EMB Group makes inspirational list

Chamber Patron EMB Group has been recognised in the 2018 edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. The report identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs across the UK. The EMB Group of companies

provides a range of market-leading accreditation and risk management solutions, a business improvement consultancy, as well as delivering a range of publicly-funded business growth services. EMB was formed in 2005 and

since then has delivered around 100 substantial programmes and projects. To be included in the London

Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a

Samworth’s efforts are long-listed

Samworth Brothers has been long- listed in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards - in both the Environmental Sustainability and the Connected Places categories. Samworth Brothers’ long-list

recognition in the BITC Responsible Business Environmental Sustainability Award was made for the work on its 4R Plan, which focuses on energy, water and waste to better understand how business impacts on the environment and the actions that can be taken to mitigate this. It is also long-listed in the

Connected Places Award for the development of its Sports Opportunity Fund charity. The fund was launched in 2013 and supports deserving community sports projects close to Samworth Brothers’ locations. The fund has made funding commitments totalling more than £1.7m to date.

minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at The EMB Group of companies

has successfully achieved growth over recent years through a combination of acquisition and investment in accreditation and risk management services, including a recent acquisition in the growing cyber and information security sector. EMB Group delivers a range of well-known brands, including Investors in People and ISO certification. Stephen Smith, CEO of EMB

Group, said: “We are delighted to be identified by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1,000 fastest-growing and most

dynamic SMEs in the UK. The inclusion of EMB Group in the 2018 report is testament to our growth strategy and the efforts of everyone involved in making EMB Group successful.” Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock

Exchange Plc, added: “We warmly congratulate all the companies identified in this year’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. “These dynamic companies are

the backbone of our economy, playing an important role in the UK’s ability to innovate, export and grow. This report is a significant part of London Stock Exchange Group’s broader campaign to support UK high-growth companies. We are committed to championing British businesses and Britain’s dynamic entrepreneurial spirit.”

China selects UoN to serve as training partner

The University of Nottingham’s Portland building

The University of Nottingham has been accredited as an official training partner by the Chinese government. The agreement, with China’s State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA), enables the university to provide expertise and training programmes to technical and managerial professionals in China. The university is one of the first higher education

institutes in the UK to be granted the status this year. The five-year agreement, signed in Shenzen, China, builds on the university’s track records in research and teaching collaborations with China. As an official overseas training collaborative

organisation, the university will provide training across its wide range of expertise, including the fields of new materials, advanced manufacturing, geospatial, big data, creative industries, entrepreneurship and healthcare. Professor Nick Miles, Pro-Vice Chancellor for

Global Engagement, said: “As the very first British university to open a China campus, we always commit to support the talent development of the country. China has set up a large number of innovation strategies for economic and social development. We are well positioned to help the country to achieve this plan.”


Stephen Smith

business network June 2018


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