Gender

According to a recent report, the number of women on the boards of leading UK companies has increased by 50% in the past five years to 1,026. The data was contained in the final report of the Hampton-Alexander Review, a government backed initiative to increase the representation of women in leadership and in the boardroom.…

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The UK Small Business Commissioner will be among the guests of a major Northern Ireland business webinar this week. Hosted by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI), Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and business advisory firm EY, hundreds of participants are expected for the Access to Finance webinar taking place this…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It seems with every passing day currently, there is yet another ‘unprecedented’ development as our world keeps changing in a bid to cope with all that the coronavirus pandemic can throw at us. The most important message is that we will get through this…

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The Government’s commitment to subsidise the salaries of workers at risk of redundancy by up to 80 per cent is a “huge measure that could save hundreds of thousands of jobs across Northern Ireland,” the Institute of Directors has said. The leading business organisation’s National Director in Northern Ireland Kirsty McManus said: “The Chancellor described…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland What a difference just a few months can make. Before Christmas, Brexit was still very much up in the air while there appeared very little prospect of the Northern Ireland Executive retuning. Fast forward to today and we have a new group of ministers…

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Responding to the publication of the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal, Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) said: “The ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal is to be welcomed, filled with ambition that, if fulfilled, can deliver real improvements for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland. “We would therefore urge…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Ask any businessperson what their biggest challenge is, and skills will undoubtedly be close to the top of their agenda. In fact, restricted access to skills and labour shortages, are consistently among the most common concerns raised to us by our members. It could…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics – but judging by the relentless daily developments in Brexit, it seems that each day has enough activity to fill even the longest week. In one of several breaking developments yesterday, the…

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