Enterprise under the mango trees

Where did you last have a great business conversation? Louise Third has just returned from a working visit to Uganda where she found herself teahcing enterprise skills to students in a remote rural region of the north east. The experience confirmed for her that we really are one big enterprising global community, so tell us about your business conversations in far-flung places.

Luke Johnson backs start-ups with Beer & Partners investment

Beer & Partners, the UK’s largest business investment agency, and Luke Johnson, the serial entrepreneur and business investor, former chairman of Channel 4 and columnist for the FT have announced that they are joining forces to support the future of Small Business Britain with Johnson becoming a strategic shareholder in Beer & Partners, which provides innovative start-up and smaller companies with much-needed access to capital.

Trains, no planes, but a lot of automobiles – The challenge to reach the Den

With the fall out from the Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos across many parts of the world and grounding the majority of flights into and out of europe, business travellers and holiday makers returning from easter breaks have been hugely affected.

None more so than three of Britain’s highest profile entrepreneurs and part of the famous five from televisions Dragons’ Den Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis who were all enjoying extended Easter breaks out of the UK ahead of filming of the eighth series of Dragons’ Den set to start on Monday.