Business leaders call for urgent action to Unlock Britain’s Potential

United in the belief that the UK’s education system is failing both British business and its workforce, a group of senior business leaders is today calling upon the Government, educators and fellow employers to work more closely together to ensure that the employees of tomorrow have the critical skills needed to secure employment – a mix of qualifications and interpersonal skills – that they have found are missing in too many young people today.

10 top tips for pitching to investors from equity finance

Raising finance is very difficult and as many are starting the process with a view to driving their businesses forward in this new year, but with banks still unwilling to lend to many we spoke to Guy Rigby, entrepreneur, mentor and now Head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group who is an expert on the topic of raising equity finance.

Where do you stand with social media law?

With over half of the entire UK population having a Facebook account, it is claimed that employers are losing £14 billion per year as a direct result of employees accessing social media sites during work hours, yet their hands are tied when it comes to disciplinary action resulting in a minefield for employers and the rules of what is acceptable and what is not are very hazy.