Citi is over 200 years old, an established global financial landmark with a great history but the rules of the game are changing! ERR took two golds for Best Simulation or Virtual Environment and Best E-learning Project - Private Sector, as well as a collection of silver and bronze trophies for Team of the Year and Best Blended Learning.
Healthcare professionals at the front line are often unsure of their role in improving quality and how to influence change. The Worldmark Academy is a global eLearning initiative, bringing learning and development to employees in Europe, Asia and the Americas. BT Reliable Web Site Hosting for businesses, organizations, individuals, manufacturers, professionals, portals, database driven websites and more.
BT specializes in providing customized website solutions that helps its clients to make the most of their online initiatives. Beeravolu Technologies Technologies possesses a vast experience in Ecommerce Web Development. Martin Dorchester is the CEO of the David MacBrayne Group and operates as Managing Director of both Argyll Ferries and Caledonian MacBrayne. Martin is a firm believer in CPD and lifelong learning and is currently completing a diploma in Economics with the Open University.
Michael Marra is Deputy Director of Design in Action (DiA) – Scotland's Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy. Michael was formerly a senior political adviser in the Scottish Parliament and Head of Policy and Public Affairs for Oxfam Scotland. Alessa Witt is an independent, early-career researcher who holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.
Simon was set to become a product designer, but he quit Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, to become a tech entrepreneur instead.
Three adrenaline-filled years later, he decided to quit the motor racing industry, and return to the tech sector. Liz McAreavey enjoyed an entrepreneurial career spanning 16 years, founding Le Bistro Hospitality, Scotland’s largest independent hospitality company, which she led to a successful exit in 2001.
John Curtis, one of Scotland’s leading journalists and a user of social media as a force for business growth. He joined Clydesdale Bank in 2006, focusing mainly on larger TMT transactions and developed the bank’s venture debt offering (Growth Finance) in 2010. Russell joined the UK Home Office in 1998 and has worked for the Scottish Government since 2005. Richard Harrison joined the Business School in 2013 as Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Richard's research interests straddle the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategy.
He is founding co-editor of "Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance" (Routledge). Very often it's the creative thinking that takes place across organisations and between sectors that leads to the best results. As independent financial advisors in the UK, with a high level of customer service, IMC have access to a full range of financial products, but their old website just didn't reflect it! IMC's previous website was outdated and didn't reflect their level of service and expertise - we had to design and build a user-friendly site that reflects the IMC brand and promotes the business. We provided IMC with a holistic website design and build solution to bring the quality of their website in line with the quality of service IMC's clients receive face-to-face. Each of the above services were vital to create the IMC website, but what about after the website has gone live? IMC said that feedback since launch has been 'amazing' - this is down to a host of reasons: a great looking site which is user-friendly, an easy-to-use CMS and high-quality, ongoing support from the team here at Formoda!
We provided IMC with a modern, responsive website which customers find 'easy to navigate and quite intuitive'. The site runs on our bespoke CMS, which IMC described as 'simply great - it couldn't get any easier' to use. As with all of our clients, we continue to provide IMC with ongoing support with any bugs or amends they wish to make. While continuing to service our existing client accounts, we've also taken on some fantastic new accounts with exciting projects both on and offline.
Of course, we couldn't do all of this without our incredible team, which has grown in strength over the past 12 months. We'd like extend a huge thank you to all our clients for your continued support - we wouldn't be here without you and will be fondly thinking of you all when popping the champagne and cutting the cake a little later today. Tasked with redesigning their wedding brochure, the driving force behind this was a desire to evolve the brand experience to offer a more truthful and accurate representation of Penton Park's unique offering. Converting initial enquiries to viewings, with the intention of ultimately, increasing wedding venue bookings. Ensuring couples understood the brand, ethos and wedding offering ahead of viewing the estate. In addition, we ensured the brochure detailed key information, clearly answering clients' questions, and displayed easy to understand costings, leaving no surprises to deter them from committing to a date. Essentially, we repositioned their offering so that Penton Park's visual identity was more in line with that of other prestige competitors. Since Penton Park started using their new brochure, they have seen a significant increase in bookings.
Furthermore, an absolute testament to the brochure is that Penton Park recently received a booking from an international couple.
For Penton Park, not only are they seeing an increase in bookings, but they are also saving time and money. As a full service creative agency, we can help take your business forward with beautifully designed, visually consistent promotional material to suit your marketing strategy - online & offline. When considering a new website, performance might not be at the top of your list of 'must haves'. Web performance optimisation is the act of streamlining your website to increase your site's speed. According to research, a 1 second delay in page load time equals 11% fewer views and a 7% loss in conversions. With the average (unfocused) attention span of humans dropping to 8.25 seconds from 12 seconds over 15 years, it's had a significant effect on our patience. Getting your users on your site more frequently and getting them to stay for longer will ultimately have an effect on your site's conversion rate, allowing you to get the most out of your ecommerce platform, increase subscribers, propagate brand awareness and more.
Google and other search engines look at site and social statistics to determine whether your site is the right fit for a searcher's query.
At Formoda we thoroughly optimise code and content to get your website to your users as quickly as possible. At Formoda we recommend hosting your website in the country where the majority of your visitors will be from. When you have a particularly high traffic website, are hosting many files, or have a global audience we can integrate Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies.
Darren Heath, world-renowned F1 Photographer, approached us to build a website to showcase his photos. Caching is simply the process of storing data that has already been generated once so that it is quicker to retrieve the next time it's requested.
For appropriate client-side caching, pages and data sent from the web server need to be sent with a correctly configured cache-control header.
Reducing the amount of images your website uses and their quality can provide quick improvements to your site's speed. All images contain metadata such as which device took the photo, when it was created and other unnecessary image data that isn't used when the image is used on a website. If we have piqued your interest on why performance is important and you're concerned your existing site might not be fast enough, why not contact us for a FREE site speed audit to determine where the slowdown is? Formoda is a brand-focused, full service design and communications agency based on the banks of the Dart in Totnes, Devon. We're now looking for a talented, enthusiastic Graphic Designer with agency experience to work on a wide range of projects, both print and digital. Our office will be closed over the Christmas period from 5pm, 23rd December and re-opening 4th January. Colehouse Farm offer luxurious, spacious and award-winning holiday cottages set in 56 acres of farmland in the heart of Devon.
A high bounce rate on the homepage, with the majority of users not navigating past the homepage.
Since launching the home page design refresh, there has been an increase in booking figures for these holiday cottages.
Colehouse Farm saw a 59% increase in sessions on the website, as well as a 74% increase in page views only four months after the design refresh went live. We also found that people were staying on the homepage for longer - 45% more time compared to the previous period. A healthy budget helps you to go down the gift route - make sure it's right for your target audience and try to make sure it's something functional. Chocolate, booze and biscuits are always nice, but a branded mug warmer or diary will be on their desk for the next year. Saying that, if you're thanking an entire team, but don't want to blow the bank, a hamper will really make their day. And we know it's a lovely gesture, but we'd suggest leaving it to your Great Aunt Agnes to send goats and chickens to Africa on your behalf. The trick with Christmas marketing is to get in there early, no matter what you're selling. We can provide you with a holistic marketing solution, making use of all of the channels you use to get in touch with your customers. We're now looking for a talented, enthusiastic Junior Graphic Designer with agency experience to work on a wide range of projects, both print and digital.
Google is just the latest of several 'big' names that have refreshed their visual identities for the 21st century.
The definition of a logo is "a graphic representation or symbol of a company name, trademark, abbreviation, etc., often uniquely designed for ready recognition". Google's globally recognised logo was given a face-lift to create a more contemporary look: For the first time in the company's history, the logo has changed from a traditional serif typeface to a sans serif one. Let's take Coca-Cola as an example: They have managed to establish one of the most recognisable identities across the globe, meaning you know the brand without the logo in sight.
