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M&A advisers: how to promote your role in a deal

Corporate lawyers and advisers play an integral role in M&A deals but once the transaction completes, they are often overlooked in the subsequent publicity. Yet it is important to publicise your role in transactions as clients often choose an advisor on the strength...

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Research backs value of technology PR

Why do some things catch on and become massive hits when similar ideas fail? And what is the secret to making products that people like? These are important questions for tech companies – or indeed any business with a new product or service. In his book Hit Makers:...

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7 reasons for businesses to use PR

'What can PR do for my business?' That is a common question from smaller businesses - so here are seven reasons to incorporate it as part of your marketing mix: 1. Reach the audience in the most cost-effective way As PR focuses on gaining free editorial coverage, it...

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How to beat the robots – 10 key skills for the future

While automated systems are set to replace humans in many roles, emerging technologies will also open up new possibilities and create demand for new skills. So how can we beat the robots in the jobs market - and what can we do to prepare? According to the US-based...

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10 ways to use PR to promote your real estate business

Whether you are a developer, a real estate agent or other types of property professional, PR is one of the most cost-effective ways to promote your business and position yourself as an expert in the field. A property PR agency will help you to generate free editorial...

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What tech firms can learn from the Finns

Online gaming has become one of the world’s most lucrative industries and a blockbuster title can generate billions on the back of modest development costs. Within this highly competitive sector, one nation has enjoyed extraordinary success. Finnish companies are...

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Ladies’ lunch raises £4,700 for charity

The R3 North West Ladies’ Lunch, which has become the annual social highlight for the region’s insolvency professionals, has raised over £4,700 for charity – the highest amount in its 12-year history. Almost 400 women and men attended this year’s event, which was held...

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Debt worries in North West reach five-year high

Almost half of all adults (48%) in the North West are worried about their current level of debt – up from 34% a year ago and the highest level in five years, a new survey by insolvency trade body R3 has found. The figures also show that the number worried about debt...

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Ladies’ lunch raises £4,700 for charity

The R3 North West Ladies’ Lunch, which has become the annual social highlight for the region’s insolvency professionals, has raised over £4,700 for charity – the highest amount in its 12-year history. Almost 400 women and men attended this year’s event, which was held...

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Debt worries in North West reach five-year high

Almost half of all adults (48%) in the North West are worried about their current level of debt – up from 34% a year ago and the highest level in five years, a new survey by insolvency trade body R3 has found. The figures also show that the number worried about debt...

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Income figures show North-South gap is widening

‘Northern Powerhouse’ residents have the lowest levels of disposable income of anywhere in the UK, and the gap with the South is getting wider, according to new government figures. The Office for National Statistics’ regional gross disposable household income figures...

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Amy is new chair of R3 young professionals group

The R3 North West New Professionals Group, which organises networking events for insolvency and restructuring professionals in the early stages of their career, has appointed Amy Lowden-Brown as its new chair. Amy, who takes over from the previous chair Nicola McAvoy,...

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Personal insolvencies reach seven-year high

The number of personal insolvencies reached 115,299 in 2018 - an increase of 16% on the previous year and the highest annual total since 2011, according to figures from the government’s Insolvency Service released today. The rise was driven by an increase in...

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10% rise in business insolvencies

The number of corporate insolvencies rose by 10% in real terms in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to figures released today by the government’s Insolvency Service. They show that there were 16,090 business insolvencies during the year. While business...

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Survey reveals debt struggles for North West firms

One in six (16%) North West companies is just paying the interest on its debts, rather than repaying the debt itself, according to new research from the insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. R3’s latest Business Distress Index also found that 18% of North West...

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