Blog: Business

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Professor Malcolm Todd, of the University of Derby, writes about the importance of raising the profile of degree apprenticeships.

Rob James focuses on the support the University of Derby offers to businesses and other organisations across the region. 

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Our Internal Communications Officer, Emily Bishton looks at the issue of sustainability in fashion. 

Is leadership dead or is it just evolving? Rob James investigates new theories of how businesses and political movements are led.

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The government's tourism sector deal is welcome news for higher education providers of skills for the hospitality trade, such as the University of Derby. 

Staff training in a classroom with post-it notes

Staff training has many benefits but evaluating Return on Investment (ROI) from conducting training is not the easiest job. Because of this difficulty, most small businesses fail to evaluate training thoroughly and rarely consider their ROI in monetary terms. However, there are relatively simple ways to calculate your training ROI, including the eight-step approach introduced by 1 HRFocus.

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Professor Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor - External Affairs at the University of Derby, discusses the power of the Midlands cities working collaboratively to enhance its reputation further on the global stage.

Chatsworth House against a backdrop of rolling, wooded hills

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, explains why the region is a great place to live, visit, work and study, and how universities have a part to play in strengthening the Midlands' reputation across the globe.

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Professor Warren Manning discusses how our innovations can improve productivity and competitiveness of businesses across the Midlands.

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Professor Kamil Omoteso explains why the Midlands needs better transport connections to allow the region to succeed on the world stage.