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  • Growth Podcast Ep 4 – Springing on from the Budget

    28/03/2023 Duração: 38min

    The Spring Budget was a significant one for business. But there’s no rest in our quest for growth – in this episode we talk green growth and skills too.  It’s worth reflecting on the Spring Budget on 15 March. After all, there was plenty in it to help firms go for growth. And although it may have been missing some green credentials – at the time of recording – we’re expecting to hear more on that front within days.    Joining us for this episode we have Katy Recina, Head of Economic Policy at the CBI, who’s trawled through the hundreds of pages of the red book so you don’t have to.  As so many of the measures she talks about – from wins on childcare and health support, to frustrations on the Apprenticeship Levy – relate to people and skills, we asked Matthew Percival, Director on our Changing Workforce Programme to join in the discussion. He helps us look back over our Future of Work Conference in early March, bringing in tips and advice from Pheonix Group and Microsoft too. Joining Syma Cullasy-Aldridge,

  • Growth Podcast Ep 3 – The Budget is coming!

    01/03/2023 Duração: 28min

    The upcoming Budget is an important one for growth. But why should businesses care what’s in the Chancellor’s red box on 15 March?  Joining us for this episode we have Louise Hellem, Director of Economic Policy at the CBI to talk us through the headlines of what we’re asking for in the Budget, the business concerns that have led to them, and how government intervention on childcare, capital investment and green growth can make a huge impact on the economy. Also, just how do we nurture a healthy workforce and how important is it to boost growth? Lydia Hamilton-Rimmer, Senior Policy Adviser in the CBI’s Health team joins the pod to tell us more. Joining the CBI’s Associate Editor, Joe Marshall in conversation is: Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, Chief Campaign Director, CBI Louise Hellem, Director of Economic Policy, CBI Lydia Hamilton-Rimmer, Senior Policy Adviser, Health, CBI In this episode we mention: CBI’s Spring Budget Submission Work Health Index

  • Growth Podcast Ep 2 – Are we stuck in a rut on growth?

    30/01/2023 Duração: 27min

    What is holding back the UK economy? What levers do government need to pull to increase growth, and what role can business play?  In this episode we hear from the CBI Director General, Tony Danker, and CBI Chief Campaign Director, Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, to delve into some of the solutions to those economic questions.

  • CBI @10am: Dealing with energy challenges this winter and beyond

    13/01/2023 Duração: 44min

    Whilst firms continue to face the ongoing pressures from energy challenges and ask themselves what happens next, the Government is due to announce updates to the energy support package for non-domestic consumers, with changes due to come into effect from 1 April 2023. Joining Syma Cullasy-Aldridge (Chief Campaigns Director, CBI) in our first episode for 2023 are Tom Thackray (Director – Decarbonisation, CBI), Juliette Sanders (Director of Strategic Communications, Energy UK), Paul Glendinning (Policy and Markets Director, Northern Powergrid), Neil Hodgson (Deputy Director Energy Intensive Industries and EBRS Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)) for an expert discussion on:  - How to navigate the energy challenges facing your business this winter and beyond - How businesses most exposed to high energy prices will continue to be supported  - What will be available to those firms not eligible for ongoing support.  For more information on our CBI @10am webinar series, and to

  • Growth Podcast Ep 1 – How do we boost growth in 2023?

    13/12/2022 Duração: 34min

    What does the UK need to get the economy growing in 2023? What should be the government priorities for business in the year ahead? How do we d change the childcare system to bring more mothers back into the workforce? And how do we best go after green growth? Join CBI Director General Tony Danker along with Chief Campaign Director Syma Cullasy-Aldridge for this special podcast episode. We recap some of the talking points from both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition speeches at the CBI Annual Conference. We also delve into the subject of green growth and hear from the CBI’s Decarbonisation team.  Joining the CBI’s Associate Editor, Joe Marshall in conversation are: Tony Danker, Director General, CBI Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, Chief Campaign Director, CBI  Tania Kumar, Deputy Director, Decarbonisation, CBI The CBI Annual Conference is the UK’s flagship event in both the business and political calendar. This year's event brings together influential leaders to explore how the UK can go for gr

