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The future of car purchasing: The end of the car dealership?

The car manufacturer-dealership model has been a consistent part of the car industry for decades. Franchised dealerships are a convenient way for brands to own and grow revenues without the hassle of owning and operating the branch itself. However, with many other industries being disrupted by new technologies, could this industry be about to change?…

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Growth Trends 2017: What are the opportunities

Over the course of 2016 we observed a small number of trends driving growth across many industries. Analysis of these trends gives insights into the ideas that are leading company strategy in the UK and are likely to be seen in 2017. One thing that is becoming increasingly clear is that companies are becoming more…

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Made In The UK – The Potential Benefits of Reshoring Manufacturing

With the news that Aston Martin chose South Wales ahead of 20 other global locations to build its new luxury DBX, what are the advantages of having a “Made in the U.K.” label? Whilst recent media reports have highlighted the struggles faced by U.K. steel manufacturers, there are other businesses with U.K. factories which are…

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Getting CVC Right: 5 key lessons learnt for corporates looking to invest in small, high potential businesses

Struck by the clear benefits and patchy historical success of CVC, we interviewed 16 ventures with experience of CVC investment to understand what characterises a successful CVC partnership. Over 90% of them classed their deals as being ‘very successful’. This paper explores the experiences behind these positive outcomes, and draws out lessons for corporates interested…

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The Future of Drones in the Commercial World

Traditionally the usage of drones, UAVs, has been seen by many is limited to the military space. However, it now appears as though there is an opportunity for UAVs to revolutionise the commercial world through the way in which goods are delivered, as well as the way in which landscapes are mapped. Here we explore…

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