Infrastructure providers need to think beyond price

Written by the Support Services team at Newgate Communications Setting aside the uncertainty of the General Election result this May, investment in UK infrastructure looks like it will continue on an upward trajectory, along with economic growth. More money was allocated to regional infrastructure projects across the UK in the recent Budget, particularly the South West and the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. There’s also the £15 billion … Continue reading Infrastructure providers need to think beyond price

Budget 2015: Osborne pins hope on economic competence trumping pre-election giveaways

Today, George Osborne delivered his sixth Budget statement, the last before the General Election, in which he announced optimistically that “Britain is walking tall again” As expected for a pre-election Budget, it was an intensely political statement, with significant amounts of rhetoric devoted to the progress the Government has made on economic growth, jobs, living standards and on tackling the deficit since it came to … Continue reading Budget 2015: Osborne pins hope on economic competence trumping pre-election giveaways

Can fashion sourcing from the UK become a reality?

Can fashion sourcing from the UK become a reality? Written by the Retail Team at Newgate Communications The rise of low-cost manufacturing in Asia, combined with the ever growing consumer demand for cheaper clothes, has had a huge impact on the UK textile industry over the last decades. 30 years ago, the sector employed over 800,000 staff in the UK; today this has now fallen … Continue reading Can fashion sourcing from the UK become a reality?

Cameron favourite in “too close to call” election

David Cameron is likely to stay in Downing Street, according to the attendees at last night’s ‘The View from The Bridge’ debate on the General Election, held at Newgate Communications. After a lively and informed discussion led by the three speakers – Anne McElvoy (Public Policy Editor at The Economist), Peter Riddell (Director of the Institute for Government) and Melanie Baker (Senior UK Economist, Morgan … Continue reading Cameron favourite in “too close to call” election