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Flushable and biodegradable sanitary products take MSDUK Innovation Challenge title

  A start-up business that makes the world’s first safely-flushable and biodegradable sanitary products has been crowned as the winner of the MSDUK Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Cummins. Polipop received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony in Birmingham on 26th September as part of a two-day conference celebrating supply chain diversity – MSDUK 2018. […]

Mancunian Entrepreneur, Melissa Drummond, selected for Business Scholarship

article by Cue Marketing Founder of Cue Marketing and Cliche Models has been selected for the Tuck Scholarship residential programme Programme is designed for certified ethnic minority and female business owners with an ambitious growth plan and will focus on strategy and implementation to drive results. Programme is led by world-class professionals from Ivy League’s […]

Quickfire Q&A with: 2018 Innovation Challenge finalists

We sat down ahead of the MSDUK Innovation Challenge with 5 of this year’s finalists to ask them about their mission, must-haves and mantras. The interviewees: VR:Calm – Provide an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for dementia sufferers Audiowings – Nicknamed ‘The Shell’, Audiowings are creating […]

Judging panel revealed for Midlands Leadership Awards

The judging panel for the Midlands Leadership Awards has today been revealed. The inaugural awards are being held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, on Thursday, November 15. Change consultancy Curium Solutions are the headine sponsors of the awards, which are also being supported by Pertemps, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Aston University and Future Faces Chamber of Commerce. […]

NMSDC Names New President: Adrienne Trimble from Toyota

The National Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased to announce the selection of Adrienne Trimble, General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2018. NMSDC’s Board Chairman, Joseph Hinrichs, stated, “On behalf of the NMSDC Board of Directors, we are pleased to have a leader of Adrienne’s caliber join our […]

Introducing the MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge finalists

MSDUK is pleased to announce the finalists for its second annual Innovation Challenge, a pitching business competition that aims to provide opportunities for ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the UK with an innovative idea, product or technology. From Aberdeen to London, UK entrepreneurs submitted an impressive range of ideas within this year’s four key categories: Tech for […]

The Contribution Of Supplier Diversity To Competitive Advantage

By Leonard Greenhalgh, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Michael Robinson, IBM Corp Introduction Many leading corporations have sophisticated supplier diversity programs. These exist when there is strong support from visionary senior managers who see the strategic advantage of ensuring long-term supply chain excellence. In the absence of such vision, the focus is on […]

Green Start Up The Cheeky Panda Lands £1 Million Pound Investment Deal

  The Cheeky Panda has already become a favourite with its eco friendly credentials, great reviews and high quality. It’s Amazon’s choice and a best seller on Ocado and leading upmarket supermarkets like Wholefoods and Planet Organic. The deal values The Cheeky Panda at £20m and will support the brand’s international expansion. Chris Forbes, Co-Founder […]