public release of significant amounts of ePC spending data in August.  

The review was undertaken by

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The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships for Cybersecurity

SolarWinds Vice President, Government Affairs Chip Daniels

In early December 2020, nation-state threat actors exploited SolarWinds software in an unprecedented cyberattack – an event known today simply as SUNBURST.

It shone a light on the concerning new reality for the software industry – that previously unforeseeable attacks were becoming increasingly sophisticated, striking at

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Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Compliance and Risk in 2024

By Vicky Withey, Head of Compliance at Node4

The corporate governance landscape is undergoing significant transformation as organisations face challenges in their ability to be agile and evolve to meet customer demands and expectations at a time when there is economic and political uncertainty. From resiliency, talent management, to emerging technological risks, organisations face

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