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INVESTMENT How to assess a new market sector DEBT RECOVERY Make sure you get what you’re owed

CONSULTANCIES Could external expertise charge to your rescue?

THE MONTH IN NUMBERS

Number of games developed for a Fastsigns smartphone app to improve worker skills, page 40

m Amount book printer Clays has invested in new kit over the past 12 months, page 30

m Value of shares of new publishing business National World, which floated on the LSE, page 19

. % Proportion of invoices in the UK that are overdue, the highest rate across Europe, page 34

Number of apprentices across England in the last academic year, 52% under 25, page 38

APPRENTICES New scheme blazes a trail

TECHNOLOGY Keeping it in the clouds

NEWS BRIEFING Labelexpo: news and views Assessing Heidelberg’s subscription model Are new materials the answer to the plastics dilemma? News digest Who, what, where...

KNOWLEDGE BANK Knowledge is power

Business news, legal notices and EU tenders Interview Northside’s Gary

White on learning curves Call in the cavalry Industry consultants can bring a valuable outsider eye to a business along with specific expertise Fresh pastures When looking to break into a new market sector, how do you calculate the level of investment you should make? Topping the bill Bad debt blights UK SMEs, so maximise your chances of recovery Skilling up The latest scheme to improve the apprenticeship landscape goes live

Business inspection Training in the pursuit of app-iness

COMMUNITY Celebrating print’s people

Q&A, 60 seconds with... and Jo’s help line

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO What’s new The latest kit launches and updates Me & my... Deanprint reviews its Kolbus DA 270 casemaker Star products

Xerox Baltoro HF Inkcups Helix Hi-Fi Technology Taking a clear view of a cloudy situation Best of British A proudly British manufacturer, Col-Tec exports around the globe

FROM THE ARCHIVE Rolling back the years 1984

CLASSIFIED Services For sale & wanted Recruitment

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