With summer having finally arrived – the flowers are in bloom, the BBQs are stoked up and the flip flops are out. However, while most of us look forward to balmier days, many business owners find the summer months a challenge. Not only does business tend to slow down, but employees and owners alike can find it difficult to focus and be productive when warm weather and the beach is beckoning.
Apprenticeships are vital for our business and an attractive recruitment option for other employers, writes Lesley Bowen, Head of HR Delivery at Sellafield, winners of the Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship awards.
Jamie Waller is the UK’s best known debt recovery and enforcement specialist. His company, JBW Group, work with businesses and local councils across the UK in debt management and enforcement. Jamie regularly appears on BBC Television and various others stations offering expert advice.
Here he provides his tops tips for businesses to ensure credit and debts are kept under control:
It is being reported that the entrepreneur, and owner of the Daily Express & Daily Star newspapers as well as OK magazine, Richard Desmond has ‘shaken hands’ on a £100M deal to buy television channel Channel 5 from German owners RTL.
A young entrepreneur who was inspired by his ill grandfather to create something that would help keep dementia patients mentally active has won the South East heat of the search for the UK’s best new business.
Two entrepreneurs who appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret millionaire have selected online mapping service Gaist as the winner of Northern England heat of the nationwide small business competition The Pitch.
As the owner and director of a successful rural business employing over 30 people across two locations in the East of England, l was approached recently by Business Matters who asked me if l’d like to become a regular columnist.
Businesses are being warned to be on their guard following a string of cold calls from suppliers offering ‘off the shelf’ localised internet marketing campaigns which could leave struggling SMEs out of pocket by hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
The average annual salary has dropped by more than £2,600 in the last six months, it has emerged today.