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Are family businesses thriving?

Good economic news might be a bit of a rare thing at the moment but new research from KPMG finds that European family firms are feeling buoyant. Read
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Social investment – why the hype may be unjustified…

    Ruby Star Associate – Adrian Ashton explains…   I was able to make it along to this year’s “Read More

Five tips for tackling talent retention

  From work-life balance and office culture to accountability and benefits, these tips will help inform your talent retention strategy. Read the
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Why charities and social enterprises should be inspired by private firms, instead of attacking them…

  Ruby Star Associate – Adrian Ashton explains… As someone who works a lot with charities and social enterprises, I’m struck by how m
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  • (Ruby Star Associates) have been fantastic: they understood where we were going and what we wanted to achieve from the word go. Most importantly, Isla and Al ha

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    CH Legal, Rukhsana, Director
  • I have found Ruby Star Associates to be an absolute breath of fresh air, and they has assisted me in reflecting on my business journey so far, and made me reali

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    Love Umbrellas, Klair, Founder
  • Ruby Star Associates ran a number of innovation workshops for us and they were extremely well delivered. The feedback from the students was very positive and I

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    Nurse First, Dave, Director
  • I absolutely love working with Ruby Star on our various entrepreneurship projects. They are very approachable, warm-hearted and extremely talented. They have a

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    LJMU, Dominique, External Relations
  • They really do what it says on the tin - selling but for humans! Enjoyed a fantastic session on selling - the highs, the lows and how to start making a living d

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    Common Purpose, Zoya, Programme Manager
  • Ruby Star helped my business find its feet in the first few years. Without their input and expertise we would have not had the results we experienced or have fe

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    Studio Social, Matthew, Director
  • Ruby Star facilitated one of the most successful team exercises I've ever been a part of and made the whole thing seem effortless. They did a brilliant job of f

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    INASP, Liam, Marketing Manager
  • Ruby Star gave a workshop at our Charity and Social Enterprise Management Summer School. The students loved the wit, invention, and knowledge. They covered area

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    Anglia Ruskin University, Andrew, Social Enterprise Lead
  • Ruby Star worked with the senior team of Business Navigators (Europe) Ltd over a two year period. We found their work added a valued dimension in re-positioning

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    Business Navigators, Jen Hinds Marketing
  • We have been working regularly with Ruby Star since coming across them accidentally, via the Accidental Business School in 2010. Almost immediately we commissi

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    Women in Rural Enterprise, Fiona, Director
  • ... jam-packed full of brilliant ideas, matched with an incredible ability to get them to fruition. They talk the most straight forward sense of anyone I know

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    TigerFish PR, Amanda, Director
  • “Ruby Star did 3 very intense business development sessions with Raynes Architecture, earlier this year. The first session- a strategic over view identified k

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    Raynes Architecture, Lisa, Founder
  • Hello to my favourite Facilitators in the universe! I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your work at the Festival last week. It was such a brilliant eve

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    UKTI, Troy, Lead
  • ...very different to a conventional training session, no slides or handouts. Approach was different and had the group fully engaged the amount of laughter and t

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    Eaststone, Yusuf, Customer Services Lead
  • They listened and I mean really listened, they understood our firm better than we did after the first discussion! Their methods when working on the project are

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    CH Legal, Caroline, Practice Manager
  • WOW! Like Rocket Fuel for your business!  

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    Stephanie Roper, Wardrobe Angel
  • Ruby Star Associates worked with me on my Business Model Generation for a new business idea I am just getting off the ground. The session was incredibly valuabl

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    Inspired Marketing, Rachel, Director

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