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What is UKCA Marking for Medical Devices?

UKCA stands for United Kingdom Conformity Assessed, and is applied to products placed on the market in the UK. This replaces the CE mark, which – pending changes to legislation - is recognised in the UK until the 30th June 2023. So from this date onwards, medical device manufacturers need to comply with the new UKCA marking regulations.

This is a result of Brexit, and means that manufacturers...

RIP The Business Lunch

I’m sure you’ll have read that restaurateurs have concluded that the corporate power lunch is toast, if you know what I mean!

Covid and working from home have proved to be the final nails in the coffin of the expense account, prestige, one o’clock booking in a glamorous eaterie, apparently, but in truth, the business lunch was waning well before that.

I can remember one of my bosses (a...

Can Medical Devices Ever Be Truly Sustainable?

The medical devices industry may not be quite ‘bracing itself’ for sustainability regulations, but a recent government consultation suggested that it may be forthcoming. There are imperatives to developing sustainable models within the industry – so let’s have a look at the recent consultation and what it might mean for the industry.

The impact on the environment

The manufacture, use and...

What Your Customers Really Want

I like it when a survey actually reveals to the apparently unsuspecting world, something that most of us would say that we’ve known all along.

The latest example of this is a piece of research by a brand consultancy, the Pull Agency, and its findings clearly call the advertising industry to account.

As Lionel Shriver points out in a recent Spectator article:

‘Promotion that strains to...

Training The Dispersed and Remote Workforce: The Challenges of the Next Normal

Despite a number of high-profile figures in the media claiming that employees should ‘return to the office’ as soon as possible, the reality is that many employees – and many businesses – are refusing to heed the call.

You can see why. Talent Acquisition professionals are reporting back that candidates are preferring remote or hybrid roles, increasingly the former. Office-based roles are...


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