Author Archives: Geof Todd

Scaling-up the UK’s creative business

Danny Boyle’s fantastic opening ceremony for the Olympics highlighted that Great Britain has a great heritage and we can really put on a show – given the right investment! The ‘Big Society’ fails to provide a suitable framework to rebuild and refocus our future, to re-launch UK plc on the global stage. In short, how are we going to make Britain ‘Great’ again?

We have the opportunity to build the world centre of excellence around a major ‘Creative Business’ initiative in which we must

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Opinion: Three birds, one enhanced programme – beyond the town centre rejuvenation plans

In the wake of both the Government’s town centre rejuvenation plan and the Mary Portas initiative, I believe we have a bigger opportunity to build on the interest and momentum created by both these plans to use them to address some wider and related issues.

The current plans are very specific to town centres and I fully agree with the intent; however, I believe it could be enhanced to also address 2 additional points – the need to offer people not just the minimum wage, but a more representative ‘Living wage’ to help them out of any potential Benefits …

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    Enlight_bystand 27th Nov '14 - 11:45pm There should be no surprise about the continuing support for independent minded people in Wyre Forest. Anyone who knows...
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    ” Indeed it is proof of the fact that UKIP is hideous, racist, xenophobic and islamophobic.” Yup, Simon, that's right. I'm part Thai, so in...
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    Roland Good point -- the only mystery is -- who are the tiny handful, the 3% who want the Coalition to continue beyond May? Are...
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    David-1 27th Nov '14 - 9:04pm David, to answer your two questions -- 1)--. How did this internalised culture of self-harm begin? It began in...
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    I wonder whether asking the two intention questions, one after the other, biases respondents towards changing their answer? I don't recall there being much of...
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    John - strict answer no! You're making an assumption about the "Don’t know / No opinion". Accurate answer would be 96% :)