Consultancy aims to drive industry collaboration

A new consultancy group specialising in the food and beverage value chain has been launched, with Woolworths already engaging it to drive collaboration with its private-label suppliers. Experienced management consultant Paul Eastwood established the new entity, Pollen Consulting Group, which he described as “the go-to people on value chain transformation, …

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New Aussie bank calls out big banks on lending rules

Australia’s major retail banks should be more flexible in lending to small and medium businesses, according to the Executive Director of a new Australian bank, Tyro Payments. “In the 21st century, it’s a ridiculous restriction that Australia’s big banks are insisting that any small business loan must typically be collateralised …

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