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Go-Live at Transport for the North

Transport for the North (TfN) is the new sub-national transport body for the North of England. TfN is a partnership of civic and business leaders from across the whole of the North of England, working alongside Highways England, Network Rail, HS2 Ltd. and the Department for Transport (DfT) to drive economic growth by connecting the region with robust and reliable transport link...

Delivering business consultancy through the Social Business Wales programme

AP Benson is appointed by the Wales Cooperative Centre as a consultant on the Social Business Wales programme to support social enterprises including charities, community interest companies, cooperatives, and trusts set up to support local communities, cultural and sporting facilities, and charitable activities (collectively, "social enterprises"). The firm has gen...

Supporting assessment, monitoring and decision-making on Arts Council England grant programmes

AP Benson was recently appointed as a service provider under the framework of financial advisors for arts/cultural organisations by Arts Council England (“Arts Council”) to support it’s assessment, monitoring and decision-making across its grant programmes.   Arts Council require the assistance of specialist service providers able to assist them i...

Developing the UK's Rag and Fibre Market

The UK has a rich history of making the most from waste textiles ever since the industrial revolution with the production of mungo and shoddy from waste clothes and discarded fabrics from the textile mills. Though the mills have all but gone from the UK, there remains a vibrant re-use and recycling market for textiles, with an industry of collectors, sorters, exporters and fibr...

AP Benson announces new partnership with Oxford-based AI Research Charity

AP Benson is delighted to announce the appointment of two of its directors as Trustees of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (Oftnai). Dr. Tom Girn will join his AP Benson colleague, Dr. Craig Livingstone, a founding Oftnai Trustee, on the Board of the Charity. The Foundation is an independent registered charity that aims...

IT Strategy for Welsh Advanced Materials and Manufacturing sector

Manufacturing is the third largest sector in the UK economy, in terms of share of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  Statistics show that in 2009 the UK manufacturing sector generated around £140bn in gross value added (GVA), representing just over 11% of the UK economy and employing around 2.6 million people, representing over 8% of the UK workforce. One of t...