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24 Jan 2024

Scaling roadblocks revealed as 58% of UK SMBs fear 2024 stagnation

Issue date: 24 January 2024 – New research by Be the Business and Slack reveals the internal and external barriers to growth UK small and medium businesses face in 2024..

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14 Dec 2023

Actions speak louder than words when it comes to productivity policy

Issue date: 14 December 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, shares his thoughts on the latest ONS figures in light of the Autumn Statement 2023..

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13 Dec 2023

AI has the potential to supercharge our productivity

Issue date: 13 December 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, writes about the opportunities of AI in relation to business productivity..

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21 Nov 2023

Expert-led AI event aims to boost business productivity

Issue date: 21 November 2023 - Business productivity charity, Be the Business, and The Productivity Institute have partnered to deliver an interactive AI event in Manchester as part of National Productivity Week on Tuesday 28 November 2023..

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22 Aug 2023

Productivity starts with great leadership

Issue date: 22 August 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, comments to the CMI's latest data on prioritising improved management and leadership..

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15 Aug 2023

Greater productivity can grow the UK economy by £94 billion

Issue date: 15 August 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the ONS UK productivity flash estimate figures..

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26 Jul 2023

Be the Business and American Express launch productivity partnership to empower small businesses across the UK

Issue date: 26 July 2023 - Be the Business and American Express announce the launch of a partnership to provide support for the UK’s small business community..

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19 Jul 2023

1% annual improvement in UK SME productivity would grow economy by £94bn in 5 years

Issue date: 19 July 2023 - Be the Business is calling on government, industry and SME leaders to act to address the urgent issue of lagging productivity..

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29 Jun 2023

More business leaders believe tech is the answer to productivity puzzle

Issue date: 29 June 2023 - New research from Be the Business comparing the views of business leaders pre- and post-pandemic..

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26 Apr 2023

Productivity underperformance is a national emergency

Issue date: 26 April 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the latest ONS productivity figures from Q4 2022..

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20 Apr 2023

SMEs report a capability crunch that paints a worrying picture for UK productivity growth

Issue date: 20 April 2023 - Be the Business' sixth edition of the Productive Business Index dives into the frontline of small business..

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15 Mar 2023

Unleashing business investment part of the productivity puzzle’s solution

Issue date: 15 March 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the Spring Budget 2023..

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9 Mar 2023

Be the Business and Lloyds Bank extend major strategic partnership to empower hundreds of UK businesses

Issue date: 9 March 2023 - Be the Business and Lloyds Bank announce the renewal of their partnership to help hundreds of UK business leaders achieve sustained productivity growth and success..

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9 Mar 2023

Seeking support is a sign of strength

Issue date: 9 March 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, writes about the loneliness of leadership and the need for external support..

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23 Feb 2023

Ambitions beyond growth needed to fuel a strong economy

Issue date: 23 February 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the Labour Party’s five national missions..

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27 Jan 2023

We need a clear path to greater productivity

Issue date: 27 January 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's vision for long-term prosperity in the UK..

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26 Jan 2023

It’s time we cracked the productivity code once and for all

Issue date: 26 January 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to productivity data from the ONS covering Q3 2022..

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11 Jan 2023

We must crack the code on productivity for the UK to catch other G7 economies

Issue date: 11 January 2023 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to international comparisons of productivity from the ONS..

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10 Jan 2023

Free business support programme boosts skills of SMEs by 73 per cent

Issue date: 10 January 2023 - Almost three-quarters of mentee participants in Be the Business’ free business mentoring programme improved their knowledge and skills..

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24 Nov 2022

Celebrate small businesses by investing in productivity

Issue date: 24 November 2022 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, writes in support of Small Business Saturday..

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20 Oct 2022

Business leaders less confident in their capabilities, but fighting to improve productivity levels

Issue date: 20 October 2022 - Be the Business' fifth edition of the Productive Business Index found that business leaders feel less confident that they have the management skills to handle the current economic situation..

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7 Oct 2022

The productivity gap remains large, but businesses have the latent potential to close it

Issue date: 7 October 2022 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to productivity figures from the ONS regarding Q2 2022..

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23 Sep 2022

Laser focus on productivity needed to meet Chancellor's growth ambitions

Issue date: 23 September 2022 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Growth Plan..

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16 Aug 2022

Raising productivity key to responding to the cost of doing business crisis

Issue date: 16 August 2022 - Anthony Impey, CEO of Be the Business, responds to the ONS productivity figures from Q2 2022..

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17 May 2022

One third of UK small business leaders not focusing on turnover growth

Issue date: 17 May 2022 - Be the Business is calling for a new approach in how the business support ecosystem speaks to business leaders..

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30 Mar 2022

Construction industry unites to make productivity gains

Issue date: 30 March 2022 - The Construction Productivity Taskforce, brought together by charity Be the Business, is setting an example for the sector..

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18 Mar 2022

New report shows business leaders are taking action to boost productivity

Issue date: 18 March 2022 - Be the Business' fourth edition of the PBI found that business leaders are improving their management skills and adopting technology..

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2 Mar 2022

UK's leading productivity-focused organisations sign MoU

Issue date: 2 March 2022 - The Productivity Institute, the research network for exploring UK productivity, and Be the Business have signed an MoU..