Posts Tagged ‘Excellence’

Fairer school funding plan revealed

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

Historic reforms that will bring an end to the unfairness in the school funding system have been outlined today (7 March 2016) by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Providing educational excellence everywhere is a key part of the government’s mission to extend opportunity to every child. This includes delivering on the manifesto commitment

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Wales Office Minister urges country to support Northern Powerhouse

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Mr Cairns spoke as he and Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton met business leaders from North Wales and Cheshire.
Alun Cairns said North East Wales was a natural fit to the economic region which now spans England’s northern cities.
The Wales Office Minister was today (Tuesday 18 August) on a day long-tour of thriving North Welsh companies.

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Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme update

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

During June and July the Environment Agency and its partners held 5 public events across the Oxford area. The aim of these events was to update local communities on the work to significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
These events were also set up to offer local communities and residents the opportunity to

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Government starts sale of its investment in King’s Cross Central development

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

The government announced the start of the sale process of its investment in the iconic King’s Cross Central redevelopment today (17 August 2015).
The decision to sell the government’s investment in King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), which is developing land around King’s Cross Station, was announced by the Chancellor in June.
The sale of the government’s

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Government funds new speed mentoring events for female entrepreneurs to nurture talent across the nation

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Aspiring businesswomen are being given the unique opportunity to gain valuable wisdom and support from experienced female entrepreneurs at a new series of networking events.
The Meet a Mentor sessions are designed to introduce businesswomen to potential advisers through speed mentoring, as well as giving them the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about

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Welsh Secretary demands stronger and more ambitious education system in Wales

Comments Off | 02-3-2015

Check against delivery:
It’s good to be back here in Pencoed at this remarkable centre of excellence in Digital Technology.
If we ever need a reminder of what Wales can offer in an age of technology-driven economic and social transformations, then it is right here at Sony in Pencoed.
Sony has been a key part of the economic

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Professor Jane Elliott has been appointed as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council

Comments Off | 07-26-2014

Minister for Universities and Science Greg Clark today (25 July 2014) announced the appointment of Professor Jane Elliott as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Greg Clark said:
I am very pleased to welcome Professor Elliott as the new Chief Executive of the ESRC. She brings to the post a range

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£100m RB plc research and development investment in the North of England welcomed by Chancellor

Comments Off | 07-24-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, today (24 July 2014) welcomed the announcement by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to invest £100 million in its consumer health R&D (research and development) operations, with the creation of a state of the art Centre of Scientific Excellence to be based in the UK.
The announcement, which will secure over

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Chancellor announces £18 million for life sciences and new business centre as part of Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal

Comments Off | 07-22-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has announced new funding for the life sciences and a new centre for business as part of the Glasgow City Deal. The announcement was part of the Chancellor’s speech at the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow.
The UK government will provide:

£16 million UK government contribution to a new £64

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