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Together we learn. Together we grow.

Our work is rooted in real-world insights and research with small and big businesses. 

Explore what drives productivity and how we’ve used it to help UK small businesses grow.

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Industry-leading insights

Discover the Productive Business Index

Now in its seventh edition, The Productive Business Index (PBI) series tracks changes over time in five key capability areas to understand what actions small business leaders are taking to improve their productivity.

Front cover graphic of the Productive Business Index - Edition 7.

Our latest reports


  • Research Report

    AI-Powered Potential: Unlocking SME Productivity with AI

  • Research

    Four small changes to improve productivity in 2024

  • Productive Business Index

    Be the Business Productive Business Index - Edition Seven

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  • Research Report

    Stronger than yesterday: How to build resilience in challenging times

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  • Research Report

    Skills for Success: Supporting business leaders with digital adoption – in partnership with The Open University

  • Research Report

    Small Changes for a Big Impact: Solving the Productivity Puzzle – A Be the Business Manifesto

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  • Research Report

    The Secret of Productive Work: How better communication delivers the biggest wins

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  • Event

    Beyond the Hype: Making AI Work for Business Productivity - event overview

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  • Research Report

    SME Digital Adoption: Enabling Greater Productivity

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  • Research Report

    Full Fibre Productivity: The Opportunity for SMEs

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  • Productive Business Index

    Be the Business G7 Productive Business Index

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  • Research Report

    Pandemic to Productivity?: 2020 to 2023 in comparison

  • Partner with us

    We work with organisations to understand what drives productivity, and how big business can support small business success.

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