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A motorway in Germany is a monument to the good intentions of politicians – and to the often inevitable perverse consequences of their decision-making.
On Friday 18th May, the IoD launched the first in a new series of research papers called Infrastructure for Business. The first report, Space – Britain’s New Infrastructure Frontier, reveals the remarkable achievements and BRIC-style growth of Britain’s £8 billion space sector, and makes the case for a UK Spaceport to drive the industry even further in future. The report was written by IoD Policy Adviser Dan Lewis, who sat on the panel of the launch event alongside Alan Bond, MD of Reaction Engines, a UK firm developing commercial space craft and Dr Philip Lee MP, Executive Vice Chair of … Read More »
Just weeks to go until the Olympics, what are the lessons of London 2012 and what parallels are there for British business?
Each month, Simon Walker, the Director General of the IoD, writes a message to members on a key issue of the day. This can be found in print in Director Magazine and from now on also here on the IoD blog: A message from the Director General, April 2012 The UK needs to be open for business. We are a trading nation. We took Britain into the world and adapted well when the world came to Britain. But there are signs that the UK is closing up.
If the polls so far are anything to go by, this year’s London Mayoral election is shaping up to be a photo-finish.
The IoD Annual Convention brings together business leaders from all sectors to gain insight from entrepreneurs, successful thought leaders and high profile politicians. For more information on the Annual Convention, please visit www.annualconvention.iod.com. On 11 May 2011, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer addressed over 1000 business leaders at the IoD Annual Convention. You can read his full speech here. Rt Hon George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer Thanks for inviting me here. Thank you also to Miles (former Institute of Directors, Director General Miles Templeman) for the hard work you have done at the … Read More »