Going back to Google, we can also see changes to other parts of their identity during the redesign process. So, a great identity is essential to any business: without it, companies would struggle to be recognised and remembered - the key to creating a successful company. Having a strong brand foundation is crucial to a successful business and it's important to ensure the right messages are sent out your customers. So there you have it: each element of a brand's overall identity explained in bite sized chunks.
Last weekend, our Ops Director Toni joined 1,300 colour-crazy people in running (as well as dancing and walking) 5k in support of local charity Rowcroft Hospice.
Toni says "This wasn't just my first 5k, it was also my first Colour Rush, which made for an unforgettable day. Overall, more than £70,000 has been raised for the hospice, which will help to support adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families in South Devon. There's still time to donate and, in doing so, support Rowcroft Hospice's vital work of providing care and support for the patients.
Formoda is a strategic, integrated full service design and communications agency based on the banks of the Dart in Totnes. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Online Marketing Manager to join our team based at our head office in Totnes. You will have a diverse and varied set of responsibilities - from developing online marketing strategy and managing social media platforms, to developing content and strategy, managing the integration of wider online marketing activity, working closely with colleagues across all other departments to ensure joined up activity and excellent creativity, as well as keeping a close handle on campaign performance.
It should go without saying that you have a passion for the digital world and keep a keen eye on all the latest trends, developments and thinking within the space, always looking at how you can make these work for your clients.
If you feel you are the type of person who can fit into our busy working environment and would love to help us grow our Online Marketing offering, then we would love to hear from you!
The Colour Rush is an annual fundraising event in support of local charity Rowcroft Hospice, which serves the people of South Devon by providing specialist care to patients with progressive, life limiting illnesses.
With 2 tonnes of paint (including NEON), Paignton seafront is set to be engulfed in a super bright cloud of rainbow madness on Saturday 12th September.
Rowcroft Hospice is hoping to reach an all-time high in Colour Rush funds with a target of £85,000. If you would like to sponsor Toni on her multicoloured escapade (and support Rowcroft Hospice's vital work of providing care and support for adults living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon), please give generously. Wikipedia defines e-commerce as the "trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet". So as you can see, this multi billion-dollar industry is already fast becoming one of the most important ways for a company to sell their products or services to an international market. But we're not just going to dazzle you with fascinating facts on the history of e-commerce, the real purpose of this article is to introduce you to the latest trends in the industry, so you can make sure your site caters for new movements and technology. In 2014, market-leaders such as Apple and Samsung introduced phones that were bigger than they have ever been before and this trend has carried through to 2015. With that in mind, you may not be surprised to learn that experts predict a huge rise in people making purchases on their phones - as long as the user experience is easier than ever! When apps first came about, companies went crazy and it seemed like every business you could think of was launching a mobile app. Many high street retailers have recently re-launched enhanced versions of their original apps, which are doing much better this time around. It is expected to be revolutionary for e-commerce because you can use it to pay within apps with one touch of a button, ensuring it's a fuss-free way to make purchases (Apple, 2015). It's becoming more evident in recent years that online stores are beginning to use video marketing to encourage customers to make purchases. Often if a customer is searching Google for a product of service, any company that has a video embedded on their website will rank highest on the search results.
Companies such as Ted Baker and Karen Millen have taken this one step further by introducing virtual stores, which give customers across the globe the true shopping experience, by allowing them to browse and navigate around their stores. The recently funded start-up Trillenium are taking this to the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform that Facebook bought for $2bn, which means you'll soon be able to 'virtually' wander around a shopping centre, socially with your friends. If you're looking for inspiration for your online shop, we'd love to chat through some ideas!
Formoda is a strategic, integrated design & digital agency delivering impact through effective creative. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our Account Management Team based at our head office in Totnes.
You should be a university graduate with a background in business, marketing or management. You will need to be able to advise clients on strategy, develop and plan integrated campaigns and practically manage the account and deliverables with the production teams' support.
Your performance will be evaluated based on your ability to deliver work on time and to budget, create good relationships with your clients as well as up sell to your clients. If you feel you are the type of person who can fit into our busy working environment then we would love to hear from you! Nowadays, more and more people are using their mobile devices to go online - Internet searches, browsing social media channels, checking emails, booking holidays, reading the news and doing online shopping (even ordering the weekly shop!) are now carried out across a multitude of devices. Historically, people would use their desktop computers to perform these tasks but online behaviour is changing - and so it's vital that websites keep up with this fundamental shift! In the past, you might have had one website for desktop users, and another one specifically for mobile users.
Google rolled out its 'mobile-friendly' update back in April, and now boosts the rank of responsive sites within mobile search results. The most important piece of information to take away from this update is that Google recognised (and acted upon) the huge increase in mobile usage.
Aside from the search benefits, a responsive website will help to increase conversion rates.
Another great thing about making your website responsive is that you can control where the conversion elements are placed on both mobile and tablet devices.
In addition to this, user experience can be crafted to each device, ensuring that individuals feel considered. The number of devices, platforms and browsers that need to work in harmony with your site grows every day and it's essential that your website is able to keep up with these changes.
At Formoda, we can work with you to create a responsive website solution that not only fits your business' needs but also ensures you're staying ahead of the competition.
Over this past year, we have been incredibly busy servicing both existing and new clients alike; we've launched some fantastic projects and have lots more exciting work in the pipeline. By strengthening our service offering we're able to continue doing an excellent job for each and every one of our clients. For now, we'd like to thank each and every one of our clients for your continued support - without you, we wouldn't be where we are today!
Our new office is bigger than the previous one in The Byre providing more space and allowing us to grow our business further. We can't wait to show off our new premises - just give us a few more weeks to put on the finishing touches! It's that time of the year again - Christmas songs are blasting from the radio, the smell of mince pies is everywhere and present shopping is looming. As we're getting into the festive spirit, we just wanted to give all of you the heads up on our Opening & Closing dates & times over the holiday season. In addition, Formoda will be closed on the afternoon of Friday, 5th December so we can enjoy a well-earned Christmas party. As the largest owner and operator of commercial bamboo plantations outside of China, EcoPlanet Bamboo is leading the industrialisation of bamboo. Formoda has been working with EcoPlanet Bamboo for a number of years and we were excited when they asked us to re-design and develop their website in order to better display the company's position as global leaders in the development of sustainable bamboo as a raw resource. The new site needed to be high-impact and engaging, drawing users in and clearly showing the scope of EPB's operations whilst of course always remaining on brand. Full-screen video on the home page, which is a striking visual display of what EPB are all about. The new EcoPlanet Bamboo website is fully responsive, meaning the content reshapes to provide optimal user experience (easy reading and navigating with minimium need to 'pinch-and-zoom') across a wide range of devices and screen sizes.
We've received lots of positive feedback on the new EcoPlanet Bamboo siteClick here to check it out - we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Naked Faun is a brand new jewellery company that specialises in providing jewels and treasures sourced from different cultures around the globe.
We have since worked with Naked Faun on a range of marketing material, including sleek business cards (with a spot UV finish), luxury packaging (with embossed and silver metallic foil finish), and a template for regular email updates and promotions. Jazmin Page - is the latest member to join our Graphic Design team after graduating from Plymouth University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication with Typography. Formoda are urgently seeking a middle-weight PHP developer to join our growing team in South Devon. You'll need to have drive, ambition and at least 2 years agency experience, understanding commercial demands and working well under tight deadlines.
