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It takes perseverance, forward planning and a real commitment to best practice to achieve the performance levels necessary to achieve long-term success in today’s challenging economy.
This edition of Long View aims to inspire and inform businesses in their pursuit of high performance, providing insights to help them not just survive, but thrive.
Editor’s Picks: We hope you find the following selection of articles helpful as you shape and realise your own business performance ambitions in the months and years ahead.
DAVID OLDFIELD looks at what’s driving businesses to search for high performance.
GAVIN ESLER, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, on the secrets of great leaders.
Entrepreneur of the Year, COLIN STEVENS, shares the secrets of his success.
LinkedIn’s CONNIE GIBNEY discusses how they define and encourage high performance.
Skills champion JEREMY ANDERSON, untaps the value of workforce potential.
WILL STIRLING highlights the value of a bold outlook for the UK’s manufacturing sector.
ALLISTER MITCHELL, Lloyds Bank, discusses the latest developments for corporate cards.
MARK PARSONS shares his thoughts on what’s driving the growth of asset based lending.
Miller International’s JACQUI MILLER shares her top tips for success in overseas markets.
A look at how Fever-Tree is successfully targeting growth in export markets.
How A&J Mucklow, industrial property company specialist, is realising its growth ambitions.
RAY WILKINSON, Best Practice Club, explains how benchmarking can enhance performance.
Successful businesses are invariably those that have made themselves comfortable with the dynamics of change.
From April 2013 the running costs of new company cars could rise by £30 per month as a result of taxation changes announced in the March 2012 Budget.
LONG VIEW examines the career of Sir TIM BERNERS-LEE, the man who changed the world.
The current economic climate brings opportunities as well as challenges – and for strategic outsourcing and energy services company MITIE, the focus is very much on the opportunities.
A continuing focus on diversification has led many UK companies to consider alternative sources of funding. DAVID CLEARY, Lloyds Bank, analyses these funding trends.
It’s a changing landscape for higher education institutions. KEITH NORMAN explains how Lloyds Bank’s 20-year experience in the sector is rising to that challenge.
As traditional European markets stagnate, what is the outlook for the UK food and drink industry? CARL PARASKEVAS, Director of Sector Economics, Lloyds Bank, discusses.
When hospitality company Whitbread put their card processing business out to tender, the enhanced MI offered by Lloyds TSB Cardnet made it clear they had found an ideal partner.
Customers are changing far faster than the organisations that serve them explains DR NICOLA MILLARD, Customer Experience Futurologist at BT.
Adventurous companies need time, says SIMON WALKER, Director General, Institute of Directors, to cultivate growth in new, unfamiliar markets.
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