News & Market Deals

London Fast Food Chain, Vital Ingredient is sold

Deal Update

Private equity firm LDC has backed the management buyout of Vital Ingredient, a healthy fast food chain in London as part of a £12 million funding package

Demand for professional talent slows ahead of EU referendum

Business News

A new survey reveals that vacancies in the financial services sector is up by 10 per cent, despite soft growth across sectors for professional services

Study reveals female board members improve share price

Business News

Having female managers on the board improves a company’s share price, according to new research from Skema business school. So what's the hold up?

High street gripes: survey reveals demand for manned tills 

Business News

A survey of 10,000 UK consumers on their high street pet peeves shows a demand for manned checkout stations over self-service kiosks

Three in four SMEs too risk-averse to seek finance

Business News

More entrepreneurs would rather turn to Google for financial advice than their banks, according to research released today

What the business community can learn from veterans

Business News

Sage, the Newcastle based global business software firm, announced a partnership with Invictus Games to support former servicemen and women last week. Growth Business speaks to CEO Stephen Kelly on this long-term partnership, offering six-month placements for war veterans in the business world

Growing a Business

Virtual reality is the future of mobile gambling

Technology for Business

Paul Swaddle, CEO of Pocket App, outlines how virtual reality can shape the course of mobile and online gambling in the near future

Raise your company profile by the power of one

Marketing Strategies & Research

Harness the power of one to raise your profile, explains Graham Thatcher, director of Chief PR

Comment and Analysis

Four accounting mistakes that can set business growth back

Chartered accountant, Russell Smith, identifies the top accounting mistakes that can stop business growth in its tracks

Don't overlook your customers on the path to growth

Mike Hughes, managing director of PeopleTECH, explains how high-growth businesses can stay on top of the customer experience  

Expanding into Europe

Lucinda Davies, General Manager at Sofas by Saxon explains how the 30-year-old British company has grown to export to over 50 countries worldwide each year

Three tips for raising funds the smart way

Monika Juneja, director at One Hit Consulting shares her top tips for raising investment, having seen countless number of businesses go down this route

The Entrepreneur

Four business lessons from the Renaissance

Launching a new business guidance book, Age of Discovery, award-winning authors Ian Goldin and Chris Kutama outline four compelling lessons modern businesses can learn from the old Renaissance 

11 end of tax year secrets you should know

From accountancy software to time management tips, here are the top accountancy lessons from business owners from the last tax year, as compiled by chartered accountants at Alexander & Co

Investor communications 101

How to keep your investors informed, involved and up-to-date, according to Alister Esam, founder of eShare

How storytelling can help your business

What if the next big thing in the boardroom comes from something that has been around for millennia? Deon Newbronner, managing director of Pitch Perfect Club explains

Research

Cash Shells Directory 2015

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

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.

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