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The sales value of public relations

1st November 2006

It goes without saying that your company’s reputation has a direct impact on the lead generation and business conversion rates of your sales team and therefore the bottom line.This has been...

The cornerstone of your contracts

1st November 2006

QUOTATIONS or proposals are a key component of any sales process. In their most basic form, they should provide your prospect with comprehensive and unambiguous details of the costs of the products...

BBC looks at new centre

1st October 2006

The corporation is considering three options and the front runner is believed to be a new purpose-built media centre in Central Milton Keynes.A BBC spokeswoman told Business MK that several options...

Survey highlights age law fears

1st October 2006

Research by business advisers PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Milton Keynes office reveals that the top two concerns for businesses are the retirement process and dealing with the pension-related...

Business builds links with Poland

1st October 2006

The Central Eastern Europe Initiative is working to facilitate trade between British and Polish companies by providing advice on researching potential markets and organising escorted visits.The...

Whitbread sells group headquarters

1st October 2006

The leisure giant is moving its head office staff to offices in Luton and Dunstable and the sale will be concluded once the new office premises have been refurbished.Duncan Robb, of agents Peter Hill...

Leaders call for technology champion

1st October 2006

The Milton Keynes Business Leaders group is also calling for a ‘technology champion’ to promote the cause.At its meeting in Central Milton Keynes last month, the group called for a focus...

Fears over a negative debate

1st October 2006

Business says that it has become negative and should focus on the quality of what will be planned. A motion at the latest Local Strategic Partnership meeting to reject all six growth options proposed...

Stadium plans to lure the corporates

1st October 2006

Its designers, the internationally renowned architects HOK, also created the new Wembley, Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium and the stadium that hosted the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.The...

United front for Olympic glory

1st October 2006

Key representatives from local authorities, the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford College, County Sports Partnership, Bedford Development Agency, London Luton Airport, Woburn Abbey and the...

Electronics firm targets bright sparks

1st October 2006

The firm set up a bespoke apprenticeship scheme and recruited five school leavers who in 18 months have become skilled electronic manufacturing workers.Axis has just taken on another six apprentices...

A far cry from chips and socks

1st October 2006

SARAH Deaves began her banking career as a cashier for NatWest. Today, she is chief executive of Coutts, the first female to occupy the position in the 314-year history of the ‘Queen’s...

Ofsted: Luton meets needs of employers

1st October 2006

Skills Minister Phil Hope has congratulated the town for bringing the provision of education and training for young people up to a ‘satisfactory’ standard. He added: "I am particularly...