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Keeping up to date in an ever evolving business world


Stuart Cameron


24th January 2018


UCQ’s Principal and CEO, Nick Mapletoft, discusses how we help employers adjust to the changing nature of today’s business world.


At UCQ we have an unwavering focus on helping our clients achieve business performance improvements. We do this by developing the professional leadership and management capabilities of their people in today’s business world.

Over the last two decades global tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Facebook have developed at an increasingly fast pace. They pose a threat to a wide spectrum of industries, from container shipping and postal services to universities and banks. The business landscape is changing every day, and the speed of that change is constantly accelerating. Business success is no longer the domain of the strongest. Due to real time data, the fastest, most technologically advanced and innovative businesses dominate the business world.

As a result, businesses need strong, capable, skilled people able to manage staff, projects and budgets through process and authority. Managers should also create a vision for the future; inspire action and lead teams to making that vision become reality. This is what the UCQ Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship helps to develop and we as a provider of higher education deliver to our clients.

The digital transformation in recent years has let to prominence of technology in today’s business world. As a result, companies and employees must adopt and adapt to new ways of working more often and quicker.

UCQ was launched back in 1994 to provide an alternative service to organisations across various industries, helping them prepare for the challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape.  We want to focus on bringing academic and business perspectives together to help support our clients and their people. This includes pushing them to develop the new skills, tools and knowledge needed to progress in this modern world. Work-based learning, combined with academic rigour and real world business know how help us in our approach to improving business results, leadership and management capabilities of both current and future employees.

Our flexible solutions to taught sessions and off-the-job learning include attendance at one of our six professional learning centres plus a choice of live webinars and video conferencing. Clients can also use their own facilities, which when combined create programmes that truly meet the needs of our clients.