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UNO celebrates its first People against Ordinary Awards

Local bus company Uno recognised and rewarded the very best people and teams across its business with its inaugural People Against Ordinary Awards held on Thursday (5 September 2019)

Employees from Cranfield, Northampton and Hatfield came together to celebrate in style at the University of Hertfordshire’s Fielder Centre.

The scheme recognised thirty-six finalists across ten categories, including The Extraordinary Driver of the Year and The WOW Award.

East of England survey shows military skills and values are essential for workplace success

People in the East of England believe skills and values developed in the military are essential for good performance in the wider working world, according to new research published in Armed Forces Week by veterans’ employment charity The Poppy Factory.

Funding for community skills projects available for Bedfordshire

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) launches the second round of Community Grants. SEMLEP’s Community Grants programme offers voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations grant funding between £10,000 to £20,000 to provide local support to people who are unemployed, helping them to take up training, volunteering or get back into work.

Sunday buses from Cranfield Connect

Uno, who run buses from the village of Cranfield to Bedford and Milton Keynes, recently made changes to its Sunday timetable.
The routes run every 30 mins all day on weekdays and now run every hour from early until late on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Businesses invited to learn more about the future of supply chain logistics

Cranfield University and SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) are co-hosting an event for businesses to learn more about the future of supply chain logistics and how they can capitalise on the latest technological developments and innovative practices.

Luton coach boss banned for hiding fleet

Luton director banned for nine years after intentionally hiding company assets, including three coaches worth almost £40,000, from the liquidator

Cranfield HR expert warns peer-to-peer bonuses may have ‘unintended’ negative consequences

Responding to a report by the BBC’s ‘Wake up to Money’ on the practice, Dr Monica Franco-Santos, Reader in Organisational Governance at Cranfield School of Management and an expert in the design and implementation of executive compensation systems and other HR initiatives, argues that advocates of peer-to-peer bonuses make a number of assumptions about their effectiveness that can often prove to be unfounded in the long term.

Employers asked to ‘Give an Hour’ to inspire young people

Give an Hour calls for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to offer an hour of their time to help young people be prepared for the fast-changing world of work.

The initiative by The Careers & Enterprise Company and part of SEMLEP’s #GrowingTalent campaign highlights that in as little as one hour organisations can help to transform a young person’s future by bringing to life career opportunities and providing insight about the skills young people need to be work-ready and successful in the workplace.

SME businesses encouraged to take advantage of final stages of grant scheme

Businesses across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) region are being encouraged to take advantage of the final stages of a grant programme run by Cranfield University, in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Under the IMAGE (Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Green Economy) programme, businesses in the region can apply for a grant of up to £8,750 to receive part-funding for a research and development project to be carried out with universities.

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