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GS1 UK appoints Stephen Bush as non-executive director to support deeper clinical engagement

With his proven track record of successfully implementing GS1 standards to improve patient safety and many years of clinical experience, Steve will provide vital support as GS1 UK collaborate with stakeholders across the NHS to enable the delivery of better and safer services.

Industry news

09/11/2023

Robert Barbour, Group Data and Insights Director for Travis Perkins plc, joins GS1 UK board to aid standardisation of construction data

A high-impact leader committed to changing the culture surrounding the use of data in construction, Robert will help GS1 UK develop and refine blueprints for agreements and standards implementation across the industry.

Industry news

09/11/2023

GS1 India: building trust and boosting efficiency with verified product data

Retailers and marketplaces in India are finding a range of important ways to use the product data available in Verified by GS1.

Industry news

02/11/2023

Charlie Bigham's: becoming the fastest growing grocery brand in the UK

Charlie Bigham, founder of the UK’s fastest growing UK grocery brand, shares insights from its 27 years of growth.

Industry news

31/10/2023

re-universe: powering pioneering reuse and recycling initiatives

How re-universe's ground-breaking digital reuse pilot at Blenheim Palace provides a blueprint for the future of returnable containers.

Industry news

19/10/2023

GS1 UK win team of the year at the Memcom Excellence Awards

The award recognises excellence in teamwork, demonstrating how GS1 UK’s collaborative, inclusive and strategic approach has driven growth with purpose and greater value to the totality of their membership.

Industry news

10/10/2023

Building Safety Act 2022: what to expect from upcoming legislation

October 2023 is an important month for the UK construction sector with a variety of legislative changes expected to come into force.

Industry news

27/09/2023

GS1 UK invites brands to help design the future of retail

After celebrating the barcode’s 50th birthday, GS1 UK have announced the launch of a new pilot programme that will harness the power of its 59,000 strong membership to shape the future of retail.

Industry news

15/09/2023

Ensure vital information on buildings and the materials used in their construction is captured to prevent future safety scandals

As highlighted by the recent RAAC school closure scandal, the unique identity of every product, material and location involved in the construction of public buildings should be captured and shared using a global data language to prevent safety blunders.

Industry news

11/09/2023

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson: “all NHS trusts must use barcodes to locate high-risk devices”

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, GS1 UK president Professor Sir Terence Stephenson, explained why every patient should be given a barcode.

Opinion piece

31/08/2023

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