Skillpages, an online marketplace for local skills founded back in 2010 and backed by Michael Smurfit, has been acquired by Bark.com, which focuses on attacking the same problem from the other way round: i.e. pushing skill-seekers’ requests to providers, rather than providing a skills listing platform.
A pilot scheme to put employers in touch with sixth formers seeking to undertake a work experience placement has been launched by the Federation of Small Businesses in Stockport.
The Prime Minister David Cameron today welcomed the launch of Tech Nation, the first comprehensive analysis of the UK’s digital technology clusters.
The public vote for the GREAT Faces of British Business competition is now open, following the shortlist announcement this week with the top business set to win £30,000 worth of government support.
Fleximize, the SME alternative finance company, has announced that it has now lent £4 million to SMEs since its launch in January 2014.
Seedrs, the prominent UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, today announced that it is hosting a campaign for the IPO of Burgundy vineyard Domaine Chanzy.
The latest episode of Dragons’ Den saw Duncan Bannatyne get hand in glove with a £75,000 investment in an entrepreneur who has created the iGlove a means for using touchscreen smartphones and tablets in cold conditions, but is it a deal that both will be able to keep hold of?
According to the league table of the world’s biggest banks, The Brand Finance Banking 500, UK’s bank brands collectively lost 3 per cent of their value this year. NatWest, RBS and Nationwide all saw their brand values fall. Coutts was the worst affected; The Queen’s bank has lost 42 per cent of its brand value in a year.
Hundreds of students have descended on Liverpool this weekend to attend the sixth Student Enterprise Conference 2015.