Healing Properties of Honey & International Expansion

Nicola Kelly (BBC News, 2016) reports that honey is perceived to have healing properties in African countries. Such suggestions may result in companies such as Mavis Venderby adopting strategies to expand overseas. Consider the various options of overseas expansion and the financial returns from such sales (including transactions in a foreign currency). The modern honey hunters of […]

Suggestions for Growth in the Beekeeping World

Some interesting background information on the nature of bee farming in the UK that may give rise to a rise in demand for bee hives. Thank you to the Telegraph for their article on the beekeeping industry.   ‘All the honey is gathered in about 10 weeks a year, when fine weather coincides with abundant […]

Royal beekeeper admits giving bees banned drug

BBC News reported a Royal Beekeeper pleaded guilty to administering a banned drug to honey bees. A first in the UK. Consider the implications of materials used in the manufacturing process that may have positive or negative impacts on bees, the importance of complying with regulatory requirements and the financial/strategic implications of non-compliance. Royal beekeeper […]

Honey Trivia

Thanks to the Honey Association for their Honey Trivia (click here for the original article). Honey Trivia DID YOU KNOW….. Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey. One bee would therefore have to fly around 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one […]

Product Innovation – Flow Hive

I did promise that I would share my thoughts with you on what may appear across the five variants of the February 2017 CIMA Operational Case Study exams. Having spent some time scouring the internet and will start to share my resources with you. The Flow Hive “It’s the beekeepers dream, turn a tap right […]

Mavis Venderby – CIMA Operational Case Study Pre-seen Information for February 2017 exams

2017-02-ops-ics-pre-seen-information For all of those sitting the February 2017 Operational Case Study Exam, here’s a link to the pre-seen information that all five variants of the exam are based upon. You will need to become familiar with Mavis Venderby, for the purpose of the exam, you will bee (puntastic!) a Finance Officer within Mavis Venderby and be expected […]

CIMA Case Study Results Explained

In anticipation of CIMA May 2016 results being announced, CIMA have produced an article to explain the results. The original article can be found here. Operational Case Study Exam  Grade descriptors for Case Study exams By Julia from CIMA Administrator, Editor, Moderator, Staff 20th June 2016 As part of our efforts to improve your learning […]

Protos Eyewear & 3D Printing

Thank you to Charlotte for sharing this video with me, I do think 3D Printing is a real option for IC Optical to engage in R&D and potentially create competitive advantage by allowing customers to create bespoke glasses in store and leave with them the same day. Always be prepared to comment on the financial […]

“This new type of exam is very much focused on real life examples” – by a March 2015 Strategic level Case Study Prizewinner

As part of CIMAs Success Stories, Stylianos has shared his thoughts on how to pass a case study exam! The original article can be found here. “This new type of exam is very much focused on real life examples” – by a March 2015 Strategic level Case Study Prizewinner By Stylianos Member 4th June 2015 […]

“I hesitate to say this, but I actually quite enjoyed the format of this exam!” – by a February 2015 Operational Case Study Prizewinner

“I hesitate to say this, but I actually quite enjoyed the format of this exam!” – by a February 2015 Operational Case Study Prizewinner https://connect.cimaglobal.com/blogs/operational-case-study-exam/%26quot%3Bi-hesitate-to-say-this%2C-but-i-actually-quite-enjoyed-the-format-of-this-exam%21%26quot%3B—by-a-february-2015-operational-case-study-prizewinner/Richard Feedback from another Global Prizewinner, Richard, on his success in February 2015. His comments on application certainly ring true following the examiner’s report stating that students who failed, generally produced […]