Latest from Venn Group - January 2019

  • Venn Index Q4 2018 - Recruitment Report

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    The latest release of the Venn Index points to contract recruiters’ confidence remaining stable in the final quarter of 2018.  The threat of a general business slowdown in response to much-discussed anxieties over Brexit – in particular no-deal – has failed to materialise.  Overall, as usual, broad aggregate totals distract from significant variations between sectors.  After a robust start to ...

  • To Err is Human

    Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019 by Elly HannaNo comments

    This year I am going to………. A new year regularly stimulates reflection and realignment, and many will have started 2019 with goals and aims for the year ahead. As we approach the end of the January, it is about now that even the best intentions can begin to waver. Whether it be finding a new job, learning a new skill or a health goal, it can be hard to maintain drive when routines settle, and ...

  • Continued Progress in the Midlands

    Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    In recent years, the Midlands has made good headway in establishing itself as a player in the global market, and this looks set to continue. Avtar Singh, our Director for the Midlands considers the prospects for 2019:   2019 will see the Midlands attempt to continue to close the productivity gap in the Midlands Engine area, which was £7500 GVA per worker below the national average in 2015. ...

  • International Day of Education

    Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Today is the inaugural International Day of Education. The UN has chosen to use this day to raise awareness of the importance of education, which is a universal human right. Their Convention on the Rights of the Child goes further, by ordering that countries should make higher education accessible to all. The correlation between increased access to education and the diminution of humanity’s ...

  • Positive Prospects for Construction

    Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    2018 was a year of ups and downs for the Construction industry. In January, the industry took on the impact of the liquidation of Carillion, followed shortly after by the now infamous ‘Beast from the East’, which greatly hindered construction activity. However, Stan Murray-Hession, Director of our Construction and Engineering division, is confident of a positive 2019 for the sector:   The ...

  • Venn Group attends West London Business Forum

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    This morning, Venn Group consultants Tim Goggin and George Wade attended the West London Business Forum hosted by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Held at Brent Civic Centre, this included varied talks from professionals across local government, communications research and the LCCI themselves. Tim and George derived the following key insights from the event:   1.       More housing is ...

  • Our Charity of the Year 2019

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    We are thrilled to announce Shelter has been voted as Venn Group’s Charity of the Year 2019. About Shelter 135 families become homeless every day in Britain – that’s one family every 11 minutes. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services. How we will help There is great potential for us to utilise our ...

  • Simon Hardy Promotion

    Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Congratulations to Simon Hardy, who has been promoted to Associate Director after 14 years at Venn Group. Simon, Robert Bowyer and Philip Hanna provided comment on this fantastic achievement.   “After joining Venn Group in late November 2004 on the Public Sector Finance team, I am pleased to announce his promotion to Associate Director. As a consultant he achieved a weekly billing of just ...

  • Positive Predictions for the Central & East Region

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Our Central & East office, based in thriving Milton Keynes, is witnessing enormous growth in some of the most rapidly developing industries, as well as challenges surfacing in other areas. Our Senior Manager, Mark Steff, provides his commentary on the prospects for 2019. In 2019 the Central & Eastern region of the UK will continue its rapid growth in the commercial sector, as more businesses ...

  • Venn Group attends LCCI Breakfast Club

    Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments

    Consultants from our Construction & Property Finance team, Hamish Harmer and Hannah Harward attended a Quarterly Breakfast Club hosted by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This included a key note address from Christopher Hayward, Chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee for the City of London Corporation. They derived some key insights from the event:   There is ambition to ...