Sturgeon Ventures share their top tips for agile working

Sturgeon Ventures have championed agile working and remote working since their inception in 1998.

Over the past couple of weeks, we haven’t been holding our team meetings on a Wednesday, but as these team meetings are important, we now use Microsoft Teams and/or Zoom to ensure we are all in touch and can engage with each other.

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Brexit Update w/c 23/3/20

Read on for this week’s Brexit Update.

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Spring’s Arrival – Good News

At a time of confusion and unprecedented situations, it’s good news to know that Spring starts earlier than usual on Friday 20th March (normally 21st March) first time in 124 years a day early.

Spring can also be a time of unpredictable weather – snow or sun, rain or sleet, but it is a sign that new life is growing for both plants and animals.

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Seonaid speaks at Southborough High School

Seonaid spent the morning of 14th February at  Southborough High School talking to a group of Year 10 and 12 students about working in the Financial Services industry and her entrepreneurial journey operating UK funds, fundraising for private companies and funds.

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The Tech Nation Report 2020 – Good news for UK Tech Sector

The Tech Nation Report 2020 has been released and is a very encouraging read for inward investment into the UK’s Tech Sector returning for its sixth year.

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Ted Talks – Bill Gates Insight on a Pandemic – 2015

Interesting Ted Talk from Bill Gates in 2015, following the Ebola outbreak in 2014, how this was managed and what needs to be done for planning, vaccine research and training for health workers.

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Comply Advantage named Europe’s 6th fastest growing FinTech company

Sturgeon Ventures are very excited to announce the news that Comply Advantage has been named:

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FCA Discussion Paper – Transforming culture in financial services

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has just published its first discussion paper for 2020, entitled, DP20/1: Transforming culture in financial services – Driving purposeful cultures.

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FCA Statement – Corona virus and home working

4th March 2020.

In a statement released yesterday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) explained that, in conjunction with the Bank of England and HM Treasury, they were working “closely” with the financial services sector to ensure it is responding effectively to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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FCA’s Megan Butler: Regulator faces ‘struggle’ to achieve diversity at senior levels

Megan Butler, FCA Executive Director of Supervision, delivered her keynote speech at the Women in Investment Festival on the difficulty of diversity at senior levels.

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