This content is part of the GBCC’s Raise the BAR campaign on business adaptability & resilience (find out more here). This page focuses on the business fundamentals of risk management and financial resilience.

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Key stats

of business identified cyber attacks or breaches within the last 12 months (UK Government)
of CEOs agree that AI will have a bigger impact on the world than the internet (PwC)
of local businesses believe that investing in technology & machinery is important for enabling business growth (GBCC)

About the Campaign:

Raise the BAR is sponsored by Western Union:

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Business Insights

Investing in the Environment: Biogas Bus Trial

Ali Bell, Head of External Communications (UK Bus) explores how National Express are adapting to growing concerns about climate change by trialling innovative new technologies

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Adapting Employee Benefits to Suit the Modern Workforce

BHSF was founded in 1873. Brian Hall, Chief Commercial Officer shares how they are continuing to adapt to changing trends in technology & customer demand with their latest service.

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: SmartDelivery

Clare Francis, Head of Brexit Advisory at Pinsent Masons explores how her firm have adapted to customer demands by introducing innovative new solutions.

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Business Growth Needs Innovation and Systems

Steven Timberlake, Account Director at ioSTUDIOS explores how innovative software boost business resilience.

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GDPR: Myths & Mistakes One Year On

Data breaches are high on every business risk list. Clare Perrett, Customer Data Manager at Wesleyan reflects on how understanding of GDPR has developed over a year on form its implementation.

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Ransomware: How to prepare & respond

Cybercrime is a growing area of concern for employers. Dave Loewy, Group Information Security Manager at Wesleyan explains how to prepare your business.

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What support is available

In September 2018, the GBCC delivered the Invest to Grow campaign. This was packed full of information on UK tax reliefs related to investment in innovation, technology & machinery.

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The GBS LEP Growth Hub is a single point of contact for business advice, funding and support for any business across Greater Birmingham.

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Enterprise Europe Network is an global business support network with coverage in over 600 offices covering over 60 countries. EEN supports businesses to innovate and grow on an international scale. EEN UK is led by innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation.

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