Blog: Business

Workers wear hi-vis jackets and hard hats at quarry site

Julie Stone, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of External Affairs and Director of Online Learning, explores the growing support for a reform of the Apprenticeship Levy - change that could potentially see the levy made available for different types of training, not just apprenticeships.

a person holding a pile of coloured clothes

Charity retailer Harriet Webster urges you to say no to fast fashion and help reduce the 11 million items of clothing we send to landfill every week.

Professor Nicholas Apergis looks ahead to the post-Brexit economic future for the UK.

Heart with hands

Dr Sarah Rawlinson, Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Derby, explores experience gifts as alternatives to traditional Christmas spending.

Fresh from a visit to Harvard and face-to-face meeting with a marketing legend, Dr Charles Hancock, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Derby, talks about how his meeting with Harvard Emeritus Professor Gerald Zaltman came about and the impact it has had on his career.

Red door with a silver handle

In May 2016, the government created a task force to support more people with disabilities to gain access into apprenticeships. Jane Lowe, Head of Apprenticeships at the University of Derby, explores whether apprenticeship opportunities have improved for people with disabilities.

Golf club and ball

Dr Sarah Rawlinson, former Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Derby, investigates the new competitive socialising trend which could explain the changes in the ways in which we socialise.

Shop front

Professor Marc Cowling, Head of Research for the University of Derby's College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, reflects on the history of Bennetts and explores an emerging new chapter in the store's story.

Following the news that Thomas Cook has ceased trading, Dr Sarah Rawlinson, Head of the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Derby, reflects on its humble beginnings, the rise of the brand and its hopeless end.

Three nursing students working in the University's mock ward

Dr Bill Whitehead, Deputy Dean of the College of Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, discusses the importance of the transition period for student nurses to registered nurses in order to retain vital nursing staff.