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New research reveals most employees have ideas to improve the business, yet many companies are failing to listen to them. Over a third of employees (34 per cent) worldwide think that their company doesn’t listen to their ideas for improving the business. The findings from Sideways6 have been announced alongside the launch of its inaugural State of Employee Ideas report, which explores how employees at all levels, at businesses of all sizes, all over the world feel their company treats their ideas. In today’s world, where employees are investing more time into finding new ways for their company to improve, research discovered that 82 per cent of employees have ideas about how their company can achieve this. However, many respondents also think their ideas are being ignored by their employers, with 39 per cent of females feeling that their ideas are not being listened to, compared to 30 per cent of males.

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Is diversity too big an issue for small businesses?

The benefits of a diverse workforce are clear to see. But if the opportunity for diversity doesn't present itself, can it be an unrealistic goal for a small business owner? Diversity is a huge talking point in today’s business world. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released a report suggesting targets of 33 per cent women in senior leadership positions by 2020. Businesses have had to show their hand on their gender pay gaps. We’ve heard talk of race and disability-focused employment quotas, and there has been concern from some quarters over a perceived prejudice among UK employers towards transgender workers.

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Netflix's The Crown returns to Winchester for filming today

The Netflix hit show has taken over the whole church today so it is closed to visitors and tourists. It will remain open for services although there is only a 5.30pm evening prayers with entrance via the south door and not the usual main west door. Winchester City Council this morning tweeted a photograph of extras in the Guildhall courtyard off Colebrook Street waiting to be called. The drama, estimated to cost £100 million, follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Martin Sayers, Hatch Homes Accelerator Ltd

When starting a new business your time is divided between the work and the red tape. Taking a Unit in Basepoint was one of our best decisions. The supportive friendly st…

Deborah Goode, WPA Healthcare

I attended the GEW event as an exhibitor and was blown away with how well run the event was, the number and caliber of the attendees. I will not hesitate to attend again …

Poolemead Accountants (Winchester) Ltd

Basepoint is a friendly and pleasant place to work, surrounded as you are by many other small businesses. Parking and easy access to the M3, A34 and A31 as well as Winche…