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biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

biz4Biz Connexions

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses. There are no annual fees to be a member of Connexions nor complex rules.

 

Understanding GDPR and cybercrime
What can SMEs do to protect themselves from cybercrime?

Thursday, 19 April 2018 at the Needham House Hotel

Many SMEs see themselves as too small to be victims of cybercrime. There are growing amounts of personally-identifiable data being openly traded online. A business survey showed that 64 per cent of customers said they would be discouraged from buying goods or services from SME's which had suffered a data breach.

What can small businesses do to protect themselves and the sensitive data of their customers?

Our guest speakers are David Privett and Daniel Creedon from Assign-IT, a Herts-based IT support and security services company.

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The biz4Biz awards 2018 — the winners were announced at our glittering awards ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

The biz4Biz award winners were announced at our glittering black tie awards ceremony at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel on Friday 2 March, 2018

Photographs from the evening are now available and can be downloaded free of charge for use on websites and for promotional purposes.

When you download one or more photographs you will be asked for a password which is case sensitive. The password is:

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Please click on the button below to go to the CPG Photography biz4Biz gallery:

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Magazine — biz4Biz Awards Special

biz4Biz Insight is packed with thought-provoking articles, news and comment. We have a wide variety of interesting columnists and guest writers giving their views on a range of topics and issues that affect the SME business community.

In the latest issue:

  • biz4Biz Awards - read about the big night
  • Networking - biz4Biz ConneXions
  • Willow - biz4Biz Awards supported charity
  • CMA Spreadsheet Solutions - get your spreadsheets to truly Excel
  • DVANA - How to deal with the productivity gap
  • Kit Davies - Acting CEO of Hart Learning talks about recent successes
  • Andy Stroomer of Airbus talks about space, above and beyond
  • Crane & Staples - profiling our best legal services provider
  • Keep+ - SMEs can do more with the University of Hertfordshire
  • Sporting Futures Training - allabout our Judges Award winner
  • And much more
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Read our latest blog posts

Unemployment Falls followed by wages

Real UK wages are lagging behind steadily increasing inflation which grew 2.16% over the summer while earnings rose by just 2.1%. These figures follow 7 months of negative pay growth while inflation remains at a 6 year high. Therefore, while the economy is 4.4% bigger per person than 10 years ago, wages are still no higher. For actual people this means that essentials are becoming more expensive and most people in work are considerably worse off. One think tank has estimated that households are whopping £309 worse off than at this time last year.

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A look at the UK skills gap as 2017 draws to a close

The UK skills gap sees British companies short 20,000 engineers and technicians every year. This means we will be in need of 1.8 million by 2025. The struggle to find qualified employees costs businesses £2 billion per year. A shocking 90% of employers have reported struggling to recruit employees in the last 12 months. In addition, companies are taking on average 2 months longer to fill vacancies which is costing them millions as they hike wages in order to attract staff. Many are opting to provide on-the-job training because they can’t find recruits with the required skills.

Read the full blog here >>

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