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Wednesday 13 August, 2014 NEW YORK -- Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is partnering with Programmr, a pioneer in online coding technology, to create the next-generation of interactive platforms for learning how to code, using just a web browser. The partnership reflects Pearson's and Programmr's shared commitment to make learning to code as easy as possible for users of all ages. “We believe that this interactive ‘learn by doing’ approach will lead to grasping the content faster, resulting in better learning outcomes.” Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Programmr’s programming lab technology into Pearson’s web-based learning platform that includes screencast videos, graphics, and interactive assessment; all embedded within an instructional text written by Pearson’s best-selling professional technical authors. Readers will be able to learn theor... (more)

Avant Garde Ideals Extremely Proud of Manchester’s Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday 12 August, 2014 Following the news that Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the region for its ‘entrepreneurial spirit’,  Avant Garde Ideals celebrates Manchester’s business success and encourages more entrepreneurship. A report has named Manchester as the  entrepreneur capital of the UK due to a recent government assessment. Due to its increased level of growth and the percentage of Startups established in the region within the last 3 years it appears that the northern city is quickly becoming the leader of the pack when it comes to entrepreneurial thinking local Sa... (more)

BBC TV Retail Guru Alex Polizzi Helps HECK To Sausage Success, As Part Of Her New Series Of The Fixer

Thursday 4 September, 2014 Months of hard work is paying off for family run sausage company HECK , since they worked with retail guru Alex Polizzi as part of her new BBC2 series The Fixer. In addition to Tesco who gave the Yorkshire-based company their first break just over a year ago, the Keeble family behind HECK has also struck deals to supply Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda and Booths and is on track to hit £5m turnover in the next 12 months after receiving advice from Polizzi and her team. The Fixer follows family run businesses that need a helping hand to take them forward. In it... (more)

Feel Free To Devour Our Donuts! Feel Free For Gluten Free Launches UK's First Gluten & Wheat Free Frozen Donuts

Friday 5 September, 2014 Coeliacs and other gluten-avoiders across the UK are licking their lips in anticipation at the UK's first gluten & wheat free frozen donuts! Gluten and wheat free brand Feel Free for Gluten Free are launching their frozen donuts next week, following fantastic feedback from samplings at July's Allergy & Free From Show in London. Sally Allister, Managing Director of Feel Free for Gluten Free, said: “I'm thrilled to be launching the UK's first readily available gluten and wheat free donuts! “When we sampled our donuts at the Allergy Show, the response was st... (more)

MarketStorm Global Look at How Mentoring Could Improve Economic Future

Friday 29 August, 2014 The media has reported the number of people willing to take the risk and branch out on their own in business is rapidly increasing.  MarketStorm Global is thrilled by the UK’s  entrepreneurial spirit , but believe more could be done by established business owners to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Nearly a quarter of start-up ventures fail before they reach the one year mark and sales and marketing firm MarketStorm Global are worried that without the right support, this figure is set to rise. Encouraging entrepreneurs through mentoring and tra... (more)