We are looking for enthusiasm and attention to detail, someone who is keeping pace with current technical trends and can help us to push the limits for our clients. Formoda are a strategic, integrated design and digital agency delivering impact through effective creative. It was with slightly more bravado and enthusiasm than actual fitness that David, our Creative Director, entered his first cycling sportive on Sunday, 22nd June. The Dartmoor Classic is now bigger than ever with 3000 entrants and the (medium length) 67 mile course over some of Dartmoor's iconic hills, marks it as a firm favourite amongst the nations cyclists. A gentle, rolling first few miles are soon forgotten as the climb to Haytor begins only to be followed by hill, upon hill, upon hill. Last Saturday (21st June), our Technical Director Rich was part of a successful Guinness World Record attempt right here in Devon. Organised by Skydive UK at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, 279 participants took to the skies, the majority jumping for their chosen charity. Rich is hoping to repeat the jump one day, to support Tamba (Twins & Multiple Birth Association), a charity close to his heart as the Dad of twins. We are seeking a person who has great computer skills, an extremely enthusiastic nature, an obsessive attention to detail and wants to grow with us as we continue to expand. You'll be looking after our office, staff and client support so multi-tasking and organisational skills are a must. Taking care of our office and team will mean that you'll be dealing with a broad range of tasks such as telephone calls, general administration, HR, hospitality for clients, managing office supplies, digitising our filing system and so much more.
Within your role, you would need have a strong customer service approach as you will be handling domain names, hosting, basic technical issues and general support for our website customers. We can offer you a competitive salary, friendly office environment including office social events, regular friendly reviews along with opportunity for progression. So, if you are dynamic, ambitious, outgoing, organised and if you have excellent administrative and interpersonal skills then this could be the position for you. QI Properties Asset Management (QIPAM) is a UK based investment company that provides clients with quality residential stock throughout the UK. As part of an ongoing relationship with QIPAM, Formoda recently designed an informative sales brochure to promote their Quantum Property Bond. We began by reviewing their draft content and then re-worked it into sales-driven information, which was visually presented in the brochure. The brochure has been well received by both QIPAM and its clients, thanks to its high-quality, superior design. Over the past year, we have been working closely with Boyce Brixham to update the firm's branded material and establish visual brand consistency across all of their marketing collateral - both online and offline.
As part of this process, we were asked to re-design their website as their previous online presence was visibly dated and neither showcased their properties in the best possible light, nor accurately conveyed their range of skills. The new website design is very modern with large wide-screen images on the Home Page to set a very Brixham feel. The all important property search pages include Grid, List & Map result views and the ability to refine the search results with advanced filtering options. Overall, the website design is clean with a clear user experience and local imagery; all of this helps to quickly establish Boyce Brixham as Estate Agents with local and professional experience and knowledge.
The website was built using the Homeflow platform, which provides website infrastructure and CMS for estate agents.
Since launching, the new Boyce Brixham website has generated a lot of positive comments from clients, staff and locals. Castle Keep LLC is a bond investment company that specialises in promoting US property-based investments.
We wanted to create a visually impactful document, with simple but effective graphics, and clearly displayed information.
BBC Radio Bristol talk to Dr Emma Williams about techniques used by scammers in response to the story of an 83 year-old woman scammed of her life savings by fraudsters posing as police officers. Dr Sam Carr (Department of Education) talks to BBC Wiltshire about the importance of play for children. 3 Minute Thesis winner Jemma Rowlandson and runner-up David Cross spoke with BBC Radio Wiltshire following the University's 3 Minute Thesis competition.
Nicholas Willsmer, Directors of Studies of our FdSC Sports Performance and our BSc Sports Performance courses in the Department for Health, talks to Laura Rawlings for BBC Bristol about Eddie Izzard's 27 marathons in 27 days.
PhD candidate from the Department for Health, Oly Perkin, talks to Matt Faulkener for BBC Somerset on his new health study, for which he hopes to recruit men aged over 65 in order to measure the impact of their inactivity. Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Dr Biagio Forte, featured on BBC Bristol's 'Ask the expert' discussing the science behind the Northern Lights.
Dr Emma Carmel (SPS) talks to Ben McGrail for BBC Somerset on the latest developments with the migrant crisis and jungle camp in Calais. Dr John Troyer talks to BBC Bristol about the Future Cemetery project and work afoot at Arnos Vale in Bristol. Ed Stevens from the Public Engagement Unit and Caroline Hickman, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, discuss the new Community Matters initiative which could benefit local Voluntary and Community Organisations.
Dr James Betts (Department for Health) discusses the findings of the Bath Breakfast Study with Ali Vowels for BBC Radio Bristol.
BBC Points West cover our hosting of the trials for the UK team for the Invictus Games, including an interview with Vice President (Implementation) Steve Egan.
Vice-President (Implementation) Steve Egan talks to BBC Wiltshire about the University's hosting of the UK trials for the Invictus Games.
Vice-President (Implementation) speaks to Emma Britton for BBC Bristol about the University's hosting of the UK trials for the Invictus Games.


Dr Richard Cooper (Biology & Biochemistry) spoke to BBC Wiltshire about the potential disease risk to the world's banana crops. Eva Piatrikova speaks to BBC Wiltshire live at the start of our Department for Health Sports Performance Conference.
Dr Afroditi Stathi, Department for Health, interviewed for BBC Points West about the new REACT 'healthy ageing' study. Dr Hannah Family, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, discusses the interactive 'The Waiting Room' exhibition with BBC Somerset.
Dr Hannah Family, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, talks to Ali Vowells for BBC Bristol about this week's 'The Waiting Room' exhibition. Strength and conditioning coach (Sports Development and Recreation) and PhD student within our Department for Health, Corinne Yorston, talks to BBC Bristol about bio banding. BBC Points West cover Dr Sean Cumming's, Department for Health, work on biobanding with Bath Rugby. Dr Sean Cumming, Department for Health, talks to BBC Points West about biobanding and our work with Bath Rugby. Sean Cumming, Department for Health, interviewed live by BBC Somerset on biobanding and its potential across sports.
Dr Sean Cumming, Department for Health, talks to BBC Bristol about biobanding and how this technique for grouping players by size and weight make ensure teams don't waste players potential. Dr Natasha Doran, Department for Health, and former GP Dr Michael Harris talk to BBC Points West about the GP retention crisis their latest study highlights.
Dr Natasha Doran and former GP Dr Michael Harris talk to BBC Somerset about their GP retention study, also involving other researchers from our Department for Health. Dr Doran talks on BBC Bristol's Breakfast programme about the challenges of GP retention in view of the recent report published by the Universities of Bath and Bristol. Dr Doran (Department for Health) talks to BBC Wiltshire about the report out from the Universities of Bath and Bristol about large numbers of GPs leaving the profession early and the negative impact of organisational change.
Dr Kit Yates talks to BBC Radio Somerset about how black and white cats (and other animals) get their patches.
Professor Christine Griffin (Psychology) talks to BBC London's Paul Ross about the rising levels of alcohol poisoning and drinking to excess in view of a new report from the Nuffield Trust.
Dr Polly McGuigan (Health) talks to BBC Wiltshire about the Strictly, dancing and getting in shape by exercising through dance. Liz Sheils, a Health Psychology masters graduate, talks to Radio Bristol about the challenges of studying with chronic illness. ITV Westcountry correspondent Bob Constantine reports on the University's new ?4.4m grant in which Dr Chris Chuck from our Department of Chemical Engineering is leading a team looking to produce the first ever yeast-derived alternative to palm oil on an industrial scale. Sport and Exercise Science graduate (Department for Health) Dr Jon Scott, who now works in 'space medicine' at the European Space Agency talks to BBC Somerset about preparing Tim Peake for orbit.
