Mike Jeffs

RegTech: Tools, tactics and technology for tomorrow

When I was asked by Halston Marketing to speak at Regtech Talks, it was a no brainer. I’m a huge fan of tech, although I wouldn’t describe myself as a techie at all. What I am interested in is the outcome, the customer experience, specifically making things better: How can technology improve efficiency, reduce waste... Read More


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IoT – The Key to Smart Facilities Management

Facilities management (FM) companies are the backbone of property operations. The array of tasks under their umbrella welcome a hailstorm of problems that often have repetitive, expensive and time-consuming solutions. By utilising the Internet of Things (IoT), FM companies can simplify maintenance tasks, manage teams and work from afar. This beneficial and forward-thinking tech can... Read More


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IoT and Sustainability Awareness

Last week we attended Founders – Sustainability, hosted by Leeds Digital Drinks at the lovely Kirkstall Forge. The special event formed part of EU Sustainability Week and was an opportunity for Hark to sit down with other UK entrepreneurs, who are growing businesses with a positive impact on our ecosystem. We were asked to talk... Read More


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Think You’re ESOS-Ready? Let’s Make That a Hell Yes

An Energy Savings Opportunities Assessment, or ESOS, is a compulsory scheme that requires some organisations to report on their total energy consumption while performing an energy audit. Companies who meet the criterion are obligated to take part (to find out if you’re required to conduct an ESOS, see below). Subsequently, the scheme aims to forge... Read More


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Making Utilities Smarter

The growing population, paired with urbanisation, creates a constant strain on utility infrastructures. Modern society is built on basic utilities and providers are now looking for solutions to make their infrastructures smart, not only to meet the growing demand, but also to appease the hyper-connected and informed customer. To change and innovate, we need to... Read More


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Keeping Your Cool: Energy Saving In Supermarkets

Lower emissions, greater energy efficiency and lower operating costs, that’s the golden trifecta that supermarkets are constantly striving for. As the supermarket freezers are slowly but surely becoming more jam-packed with frozen turkeys for the festive season, refrigeration costs are on the minds of shrewd operations managers. Refrigeration is unquestionably the biggest source of energy... Read More


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The Smart PM’s Guide to Getting a Product to Market

For a Project Manager, working in Life Sciences is difficult as the process is lengthy, the compliance thresholds are tight, and the margins for a product to make it to market high-risk. Not to mention the competitive landscape within this sector. Project Managers (PMs) are resource handlers that move within 6 process groups, initiating, planning,... Read More


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