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THE FIRST WORD


Welcome to this month’s edition of Business Network – the penultimate edition of 2019. It’s fair to say that businesses are operating in uncertain times, and have been


doing for a considerable period of time. One tthing which is certain, however, is that we are constantly navigating change at


all levels – from societal to the evolving business landscape domestically and globally. Change manifests itself in many forms, be it the Brexit effect, environmental issues,


fluctuations in the national and global economy, technological advances… everywhere we look, changes are occurring. In a business sense, the difference between growing and standing still is often how businesses adapt, evolve and embrace change – dealing with challenges and embracing opportunities in the short, mid and long term. The focus of this edition of Business Network is how we react to change and ensure


prosperous, future-proof businesses continue to succeed in an ever-changing climate. It includes an interview with RSM Risk Advisory Partner Matthew Humphrey who


offers an intriguing insight as to how businesses differ in their approaches to change and what the key factors are for businesses to consider when planning for the future. There’s also a very interesting focus feature penned by Future Life Wealth Management Managing Director Jillian Thomas on why planning for a positive future in terms of both personal and business finances need to start now, with a particular focus on retirement. And finally, as well as the physical copy of the magazine, did you know that Business Network is also available as an app? A convenient way to have each edition of the magazine – as well as past editions - available to you at all times. Just go to your app store and type in Business Network to find and download.


Best wishes, Nathan Fearn Editor, Business Network


CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2019


NEWS UPDATE 4 MEMBER NEWS New mortgage will help the homeless


30 APPOINTMENTS The Notaries Society appoints new President


32 DEALS, MERGERS AND PARTNERSHIPS Acquisition for Aggregate Industries


33 STRATEGIC PARTNERS AND PATRONS Milestone for Eileen Richards Recruitment


34 CHAMBER NEWS Celebrations have begun for Enterprising Women Awards


INTERNATIONAL TRADE 52 Spotlight on: Thailand


POLITICS 54 Why uncertainty calls for strong business


leadership


INTERVIEW 56 Matthew Humphrey, Partner at RSM


FEATURES 60 BUSINESS BANKING AND FINANCE


Digging deeper into Commercial Finance


63 Business insurance – is online or old school the way to go?


64 FOCUS FEATURE Securing a prosperous future for you and your business


69 COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING The art of storytelling


72 Digital marketing for small businesses


TRAINING & EVENTS 74 Getting the best out of your staff


BUSINESS SUPPORT 76 DIGITAL GROWTH


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Contributor Jasmine Thompson


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78 FINANCE Serving the underserved in finance


80 LEGAL Protecting your business during the redundancy process


82 SKILLS The success story of degree apprenticeships


85 INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY Why change must be visualised


86 PROPERTY & ASSETS Protecting your commercial property


88 MOTORING Nick Jones tests the Jaguar E-Pace 240D


89 INFORMATION Creating an inclusive culture


COMMENT 90 THE LAST WORD


Chamber President Kevin Harris comments on the latest issues


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