On your bike! Is cycling the answer to our carbon emissions problem?

GK recently published a blog about zero emissions cars, looking at the government’s Road to Zero Strategy. However, electric vehicles are not the only solution to becoming a greener traveller. In recent months the government has announced a number of plans to make life better for cyclists. This...

Knowing May, Knowing You

At the start of September, we wrote about Theresa May’s diplomatic dancing. This week you’ll have seen she’s been playing the ‘dancing queen’ once again at the Conservative Party Conference. Many praised the Prime Minister’s keynote conference speech for showing more...

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Charlotte Stockton 4th Oct, 2018 Insight
Digital , General News , Brexit
2 min read

8 steps to change the issues around plastic – Part 2

What companies can learn from the success of the plastic campaigns There has been incredible success and continuing momentum of campaigns against non-recyclable, single use plastic. Even governments and companies are embracing these ambitious commitments. This movement offers lessons for all companies, whether they have plastics in their value chain or not. This makes for demonstrable and measurable commitments by consumers and companies. It also allows campaigning...

8 steps to change the issues around plastic – Part 1

What companies can learn from the success of the plastics campaigns The campaigns against non-recyclable, single use plastic have been incredibly successful, and their momentum continues. Governments and companies are now embracing ambitious commitments. This movement offers lessons for all companies, whether they have plastics in their value chain or not. The plastic campaign’s tactics and measures provide valuable lessons on how to help drive regulatory, corporate and consumer...

New GK & onefourzero report shows huge rise in online and app based health services

This week GK Strategy and onefourzero published a joint report that outlines a surge in demand for health tech related apps and technology. The research focused specifically on the rise of online GP services and mental health and medicines management apps, and findings show patient demand for such technologies is burgeoning. We found a 99% rise in the number of patients searching for online GP and...

Opportunities within the FCA’s high cost credit review

The findings from the FCA’s joint review into overdrafts and high-cost credit products are faintly damning and a potential death knell for firms operating under the auspice of the regulator. The FCA has been under pressure to deliver on better protection for vulnerable consumers for some time, and the results of this review will not be surprising to those who have lobbied for tighter controls on expensive credit. Directly in the firing line is Rent-to-own. The FCA’s findings make...

creativity in a crisis

Creativity in a Crisis: Companies who turned issues into opportunities

I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about how leaders and businesses deal with issues or crises. It’s my job to do so, and to be ready to jump into action when existing or potential clients call us requesting immediate support. They know they need our help but they’re not always sure what that help looks like. The best clients enter such arrangements with an open mind. They listen, reflect, and ultimately are willing to take decisive action to remedy the issue they are faced...

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Ned Lamb 2nd May, 2018 Insight
Digital , General News , Brexit
2 min read

Happy birthday NHS! Now, what do you want?

Those of you who tuned in to BBC2’s outstanding Hospital last night will have been astounded by the displays of bravery and commitment by the staff in the face of an exponential increase in demand. The deeply affecting stories take on an extra resonance as we approach the NHS’s 70th birthday, and we come to celebrate the unique brilliance of our health and care...