BBC Points West Business correspondent Dave Harvey reports on the University's new ?4.4m grant in which Dr Chris Chuck from our Department of Chemical Engineering is leading a team looking to produce the first ever yeast-derived alternative to palm oil on an industrial scale. BBC Somerset's special four-part programme on the work of our Centre for Pain Research concludes with interviews with Rhiannon Edwards. Matt Faulkner speaks to Dr Ed Keogh, Deputy Director of our Centre for Pain Research, talks to BBC Somerset's Matt Faulkner about the importance of pain research. BBC Somerset's Emma Britton and Matt Faulkner hear their results from the pain tests carried out within our Centre for Pain Research. PhD candidate from our Centre for Pain Research, Rhiannon Edwards, puts BBC Somerset's Emma Britton through the pain tests and talks about the importance of pain research. ITV Westcountry health correspondent visited the University of Bath to learn more about Dr Manuch Soleimani's new research grant to develop ways of detecting non metallic landmines above and under the ground. Director of the Centre for War & Technology Professor David Galbreath talks to BBC Somerset Breakfast about the prospects for British Air Strikes over Syria.
Chair of Environmental Economics at the University, Professor Michael Finus (Economics), talks to BBC Somerset about the Paris Climate Summit and why it's important for people living in the region.
Bath's School of Management marketing and branding expert Donald Lancaster talks to BBC Bristol about Black Friday and ways to save money. Phd student Rhiannon Edwards talks to BBC Bristol's Geoff Twentyman about the Ignite Your Mind public engagement initiative which took place at the Ring o'Bells pub in Bath on Monday 16 November. Ignite Your Mind organiser Rhiannon Edwards talks to BBC Somerset about her PhD within the Centre for Pain Research at the University and also the Public Engagement initiative being hosted in a local Bath pub. Dr John Troyer talks to BBC Wiltshire about memorialisation and how it is used to come to term with grief in the wake of the Paris Attacks.
Dr Lucy O'Shea from the Department of Economics speak to BBC Wiltshire on the plastic bag 'tax' and prospects for a sugar tax.
Professor Carole Mundell (Head of Astrophysics) talks to BBC Radio Somerset about how the world will end. Professor Paul Gregg of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences talks live to BBC Bristol about the proposed changes to the tax credit system and what options lie ahead for the Chancellor.
Energy PhD researcher from the Department of Psychology, Karlijn Van Den Broek, speaks to BBC Wiltshire on energy saving tips. Professor Chris Budd talks to BBC Wiltshire about collecting his OBE from the Queen and on his work in improving maths education. Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Department of Psychology, discusses latest research with Escaping Victimhood, hoping to help victims of traumatic crime. BBC Points West cover our Rugby Science Network Conference (#RSNLive15) on Tuesday 15 September and how Bath research is making the game safer.
Dr Jason Hart talks to Sim Courtie for BBC Wiltshire on the plight of those caught up in the refugee crisis in Syria and the Middle East. Professor Charlie Lees from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, spoke to BBC Bristol about the Labour Leadership election and Jeremy Corbyn's popular appeal.
Dr Wali Aslam, from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, discusses the implications of and justifications for the drone strike in Syria with BBC Bristol. Dr Ian Walker talks to BBC Somerset about the latest study into the impact of health and safety cycling campaigns.
Last local BBC interview for Professor Paul Salkovskis with BBC Cornwall on the penultimate day of his awareness raising ride for OCD from John o'Groats to Lands End.
Professor Paul Salkovskis talks to BBC Bristol about Ride4OCD and the challenges and treatments available to people affected by the condition. Brian Neve from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies discusses Banksy, achieving notoriety and using art for political purposes with BBC Bristol.
Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Mike Nicholson, speaks to ITV News about Bath not entering Clearing for the first time. Dr Michael Proulx discusses latest developments with the vOICe device, now helping blind people to 'visualise' holiday snaps and postcards.
Professor Carole Mundell talks to BBC Radio Bristol's Steve Yabsley about astrophysics at Bath. Dr Janet Goodall, Department of Education, talks to BBC Wiltshire about parental involvement in children's learning and the challenges and questions about taking children out of school for holidays during term time. Born in 1964, John Swinney joined the Scottish National Party in 1979 and went on to graduate from Edinburgh University with an MA (Hons) in Politics.
Prior to his election as Westminster MP for North Tayside in 1997, he held a number of posts in the SNP at local and national level. Joel Bailey is a knowledgeable customer experience and service design leader, having spent over 15 years combining user-centred methodologies and business strategy to transform services in the private and public sectors.
Alex is a native Glaswegian who, after Strathclyde University, joined the Met Office in the early 1970s. He has held a variety of posts working amongst others as a forecaster at RAF Leuchars, Glasgow Weather Centre, Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, and Senior Forecaster for the ITV National Weather. After London Weather Centre he moved on to manage the Met Office defence network in the south of England and the Mediterranean.
As Council Web Manager, Sally's role has been to develop best practice solutions using web and social media. Stuart McRae is an Executive Collaboration & Social Business Evangelist for IBM Collaboration Solutions, responsible for briefing executives and IT strategists on the business value organisations can realise from the latest exceptional web experience and exceptional work experiences solutions, as well as speaking at public events on related topics. Kyle Thornton has been the MSYP for Glasgow Southside since 2011 and was elected Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament in June 2013. After graduating in Technology and Business Studies from Strathclyde University in 1986, Caroline left Scotland to work in the City of London. She has been a volunteer business advisor to the Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust for 10 years. Dave Black is a leading digital media consultant based in Edinburgh, with clients all over the world. With a strong background in programme delivery in the public and private sectors, Iain is a customer focused Business Unit Director. In exploring how the organisation needed to change, innovate and grow, it was clear that the bank faced the need to change its mindset, ethical decision-making and culture.
In this case study, we explore how they did it and what we can learn from them.ERR (Engineering Real Results) are market leaders in vocational education, training over 6,000 students each year in a variety of trade skills. We have been keeping track of performance and staff engagement throughout the project and have been delighted with the results. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Quality improvement is now becoming part of the training and on-going assessment for healthcare professionals.
That is the challenge for the NHS Leadership Academy and its Head of Professional Development, Chris Lake.
Faced with rapid growth on three continents, Worldmark needed to improve individual performance and identify future leaders. But the very system it had in place to deliver such excellence for customer enquiries was leading to delays, falling efficiency and frustrated customers and staff.
We can help you compare the outputs of your modernised learning strategy with your peers but perhaps more importantly the benchmark helps you compare your tactics for achieving those outcomes against the top performers.The Towards Maturity Index is the lead indicator at the heart of the Towards Maturity Benchmark Process. In recent years, trust in the conduct of the major UK public service broadcasters has been eroded by some well-publicised lapses. It provides new recruits with technical training needed for an engineering career across multiple disciplines including maritime, mechanical, aeronautical communication and information systems. In a career spanning 30 years Martin has operated nationally and internationally with organisations covering logistics, technology and finance. Martin is a supporter of Social and Community Business and chairs Firstport Ltd, a start-up funding organisation for social enterprises. He is particuarlly interested in questions about entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role in which localized social and economic structures affect the entreprenership process and firm strategy. He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the London School of Economics and Political Science with academic specialisms in economic theory, development practice and global political economy. She has lived and has gained extensive academic and business experience in both Germany and Great Britain. During the next few years, while studying for a part-time MBA, Simon co-founded several more companies, one of which led him to Edinburgh and then San Francisco. He is an ex marketing manager for the Post Office and a small business owner who has seen his own business harness social media to reach more than four million customers a week. That took Graeme to a new role as CFO for VC funded fintech business called KAL and then to GM of a larger software business, Graham Technology plc.
