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John Ashcroft
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Of incubators, accelerators and perambulators… "Start up communities : How to build and entrepreneurial ecosystem in any city”. This week I was introduced to Brad Feld and the Boulder thesis. His book, “Start up communities” deals with “How to build and entrepreneurial ecosystem in any city”.
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Zombie Companies Myth or Reality, Why the number of Business Failures will fall as the economy recovers, JKA
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Wunderlist 3.0, the synch is just so fast! My favourite to do list App!
Your life in sync. We love lists. They capture ideas, things to do and places to see. And when you share them, they influence the world around you. This is Wunderlist. Create a free account Download Wunderlist Watch video ...
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Is the recovery weakening? Check out our latest Saturday Review https://www.thesaturdayeconomist.com/latest-blog-post
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The rate of growth in the country is at its lowest since the financial crisis, growing 6.9 per cent in the third quarter
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The UK recovery continues into Q3. We expect growth of around 3.1% this year …investment will increase by 8%, construction by 5% and manufacturing by over 3.5%.

The trade figures will continue to disappoint. The current account deficit at over 5% of GDP may emerge as a serious constraint to growth …

In this September economics update we forecast growth of 3.1% in 2014 slowing to 2.8% next year. Inflation will remain slightly below target over the balance of the year. Unemployment will continue to fall, government borrowing will also fall, the service sector will lead the recovery as manufacturing and construction output also rise.
The UK Quarterly Economics Outlook September 2014 The UK recovery continues into Q3. We expect growth of around 3.1% this year …investment will increase by 8%, construction by 5% and manufacturing by over 3.5%. The trade figures will continue to disappoint. The current account deficit at over 5% of GDP may emerge as a serious constraint to growth … In this September economics update we forecast growth of 3.1% in 2014 slowing to 2.8% next year. In...
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Save the date! The BIG (no Really BIG) Social Media Conference is in Manchester next year. Save the date July 9th & 10th 2015. Register for updates and keep in touch : http://thebigsocialmediaconference.com/
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The Professor's Guide to Social Media, how to develop the perfect LinkedIn profile in just five steps
The Professor's Guide to Social Media. How to develop the perfect LinkedIn profile in just five simple steps. You too can have the perfect Super Star Profile by following this simple guide from Professor Tom Witter. On campus with great minds, the social media experts campus. www.smexperts.co.uk
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Is the recovery weakening? A raft of economic data this week had the sub editors reaching for the panic button. We check out the latest data in our Saturday Review https://www.thesaturdayeconomist.com/latest-blog-post
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Economics, corporate strategy, social media - experience worth sharing. The Saturday Economist, Dimensions of Strategy, The Apple Case Study, The LEGO Case Study, The Twitter Case Study by John Ashcroft and Company.
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John Ashcroft and Company, Chief Executive pro.manchester, Chief Economist GM Chamber of Commerce, Director of Marketing Manchester, AGMA Business Leadership Council. Specialist in economics, corporate strategy, Social Media. Author of The Saturday Economist, The Apple Case Study, The LEGO case study, The Twitter Case Study and the Corporate Strategy site - "Dimensions of Strategy". John Ashcroft and Company.
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Economics, corporate strategy and social media, experience worth sharing.
Education
  • London School of Economics
    History, Economics, 1967 - 1970
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    PhD Economics, 1990 - 1995
  • UpHolland Grammar School
    1960 - 1967
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Work
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Chief Executive pro.manchester, CEO John Ashcroft and Company, Chief Economist, GM Chamber of Commerce
Skills
Economics, Corporate Strategy, Business Modelling, Social Media, Corporate Strategy, Case Studies
Employment
  • pro.manchester
    CEO, present
  • Coloroll Group Plc
    Chairman and CEO, 1978 - 1990
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Manchester
Previously
Puerto Banus - Bowness - Brindle