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71 higher education institutions subject to enhanced financial monitoring
Lindsey Cooper

26 November 2019

This week's university strikes have once again put the spotlight on the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector. The latest report from the Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that 71 higher education institutions are now subject to enhanced monitoring requirements amid concerns around their financial viability and sustainability.

Further education and sixth form college board assurance
Stephanie Mason

22 November 2019

Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

Future proof your school

09 July 2019

Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.

Paul Dowell

Consulting Director

Paul has over 20 years’ experience of senior leadership in general management, program and project management, business analysis, operational/strategic management, and business transformation.

Kerri Constable

Associate Director

Kerri has over 10 years’ experience in HR as well as over 5 years in HR consultancy. She worked in Investment Banking at the beginning of her HR career helping to set up graduate recruitment assessment centres for various banking entities.

Board assurance: a toolkit for Independent schools
Matthew Humphrey

09 October 2017

Our Board assurance toolkit for independent schools includes a governor’s assurance arrangement preparedness assessment, which will provide a good measure of the progress being made, as well as highlighting the areas that need to be developed further within your school.

David Morris

Director

David is a Director who manages the northern technology risk assurance team.

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.

Cyber risk in the leisure and hospitality sector: is your business protected?
Sheila Pancholi

28 June 2016

Cyber crimes are growing on a global scale and the leisure and hospitality sector is not immune to this. There are particular, and very real threats to consider.

Spotting the danger signs: how robust is your firm?

Financial matters are not always top of mind for partners and directors whose interests are typically more invested in the core activities of the business. However, without accurate and up-to-date information on their cash position, some professional services firms might not recognise just how close they are to going bust.

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