A major multi-national pharmaceutical manufacturer has enlisted Acorn to support staff at a plant near Mumbai in India. The plant is making drugs for a World Health Organisation initiative to control elephantiasis, a tropical disease which threatens nearly 1.4 billion people with 120 million currently infected and about 40 million disfigured and incapacitated
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Leadership the Royal Navy Way
A new handbook on leadership produced for the Royal Navy has valuable lessons for business in the way cheerfulness, positive thinking and other ‘soft skills’ can help effective team management.
Ben Affleck’s Argo: A movie with two valuable lessons for business.
The triple Bafta award for the film Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, demonstates two valuable lessons for business.
The Passing of Baroness Thatcher
Thoughts on arguably the most influential British politician of this century, who left an indelible mark on the world.
Musings from Dubai
Acorn's Keith Longney has been working in Dubai every couple of months over the last year, assisting Hill International, one of the top international construction management companies.
Constantly Moving Goalposts
Anyone who has ever dealt with the Government on major projects understands the complexities of getting it right first time under budgetary and schedule pressures, the difficulties of changes in specification or requirement, and of course intense public scrutiny.
Skanska : Developing a Winning Team to Deliver Winning Results
Skanska, one of the UK’s leading construction and development businesses, has recently called on the expertise of Acorn to assist them in the development of a new team with responsibility for the company’s submissions and bid support. The newly formed submissions team is part of the organisations UK-wide preconstruction function.
Acorn smooths partnering path on £150 million defence project
Acorn is developing strategies to assist more effective partnership-working on the £150 million contract to create new Ministry of Defence intelligence facilities at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire.