Cyber – The New Battleground?

Cyber warfare. The idea of the battle between businesses and thieves taking place on an intangible platform is one that’s not only hard to grasp in the first instance, but that’s moving so quickly we’re all struggling to keep up. We decided to take a look at this hot topic at a lunchtime meeting. We…

6 top tips on Employing Staff – writing the job ad and interviewing

There comes a time for most businesses when they need to recruit a new staff member. However, when job hunting or posting job vacancies via our Recruitment Gateway, we often see adverts that might not promote the job to their best ability or the right target market. Some people can have difficulty in making the…

Recruitment Gateway

This morning I attended one of our Breakfast Meetings which was focused on Employing staff, tips on writing job adverts and interviewing. All really relevant topics for me, given that my job role here at Cambridge Network is to look after our Recruitment Gateway. Richard from Whitehill Pelham spoke about advertising jobs initially, which was…

New developments in healthcare: industry meets emerging science

New technology to tackle a diverse range of issues in healthcare came to the fore at the latest Cambridge Network ‘Industry meets emerging science’ event. The second event in this series attracted more than 120 business people, who packed into the Hauser Forum West café to hear from 25 post-doctoral / PhD (and equivalent) researchers…

New Managers’ peer learning groups

I’ve just finished supporting the first of our New Managers’ peer learning groups, the first programme I’ve had the pleasure to be part of from the start. I loved it!   Facilitated by the talented and personable Colin Chrebelski from DGi, the group gave around 10 new managers the chance to meet up on a monthly…

IoT Healthcare – it’s already here and it’s not that ‘new’

Yesterday, I went to an extremely inspiring medical technology think tank; attended by academics, private and public sector innovators. The assembled great and good were convened by Peter Jarrit as a specific part of the NHS’s drive to deal with clinical needs in practical ways. Once I had waded though the almost impenetrable industry TLAs (three letter…

A day in the life of an events organiser

Ever wondered how we run our events? Last Tuesday, I started my day around 9am setting off to Norwich, picking up Belinda, Director of the Agri-Tech East initiative, and my boss! on the way. As soon as we arrive at the Norwich Research Park, we’re straight off to The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC). We’re meeting…

Are you making the most of social media analytics?

Sue Keogh, founder of Cambridge-based digital content specialists Sookio, recently spoke to our Marketing Peer Learning Group about the importance of social media analytics. She shares her tips on the metrics to watch and the tools to use. If you spend any time or money on social media, it is vitally important to measure your…

New peer learning group is planned for new and junior managers

Are you new to a management role – or about to move into one? If so, you could benefit from sharing experiences and developing your skills with like-minded people in our newest peer learning group. Peer learning has been so effective that Network members requested a similar group for new and junior managers. Interested people…

Top tips for successful interviews

Have you just graduated? Are you looking for your first engineering position? It can be a difficult and daunting time. Then once you get an interview that’s only just the beginning. Interviews can be an overwhelming prospect particularly if you haven’t had much experience or are a little out of practice. You are also likely…