He has held a range of posts, covering a wide variety of issues, including youth justice in England & Wales to council elections in Scotland, via a two-year secondment in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was previously Director of the Management School at Queen's University Belfast (2006-2012), where he was academic lead on the development of new Management and Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre facilities and initial Director of the Leadership Institute at Queen's (2012-13), the University's executive education delivery channel.
So IMC asked us to create a responsive and modern website, which reflects their experience and professionalism while also providing a detailed introduction to all of their services. We also set IMC up with Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics, so they can effectively analyse their website traffic and usage data to measure return on investment (ROI) and make intelligent marketing and business decisions. They have a great team that make things happen, and they are always so professional and supportive. As Easter approaches, we're once again reminded that our company has grown another year older - and is now only a year away from double-digits! We've been contending with innovative business ideas, technical challenges, tight (!) deadlines, high-end print specifications, brand developments and more' and we've loved (almost) every minute of it! Our Client Services team is bigger than ever before to make sure we continue to provide a consistently high level of service while our company grows.
Before you think it was all just a big joke, we do in fact have some BIG news in the pipeline over the coming 12 months.
By doing this, Penton Park hoped to engage and educate couples to the point that they were 90% committed before booking a viewing. In order to design a brochure that really worked hard, it was vital to understand the major driving forces behind Penton Park. We simplified their brand message, and evolved this to create a more high-end, luxury and visual product.
They directly attribute this to the new brochure, and are finding that the couples who choose to view the house are already completely sold on the venue. On the back of receiving the brochure, they booked a flight to visit the house, pencilled in a date, and confirmed their booking the day they visited.
All of their booked viewings are with couples who really understand their brand, ethos and offering.
Creative flair and engaging content are vital of course but did you know that a slow website is likely to cost you in lost revenue, reduced user engagement and lower search engine rankings?
Read on to discover what impact this can have on site usability and conversion rates and gain insight on what can be done to improve it.
Website performance is even more important on mobile devices - users who are on the go expect the same level of responsiveness with 71 percent of users expecting sites to load on smartphones just as fast as they load on desktop computers. An alarming 88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience, making it even more important to ensure your visitors have the best user experience possible. The knock-on effect from providing a better user experience means that your site will undoubtedly rank higher. Having the website hosted on a server closer to your visitors will significantly reduce the TTFB.
AWS provides a comprehensive range of capabilities, from file storage to virtual servers and because the same technologies are used to power Amazon's range of global e-commerce sites, you can be sure they are robust, reliable and well supported.
As his website attracts tens of thousands of visits per month from 180+ countries, he needed a scalable solution for the storage and delivery of his high-resolution photography. With CloudFront, your content (be it images, videos, files) is replicated across many servers around the world. If your site has a large amount of data to search we recommend using a dedicated search service such as Algolia. This involves storing a pre-generated version of the page and serving that to all website visitors to help significantly reduce the time the page takes to load. This simply means storing website data on your computer so next the time you visit it, everything loads much faster.
One of the most important values here is 'max-age' which controls how long the resource remains stored on your device. However, images take up 64% of the average web page so it's important to keep the right balance between having sharp imagery and the impact it could have on your website's performance. A sprite image consists of all your icons placed side by side in a single file, we then tell the browser which section of that file to use to display the correct icon.
Running all your images through an optimiser or compressor (such as ImageOptim) helps strip out all that redundant data reducing file size significantly.
All data that's served by our web servers is configured to be compressed using a technology called Gzip. We will put together a comprehensive report that scores your site on the factors discussed above and provide advice on how you can improve your site's performance and conversion rates. Established in 2007, we've rapidly built a reputation for effective creativity and delivering results. As Christmas fast approaches, we just wanted to give you the heads up on our opening and closing times during the holidays.
We'll be periodically checking our email accounts during the holidays, so if there is anything important it won't be missed.
The team will be enjoying a well-deserved Christmas party - mulled wine and festive songs at the ready! Before you know, it's the end of November and you haven't even thought about the Christmas marketing for your business yet. Most retailers make more than half of their sales in the 3 months before Christmas and sales in-store fell by 2.1% in the UK last year - everyone is going online to shop.
In fact, the UK spends the most money in Europe during the festive season, 59.2% of which is on gifts. Logos come in all shapes, colours and sizes; from typographic marks to symbols and everything that falls in-between.
Up until that point, the logo hadn't really changed since 1999; some small changes were made back in 2013 but these were very subtle. Rather than going for a drastic change, the company recently made a change to their word-mark, again, to freshen it up. The brief for Eric Olson, the creator of the Klavika font (the original Facebook typeface) was to create a new customised word mark that had a friendlier look but was still identifiable as Facebook. The colour scheme has been slightly revised to "maintain saturation and pop", while new elements like their website icon, an upper case 'G' that uses all 4 'Google' colours, and the Google dots have all been introduced.
People often think that a brand is made up of a few simple elements like a logo and a website; but there is a lot more to it than that. For example, a Coca-Cole Executive once said "If Coca-Cola were to lose all of its production-related assets in a disaster, the company would survive. Of course, this is our opinion and others' might differ but we hope that this has given you an interesting insight into the world of branding. We have an extremely exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing and driving innovative online marketing strategies for our exciting portfolio of clients. Working across industries from prestige property to sports photography, we offer everything from web design through to social media, strategic marketing campaigns and print design.
The ideal person will have experience creating online marketing campaigns for a variety of brands and have a strong understanding of Google analytics and community management.
There's a huge amount to get stuck into from day one and lots of areas for you to add value and make a great reputation for yourself! Toni is planning to join hundreds of colour crazy people who will walk, run or even dance a 5k route along Paignton seafront. Jess Goodwin, Events Co-ordinator at Rowcroft says "The funds our Colour Rushers raise will go towards providing care to over 2200 people facing life limiting illnesses across South Devon every year, as well as supporting their loved ones and carers. Amazon was launched in 1995, but wasn't able to turn a profit until 2003 - that's 8 whole years!
However, because of this surge of activity, only a few apps actually took hold and became successful.
The focus is now on improving the user journey and experience, to drive sales, increase consumer interaction and to encourage repeat purchases. It was launched in the US on the 20th of October 2014 and in the UK on the 14th of July 2015. It has become the nearest contender to the in-store experience and, in fact, by 2017 (according to Cisco), it is anticipated that video will count for 69% of all consumer Internet traffic. Given the limiting patience of modern audiences, video is a great way to grab the attention of existing and future customers, and show off the full potential of the products or services. Using 360-degree panoramic photography, consumers can 'walk around' in a similar manner to Google Street View and can click on any item they see, which then opens the product on their e-commerce site. This is still in the early stages, however it is thought that it will become more and more popular for large retailers, and customers who enjoy the in-store experience but can't physically access the stores that they would like to.
While we make sure that we keep up with latest industry trends, we also understand that they might not be right for every business. Working across industries from prestige property to sports photography, we offer everything from web design through to social media, strategic marketing campaigns and print design for our wonderful set of clients. Simply put, a responsive website responds to its environment and optimises its content for the screen size it's being viewed on. In a nutshell, this means that if your website is mobile responsive, it should be placed higher in the search results, and most certainly above those that aren't mobile responsive. Naturally, Google want their searchers to have the best experience possible when using mobile devices. The bottom line is, if a website isn't responsive, then it is very unlikely visitors will convert when using mobile devices.
This gives you ultimate control in guiding customers through a strategic sales funnel towards both products and services. It is proven that when a user has a positive experience on a mobile device, they are more likely to buy a product or use a service. With more and more people using their mobiles and tablets to search and make purchases online, you have to cater to that audience by having a mobile responsive site.
