The Business Growth Summit series, hosted by GMTV Presenter John Stapleton, which Business Matters is the supporting media partner of, kicked off in Manchester today with an insight into the challenges of running the Co-operative from its CEO, the Orange Leader of the Year Award Peter Marks.
Like most of us, I’ve had the culture of long term business planning drummed into me throughout my career. Plotting a three or five year plan for a new venture; hours pouring over spreadsheets, forecasting and re-forecasting. I have to confess it’s been the least useful tool in my entrepreneurial tool box.
It was announced today that the northern city of Leeds is set to become one of UK’s most advanced business and financial institutions by installing a high speed fibre network.
Wide spread budget cuts and concerns over cash flow are leaving small businesses struggling to invest in new technology and IT equipment, according to the results of a study released today.
Think of Location Location Location, SuperNanny, The Choir, Grow Your Own Drugs, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, How Clean is Your House, You are What You Eat, The House of Tiny Tearaways and Working Lunch to name but a few. They all needed new experts when they were devised – and so will many future shows.
For the past nine years, the National Business Awards has uncovered hundreds of examples of business leaders and entrepreneurs and have often been referred to as the UK Business Oscars.
Cardiff-based firm Waterspace Developments have made a bit of a splash with the launch of their first floating office in Cardiff Bay.
The British Library Business & IP Centre, supported by the London Development Agency (LDA), has been at the heart of the capital’s small business community since its launch in 2006. A new report, published this week, indicates that the Centre currently helps London’s visiting SMEs generate £22 in additional turnover for every £1 invested by the LDA, highlighting the Centre’s importance and the significant return on investment it delivers.
DX Group, the only UK-wide postal company to have its own end-to-end operation that is not reliant on Royal Mail, has today unveiled changes to its next day service, SecureDX. Important items can be sent to any UK postcode address for up to 30 per cent less than Royal Mail Special Delivery (RMSD).
Thousands of British motorists are putting themselves and other drivers in danger by constantly using the micro-blogging site, Twitter while driving, a survey has found.
The National Fraud Authority has announced that fraud costs the UK economy £30bn each year. Of this, identity fraud is responsible for an estimated £1.2 billion per year. It is also one of the fastest growing crimes in the UK and a threat to all businesses.