  • Grow your business internationally: Trade in services

    28/10/2022 Duração: 37min

    Join the CBI’s Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith, Jo Twist, CEO, UKIE - The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, and Jonathan Seebacher, Director, Ryder Architecture to hear why trade in services is a key strategic opportunity for UK economic growth. The UK economy is fundamentally services based, making up 80% of the economy, while growth in global markets is predominantly in services and digital in the coming decades. Trade in services is therefore a key strategic opportunity for UK economic growth and is an absolute priority on the UK trade agenda.

  • Clusters Think In: Episode 6 - How UK clusters can become internationally competitive

    08/08/2022 Duração: 20min

    In the last episode in our 'Clusters Think In' podcast series, Hashi Mohammed, Contributing Editor at Tortoise Media is joined by Michael Anstey, Partner at Cambridge Innovation Capital, and Dan Metcalf, Director of Marketing & Communications at the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, to discuss how successful clusters can help the UK’s regions and nations to become internationally competitive.  Dan explains that it is vital that UK clusters are more proactive in investing in communications activity, which is underdeveloped compared to other international competitors who are constantly revisiting their brand and positioning in the marketplace to remain at the forefront of investor attention. He believes that the UK has a lot of strengths which are competitive globally but needs to break free of the conservative behaviour around science and technology infrastructure investment in order to be world-leading – to go faster will mean investing with conviction and require greater risk-takin

  • Clusters Think In: Episode 5 - How strong place leadership can help drive successful clusters

    01/08/2022 Duração: 22min

    In the fifth in our 'Clusters Think In' podcast series, Hashi Mohammed, Contributing Editor at Tortoise Media is joined by Kirsty Lloyd Jukes, Head of Investor Relations at Waymo, part of Alphabet, and Prof Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement at the University of Birmingham, to discuss how leadership in place can be developed to drive successful clusters across the regions and nations of the UK and the decisive role business can play in shaping future economic growth. Simon explains the importance for a place to build a clear narrative and story to create an identity and momentum to attract investment, emphasising that a cluster approach can help deepen external knowledge of a place and its attractiveness. He emphasises the importance of clear targeted policies and simple engagement points for investors, reducing the complexities in the landscape of support for business and building up capacity in regions in understanding the dynamics and intelligence behind business investmen

  • 1: Podcast Special: Taking net zero from ambition to reality

    28/07/2022 Duração: 34min

    In this episode, we explore how net zero remains a massive opportunity for growth despite current economic challenges. But is the UK positioning itself to keep its global lead on this? And how can firms convert their ambitions to reality – moving from commitments to implementation?  We recap on the trends that were discussed at this year’s CBI Achieving Net Zero conference and how we overcome the challenges, why firms need to start thinking about their impact on nature and what steps they can take to make the most of the opportunities. Joining the CBI's Associate Editor Joe Marshall in conversation are:  Tom Thackray, Programme Director, Decarbonisation, CBI  Tania Kumar, Head of Decarbonisation, CBI Supporting resources:    Toolkit: how your business can take action and seize net zero opportunities  5-minute watch: Why the business role is critical on the path to net zero  Toolkit: managing rising energy costs  #netzero #cop27 #decarbonisation #ccc

  • CBI @10am: How can firms help tackle the cost-of-living?

