Features

Stephen Archer, business analyst and director of Spring Partnerships, outlines his economic and business predictions for 2011.

How detailed information and modest behavioural changes can help to achieve field service excellence with fewer resources

Neglecting to ensure that electronic equipment is thoroughly tested before purchase can cost businesses time and money—not to mention the disastrous consequences of an unforeseen failure. Daryl Cornelius, director Enterprise EMEA, Spirent Communications, asks if your request for pricing is fit for purpose.

The global events industry is promoting the three elements of sustainability: environmental, social and financial.

Global business news

Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement, has announced the appointment of Burcin Ressamoglu as Chief Executive Officer. 

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have named Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS)—a consortium of equal share partners ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin—the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project using the alternative financing and procurement (AFP) model.

In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.

Executive Insight

According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, the proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with a background in technology has increased by 27% in the last year, with 14% of CEOs now having a background in the sector. This includes 30% of all new CEOs appointed in the last year. In contrast the number of FTSE leaders with retail and hospitality experience is in decline, from 21% in 2016 to 15% in 2019. Of the new CEOs appointed this year, just one (10%) had a background in retail and hospitality.

Each year we forecast how the labyrinth of technology advancements and consumer behaviour changes will redefine the Real Estate Contracting, Manufacturing, and Trading industries over the coming years. Consequently, we are always considering innovative ways to adapt and develop our offerings amid changing expectations of a demanding consumer

Business Blogs

Brazil’s economy has begun to recover since a series of economic and political crises which have dogged the country since 2013. Between Q1 2015 and Q4 2016, GDP shrunk in eight successive quarters. The lava jato (‘car wash’) scandal, which continues to rumble on, to date has indicted over 170 high-profile people and involved 16 of Brazil’s largest companies. 

SGS explain how they helped a pipeline company who encountered a blockage in one of their pipelines by using ultrasonic technology.