Blog: Business

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Dr Koushik Das Sarma, Programme Facilitator for the Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP) at the University of Derby, explores how business resilience feeds into business strategy, and draws on some of the questions and feedback he has heard from SME leaders currently on the programme.

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Dr Gary Wright, Senior Researcher in Low Carbon Technology at the University of Derby, looks at how businesses will play a big part in the UK's commitment to making a ‘net zero’ contribution to the world’s carbon emissions by 2050 and explains the ingenious ways that firms here in Derbyshire can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and cut their costs.

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As the University of Derby marks National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February), Andy Dowling, Apprenticeships Business Development Manager at the University, explores why a blend of 'off' and 'on the job' training is proving to be a winning formula for students and businesses alike.

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Parminder Johal, Head of Discipline for Accounting and Finance, and Richard Maksymowicz, Associate Lecturer, both at the University of Derby, discuss online retailers taking on high street brands and explore the impact Covid-19 is having on long-standing retailers.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, finds historic parallels in the on-going Brexit discussions relating to the sovereignty of the seas and the battle for fishing rights.

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Chrissie Rowell, Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising at the University of Derby, discusses her recent research into the purchase and consumption of gin, and how it shows the extent to which women are driving the popularity of the spirit.

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Dr Koushik Das Sarma, Programme Facilitator for the Small Business Leadership Programme at the University of Derby, explores how SME leaders are coping with the effects of Covid-19 on business and the vital support needed to help them get ahead of the curve.

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Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, discusses what can be done to not only rebuild the SME sector but to take it to new levels of entrepreneurship across the UK.

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University of Derby graduate David Hambling is the owner of The Joy of Pages, a publishing services company based in Derbyshire. He set up his business with the help of our Be The Boss programme.

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Bev Crighton, Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at the University of Derby, explains why and how we should join the University's Small Business Saturday virtual celebration on Saturday 5 December.