    21/07/2022 Duração: 42min

    In this week's episode, recorded 20 July 2002, the CBI’s Chief Campaign Director, Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, is joined by David Buttress (Co-Founder of Just Eat and the government’s new cost-of-living Tsar), Pete Holland (Anglian Water) and Paul Stroud (HSBC) for a conversation on the government’s new campaign – Help for Households - and how businesses are continuing to step up and support customers and employees with the cost-of-living crunch. Chaired by Liz Moseley, Tortoise Media. For more on our CBI @10am programme of webinars, and to view previous sessions, visit our hub at https://www.cbi.org.uk/cbi-10am/

  • Clusters Think In: Episode 4 - How clusters can help leverage access to finance and drive growth

    19/07/2022 Duração: 20min

    In the fourth in our 'Clusters Think In' series, Hashi Mohammed, Contributing Editor at Tortoise Media is joined by Simon Robeson, Managing Partner at North East Capital, and Rachel Shatliff, Managing Director, Business Banking North at HSBC plc, to discuss how clusters can help leverage access to finance at a regional level to drive growth. In this episode we discuss how successful clusters can help to leverage the strength of the UK finance sector, build out regional business finance and support firms across the country in accessing the finance they need. Rachel explains the importance of needing to shout about the successes taking place in the regions and to move the dial in elevating the opportunities that exist in their area and the commercial potential they offer, to attract investor interest. She emphasises the importance of not trying to replicate other areas but building on your own unique strengths and promote this as examples which cannot be done anywhere else. Simon talks about how clusters can r

  • SME Podcast: Myth-busting digital transformation

    18/07/2022 Duração: 40min

    In this session, recorded 14 July 2022, we explore the current external challenges businesses are facing and the importance of businesses preparing for what is on the horizon now to mitigate the cumulative burden of the hangover from COVID-19 and challenging headwinds firms are facing, whilst discussing what the CBI is calling on from the government and how firms can take control.  Hosted by Maxine Bligh, Commercial Director - Proposition and Transformation, CBI Participants: Nathan Brown, Principal Policy Advisor, Innovation Team, CBI Tim Andrews, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing Technology Centre

  • 4: Grow your business internationally: Episode 4 - Advanced manufacturing

    15/07/2022 Duração: 49min

    The Latin American economy is growing, presenting businesses with an opportunity to take advantage of the enormous potential in these markets. As a result, the CBI’s North America office has partnered with businesses and governments in Latin American countries to give CBI members the insights they need to do business here. Of particular value in the field of advanced manufacturing and the changes sparking from the 4th Industrial Revolution. We gathered experts from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico to showcase the main opportunities for investment opportunities in their respective markets and how UK businesses, considering their vast experience in the tech and innovation fields, can expand their footprint to Latin America.  Joining the CBI's Washington Senior Policy Advisor, John Bleed, today are: Brazil: Martyn Holmes, Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation Colombia: Mauricio Concha - Investment Promotion Manager at Invest Pacific (investment promotion agency for the state of Valle Del Cau

  • CBI @10am: Dealing with recruitment challenges

    14/07/2022 Duração: 41min

    In this session, recorded 13 July 2022, the CBI’s Matthew Percival (Programme Director, Skills & Inclusion, Changing Workforce Programme, CBI) is joined this week by Gareth Vale (Operations Director, ManpowerGroup) and Joëlle Warren (Executive Director, Warren Partners) for an expert discussion on the current recruitment challenges facing firms and what businesses can do to respond. Chaired by Liz Moseley, Editor & Partner, Tortoise Media. For more on our CBI @10am programme of webinars, and to view previous sessions, visit our hub at https://www.cbi.org.uk/cbi-10am/

  • CBI @10am: Spotlight on the Devolved Nations

    07/07/2022 Duração: 42min

    Firms across the UK are continuing to grapple with the cost-of-living squeeze, rising inflationary pressures and ongoing global supply chain challenges. Alongside this, businesses in the Devolved Nations also face their own unique set of challenges and opportunities. This podcast is designed to give firms, across the whole of the UK, insight into the political and business environments within Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Join John Foster (Director, Policy Delivery Unit, CBI), Angela McGowan (Director, CBI Northern Ireland), James Sloan (Principal Policy Adviser, CBI Scotland) and Leighton Jenkins (Head of Policy, CBI Wales) to hear a unique “Devolved Nation” take on CBI activity, and how each Devolved Administration is responding to current events. Including: A Political update, and the latest member intelligence, from across the Devolved Nations. Further clarity and guidance on the Northern Ireland Protocol and what it means for firms. Key events, announcements, and publications expected from e

