On Wednesday 13 November SEMLEP, the Local Enterprise Partnership for the South East Midlands, brought around 100 of the region’s leading industry figures, local authorities and nature and environment organisations together to talk about the area’s response to this challenge.
Speaking after the event Peter Horrocks, SEMLEP’s Chair said, “it was clear from questions asked just how strong the public focus is on environmental sustainability. Our speakers all provided powerful ideas for how this area can improve nature and build economic success through a green economy.”
On Monday, 25 November, local mums and their children celebrated international conservation charity ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as the 100th organisation to support #FreeToFeed, an NHS breastfeeding campaign.
Families gathered outside the Zoo’s herd of white rhinos to thank the 100 businesses and venues supporting the campaign so far. This also showed that mums really can breastfeed anywhere.
The #FreeToFeed campaign, run by Bedfordshire Community Health Services and Flying Start Luton with support from local authorities, is encouraging businesses to do their bit to help new mums feel comfortable breastfeeding their children when out and about.Read More
Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership between the two organisations.
Network Rail is offering employees in its supply chain operations function a suite of development opportunities provided by Cranfield, including course content relevant to the railway supply chain.
While the placement programme provides the students with real-life supply chain challenges to develop their experience, Cranfield’s courses are developing the knowledge and expertise of Network Rail’s supply chain operations employees, professionalising the team’s capability.Read More
Cranfield School of Management’s MBA has been named as number one in the UK for percentage increase in post-MBA salary in the Which MBA? Full-time MBA ranking 2019, published by The Economist.
This year’s ranking represents an increase in Cranfield’s position by 15 places.
Cranfield’s full-time one-year MBA programme was also ranked second in the UK for Potential to Network and fifth in the UK for overall performanceRead More
Passengers using Bedford Train Station will soon be able to pick up, drop off and return their parcels as they hop on and off trains. This is thanks to a partnership between Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and InPost.
New automated lockers are being installed at Bedford Station and at ten other stations across the GTR network.Read More
Central England Co-op is launching its first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal to make sure as many children in Bedfordshire as possible have a gift to open this festive season.
Running throughout the month of November, customers and members are being urged to donate a present or stocking filler at special donation points located in all stores in the area.Read More
Bedford take-away, Jemz Caribbean, scooped the coveted award at the recent ceremony for the Food Awards England 2019. They were named the Best World Cuisine for the southern region.
Jemz Caribbean is run by husband and wife duo, Sandra and Patrick Harris who opened up shop on Ampthill Road back in 2015. Sandra is also the chef, whose mouth-watering cuisine has been popular within the local community for many years.Read More
Cranfield University is partnering with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to provide free Brexit-readiness training to businesses ahead of the UK’s potential exit from the European Union later this month.
With less than four weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, CILT (UK) – the professional membership body for those involved in the movement of goods and people – has launched a series of workshops and television training sessions to ensure small and medium-sized businesses are equipped with crucial guidance on cross-border customs and how best to prepare for the impact Brexit is likely to have on importing and exporting with EU countries.
The training sessions, delivered via the brand new CILT-TV, will be hosted in Cranfield’s in-house television studios and be available for participants to view via laptops and handheld devices. Interactive broadcasts will focus on two main areasRead More
Central Bedfordshire Council, with partners Community Catalysts, is looking to help local people to start up small businesses or community ventures designed to care for and support other people in their local area.
Community Catalysts, which is a social enterprise already delivering successful schemes across the UK, offers advice, support and direction for people who want to set up a small business (or micro-enterprise) but perhaps don’t know where to start.Read More
Cranfield University has been awarded £1.2million to create a UK Aviation Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship cluster, named AVIATE+, helping small businesses develop the technology of the future. One of 20 University Enterprise Zones (UEZ), Cranfield will use its world-renowned expertise in this area to support start-ups and SMEs with specialist facilities, programmes and collaborations.Read More
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.Read More
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