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The two teams from Newport Girls High School

Celebrating the next generation of business talent

The future of business is in excellent hands if the evidence of this week’s Young Enterprise Shropshire Awards are an indicator. We were delighted to sponsor a category again this year, which gave me the chance to see what the young people from schools across the county had been doing to put business theory into

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Facebook data debacle – is it really a surprise?

There’s a well-worn saying in marketing circles: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product.” In light of that, should the current furore around Facebook data really be a surprise? It’s all started with the case of Cambridge Analytica, which took swathes of the information Facebook holds on users, which is probably shouldn’t have had, and

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KFC bucket

KFC not chicken over apology

Genius is the word for how KFC has handled the public apology over it’s lack of chicken fiasco. When something as heartstoppingly bad as having to close hundreds of stores hits a major brand, judging the response is a real balancing act. We all know that humour can be the best way to dissipate anger

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Drawing of freemasons handshake

Freemasons put a bomb under their own PR plan

The Freemasons are worried. They must be, because they’ve just made the very bold gesture of taking out adverts in several national newspapers to tell everyone that they really are nice and should be trusted. They’re going to work on their reputation.

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Jars of Nutella lined up in a shop

Going nuts for Nutella – “riot” ensues

French shoppers have been “rioting” over Nutella. This should fall into the realms of “you couldn’t make it up”. Normally such a tale turns out to be about much more than the headline. However in this case it really does seem to be all about a huge price cut for every French person’s favourite chocolate

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Car burning at the roadside

Email address affects insurance quote lottery

Getting a car insurance quote has always seemed like a bit of a lottery. Now one major insurer has confessed that your email address could affect how much you pay! Apparently Admiral could up your quote if you use a Hotmail address. How can that be the case, you may wonder? It’s not a random

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The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London

Mysogynistic charity event unmasked

A charity event held at London’s high-end Dorchester Hotel has today been revealed as a seemingly mysogynistic nightmare. It sound like the kind of disgrace you would imagine could no longer exist in an enlightened society. The Financial Times newspaper sent female reporters undercover to find out what would happen at this men-only Presidents Club

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