For the first time ever, businesses across London are coming together to undertake the Capital’s largest co-ordinated test of IT, telecommunications and transport requirements.
London based foreign exchange company, World First, has won recognition in the Investec Hot 100 list of the UK’s fastest growing companies for 2012.
Aspiring green entrepreneurs have just over a week left to apply for the first round of the Berti Green Accelerator, a new programme offering first-class business support and access to a multi-million pound fund for the UK’s most innovative low carbon businesses.
The latest Workmonitor report from staffing firm Randstad shows that one-third of UK employees feel that they are expected to be on call 24/7.
During the ten years since inception the NatWest everywoman Awards have attracted thousands of entries and celebrated Britain’s leading female entrepreneurs. This inspiring programme has commended both household names such as Karren Brady, Hilary Devey, Dame Mary Perkins, Chrissie Rucker and Cath Kidston, along with a multitude of extraordinary women whose businesses both large and small support Britain’s reputation as one of the best countries for enterprise.
The majority of employees in England and Wales will be looking forward to the additional day’s holiday this year to celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign. However, for some employers the additional holiday, Susan Evans, Partner at Lester Aldridge explains what to do if you think that will bring you a contractual headache.
Many people in business like to think they drive a hard bargain. Nobody wants to be thought of as a pushover and in certain circles a steely immutability is seen as admirable, but skilled negotiating can lead to longer-term relationships if you create value says David Freedman of Huthwaite International
Against a weak economic backdrop, brands in Britain spent almost 5 billion pounds advertising online in 2011, with video ads and marketing on social media platforms driving growth to its biggest increase in five years.
Samuel Malone in his book Why Some People Succeed and Others Fail has looked at the way many people have overcome seemingly insurmountable handicaps and obstacles in their lives to go on and become successful in their chosen careers or areas of expertise. We asked him to shares a few of his insights with Business Matters