Stella English was last night hired by Lord Sugar as his apprentice after beating rival Chris Bates to be crowned winner of the BBC reality show watched by a reported 10.5Million viewers.
The interview episode always makes for great TV but having been through the process, there is so much the viewers don’t see.
Business Link, the governments small business advice service, has said the decision to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 with a public holiday has left employers wondering if they had any wriggle room, especially as, coming off the back of Easter it creates four 4 day weeks.
Zoopla.co.uk, the leading UK property search and information website, has announced that it has raised a further £3.25 million of new funding to accelerate its already impressive growth.
Small businesses may soon be ordering double doses of aspirin following the news that the wording of the Equality Act (which came into force on 1 October this year) has thrown the validity of compromise agreements into confusion.
We caught up with Jason Mohr, who originally qualified as a solicitor and then worked as a corporate financier with NM Rothschild & Co decided to pursue his dream of helping the environment starting AnyJunk in 2004 with just one vehicle. The company now has 31 vehicles, operating out of ten national depots employing 75 staff and turnover of £5 million.
The office Christmas party season will be in full swing this week, with 65% of workers attending on average two work events over the next few days. However this revelry will cost UK business £620 million, due to hung-over Britons pulling a ‘Hangover Sickie’.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has defended his decision to increase tuition fees in favour of preserving apprenticeships and skills schemes. With unemployment in the UK is rising and with tuition fees set to increase, skills training and apprenticeships are vital in ensuring that core skills remain.
Websites are no longer simply the online ‘face’ of a business. Customers expect more from a company’s website than a home page. To use an analogy of buying a house, how many people make a purchase based on how attractive they find the outside of a building? Buyers want to be able to enter a home, have a good look around and get a feel of a house, before making a purchase decision
Simon Dolan, who was recently dubbed the ‘Twitter Dragon,’ was named UK Entrepreneur of the Year at the recent British Chambers of Commerce Chamber Awards 2010, beating competition from some of Britain’s most inspirational business personalities.
In one of the largest UK settlements to date, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled with a media hosting company following an investigation into its use of unlicensed software. The investigation was launched after the BSA was tipped-off by a former employee. The company paid in excess of £100,000 in damages, in addition to paying a significant amount to purchase legal copies of Microsoft and Adobe software.
We all know how important it is to adopt green practices, but making a business more environmentally friendly in a challenging economic market can seem daunting.