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Quickfire with Juliet Price

Managing Director, Park City Consulting
From developing my business plan for Park City, in Park City Utah, to now leading a successful growing business 25 years later, I am as energised and positive about the future as I was back in Utah in 1997 .

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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SPOTLIGHT ON LARA FOX

Managing Director, Objective
As well as being MD of Objective, a technology agency specialising in software development and data analytics, I’m also mum to two small boys and an Italian Greyhound. Professionally, I completed an MBA at Essex University, which was a hard but rewarding experience. I also sit on the South East Local Economic Partnership, the Success Essex Board, and I’m an Ambassador for IoD Essex.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Maintaining business leaders’ wellbeing

By Kate Pigeon-Owen, Wellbeing International
Current research indicates that as many as 20% of employees are off work at any given time due to burnout. Right now, it feels vital that we help retain our employees by making them feel supported both holistically, and as valued colleagues.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Demystifying Tech Trends

By Kevin Linsell, IJYI
One of the best parts of working in the tech sector is that it is an incredibly fast-moving subject area. This article looks at demystifying some of the trends that are here and now, rather than looking through a crystal ball.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Cory Bros opens in Glasgow and Manchester

By Mike Bowden, Cory Brothers
As part of our strategic development plan under the ownership of our parent company VertomCory, Cory Brothers has opened two new logistics offices in Manchester and Glasgow.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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How do I claim R&D tax credits?

By David Rose, Rickard Luckin

R&D (research and development) tax credits, also known as R&D tax relief, is a vital source of funding for innovative companies in the UK.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Are couriers causing you frustration?

By Martin Hagger, London-East Transport Services

Are you one of the thousands of small businesses relying on UK postal services and couriers? Then London-East Transport Services may be able to help.

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Driving better fleet futures through risk-focused tech

By Rob Thacker, Pozitive Insurance
Within the world of fleet transport, insurance is now not just a means through which to cover losses incurred through accidents and incidents, but also a way to keep drivers and the public safer and simultaneously reduce emissions.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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How COVID made charities think digital

Third-sector organisations were among the hardest hit by the swift digitalisation early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Just under half had no access to digital funding, and one in five cancelled services because they lacked the skills or technology to deliver them.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Helping to promote your business

By Emma Harris, Spectrum Merchandising
Spectrum Merchandising specialises in providing promotional items and clothing that promote your business, organisation or club. However, questions we are often asked include: “Does this work?” “How much should we invest in branded products?” and “What will it do for my business?”
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Tech? It’s about getting the right mix

By Stoke by Nayland Resort
In a business like ours, tech has become invaluable. We’re proud to invest heavily in the latest hardware, software and innovations to keep everything running as well as it can for our team and our guests.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Feeling the Pinch? Help is on hand!

With all of the economic uncertainty at the moment, one thing is for sure – companies will need to carefully consider where to spend, save, and how to adapt their business plans.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Have you heard of Backing Essex Business?

Fully funded by Essex County Council, Backing Essex Business (BEB) is a comprehensive business support service created to reach into the communities of Essex. Its aim is to give practical and impartial advice to entrepreneurs and businesses, helping them to start-up, grow and thrive.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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An Essex Opportunity awaits

The Essex Opportunities Portal, delivered by Essex County Council, is your business’ one-stop shop for all things skills, training and development. From nearby courses to support with enhancing your workforce, this free online service offers everything you need to recruit local talent, develop your team and boost employee confidence.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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Is my organisation at risk from Cybercrime?

By Paul Lopez, Essex Police & The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre
In 1962, Allen Scherr launched the first recorded cyber-attack against a US university computer network, stealing passwords from their database using paper punch cards. Since then, things have got a lot darker and more complex.

Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

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