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John Colley

Professor of Practice, Pro Dean, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

John Colley is Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School and Pro Dean.

John's most recent previous role was Director of MBA Programmes at Nottingham University Business School where he achieved MBA and PhD degrees. John also holds degrees at Newcastle University and Lancaster University and is a Chartered and Certified Accountant.

Before entering academia John was Group Managing Director at a FTSE 100 business and Executive Managing Director at a French CAC 40 business. Previously he undertook the role of MD of British Gypsum Ltd after having undertaken various leadership roles in Finance including Finance Director at British Gypsum. He has chaired a UK listed plc as well as non-executive director roles of UK and European private equity businesses. Currently he chairs two VCT funded businesses and also advises at board level various private businesses.

He was a council member of the Foundation for Management Education, a member of the Economic Affairs Committee for the CBI, and is a member of the Bank of England Regional Panel. He has written thought leadership articles for the national press and is quoted for his views on mergers and acquisitions. John teaches strategy and leadership to MBA and executive education participants.

How the gig economy could suffer from a labour shortage – but workers may be better off

Aug 22, 2021 01:06 am UTC| Economy

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy will not be clear for some time. But in the UK, the easing of pandemic related restrictions has coincided with significant labour shortages and the driving up of wages....

Just Eat's £6 billion takeover: can anyone actually make big money from online takeaway?

Jan 10, 2020 10:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Takeaway.com, the Dutch-based online food ordering giant, is shortly to be confirmed as the winner in the bidding war for British rival Just Eat in a 6 billion deal, according to reports in the media. If alternative bidder...

Uber's troubles in London are nothing compared to the bigger picture

Nov 27, 2019 12:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

The taxi app giant Uber has again lost its licence in London, if only temporarily. Uber has 21 days to appeal after Transport for London (TfL) ended a probationary extension it granted to the company in September, citing a...

WeWork IPO: why investors are beginning to question the office rental firm's value

Sep 10, 2019 20:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

WeWork looked set to become the latest tech startup to launch on the stock market at an astronomic valuation. It still could. The office rental company was initially valued around US$47 billion. Now theres talk of this...

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Economy

Tofurky to incorporate algae protein into plant-based food products

Tofurky, a processor of plant-analog proteins, will collaborate with Triton Algae Innovations to develop products incorporating protein from essential red algae. Jaime Athos, CEO of Tofurky, said that the opportunity...

US meat, poultry producers not ready to comply with animal-rights laws

Food processing trade groups are saying theyre not ready for the implementation of animal welfare statutes in California and elsewhere on Jan.1, and are calling for an extension. Passed by voters in 2018, Californias...

Dallas Cowboys edges Chicago Bulls, LA Lakers as USA’s most fashionable sports brand

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League came out as the most fashionable US sports team brand, with 16,428 tagged posts across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from August 2020 to August 2021. The data was...

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team inks branding deal with Crypto Exchange FTX

FTX Trading Limited has partnered with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team for numerous race seasons in multiple branding campaigns. The exchanges logo will be featured prominently by both F1 cars and drivers and...

Nike, Adidas back in favor with Chinese consumers: survey

Nike and Adidas are again popular with Chinese consumers after both faced boycotts in March due to the Xinjiang region controversy, according to Citi Researchs survey in September. Citi had conducted a survey of 1,000...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: Steve Bannon admits planning January 6 rally to 'kill Biden presidency'

The recent revelations from the new book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa showed how much twice-impeached former President Donald Trump and his allies were involved in the January 6 insurrection. Following the...

Nancy Pelosi hints that House will not vote on $3.5 trillion proposal unless Senate passage is certain

The Democratic Party in Washington faces a challenge that could put their majority in both the House and the Senate at stake in the 2022 midterms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently hinted that the House would not vote on...

Mary Trump, NYT lawsuit by ex-POTUS Donald Trump 'curious', says former prosecutor

This week, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times over his financial records. Former prosecutor Joyce Vance weighed in on what the lawsuit would...

Joe Biden: French ambassador to the US returns following call between POTUS and Emmanuel Macron

A diplomatic crisis recently occurred with France following the deal made between the US, the UK, and Australia over providing Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. After the recent call between US President Joe Biden...

Science

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kgs to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

Technology

EU to use non-Apple compatible USB-C connector as charging port for all devices

The EU will prescribe using the USB-C connector as the standard charging port for mobile phones, tablets, and headphones, which is not compatible with Apple products. The iPhone is charged from a Lightning cable while...

‘Bayonetta 3’ is launching in 2022

It has been three years without any update about Bayonetta 3, leading to speculations and worries that the games development may be facing issues. But all those were erased with the release of a new 4-minute video at the...

‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ developer is getting rid of the ‘dognados’

All the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta weekends have concluded, and Sledgehammer Games confirmed they have some work to do before the game launches. However, a post-beta update seems to be confusing some fans, especially...

EU could soon require USB-C ports on all devices, but Apple can still avoid the change

The European Commission, the European Unions executive arm, has forwarded a proposal that would make the use of USB-C port a requirement on all devices sold in the region. If legislated, Apple is one of the companies...

Twitter is developing an NFT authentication feature

Twitter has expanded the feature, now officially called Tips, allowing users to send monetary support in the form of tips to their favorite accounts. Aside from launching globally, it will now support payments in Bitcoin...
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