News & Market Deals

Maiden listed company investment for Business Growth Fund

Fundraising Deals

Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.

Small Business Bill overwhelmingly backed and anticipated by UK SMEs

Business News

As the Small Business Bill moves through parliament, a survey of UK businesses reveals that the contents are backed by 95 per cent.

Crossrider becomes latest tech IPO and raises £45.9 million

IPO & City News

Digital advertising group Crossrider has joined London's Alternative Investment Market and now plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

Mergers & Acquisitions

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Trailblazing entrepreneurs: Europe's Allstar Company of the Year

Business Leaders Esteemed alumni: Last year's winner was online property service Zoopla

As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.

What Scottish independence would mean for business leaders and SMEs

Business Leaders

As the battle lines are draw between the Yes camp of Alex Salmond and the No camp of Alistair Darling, GrowthBusiness asks the question of what a lone Scotland would do for business.

Growing a Business

Phones 4U built its business up by selling phone contracts for mobile operators

Death of the high street: The five most high profile retail collapses of 2013 and 2014

Business Planning & Expansion

In the wake of Chinese e-commerce business Alibaba becoming one of the biggest global IPOs in history, GrowthBusiness looks at how the UK high street has suffered from the rise of online shopping and highlights the casualties.

Patent Box was introduced in April 2013 to encourage high-value growth in the UK

The Patent Box and tax relief incentives for research and development

Business Tools

Jason Stevens, patent attorney at Dehns, gives an outline of how the Patent Box and R&D tax reliefs work as well as explaining why both may be available to businesses that don’t even realise it.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Europe's unicorn technology businesses riding strong

In a year when so many exciting company's raised big sums of money, and were sold for eye-watering sums, deciding which were the best was hard work.

Hunter Ruthven

A referendum which could have a profound impact on business

Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.

Hunter Ruthven

Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

Hunter Ruthven

Start-up promotion in a general election year

There’s no doubt that the UK technology community is adept at rallying round for a common cause, but will the new Startup Manifesto have any impact when it comes to real policy change?

The Entrepreneur

Innovation need not be new or different, says Sean Blanks, just a better way

The importance of innovation for business leaders

Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, explains why innovating with practices such as Google Adwords has helped the business stay ahead.

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

Tech Innovators 2014: Contentment and its drive to take publishing digital and mobile

With many publishers caught in limbo and needing to decide how content will be made digital, Contentment is providing a way to publish via the cloud onto tablets and mobiles.

Research

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.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

Directors' pay on AIM 2014

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

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