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Understanding the environmental liabilities you could face when buying or selling a business property
Matthew Humphrey

13 February 2017


If you are managing the sale or acquisition of a business or property there are some important questions to ask yourself in order to minimise your environmental liabilities and costs.

The essentials of risk management

17 January 2017

In this article we've identified the key components that will create a more dynamic environment for risk management. This will help improve your academy's risk maturity and outlook.

Can you demonstrate that your policies are being read and understood?
Matthew Humphrey

15 December 2016

Effective and accessible policies and procedures form an important part of good governance but how does an organisation know its policies are being read, understood and complied with?

Do you have a board assurance framework in place?

19 September 2016

We explain the purpose of board assurance and answer your core questions. Does your board understand and implement a risk management strategy?

Minimising environmental risks in your supply chain
Matthew Humphrey

15 September 2016

Environmental risks can be present throughout your entire product and service lifecycle, and if not managed effectively can result in significant fines, prosecutions, operational disruption and reputational damage to your business.

The 3Es: Education. Employers. Efficiency.
Lisa Randall

13 July 2015

Support for postgraduate research was outlined in the budget, including loans for PhD and research based Master degree students.

Education

Our specialist education group offer tailored, personal and pragmatic advice to the sector.

What assurance do you need?

Within an independent school the responsibility for managing risk rests with the Board of Governors. Should a risk materialise such as breakdown in safeguarding or financial mismanagement, there is no doubt that questions will be raised regarding the
governance and risk management processes. The responsibility of the Governors is to seek assurance that all principal risks are managed effectively.

Are you looking at the right risks?

Whether you are driven by the desire to obtain more value from your Governors meetings or improve your existing risk management then you should make sure you undertake a review of your strategic risks.

Do you have the right skills?

In order for your school to operate effectively you need to start with the right skills on your Board. When did you last undertake a skills audit of the Board? Do you have the right people to meet the school’s current and future challenges? How effective is the Board in meeting its objectives?

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