News & Market Deals

Retailers optimising transactions but forsaking security this holiday season

Business News

Despite record growth in online transactions forecast around the Christmas period, compliance and security is lower than ever

UK firms lag far behind European competitors in data protection

Business News

A new study has found that the UK consistently trails behind the rest of Europe when it comes to information risk and protecting sensitive information

Ve acquires GDM Digital in eight figure deal

Mergers & Acquisitions

UK-founded e-commerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million transaction.

Businesses losing 20 days of work a year thanks to outdated communications

Business News

A new study has found that companies are losing competitiveness by not keeping up with collaboration technology

Start-up pitching: By his royal appointment

Be an Entrepreneur The Duke of York has turned his attention to the start-up community

Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.

Using war wounds to build a beauty business

Business Leaders

Serial entrepreneurs have the advantage of learning from their mistakes, and for Lopo Champalimaud it’s a case of using his battle scars to bring the wellness and beauty sector online.

Growing a Business

Using legally watertight contracts is extremely important for growth businesses

How to secure the foundations of your business

Business Planning & Expansion

Here, we look at the fundamental procedures that entrepreneurs need to observe to ensure a strong basis to their business. 

Changes in sectors may make it more difficult to seal deals

How to secure clients in industries undergoing fundamental change 

Business Planning & Expansion

Michael Cairns, CEO of Publishing Technology plc, shares his views on how to grow a business, secure contracts and win new clients when a company’s core industry is in transition.

Comment and Analysis

Feminising modern management

Margaret Kett discusses the issue of gender diversity in the boardroom and what can propel women into the higher echelons of management. 

Simon Daniel

Selfies, saunas and royal planes: My day with David Cameron and 8 Nordic and Baltic prime ministers

Last week I flew to Helsinki with David Cameron as part of a UK delegation of five cleantech and education experts speaking at the Northern Future Forum (NFF).

Hunter Ruthven

The living wage movement gathers momentum

With Scottish football club Hearts and cinema chain Curzon agreeing to pay staff an hourly rate above the minimum wage, are employers beginning to recognise that employees need more to make ends meet.

Hunter Ruthven

Time for The Apprentice to decide its purpose

What started as a TV show attempting to find the next superstar of Alan Sugar's business empire has turned into a tit-for-tat 12-week cat fight culminating in an angel investment you'd never find in the business world.

The Entrepreneur

A growing number of men and women over 50 are opting for the excitement of entrepreneurship over the comfort of retirement

Is running a company the new retirement?

Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money

Business leaders, investors and the Queen: The people behind the world's most expensive homes

Owning a successful business is a sure-fire way to get yourself a beautiful home. But It would take a lot of success to afford these properties

The review site for financial institutions and products

As the power of the crowd continues to grow, SmartMoneyPeople.com founder Mike Fotis tells us how he came with a business that is attempting to increase trust and transparency in the financial market.

Businesses must constantly evolve or risk being caught out

Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.

Research

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM. 

Cash Shells Directory 2014

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.

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