Increase your conversion rates and take potential customers away from your competitors (chances are, they're not making use of responsive designs)! Our team has not only grown in strength but also in size with new staff coming on board in all areas; additions to the Design, Tech and Client Account departments, as well as an Office Manager, means we are now even better placed to expertly look after our clients (and team) alike. Unsurprisingly, with all these new additions to the team, things were getting a bit crowded at The Byre, so we moved to a new, bigger studio space at the Waterside in Totnes over the Christmas period. As you all know we have been very busy this past year with lots of projects and we've also taken on a number of fantastic new members of staff. In a great central Totnes location overlooking the river Dart, the new Formoda office is situated on The Plains just next to The Waterside Bistro.
With a modern, clean interface, the site is easy to navigate and quickly conveys EcoPlanet Bamboo's mission and objectives. Formoda were recently tasked with creating an iconic brand for Naked Faun that would reflect the unique nature of the products. This gave our designers the idea to incorporate ancient rune-like lettering, giving the brand a simple and clean look, with a traditional crafted element. We also designed the new Naked Faun website and built it on the Bigcommerce platform (a great ecommerce & shopping cart solution). As we've continued to expand our service offering and embarked on exciting new projects for a number of different clients, our team has grown with us to allow us to continue to offer the high level of service that we have become well known for. Alongside her studies, she managed to squeeze in plenty of work experience and has collaborated on multiple design and digital projects.
With over 10 years of business support and customer service experience gained across a variety of sectors, Nic has excellent organisation, administration and multi-tasking skills.
With a fantastic team made up of creatives, developers and project managers, we're continuing to increase our scope of services and make a real difference to our clients. From web design through to social media, advertising campaigns and print design, Formoda is one of the South West's leading creative agencies. As anyone who knows Dartmoor will attest, the views across all of South Devon are stunning. Each person left the Beech 99 aircraft at 15,000 feet and had 60 seconds of free fall to take in the spectacular views of our beautiful county.
Don't worry, we don't expect you to know everything and will provide training and support to help you grow in your role. Visual brand consistency was a crucial element, as was creating a striking document that clearly conveyed the key selling points to the customer. Our team designed an impressive graphic layout, elaborating on the fundamental content through simple, yet eye-catching imagery.
Established in 1925, the Independent Estate Agents pride themselves in their local knowledge and professional expertise.
The same size images are again used on the property details pages to really showcase the amazing local properties marketed by Boyce Brixham. Property details pages include a trove of information including key features, full property descriptions, floor plans, brochures, EPC details, location and more.
It's a great example of a modern, sleek yet usable website design for Estate Agents and sets a new standard in a market where agency websites are often neglected.
In his report Matthew Hill also covers the arrival of the Australian national team which is using the University as one of its bases for this year's Rugby World Cup. In 1999, he became the MSP for Tayside North, remaining as the constituency’s MP until standing down from Westminster at the 2001 General Election. He lives near Blairgowrie in his constituency and his hobbies include cycling and hill walking. He is Director of Service Design at Capita, a FTSE 100 company that delivers large-scale multichannel services for private sector and public sector clients such as the BBC, the Ministry of Defence, O2 and Birmingham City Council.
Alex then became Head of London weather Centre where he lead a team of forecasters responsible for severe weather and road forecasts in the southeast of England, rail forecasts for the UK as well as overall monitoring of UK National TV and radio output.


He is particularly focused on the business impact of emerging technologies like Social Computing, Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing. Previously serving as Vice Chair from 2012-2013, the 18 year old is also a student at the University of Glasgow studying Politics & Central and Eastern European Studies. Currently she is employed by Oracle, the largest enterprise software company in the world, as Director for Oracle Scotland. His company, Black Arts, serves a client base which ranges from entertainment and electronics giants to local SMEs and non profit organisations.In a rapidly changing digital world, Dave specializes in helping organizations to understand the new opportunities that have appeared, to find their own distinctive voices and to talk in new and innovative ways with their audiences. Iain has overall responsibility for the Government Business Unit within Amor Group, ensuring that we provide our customers with the best service and experience. One Public Sector Expo is a good illustration of the way we can bring together some thinking about the challenges for public services with practical solutions on display around the Expo. They are known for providing high quality training, leading to nationally recognised qualifications. This means that increasingly doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals worldwide will be required to engage with activities and projects that improve healthcare quality and safety which in turn make a real difference to patients. This included office-based staff as well as hospital-based functions encompassing cleaners, caterers, porters, maintenance, engineers and surveyors. An urgent solution was needed.The existing knowledge portal called Evolution, introduced in 2012, was designed to provide answers in real time, but it was proving difficult to use and had a limited search function. Trust is critical for Channel 4, because its relationship with viewers directly affects advertising sales revenues.
The team are also embracing how they can maximise the use of technology and new T&D approaches to facilitate learning in a challenging context. Their services help the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected children across the UK. As CEO of Dixon's B2B operation Martin built up the largest Apple reseller business in the UK as well as developing a £100m public sector business. He takes an evolutionary and institutional perspective towards the geography of entreprenerurship by studying how different entrepreneurial enviornments develop and evolove within places and how this influences firm startup strategy. Through designed collaborative innovation DiA has developed a pipeline of funded SMEs creating value and employment in the Scottish economy.
John is also motoring correspondent for the Daily Record, an expert on low carbon vehicles and is a broadcaster and business advisor.
Prior to that he held the Dixons Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Edinburgh, and has held senior academic positions at Aberdeen, Ulster and Queen's. We're helping IMC to review their data and ensure they're making the most of their online presence! It offers an in-content editing functionality, which makes it far more user-friendly and flexible than other solutions like Wordpress. We've been pushing ourselves and our clients beyond the limits of what's "comfortable" - and it's incredibly satisfying when the end product delivers great results.
In addition, the Design and Development teams have both been joined by talented and enthusiastic new staff members.
With all that company growth and a weighty workload, our plans have simply been delayed a little bit but we're now back working full-steam towards our very exciting but secret plan. As a unique family run business, we wanted to know their motives, unique selling points and all the stories in between!
These clients are fully aligned with Penton Park's vision, hence why there is a higher conversion rate!
Wait time is a key factor that strongly affects user experience, reducing this will increase return visitors and the amount of time they will stay on your site.
Both should be optimised as a lower TTFB is proven to have a positive effect on your search engine rankings whilst PLT is an important factor from a user's perspective. Our main web servers are hosted at a purpose-built data center in Maidenhead, UK which provides good connectivity throughout the UK and western Europe. We integrated Amazon's S3 file storage service to provide unlimited storage and Amazon CloudFront to provide the fastest possible load time for his images and static assets.
When a user requests your content, their request is routed to their nearest geographical server which helps reduce the response time so they get the content faster. Algolia uses their powerful indexing algorithms to provide relevant results at the speed of a keystroke without the need to maintain your own hardware.
A secondary advantage of the Formoda caching system is that you can make amends and edits to your site without them going live immediately. Without client-side caching, for every page you visited your browser would need to re-fetch the website's assets, many of which could be unchanged, wasting time and bandwidth.
The use of sprites cut down the amount of files your browser would have to request from the server as many images can live in a single file. This process removes any unnecessary whitespace and characters, reducing file size significantly. By compressing the pages, there is less data to send from the server to your browser, in some instances up to 70% less, which can have a dramatic effect on page load time for your users. But it can be easy to make sure your customers feel special, sometimes a simple email campaign or email newsletter will remind them that you're there. Josh Higgins, Facebook's Creative Director said of the change, "While we explored many directions, ultimately we decided that we only needed an update, and not a full redesign".
