News & Market Deals

Lower SME lending down to 'problem in supply of finance'

Business News

Figures from the Bank of England show lending down 0.7% on this time last year: and the problem lies with the banks and government, says OakNorth CEO Rishi Khosla

UK directors urge government to invest in infrastructure for growth boost

Business News

Largely positive outlook among British business leaders but travel infrastructure a concern, according to Business Growth Fund Growth Climate Index

Advertising technology business Captify raises £8m in Series B funding round

Fundraising Deals

Smedvig Capital leads on round that also saw investment from existing partners Panoramic Equity Growth

Ajay Chowdhury named dealmaker of the year at the M&A Awards

Business News M&A excellence: The awards celebrate some of the biggest names in the industry

Former CEO of Seatwave recognised for work on deal to acquire Timbre: 11 more awards also announced at ceremony in Park Plaza Victoria

How to pitch to investors: What kind of fundraising collateral do I need?

Business News

Selling equity requires many things and sales collateral is one of them: here Octopus Ventures expert Simon King explains how to make sure you have it

Growing a Business

Strategic partnering: Working together can bring great benefits

Together we brand: how to foster success through strategic partnerships

Marketing Strategies & Research

Strategic partnerships can be a dream come true for both parties if done well: so how do you ensure you have a deal that works well for everyone?

Fashion brands: Is the Euro crisis bad news for Asian clothing houses?

Why are fashion brands worried about a weak Euro and Chinese tourists?

Marketing Strategies & Research

The relative value of the Chinese and European currencies has seen shoppers flock West to get the most when flashing the cash for fashion: but it is a growing headache for Chinese brands

Comment and Analysis

Are businesses still carrying the burden of the recession?

Kevin Uphill, chairman of specialist business sales, acquisitions and strategy provider Avondale, discusses what surviving businesses must do in order to grow and thrive in the post recession economy

Hywel Roberts

Is it possible to make a successful transition from business to politics?

Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

Invest in the North and the jobs will come

The economy of the UK as a whole is in a fragile state, with a North-South divide still present: but investment in the North can bring both equality and jobs

Ensuring the future of the UK’s sharing economy

The Sharing Economy is the UK's biggest financial success story for decades: so how can we ensure it stays true to its roots while ensuring a safe an robust future?

The Entrepreneur

Shoreditch style: Tech City is based in the vibrant London borough

Can Tech City seriously challenge Silicon Valley as a hub for tech start-ups?

East London's Tech City is now five years old: so how is it faring and it is mounting a serious challenge to the world's top tech incubators?

‘Good guys’ of medical science developing games to improve cognitive health

MyCognition founder and chairman Keiron Sparrowhawk tells us about the inspiration behind his business and how he hopes the technology will help mankind

Records for investment in London's tech scene are tumbling this year – here's why...

To mark the start of London Technology Week we look at the reasons behind global investors finally injecting some serious cash into the city's tech start-ups

Running a business in a controversial sector

Some sectors can be very lucrative but risky for business owners' reputations: so how has serial entrepreneur Ashley Faull kept his intact through decades of running businesses in areas some might not necessarily approve of?


Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

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.