Individuals working in an entity, commercial or otherwise, are generally considered to be an asset to that organisation.  However, to the extent that they also hold the keys to the financial performance, security and reputation of the firm they may also be its weakness. This applies to all employees but especially the COO (or equivalent […]

SMEs in the UK, account for a total of 15.7 million; 60% of private sector employment, and a turnover of £1.8 trillion. They traditionally had a vast majority of their borrowing requirements met by high street banks, and this model worked very well for a very long time. Today, the situation is somewhat different. A […]

As threats continue to grow, there are no signs of cyber security breaches slowing anytime soon. Understanding and managing cyber security risks have jumped to the top of the agenda for business and government leaders, globally. The UK government has increased its proposed spending on cyber security defences, allotting £3.2 billion for investments, this amount […]

  • 14th February 2017

How employees can affect the value of a brand
The value of a brand is not just reflected on the balance sheet. Employees can affect the value of a brand in a number of ways.

The value of a brand is not just reflected on the balance sheet. Employees can affect the value of a brand in a number of ways. Employees are visible, both inside and outside work. Here are a few tips on how to increase your brand equity: Internal Employees can make a workplace more or less […]

  • 09th February 2017

Divorced from reality
Frances Sieber featuring in the Law Gazette

When introducing the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill into the House of Lords last month, Baroness Deech was keen to point out that the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which she wished to change, had not been debated by parliament for over 40 years and that society had moved on in that time. She complained that judges […]