A better place to be

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As tempting as a two-week-old fish: that’s how we see European companies. That’s probably a little harsh, but only just. There are some European companies we own, but these are interesting businesses in unusual niche industries that could be based anywhere. That’s because they make most of their money overseas, far from the political and […]

Taking care of the 3Ps – People, Planet & Profit

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Short-termism has been a bad habit to shake, both for the markets and those companies trying to appease jittery shareholders. However, there is a growing understanding that, in order to thrive, businesses need to be managed with a much more holistic – and long-term – view. While the idea of the Triple Bottom Line – […]

Either you’re good or you’re dead

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More than anything else, one thing has been at the top of our mind lately: in business, if you’re not the cheapest or the best, you’re toast. This really hit home to me when I travelled to the US in May 2018 to hunt for companies to invest in. I visited numerous companies that were […]

The Benefits of a Student Industry Placement

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During the summer, I undertook a research project as part of my Master’s degree in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation at the University of Glasgow. My project involved looking at a particular gene involved in cardiovascular disease, and sequencing this gene from various strains of rat models. While I was part of the research team […]

University to the workplace: acquiring the skills required for a successful and fulfilling career

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The transition between university and the workplace is difficult. The ever increasing competitiveness between recent graduates for jobs and internships causes a great deal of stress; the endless hours spent filling out application forms and sending CVs, only to receive rejection after rejection is demoralising . With so many degrees, particularly in Life Sciences, I […]