We face a common problem and one which we can best counter together. The sharing of intelligence; securing our energy supplies; closer military planning and working; and protecting shipping lanes are all worthwhile outcomes, which would benefit both us and all of the Nordic nations.
I was just your average school student who passed his GCSEs with Cs and 1 B (Maths) and like many other young people, I left school with university as my vision. When I started college I began to understand more about apprenticeships and the chance to learn and develop skills, while also being paid...
Doing a Higher Apprenticeship in engineering at JCB has changed my life. I work as a design engineer four days a week, and study for an engineering degree one day. I have a salary, no student debt, and the support to pass my degree and become successful within the company.
So, gender prejudice in the workplace is dead? I think not, if the off-message comments of advertising agency head Kevin Roberts are a guide. It's actually a pesky virus that just got smarter.
So at all three levels - personal, organisational and societal - the question of mental health and wellbeing invites businesses to think more deeply about the importance of living out a purpose that serves society. And as a provocation, a good starting point for any business leader is to ask themselves the question: 'What would our employees say our business' attitude to mental health is?'
We bring our skills, our ideas, our creativity, our mentoring and our history. Studies show that older women bring a sense of rational to a table - we know when to take calculated risks and when to sit back. We're calmer and we're smarter.
The only way Sir Philip can re-build his reputation is the hard way. Eleven thousand people lost their jobs as a result of the collapse of BHS, leaving a £571million hole in its pension fund... The time for belligerence is over. Sir Philip needs to learn how to do humility. It may not come naturally to him, but it is his only option.
As the new UK Government navigates a course towards a new economic and political relationship with Europe and the rest of the world, UK businesses and their leaders must adopt a firm stance focused on keeping the British economy successful, open and innovative.
A couple of weeks ago, two friends of mine independently decided to leave LinkedIn. They clicked the 'close account' button and that was it...gone in an instant. I have to say, I was shocked. But then, perhaps I shouldn't have been.
Since becoming Prime Minister Theresa May has been sounding like some kind of Buddhist holy woman chanting the mantra 'Brexit is Brexit' whenever she's challenged on the 'ifs & whens' of Britain's actual departure from the European Union.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe times have changed. Maybe people just aren't as bothered as they used to be. Or, maybe my theory is right, and the reason people aren't as bothered, is because the quality of music just isn't as good as it used to be. Where are the Michael Jacksons and the Whitney Houstons of today?
During the EU referendum campaign, the Vote Leave campaign repeatedly reassured the British people that a vote for Brexit would boost the economy and create jobs. And they dismissed all expert warnings of the consequences of a vote to leave - from the Bank of England, IMF, Treasury and others. But Monday has seen just the latest in a series of shockingly bad economic numbers... While the new Prime Minister earnestly reassures the nation about her commitment to an industrial strategy, her government is packed full with Leave campaigners who have made that strategy immensely more difficult to carry out.
We need to start shopping better to make the fashion industry listen. There are some really simple ways to start choosing sustainable fashion over the mass-produced. Here's a quick look at two niche sectors that are growing considerably in sustainable options...
This time last year, during the nominations process for our third annual OUTstanding and FT Power Lists, there was a sense of progress and celebration...
I initially started carrying out market research, when I say market research I mean picking up the phone and calling pawnbrokers pretending to be Sir Douglas Antwerp from Peterborough. I came up with an amazing well embroiled fabrication with a tale of wealth, death, rare works of art and inheritance.
In March 2016 Section 54 of the UK's Modern Slavery Act - Transparency in Supply Chains etc. (TISC) provision took effect. It required businesses with a global turnover of £36 million or more and doing business in the UK to publish an annual statement about their efforts to tackle slavery in supply chains and their own organisation.