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In a world where tastes and habits are changing faster than ever, businesses, products and services are under constant threat. But companies can protect themselves from slow obsolescence if they are vigilant and follow some strategic rules. Read more…

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Foreword

William Jackson | Managing partner of Bridgepoint

Staying power

No one likes to feel irrelevant, yet that is what is happening to many businesses. In a world where tastes and habits are changing faster than ever, companies, products and services are under constant threat. That’s why this edition of The Point explores how businesses can protect themselves from slow obsolescence by following some strategic rules and avoiding inertia. Read more…

Ins & outs

Bridgepoint news

€1bn rotation for crop specialist Rovensa

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Acquiring new customs

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Miya heads towards new waters

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Local authority staff recruiter poised for growth

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Change of hands for IT business

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BDC backs fast-growing marketing firm

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A step change for Bridgepoint Credit with EQT deal

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University challenge

This year, universities the world over have swapped face-to-face teaching for online lectures, tutorials and seminars, debates. The move has prompted widespread debate, in academic circles and in industry. But Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, long-standing politician and a member of the Bridgepoint advisory board argues that economics present the real challenge for further education, not technology. Read more…

Viewpoint
Business

All in good time

In today’s world, most businesses strive to satisfy their customers’ desires as quickly as possible. But instant gratification does not always equate to greater satisfaction. Sometimes, customers are more fulfilled  if they have to wait a little longer. Read more…

Management

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have been moving steadily up the stakeholder agenda for years. Now, the trend has gained new impetus and a slight change of emphasis. For businesses at the forefront of ESG thinking, this represents an opportunity to engage more fully with customers, employees and investors.​ Read more…

Deep Impact

In focus

Urban populations have been rising for decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic has called into question the very future of city life. Clever thinking could turn this into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, benefiting businesses and individuals alike. Read more…

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Trade

Rising protectionism and a pandemic have highlighted the trade risks faced by companies with global value chains. Recognition of these risks is expected to spark a new way of doing business. Read more…

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Last word

Domesticity used to be considered boring. This year, it’s become trendy. But has the fetishisation of household chores gone too far? The Financial Times columnist  Emma Jacobs chews over the issue. Read more…

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