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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  • User AvatarPaul in Wokingham 21st Nov - 11:58am
    @David Evans - but what can be done? There are plenty of people on LDV who have been saying these things for a long time,...
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    Exiled Scot Slight correction - The battle for 5th. place was between the LD's and the Monster Loony Party. The Greens had almost 5 times...
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    Having worked like hell in Clacton, I must say that though I don't have personal experience of going over the top at the Somme or...
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    @Helen Tadcastle "Meanwhile LDV will run yet another story on trans-gender/gay marriage awareness…" You are right inasmuch as these issues do not dominate the thinking...
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    @ David Evans "it is not our fault because it was never the right time for us to do anything" What I do not think...
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    My mind is so conflicted now. Before, when I still had some hope in the Liberal Democrats, I wanted Nick Clegg to resign. I thought...