Day: July 9, 2020

Preparing supply chains for recovery and beyond

With the UK Government now easing lockdown and putting plans in place to try and help the economy recover, the manufacturing sector is focused on a gradual return to a new normal.

As industry begins to evolve from the initial COVID-19 response phase and businesses adjust to meet new demands, it’s important for companies to consider how they are preparing their supply chains for the next stage of recovery, and beyond.

Richard Seel, Managing Director, Delaware explains that organisations will need to develop and deploy new strategies across their operations to remain competitive and help their business thrive. But how can they best plan for the recovery phase and make certain their supply chain is fit for the future?

Lessons learnt from the crisis – Future planning and a new role for digital

All manufacturing companies have learnt a host of lessons from the crisis. At a high level, the

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Online art market continues to soar as Artfinder marketplace closes best sales quarter ever

Demand for buying art online continues to soar, as online art marketplace, Artfinder, records its best sales quarter in its seven year history, with 120% sales growth on 2019.

The annual Hiscox online art trade report, published this week, confirms the market has been forced to adapt quickly and shift its focus online, with Sotheby’s seeing a 131% increase in the number of lots it has sold online so far this year.

Artfinder has also raised £500,000 to date through its first crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube, which has 17 days left to run. Investors in the crowdfunding round will receive equity in the business, at a valuation of £10 million.

Anders Petterson of Art Tactic and author of the Hiscox Report, said: “I believe we have seen a significant change in ‘perception and attitude’ in the art market towards the potential and importance of online—and I believe this will

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Sportico EIC Soshnick: I want a “team” that collaborates

Scott Soshnick

Brad Adgate of Forbes interviewed Sportico editor in chief Scott Soshnick about the editorial strategy for the new sports business website.

Here is an excerpt:

How many reporters do you have on staff and what criteria did you use when selecting reporters? Does each reporter have a particular specialty in their sports business coverage? 

Scott Soshnick: We have 12 reporters on staff plus three editors.

When we started thinking about building Sportico’s editorial team, we knew we wanted hungry, motivated and resourceful journalists. We also placed a premium on ego-free journalists who recognize the value of collaboration. And that’s exactly what we’ve got — a team in the truest sense of the word.

Some of our journalists are specialists, such as Michael McCann, for instance, who is the preeminent voice in sports law. Brendan Coffey focuses on finance, while Peter Schwartz is a valuations savant. That said,

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