The name game: Stories behind the naming of some of the most prominent growing UK companies

Graze has build a strong brand following based on a simple and memorable name

Graze has build a strong brand following based on a simple and memorable name

Ever wondered what the story was behind the names of some of the businesses you use or admire? GrowthBusiness meets five to go back to be beginning and find out the inspiration.

How many parcels are delivered and over what distance around the UK? 

2014 online sales are expected to reach 5 billion in the UK

We all receive parcels in some way; presents, shopping or recorded letters. But do you know exactly how big a scale the courier industry is? 

The rise in cross-border litigation: The pros and cons in multi-jurisdictional disputes

Fox Williams partner Peter Ashford and associate Evie Meleagros examine the issue of cross-border litigation and present the facilitators and impediments.

Tackling international private medical insurance: One size doesn't fit all

As companies grow there is an increased demand on healthcare

Consulting, implementing and managing an international health insurance scheme for your expatriate and local employees is examined by James Spencer, international development manager at Jelf International. 

The risk of not being paid after delivery of goods

A supply chain can present a host of problems, including transfer of ownership. Lloyd Nail, solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at how retention of title clauses can afford some protection.

Why it’s time to apply responsive web design principles to business

Responsive web design has emerged through the use of multiple devices

As technology develops to accommodate the much-hyped ‘internet of things’ and the virtues of a single universal code which can be read across multiple devices take centre stage; Ray Kieser, group managing director of SGK, considers how people in business first need to develop a code that helps them talk to each other – understood from the boardroom to the production line.

Five ways to make your business more competitive through better energy management

To mark Big Energy Saving Week, Phil Scholes, SME sales and marketing director at npower, offers advice on how small and medium sized businesses can give themselves an edge over their competitors by reducing their cost base through better energy management.

The rise (and fall?) of P2P currency Bitcoin

Bitcoins have surged in value to their current level of $840

Maxwell Rodriguez, online payment expert at SecureTrading, analyses what 2014 might have in store for Bitcoin.

Five things that fast-growing start-ups need to know about taking legal advice

For those that have never had to go out into the market and shop for legal services, it can be a daunting prospect. Tim Summers, co-founder of Temple Bright, provides some simple advice.

SocialBro: Influence not numbers key in battle to leverage Twitter for business

Javier Buron: CEO and co-founder of SocialBro

Spain and UK-based SocialBro has been set up to help organisations make the most out of social media and Twitter, something which co-founder and CEO Javier Buron believes is key to corporate success.

How innovative engineering can help businesses reach their energy reduction goals

Gary Berlyn, managing director of The Business Channel, explains how businesses can reduce carbon emissions by improving building energy performance through the application of the latest engineering innovations. 

From innovation to corporate success: The UK's battle to turn ideas into big business

Ian McAnearney, head of early-stage companies and renewables at Tyzack Partners, asks why, as one of the world's most innovative nations, the UK isn't better at marketing and selling those ideas.

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The emerging markets worth a MINT

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Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

The biggest players in the 2014 UK alternative finance market

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To coincide with new FCA regulations set to influence the direction of the alternative funding market in the coming years, GrowthBusiness profiles seven of the most active crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and invoice-based platforms on the market.

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