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  1. Applegate Pro Enterprise

    Applegate Pro Enterprise

    Colin Farrow discusses the new Applegate PRO Enterprise eProcurement system and how it can make sourcing for your business needs that little bit easier.

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  2. Applegates Exhibits at the Smart Factory Expo

    Applegates Exhibits at the Smart Factory Expo

    Applegate travels to Liverpool to exhibit at the Smart Factory Expo brought to you by the Manufacturer, expanding their connections and promoting Applegate PRO.

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  3. It's Just Not Cricket

    It's Just Not Cricket

    Applegate CEO, Stuart Brocklehurst, writes on his recent visit to Somerset County Cricket Ground for the annual South West Local Enterprise Partnership Conference.

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  4. Marketplace Intelligence Report

    Marketplace Intelligence Report

    The new Marketplace Intelligence Report can give you feedback on how you are comparing to similar suppliers in your industry.

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  5. Applegate talks to London Schools about Workplace Degree

    Applegate talks to London Schools about Workplace Degree

    Jack Richards talks to London Schools about the Workplace Degree Programmes as an alternative to going to University.

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  6. Applegate's First Rung Housing Scheme

    Applegate's First Rung Housing Scheme

    Applegate is offering to match savings made by Workplace Degree employees up to £10,000 after tax to provide a deposit to buy a home locally in Devon.

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  7. Why are buyers using Applegate PRO?

    Why are buyers using Applegate PRO?

    Colin discusses the free-to-use eProcurement system, Applegate PRO, enabling buyers to find suppliers and source the products and services they require quickly and efficiently.

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  8. Claire - From Farming to Finance

    Claire - From Farming to Finance

    Claire explains her reasoning for choosing the Applegate Workplace Degree Programme and how Finance has set her up for a bright future.

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  9. The Many Hats of Jon Loates

    The Many Hats of Jon Loates

    Jon discusses his change in departments and the responsibilities he has undertaken from first to second year of the Applegate Workplace Degree Programme.

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  10. Joanna's Great Start To The 2nd Year

    Joanna's Great Start To The 2nd Year

    Joanna discuses how her success and experience in the first year of the Workplace Degree Programme, helps her to get off to a great 2nd year start.

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  11. Workplace Degree Member Profile - James

    Workplace Degree Member Profile - James

    James Parker discusses how his desire to work in ICT, led him to choosing the Applegate Marketplace Degree Programme in Business & Management and how this can enhance his further knowledge and skill set.

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  12. Workplace Degree Member Profile - Jack

    Workplace Degree Member Profile - Jack

    Jack Richards discusses his transition in moving from London to North Devon to start the Applegate Workplace Degree Programme in Business & Management and his future career aspirations.

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  13. Workplace Degree Member Profile - Phoebe

    Workplace Degree Member Profile - Phoebe

    Phoebe Ward discusses her reasons for choosing the Applegate Workplace Degree Programme in Business & Management, her previous education and her future aspirations.

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  14. Is procurement driving innovation? - Procurious Big Ideas 2017

    Is procurement driving innovation? - Procurious Big Ideas 2017

    Stuart Brocklehurst, Applegate Marketplace CEO, discusses how Procurement could be a driving force behind technological innovation through 2017.

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  15. Leading British Industrial History Charity celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Leading British Industrial History Charity celebrates 10th Anniversary

    During a period of rapid advancement where new technologies are replacing tried and tested manufacturing processes, preserving our industrial heritage has never been more important. Grace's Guide has spent the past 10 years collecting fascinating extracts from The Engineer, The Engineering Times, Mechanics Magazines and The Autocar to name a few, preserving them digitally for many years to come.

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  16. Reaching the Top: Procurement at the Board Table

    Reaching the Top: Procurement at the Board Table

    The issue is not unique to procurement: every function – HR, Communications, Marketing, IT – has a narrative that states it should have a seat on the executive committee, and that the organisation clearly cannot value what they do unless the function head reports to the chief executive. The CEO, however, is unlikely to be impressed by such arguments: she or he will assemble their leadership team as much based on the characteristics of individuals as on their job titles.

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  17. New £1 coin costs Plymouth City Council £32k

    New £1 coin costs Plymouth City Council £32k

    Plymouth City Council has been landed with a bill for £32,000 because of the new £1 coin.

    The authority, along with others up and down the country, has had to change its parking meters in readiness for the arrival of the new 12-sided coin in March 2017.

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  18. UK’s smallest businesses are the most savvy at cutting costs

    UK’s smallest businesses are the most savvy at cutting costs

    At a time when 7 in 10 SMEs are struggling to cope with the impact of rising costs - and maverick spend is cited as the number one issue for 71% of businesses looking to control budgets. New research suggests the UK’s SME community can save millions from their cost base by shopping around on the everyday items they need to run a business.

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  19. 20% increase in export opportunities since Brexit vote

    20% increase in export opportunities since Brexit vote

    Since the result of the EU referendum, the eProcurement system, Applegate PRO, has experienced a 20% increase in overseas tender requests.

    The weakening of the pound is believed to be a contributing factor to this growth, making British products and services cheaper overseas and, as a result, providing British manufacturing with an opportunity to compete in foreign markets.

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  20. Taxpayers’ money – how is it spent by local government?

    Taxpayers’ money – how is it spent by local government?

    If you were to ask the average person on the street how their taxpayers’ money is spent – what do you think their response would be?

    Every year the country braces for the chancellor of the exchequer’s announcements during the budget. Media coverage from national press is up-to-the minute, informing the public of the allocations to government departments where £172.8 billion of taxpayers’ money will be spent by local government authorities alone.

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