Ambition abounds in this year’s Power Top 50, our round up of the most influential entrepreneurs and investors in the growth company space during a testing 2009.
The arguments on both sides are well-rehearsed, but something is missing from the retirement debate.
It’s a new year, new decade and the UK is stumbling out of recession.
The biggest barrier to business success may just be yourself.
As much of the UK is covered in another layer of icing, the excuses for not making it to work keep rolling in.
British entrepreneurs often admire the American spirit of dauntless optimism, so effectively tapped into by President Obama’s campaign slogan ‘Yes, we can’.
The reputation of private sector venture capital may be at a low ebb, but there is one consolation for the industry.
Entrepreneurs are natural optimists. They have to be, as it is common knowledge that nearly half of all businesses fail within the first three years.
It’s 6am at King’s Cross Station which, much like the government's low carbon policy, is still unfinished after a decade of constant redevelopment.
One of the best things this government ever did for growing businesses was to bring in taper relief on business assets. One of the worst things it did was to take it away again.
In the 1980s, my old company, Sage, produced its first £99 accounts package on the Amstrad.
A recent study of employees at an investment management company found that they were interrupted 20 times an hour.
For the last few decades, there’s been a nostalgic regret that the UK ‘doesn’t make things anymore’, but the cry has never been louder than it is now.
The UK government's support for cleantech takes the biscuit.
Recessions bring about change, and that’s the perfect environment for a new business.
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Mobile security business AirWatch has added to the $200 million Series A round it closed earlier in the year by securing an extra $25 million.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.