loader from loading.io

How to make your business more productive

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Release Date: 06/05/2019

Tapping into University expertise show art Tapping into University expertise

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Find out how Lancaster University Management School can help your business develop and prosper. Pete Cornwall from LUMS discusses programmes specifically for SMEs in Cumbria covering leadership, productivity, digital technologies for manufacturers, innovation and – new for 2020 – family businesses. Many of these programmes are available to qualifying businesses free or at reduced cost through Cumbria Business Growth Hub. For information on Cumbria Forum click here, for the Made Smarter Leadership Programme here, for the Innovation Development Programme here, for Productivity Through...

info_outline
What does the future hold for South Lakeland? show art What does the future hold for South Lakeland?

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

We look at the prospects for 2020 and beyond with Councillor Robin Ashcroft, the economy, culture and leisure portfolio holder at South Lakeland District Council. The conversation covers recruitment difficulties, boosting productivity, greening the economy, revitalising town centres, proposals for a Morecambe Bay barrage and a possible Morecambe Bay Growth Deal.

info_outline
How to supply ENGIE show art How to supply ENGIE

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

What SMEs need to know about working with ENGIE, which has won significant contracts to build extra care housing in Cumbria. Operations Manager Paul Young discusses the opportunities, ENGIE’s procurement criteria and what it looks for in suppliers and sub-contractors. To find out about how Cumbria Business Growth Hub can help SMEs get work with ENGIE and other large businesses, click here.

info_outline
Election podcast: Sue Hayman show art Election podcast: Sue Hayman

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

The Labour candidate for Workington defends her party’s plans for spending and taxation and set out plans for a £400bn National Transformation Fund. We challenge her on Labour’s nationalisation proposals and ask if its Inclusive Ownership Funds will deter business investment.

info_outline
Election podcast: John Stevenson show art Election podcast: John Stevenson

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

The Conservative candidate for Carlisle on trade and immigration after Brexit, tackling skills shortages and escalating costs for business. We ask him if the North is getting a raw deal on infrastructure and why the Conservative manifesto makes no mention of nuclear new build.

info_outline
Election podcast: Tim Farron show art Election podcast: Tim Farron

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

The Lib Dem candidate for Westmorland & Lonsdale predicts the outcome of the General Election and takes questions on Brexit, business rates, lifelong learning and other policies. We ask him why nuclear power doesn’t get a mention in the Lib Dem manifesto and why the party wants to axe one of the submarines being built by BAE Systems in Barrow.

info_outline
How to respond to extreme weather show art How to respond to extreme weather

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Employment lawyer Nigel Crebbin, of Burnetts Solicitors, looks at what businesses can do when winter strikes. Are you required to pay staff who can’t get to work? Can you insist that they work from home? What if your premises have to close because of flooding? This podcast covers all these issues and more.

info_outline
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit show art Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Lawyer Luke Donockley explores why businesses should prepare for no deal and outlines a seven-step process to put in place. He also touches on the impact Brexit might have on commercial contracts.

info_outline
How Brexit affects data and IP show art How Brexit affects data and IP

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Understand what Brexit will mean for data handling and intellectual property rights including copyright, designs, trade marks and patents. Lawyer Alex Craig, of Muckle, outlines the changes and the likely impacts for UK businesses.

info_outline
International trade after Brexit show art International trade after Brexit

Cumbria Growth Hub Podcast

Mark Rowbotham, a consultant in international trade, explores what a no-deal Brexit would mean for exporters and importers. Understand what you need to put in place to ensure that trade continues to flow smoothly.

info_outline
 
More Episodes

In this podcast, organisational development specialist Hazel Lowndes and Suzanne Caldwell, of Cumbria Business Growth Hub, explore ways to boost productivity.

UK productivity – measured in output per worker – lags behind that of Germany, France, the US and most other developed economies.

This podcast asks why that is the case and looks at what we can do about it. Contrary to popular myth, boosting productivity isn’t just about investing in high-tech equipment. Working on people and processes is just as effective.

Click here to find out Cumbria Business Growth Hub can help your business improve its productivity or call us on 0844 257 84 50.