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Northern Powerhouse Conference: Speaker and Sponsor Insights

Ahead of the Northern Powerhouse Conference our official PR partner for the event Frontier PR have met with some of the conference speakers and sponsors. The interviews show a glimpse of what the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ means to them, and what they plan to address at the conference. Tickets are limited, and are available on our Conference webpage.

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Women in the Boardroom: We reflect on the Latest Government Report

Lord Davies Report

26.1% of Women on FTSE 100 Boards

In March of this year Lord Davies released the now annual report on improving the gender balance on British boards. The document reviews and establishes steps that need to be taken, in order to achieve diverse boardrooms. Lord Davies CBE former banker and government minister, in 2011 set out his vision to change the landscape of UK Boardrooms. Since then records have been broken, most notably the eradication of all-male boards within FTSE100 companies. In today’s news  Lord Davies announced that the 25% target of women in the boardroom had been achieved.

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Cyber Security: TalkTalk Cyber attack

Cyber Security Breach at TalkTalk

Last week TalkTalk one of the UKs largest mobile phone and broadband providers, suffered a ‘substantial and severe’ cyber-attack to its website. It comes at a time when cyber security is becoming talked about increasingly, and is now seen as a critical factor for any business with an online presence. In this blog we look at what caused the Cyber-attack at TalkTalk , the company’s response, as well as what this could mean to the online security landscape.

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Healthy Living: The Sugar Problem

Yesterday Public Health England released its report on Healthy living titled ‘Sugar Reduction the evidence for action’ the 45 page report details the need for immediate action to tackle the crisis. The latest document precedes ‘responding to the challenge’ released last year, the report sets out the areas around sugar which need addressing. The latest study identifies evidence to support issues raised, alongside actionable suggestions. This work has been requested by the Department of Health, to support and shape future government initiatives.

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The Future of Digital Housing Conference: Community UK.net Insight

In the run up to the Digital Housing Conference we will be speaking to some of our event sponsors, and supporter’s. With a view to showcase the work they do and how their support and services can help improve your company’s digital development.

Today’s insight is from Community UK.net

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A Look Back On The IoD Conference 2015

IoD Under The Spotlight

The annual Institute of Directors convention took place last week at the Royal Albert Halls, attended by members and a variety of business leaders. The event set out not only to inspire, but provide attendees with the tools to grow their businesses. The day included a selection of talks, panels and debates full of high profile contributors. The host at the landmark venue was Lady Barbara Judge (CBE) she was appointed chairman of the IoD earlier in the year, making her the first women to hold this position.

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Future of Digital Housing: Orchard Insight

Future of Digital Housing: Sponsor Insight

In the run up to the Digital Housing Conference we will be speaking to some of our event sponsors, and supporter’s, with a view to showcase the work they do, and how their support and services can help and improve your company’s digital development.

Today’s insight is from Orchard

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FGM Training “The UK still needs to wake up to the true scale of this hugely harmful violation”

“The UK still needs to wake up to the true scale of this hugely harmful violation of the rights of girls and women to ensure that every single girl at risk is protected and that FGM survivors get the support they urgently need”

Mary Wandia, Equality Now

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8 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Northern Powerhouse Conference #NorthernPH

Party conference season is well under way, so far the Liberal democrats and the Green Party have both taken the stage in Bournemouth. UKIP headed to Doncaster, and the Labour Party hosted in Brighton with their the new Leader addressing his party for the first time. This week is the turn of The Conservative Party, making Manchester their home for the week.

A wide variety of topics have been discussed during this weeks event. With EU membership, Immigration, maternity leave for grandparents, child benefit, Isis and Terror, Prisons, education, Right to buy, social housing, the deficit, and the topic which had social media in a frenzy was the introduction of a 5p tax on supermarket bags.

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Deradicalisation Training: The number of suspected radicals doubles!

In just 3 months; between June and August, 796 people were identified and reported to “Channel” , the government’s de-radicalisation scheme at an average rate of 8 people a day. According to figures released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, more than a third of the total, 312, were aged under 18. The total figure is more than double the amount of suspected radicals who were reported to “Channel” in the first three months of 2014-15 and more than the total amount of referrals than for the whole of 2012-13 – the first year the scheme was in place.

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