It is the mark of a company, person or organisation that is easily identifiable and creates part of an identity for the company or individual. Although the new logo is seen to be a big change, Google did experiment with various styles that were much more abstract, but ultimately decided to reject these in favour of a logotype that retained their distinct multi-coloured sequence.
Each stand-alone element needs to be coherent and work together in establishing the identity. And even with the logo gone, the colour, shape and typeface ensured that the cans were instantly recognisable as Coca-Cola products with the iconic red and historic dynamic ribbon. These additions have been applied to everything surrounding Google meaning they have adapted their identity. It is more than just the visual aspect of the company; a Brand is the 'biggest part of the picture'. In the book The Brand Gap, Marty Neumeier says, "A brand is a person's gut feeling about a product, service, or company.
By contrast, if all consumers were to have a sudden lapse of memory and forget everything related to Coca-Cola, the company would go out of business". Give someone who has never seen anything related to your brand a piece of your collateral without your logo; then ask them if they know what your brand is.
Collectively, we're addicted to cake, enjoy a good social outing and engage in daily battles to get our favourite songs on the studio's Spotify playlist. Well we're here to assure you that there's much more to it than this, and like all things digital, the industry is ever-changing. It is expected that many smaller sites will also begin to follow suit after seeing the success of the larger brands (Econsultancy, 2015).
However, with the increase in contactless bank cards, in the next couple of years, it will become more and more mainstream, as time-restricted consumers use it as a convenient way to make purchases in a matter of seconds. It is a very clear response from modern consumers on how they wish to make their journey through the buying process: Make it fun. Working across a range of devices (mobile, tablet and desktop), responsive sites aim to provide optimal viewing for the end user. Whilst this change is important, a variety of other key factors also continue to be used to rank search results such as site relevance, freshness of content, site performance and user experience. Returning searches with high quality and relevant content, websites that are easy to read (no pinching and zooming!) without horizontal scrolling is a high priority of theirs.
Responsive design ensures that users have optimum interaction, easy reading and navigation, minimum panning, resizing and scrolling and clear call to actions. We can't believe it's been 8 years now since we started out in the midst of the recession and have since built a creative agency that is continually going from strength to strength. We're working on some very exciting, top secret plans for our 9th year while continuing to produce the best possible design and digital work for our clients. Whilst we are all moved in, we're still making improvements here and there and have some boxes left to unpack. We'll be periodically checking key email accounts and mobiles during the holidays so if there is anything important it'll get through - otherwise, we'd love to catch up in 2015! Since launching at the beginning of November, the Naked Faun brand and products have received lots of positive attention on social media with orders coming in thick and fast. Jaz's favourite areas of design are branding, typography and photography and she is already producing beautifully designed work for Formoda. This combined with buckets of enthusiasm allow Nic to expertly look after our clients and the Formoda team in an effort to provide support where required and help us expand. Quarterly reviews take place in the pub (with breakfast), we'll give you Spotify Premium and we enjoy regular social outings as a team. Fuelled by a not inconsiderable quantity of energy gels, David eventually finished in four and a half hours, a few minutes from a gold. This included creating attractive, but easy-to-understand charts and using clear, bold icons. In his career, Martin has worked in FMCG, financial services, B2B and Gaming and has spent the last 5 years building a strong and successful digital team in what is Scotland’s largest full service digital agency.
He also acts as executive sponsor for key customers and partners, helping them to maximise the business value they derive from the IBM Social Business solutions they deploy.Prior to his current role, Stuart has worked in Technical Sales, Business Transformation, Product Management, IT Architecture and Development teams in IBM and Lotus.
Kyle is Chair of the Glasgow Youth Council and takes a keen interest in community empowerment, health and the economy. She is a Fellow of the RSA and sits on various Boards and Committees including E Skills, Scotland IS, Scottish Government ICT Advisory Board, a Trustee of Common Purpose and a member of the 2% club. One of his key strategic aims is to deliver truly efficient solutions that enable our customers to achieve cost savings. Workers also have to evidence their understanding of how information security is managed within their job roles, to meet Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requirements.
However, there are massive gaps and inconsistencies in standards, training, activity levels and outcomes.
Hesketh’s role included setting up training, management development, commercial training and appraisals across this new organisation.However, with 3,200 staff from 161 NHS organisations, where do you start? Worldmark International has grown rapidly from a single site UK organisation into a global one with 12 manufacturing sites and six Design Centres. The information on the site was written by the process team so the language was technical and difficult for front-line staff to relay to customers.
Chief Executive David Abraham made awareness and adherence to the Channel 4 Code of Conduct a key priority for all colleagues. Quick tipsIt is higly beneficial for senior members of the training & development dept' to have an active service delivery role.
The academy builds blended learning skills, alongside how to consult, build relationships and have challenging conversations. The organisation employs 30,000 people across 40 countries worldwide, and sells toys in more than 150 countries. Martin was part of the team that brought the 5 radio authorities together to create Ofcom and worked with the London Borough of Hackney on developing its infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics. He is also currently carrying out research on entrepreneurship in resource economies such as Aberdeen and Newfoundland.
Although these successful businesses are primarily found as part of the German Mittelstand, Alessa was one of the first to formally identify equivalents in Britain.
We can also easily provide clients with extra, bespoke functionality without having to hack - it's details like this which can make a website even more appealing to users. Attention to detail was paramount to creating a brochure that truly reflected the Rolfe family and their offering.
There are also other Content Delivery Networks (CDN) that we can integrate with including MaxCDN and CloudFlare.
Once you are happy with the changes, you simply click 'publish' and the content management system will regenerate the cache and start displaying your changes. It's important to try and find an appropriate balance so that resources are cached for as long as possible whilst not too long so as they become out-dated. Although the sprite file would be larger, reducing the amount of requests speeds up your site. So why was Google's update so widely broadcast while Facebook's 'redesign' seemed to slip under the carpet? Along the same lines, it's clear that the recent change to the Facebook logo isn't an update to the identity, it is only a change to the logo. The logo, the identity, the company values, marketing material and public image come together to make up the brand. If you did this with a Coca-Cola bottle and covered the logo, you'd still know the brand, wouldn't you? With three in four Britons now shopping online (ONS, 2014), following the latest e-commerce trends is extremely important if you want to succeed and keep up with your competition.
The content, images and structure of the site remain the same, but with a little 'responsive magic' the website will adapt to its device. Analysis by the Royal Academy of Engineering suggests Britain will need more than a million new engineers and technicians by 2020 – which will require double the current number of annual engineering graduates and apprentices.
Many managers are primarily concerned with efficiencies, providing value and reducing costs. Indeed, every enquiry into the NHS, both its failings and its successes, highlights some aspect of leadership. As a result, customer service representatives (CSR’s) struggled to understand the technical explanations which led to delays and unresolved customer queries. We have to have the critical capabilities in place to run, transform and drive the company forward. The L&D team also have dedicated research arm, so they can continually scan the horizon for new developments. Their focus has shifted from learning delivery to increased use of learning technologies and embedded performance support. Martin is also a keen lecturer and academic and has written a number of papers covering areas as diverse as CSR and Emotional Intelligence in management development. There's no need for you to worry about this though, as we configure and monitor this so that you don't have to. Combining code files reduces the amount of requests the browser will have make for your sites assets, this and minification are done automatically for us as a part of our development process. In light of all this confusion, we've decided to take a closer look at what the language surrounding a 'brand' actually means.
Neither Google nor Facebook have changed theirs during their recent Logo and Identity updates; keeping the same ethics, values and aims, they just visually enhanced the company.
It uses contactless payment technology so that you don't have to carry your bankcard everywhere you go. Because the website's front-end design and user experience change depending on the device used, the code behind the scenes is somewhat different to a non-responsive site.
