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Milton Keynes-based BSI, the business improvement company has appointed Dame Polly Courtice as board advisor. Polly is founder director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and senior independent non-executive director and chair of the Nomination Committee at Anglian Water. Read more

Manufacturers must redesign and reform their Global Supply Chains or Global Production Networks (GPN) if they want to survive and prosper in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study reveals. The virus’ impact demonstrates that global manufacturing concerns must switch from large production sites in a single location, such as China, to numerous smaller facilities around the world to reduce business risk. Read more

At last year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Wynne Evans (The Go Compare man), spotted finalist Simon Washbrook’s eye-catching floral jacket in a twitter post from the event. After pulling him up on stage to quiz him about his bold jacket, Simon was given the amazing opportunity to pitch to the audience. Read more

While businesses continue to search for ways to adapt to the ‘new normal’, social enterprise Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) is rallying to support the budding careers of start-ups and scale-ups in the Midlands. Running its Startup Sprint programme, BEC has further extended support for underrepresented groups, by offering a number of female founders a free spot on the scheme. Read more

Law firm Shoosmiths has moved into bigger and better offices in Milton Keynes - just 33 minutes from London Euston - as part of the firm’s growth strategy to provide a truly UK-wide service. Head of office and partner Robin Webb said: “We’re delighted to move to such a prominent building and to create an exciting and dynamic workspace for our people." Read more

The global social and economic impact of Covid-19 are unparalleled. We’ve been forced, whether we like it or not, to finally make our reliance on technology official, in the form of project management tools, video conferencing platforms and other cloud-based software. Isolation and social distancing measures have made the virtual, personal. Read more