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Trade: maintaining supplies in a perfect storm


Manufacturers have had to contend with a number of trade and supply challenges to maintain orders. For Jasun Envirocare, the solution has been to review every process and supplier relationship.

Retail trade: time to renew processes (and grow green)


As retailers are forced to change processes to counter supply chain blockages and rising costs, they should take the opportunity to make sustainability part and parcel of the way they work, says Catherine Kelly, Head of Retail, Cooper Parry.

Omicron depresses services sector growth


The UK’s services sector is bearing the economic brunt of the rise in infections from the Omicron variant with growing numbers of staff isolating and increased consumer hesitancy, the latest research shows.

Deloitte: UK CFOs going for growth


Deloitte’s latest quarterly CFO Survey reveals investment in technology and skills as key priorities for growth, innovation and resilience.

Trade logistics is the lifeblood of an economy


The digitisation of logistics services, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has helped to facilitate the smooth operation of supply chains. But where can accountants add value?

Chart of the week: UK international trade


As 2021 draws to a close, our chart this week looks back on a rocky couple of years for UK international trade which has endured Brexit complications and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The innovation ecosystem: why collaboration is key


Two heads are better than one, or so the saying goes. And a collaborative or ecosystem approach to innovation can open up new avenues for growth and fresh ways of working, and stands to make organisations more competitive.

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