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Sophie Hobson: Cameron has appointed the first Asian man to the cabinet, but it is still dangerously undiverse

The PM must learn from business and rethink his overwhelmingly white, male and Oxbridge-educated cabinet, says our editor

Protecting your business

How to protect your business in 2014

What can you do to minimise risks?

Lotus F1

Financing fast growth: venture capital vs debt

Hoping to expand at high speed? Don’t hurry to give up equity - VC isn’t your only option

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis competes in the javelin during the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

Hetty Knox: Society urgently needs more commercialisation of women in sport

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Women’s SportsNet researcher and sports editor speaks out and talks to Helena Morrissey CBE

Cass Business School Executive MBA

5 reasons you should do an Executive MBA in 2014

How to boost your career this year

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis competes in the javelin during the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

Hetty Knox: Society urgently needs more commercialisation of women in sport

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Women’s SportsNet researcher and sports editor speaks out and talks to Helena Morrissey CBE

Andy Payne Fujitsu

Andrew Payne: Why investing in apprentices means investing in business success

Fujitsu’s Engineering Services director explains how apprentices can go from a clean sheet of paper to being a company director

Cass Business School Executive MBA

5 reasons you should do an Executive MBA in 2014

How to boost your career this year

Is British business racist

Is British business racist?

Ethnic minorities are dramatically under-represented at senior level. Who’s to blame, and should you care?

Many hands in a circle

Noa Burger: Companies and charities partnering brings mutual benefits – but they need help

Not doing any community work? Maybe it’s time to consider it

Is your employee thinking of quitting?

Graeme Yell: Loyalty is dead, long live loyalty

Graeme Yell, director, Hay Group, on what employers can do to retain talent

Jez Langhorn McDonald's

Jez Langhorn: We must embrace vocational training

McDonald’s vice president, people, UK on why work qualifications should be equal to A-levels and degrees

Martina Milburn Princes Trust

Martina Milburn CBE: Solving youth unemployment

The chief executive of the Prince’s Trust on the mutual benefits of taking on young employees

Tom Rippin On Purpose

Tom Rippin: New leaders to boost social enterprise

The chief executive of On Purpose on developing the future leaders for social enterprises in the UK

Alastair Walmsley

Alastair Walmsley: How to support talented entrepreneurs

The head of UK primary markets at the London Stock Exchange on developing the right environment to nurture talent

Alex Merrylees

Alex Merrylees: Work harder at recruitment to future-proof your business

The head of HR, resourcing and development at Virgin Atlantic Airways on how he would secure Britain’s Talent

Lord Mayor Roger Gifford

Lord Mayor Roger Gifford: Helping society also helps businesses develop

And SMEs can create feel the benefits just as much as larger companies

Stephen Fear began his career in a telephone box

Stephen Fear: We need a national mentoring institute

The founder and chairman of Fear Group and entrepreneur in residence at the British Library speaks out

Women in the boardroom

Mary Honeyball MEP: Why I back European Parliament's target of 40% women on boards

MEP for London Mary Honeyball on her masterplan to tackle gender inequality

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Matt Fanshawe, Havas

Matt Fanshawe: Could apprenticeships replace graduate trainee schemes?

Fri, 14 Mar 2014

The COO of Havas EHS speaks out from experience

Door with number 10 on it

10 reasons why 2014 is the year to offer Apprenticeships

Fri, 7 Mar 2014

Apprenticeships have changed and they’re transforming businesses across the country

Andy Payne Fujitsu

Andrew Payne: Why investing in apprentices means investing in business success

Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Fujitsu’s Engineering Services director explains how apprentices can go from a clean sheet of paper to being a company director

E-guide: The ultimate guide to Apprenticeships for employers & how to hire one

E-guide: The ultimate guide to Apprenticeships for employers & how to hire one

Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Your straight-forward need-to-know guide

Jane Scott Paul OBE

Jane Scott Paul OBE: Want some of the £1.8bn of UK economic benefits that apprentices create?

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

The CEO of the Association of Accounting Technicians explains how apprentices can help business

The BPS team

Virgin Media, ITV News, BDO & more on what it's really like to employ apprentices

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

How can offering Apprenticeships help your business?

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: I went from apprentice to running a multi-million-pound business, and others can too

Mon, 3 Mar 2014

The Pimlico Plumbers boss on why he believes in apprenticeships

Andy Payne Fujitsu

Andrew Payne: Why investing in apprentices means investing in business success

Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Fujitsu’s Engineering Services director explains how apprentices can go from a clean sheet of paper to being a company director

Jane Scott Paul OBE

Jane Scott Paul OBE: Want some of the £1.8bn of UK economic benefits that apprentices create?

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

The CEO of the Association of Accounting Technicians explains how apprentices can help business

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins: I went from apprentice to running a multi-million-pound business, and others can too

Mon, 3 Mar 2014

The Pimlico Plumbers boss on why he believes in apprenticeships

E-guide: The ultimate guide to Apprenticeships for employers & how to hire one

E-guide: The ultimate guide to Apprenticeships for employers & how to hire one

Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Your straight-forward need-to-know guide

The BPS team

Virgin Media, ITV News, BDO & more on what it's really like to employ apprentices

Tue, 4 Mar 2014

How can offering Apprenticeships help your business?