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  1. Don’t become a digital dinosaur.

    Don’t become a digital dinosaur.

    Warning! This week’s blog post poses serious risk of FOMO. Read on to find out more.

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  2. Applegate Academy Nears End

    Applegate Academy Nears End

    This weeks blog explores the benefits of The Applegate Academy – both to the business and to the students

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  3. Intelligence in Business – An Applegate Event

    Intelligence in Business – An Applegate Event

    Applegate are hosting an event on Intelligence in Business – we’d love to see you!

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  4. Applegate – the latest improvements.

    Applegate – the latest improvements.

    This week – we investigate the unique opportunity Applegate presents, with a particular focus on new features and benefits

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  5. #NAW19 – Celebrating Apprenticeships at Applegate

    #NAW19 – Celebrating Apprenticeships at Applegate

    In recognition of the eight fantastic apprentices here at Applegate, we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. Read on to find out a little bit about our Workplace Degree Employees.

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  6. No deal? No Problem. We’ll be prepared.

    No deal? No Problem. We’ll be prepared.

    This week’s blog post looks at the top 3 points to understand about a ‘No Deal Brexit’ for businesses.

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  7. Inspiring innovation

    Inspiring innovation

    Applegate CEO Stuart Brocklehurst discusses his experiences of Pitch@Palace, a great innovation by HRH The Duke of York delivering an effective way both to support and encourage entrepreneurs and raise the profile of enterprise and the role it plays in benefiting broader society both in the UK and around the world.

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  8. Hit the road Jack

    Hit the road Jack

    Applegate attended one of the UKs premier industry exhibitions, Southern Manufacturing, to meet clients old and new, get up to speed on latest industry innovations and showcase its eProcurement solution. Jack Richards reviews the show here.

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  9. Rethinking higher education

    Rethinking higher education

    CEO Stuart Brocklehurst, Companion of the Chartered Institute for Management, and 4 of our Degree Apprentices, also on their way to Chartered Status; visited Parliament this week. Find out how the words of a Devon based SME made their way to a Parliamentary Reception, then into the House of Lords on a historic day for the nation.

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  10. Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    Applegate would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

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  11. Oh deer, oh deer

    Oh deer, oh deer

    In the run up to Christmas, we have done a bit of research, and we wanted you to know about it….

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  12. CNC at the NEC

    CNC at the NEC

    This week, Applegate visited Advanced Engineering and as always; it didn’t disappoint. Read on to hear about our experiences meeting new suppliers, as well as catching up with old friends of ours.

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  13. End of an era

    End of an era

    After 20 years and certainly the end of an era, we will be moving to a new office from 29th October 2018

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  14. It’s all going swimmingly

    It’s all going swimmingly

    Phoebe who is currently in her second year of the Degree Programme discusses how her responsibilities have changed, how shes progressed and why it wasn't a decision to regret.

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  15. Jack of all trades

    Jack of all trades

    Employee of the Month Jack Richards discusses the highs and lows of his first year with Applegate, as Bruce used to say… "Didn’t he do well”.

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  16. Leah Enters Applegate House

    Leah Enters Applegate House

    Leah, a new recruit for our Workplace Degree Programme explains why the Degree Apprenticeship is perfect for expanding her skill set and growing her confidence.

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  17. Get what you pay for with Applegate Marketplace

    Get what you pay for with Applegate Marketplace

    Applegate has 20+ years’ experience in helping suppliers reach new customer markets, broadening supplier reach and helping build a loyal client base. With this blog post we hope to provide some insight into how we price our product, the benefits Applegate can provide for your business and how you can make the most of your subscription.

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  18. Fish out of water

    Fish out of water

    Introducing Jack Fish, one of Applegate’s new fresh faces. Read on for Jack’s round-up of being one of the First Workplace Degree Students to join our Account Executive Team.

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  19. He was a skater boy, said see you later boy, Uni wasn’t good enough for him.

    He was a skater boy, said see you later boy, Uni wasn’t good enough for him.

    Sam Hall one of our new Workplace Degree members discusses why University wasn't for him and how the Applegate Apprenticeship scheme can benefit his future.

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  20. Are you sourcing smartly?

    Are you sourcing smartly?

    Sourcing can be a timely & hassling process, meaning you have less time to do the work that is vital to your business. Applegate does the hard work for you - take a look at our guide to making a purchase in just five simple steps.

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  21. The idea of a civic university

    The idea of a civic university

    When Stuart Brocklehurst was a student, one of his favourite books was John Henry Newman’s ‘The Idea of a University’, the great paean to liberal education. He found himself reminiscing over this on Friday, at the launch of Plymouth University’s Economic and Social Impact Report.

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  22. Find your match

    Find your match

    Are you feeling ‘mugged off’ by your current suppliers? Not sure you’re ‘coupled up’ with the right supply partners? Read on to find out how you can find your perfect match by using Applegate PRO, Love Island style.

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  23. Why Procurement is like the World Cup

    Why Procurement is like the World Cup

    Whether you love it or loathe it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here! So with all this in mind and the excitement growing, we thought we would take a slightly tongue in cheek look at the similarities between the World Cup and supplier selection in the procurement process.

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  24. Joining Applegate has never been so easy!

    Joining Applegate has never been so easy!

    Jack Richards our eCommerce Coordinator explains how the Applegate Shopping Cart allows you to get online and become an Applegate Supplier at the click of a button.

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  25. How is the economy really doing?

    How is the economy really doing?

    During a period of economic interest that is sweeping the nation, with Brexit featuring all over the news sphere; our CEO Stuart Brocklehurst explained his experiences this week with Macroeconomic discussions, held by the Bank of England’s agents. At the forefront of business and economic activities, Stuart Brocklehurst then had the opportunity to showcase the microeconomic climate and success of business in North Devon.

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