Stuart has been involved in many industry bodies, including Guide Share Europe, EEMA and the IETF. Without them, any chance of riding on the coat-tails of an infrastructure-led economic revival appears to be wishful thinking. Clinicians and other healthcare professionals have very little knowledge or expertise in this field which makes quality improvement a complex challenge for healthcare internationally. On top of that, the NHS is under massive pressure to deliver more with less, in ways not previously part of its DNA. The aim of the academy was clear: to retain staff, improve performance in the workplace, change behaviour linked to company values, identify future leaders and provide a consistent approach to management development. This resulted in customers getting frustrated, staff having to make unnecessary call-backs and customers receiving inconsistent information. Our employees have to be confident, engaged and knowledgeable whilst delivering the personal touch to our customers as the retail landscape evolves and shopping habits change through the latest digital developments. Mattel has created regional centres of excellence for organisation development designed to build OD and L&D capability, facilitate connections and drive change across the international business. The specific idea was to marry informal and formal learning with great learning conversations for social learning.
In 2011 she was seconded to Essential Edinburgh as interim Chief Executive.Awards Outstanding Scottish Businesswoman of the Year 1999.
In this article, we're exploring key terminologies used to describe brands, identities and logos. Major banks have also started to embrace contactless technology; according to The Guardian, Britain's banks have already issued 54m contactless cards and usage rates are soaring, with over 1 billion Visa contactless purchases made in the last year (Visa, 2015). But they needed to get the dynamics right - not just to create a top-down push but a pull to bring about an employee-owned and manager-supported learning culture. It is about relationships between the relief organisations and between these organisations and local operatives. Frontline staff, such as hospital porters or catering managers, and even patients themselves can often have the biggest impact on quality improvement, but have seldom been influential before this innovative approach from the BMJ.
The Worldmark Academy has now made rapid inroads in to aligning learning to the needs of employees and to the corporate values and key goals. High levels of calls to the technical support line in 2012 highlighted that a new approach to improving employee’s ongoing product knowledge on the job was desperately needed. The team are focusing on outcomes and impact, not inputs, and are celebrating success as they go.
Hopefully, this will allow you to understand the difference, evaluate your own brand identity and how consistent it is. So most of the time, what you see isn't a 're-brand', but more of a 're-identity' as companies update their visual components. Increasing the number of qualified individuals in the field is tougher than it looks.Many individuals are looking to retrain for the construction industry. The most junior Edward Jenner programme, aimed at those beginning their leadership journey, is free to all users.
They are often working full time, or have family commitments and needed a training programme that was flexible and accessible. They were eager to create the best possible learning experience for their people and it was this enthusiasm that made them great to work with.
The learning solutionTo address this issue, the BMJ developed a flexible and comprehensive programme to support those undertaking healthcare quality improvement projects – often for the first time.
This means that IT teams can quickly spot trends and the issues that people need support with. Traditionally, when supporting the implementation of a new initiative the team would have pushed content to staff but this campaign encouraged everyday learning through a series of micro actions embedded into their work.
Project teams are helped to select a project, guided through the process, and encouraged to complete and write up their project. This article was first published in Training Journal.Registered users can download the case study for free by clicking on the link in the related downloads below. Today, they tend to turn to Google, YouTube or contact their peers for quick answers rather than plough through detailed instruction manuals. We’re looking at not building these massive, great tanker ships, but building little assets, mini-ships, that we can deploy really quickly and that you can put together in a different format. Not only from the leaders, the general managers and the functional leads, but also from the existing generalists.
Learners were taken through real life scenarios provided by staff and asked to make choices, they explored a virtual office to discover the possible dangers and they even had a go at cracking a password! The need for rapid, on the ground innovation is always a potential stress point in the face of organisational hierarchies. Learning, mentoring and opportunities for collaboration and publication are all combined in the BMJ programme, with over 200 projects completed to date in hospitals and healthcare centres up and down the country, raising the quality of patient care and hospital practice.
Like other charities we have been impacted by the recession and by a reduction in government spending. Develop a culture that embraces to be adaptable, a willingness to aquire & learn new skills and continually develop, through formal training or attending conferences, will resource your ability to adapt to changes. For the humanitarian organisation, each environment in which they work is about developing people for growth (their own and locals) but at the same time development for redundancy in that situation.
The BMJ Quality Improvement Reports journal aims to publish a high volume of quality improvement reports to help healthcare professionals document and share innovations and excellence in care. As of today, 2,500 aspirant leaders, managers and clinicians use this programme to bolster their leadership skills.
In addition the very nature of our core business of conducting research has seen massive changes due to technology. It was critical to shift to new learning principles, principles, and pivot our role as Learning professionals. This ensured that people knew that it was coming, and explained why the eLearning and the audit were important to CRI. An email campaign, together with banners on the CRI intranet, helped to push these messages.
The DisasterReady.org portal has not only provided an opportunity for speed and scale but also for assurance of quality through the use of accreditation, badges and the other tools available through technology.
An estimate and quote applicationThe resultsResearch with individuals after they completed the programme showed that 98% of the students who achieved their qualification using this method secured employment within 6 weeks of qualifying. Delivering and supporting learning that is applied consistently at the territory level to busy professionals is essential for our continued success.
Staff commented in feedback that they really liked the way the course felt like it was targeted at them.
Increasingly those communities are becoming self-sustaining communities of practice supporting workers in the difficult field conditions of tented communities and relief camps.
They appreciated the pictures of CRI posters and branded mugs in the eLearning scenes and said they could recognise real life scenarios from experience. Volunteers, often from outside the direct humanitarian field, provide material to fill gaps in the provision.
The communication language is currently mostly English but materials are now also becoming available in French and Arabic. A steady campaign before the course was even created, with visual teasers, helped to raise awareness of why the learning was important – not just for the organisation but for all staff and service users. Disaster response needs workers who have technical and soft skills, are emotionally well prepared and responsive to situations they find. Again, designed and delivered in partnership with the KPMG-led consortium and the NHS Leadership Academy, the programme has unique elements designed to ensure its powerful development is landed and integrated across the health and care. It is important that workers have the means to share, seek advice and support one another regardless of their affiliations.
In addition to four face-to-face highly experiential residentials and seven challenging learning set meetings, there’s also a state of the art virtual campus. Traditionally this has been a challenge, but for example using webinar speakers from a range of client organisations, making the content available to everyone, is breaking down those barriers and encouraging collaboration and sharing. Performance on the programme is peer-assessed by other participants – and it is real: there is an 8% failure rate!
Chris Lake believes a major element to the success of the programmes lays in the decision to co-create with expert partners, including National Voices. 500 pieces of material used voluntarily by 40,000 workers in over 190 countries suggests that in stressful, deadline driven situations people are finding the portal to provide real help. The rigorous procurement process prioritised culture and values as well as capability and cost, considered essential for achieving the quality needed to address NHS challenges. The ultimate test is whether the increased leadership skills and the organisational and cultural shifts they are bringing about in relief work are being felt by the ultimate customer – the victim of the disaster.
The initiative is characterised by simple technology to enable its accessibility, ensuring its reliability when needed. Engagement is an emerging key need, harnessing the technology power of gamification, badges, excellent visuals and the other features it brings.Where next?
A programme participant cannot pass the course without delivering measured service improvement – and it has to be written up. For most programmes this is posted globally online (on the publicly available NHSX site) to enable others to learn from it. Ultimately the vision is to move into enhancing the self-preparedness of potential victims. In the light of the recent terrible events in Nepal, the American Red Cross interest in this in relation to California is of note! This case study has been independently investigated and developed by Towards Maturity.



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