  • SME Podcast: Unlocking growth through global trade

    05/07/2022 Duração: 42min

    In this session, recorded 23 June 2022, we explore how increased engagement in international markets through exporting has the potential to create significant business and growth opportunities for SMEs, including the value of exporting for SMEs and what the CBI is doing to support them, first-hand insights into exporting, resources to support SMEs with exporting and a case study from Plum Products on how they have successfully exported and access international markets and what it’s meant for the business. Joining the CBI' Chief Commercial Officer, Deborah Fraser, are:  Will McGarrigle, Head of Global Trade, CBI  Abi Brodie, Vice President, Sales, DHL Express UK Philip James, International Sales Director, Plum Products Supporting resources: Growing your SME business by going global Toolkit: how to grow your business globally Global trade: a webinar series Toolkit: Understanding the UK’s relationship with the EU

  • CBI @10am: Helping your employees through the cost-of-living squeeze

    30/06/2022 Duração: 33min

    In the current cost-of-living squeeze being encountered across the UK, firms are becoming increasingly aware of how finances affect mental health and what is the true cost to employers. Alongside this, the challenges continue to mount up around employee retention and recruitment as businesses look at how benefits packages can be enhanced. Joining Eugenia Migliori (Principal Policy Adviser, Inclusion - Changing Workforce Programme, CBI), this week is Ridhima Durham (Chief Commercial Officer, Salary Finance). Chaired by Giles Whittell, Tortoise Media. CBI @10am is a free webinar, recorded live every Wednesday.  To watch and listen to previous episodes and to register for future sessions, visit our website at https://www.cbi.org.uk/cbi-10am/

  • Clusters Think In: Episode 3 - How economic clusters can help drive up innovation collaboration in the UK

    27/06/2022 Duração: 20min

    In the third in our 'Clusters Think In' series, Hashi Mohammed, Contributing Editor at Tortoise Media is joined by Ben Law, VP for GoDaddy in UK & Ireland, and Dr Poonam Malik, Head of Investments at Strathclyde University, to discuss how economic clusters can help drive up innovation collaboration in every region and nation of the UK.    In this episode we discuss how a dynamic approach to innovation can forge new partnerships between businesses and be the essential DNA of a successful cluster. Ben explains how this can be vital in nurturing microbusinesses to be the next generation of scale up high growth firms which can really power regional economies, create jobs and narrow disparities between different parts of the country. Dr Poonam talks about the need for strong partnerships between Universities, investors and government to build the necessary ecosystem to enable more of our leading research and development to translate into commercially successful products and services which can drive world lea

  • CBI @10am: What's the latest UK economic outlook?

    23/06/2022 Duração: 41min

    In this session, recorded 22 June 2022, the CBI's Lead Economist, Alpesh Paleja, is joined by Peter Arnold (Chief Economist, EY) and Chan Kataria (Group Chief Executive, EMH Group Ltd) for an expert discussion on the CBI’s latest economic forecast and what this means for the cost-of-living and doing business. Chaired by Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, Tortoise Media. CBI @10am is a free webinar, recorded live every Wednesday. To watch and listen to previous episodes and to register for future sessions, visit our website at  https://www.cbi.org.uk/cb-10am/

  • CBI @10am: Is it time to refresh your Employee Value Proposition?

    16/06/2022 Duração: 42min

    In this episode, recorded 15 June 2022, the CBI’s Head of Employment Policy, Jennifer Beckwith, is joined by Mark Allan (General Manager Business and Specialist, Bupa), and Diana Rounce (Chief Operation Officer and General Counsel, Qumodo) for an expert discussion on how businesses can develop a competitive employee value proposition in the current labour market. Chaired by Giles Whittell, Editor, Tortoise Media. CBI @10am is a free webinar, recorded live every Wednesday. To watch and listen to previous episodes and to register for future sessions, visit our website at  https://www.cbi.org.uk/cb-10am/

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