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Education & Skills Insights – 2021

GK's education experts, including former education Minister, David Laws share their thoughts on key education and skills issues: A new university admissions system? What will come from the new Green Jobs Taskforce? The National Tutoring Programme, funding, and media scrutiny Children’s social care is still ripe for investment: Here’s why Will COVID-19 change anything for early years? In difficult times, research impact can be a...

COVID-19: How to prepare to emerge from the lockdown

The UK is starting to move into the next phase of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses need to understand how the landscape will evolve again and what part they can play in shaping, responding to and delivering the Government’s priorities for an exit from lockdown....

by David Laws, Adviser to GK

What Might the UK’s Exit Route From Lockdown Look Like?

Across the world, countries are gradually setting out their plans for a return to greater normality following the coronavirus lockdowns. The UK, slow to act earlier this year, is behind most other countries in reducing the spread of the virus, and our “phased exit plan” is also therefore running behind that of other countries. This is both necessary and potentially beneficial – we can see how...

COVID-19: Short and long term policy impacts for investors and companies

The policy impacts of COVID-19 will not just extend to the many measures designed to help the economy over the next few months. The political and regulatory world will change profoundly and for the long term. We are advising investors, portfolio companies and other organisations on what help is available and how they can best advocate for and access assistance. The Government has shown its willingness to engage with business and respond to requests for greater clarity, revised eligibility...

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is an important day to raise awareness of mental health and to show support for better mental health. Mental health issues affect around one in four people each year, so it is vital we all take care of our own mental health and wellbeing and support our friends, family and colleagues. GK is a people business, We recognise that our staff are our most important asset and that a healthy, happy and engaged workforce will deliver the quality of service that our clients...

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GK Strategy 10th Oct, 2019 Impact
culture , GK culture , mental health
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GK wins Specialist Due Diligence Provider of the Year at Unquote British Private Equity Awards

GK Strategy is delighted to have received the Specialist Due Diligence Provider award at the British Private Equity Awards. We are proud to have had so much support from our clients, and are grateful to everyone who voted for us. Over the last year, GK has completed 35 mandates across its two core offerings: environmental,...

Why health sector sales and marketing teams need to understand the policy landscape

Local sales reps are integral to the business of many organisations which supply essential products and services to the NHS, from pharmaceuticals to medical devices and cleaning products. They are the frontline of business, developing relationships with customers and leading conversations which retain existing and create new business. Naturally, it is essential for sales teams to know about the products they are selling. However, it is just as essential to understand wider policy...

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GK Strategy 12th Sep, 2019 Impact
Health , NHS , policy , sales , commissioning
2 min read

Creating market value: why invest in strategic communications

Why investors and investor-backed businesses should invest in strategic communications Creating market value is the name of the game for private equity investors. The moment an investor buys an asset, it immediately joins the queue to be sold again. Straight away there is significant pressure to make changes to ensure it grows and can secure a higher multiple on exit. I was at a talk recently and an investor spoke about how they could only make three to five big strategic choices...