To find out what characteristics contribute to a world-class CEO, GrowthBusiness visited the CEO Summit and posed the question to select members of the new CEO 100 Club.
When a company's supply chain stretches across all four corners of the globe, helping them to improve is an important challenge.
Growing any business is rarely a walk in the park, but coming in as an outsider to grow a 35-year old, family-run legal services firm is even harder still.
By looking at the skills and leadership qualities of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, Simon Swan, co-founder of Hiring-Hub.com, looks at how this can be applied to the business world and the success of growth companies.
As non-executive directors play a progressively more influential role in how businesses grow, Caroline Belcher, partner and head of the exit planning practice at Cavendish Corporate Finance looks at what they can bring – particularly to the sale process.
Stephen Archer, business analyst and director at UK-based business consultancy Spring Partnerships, looks at how the fall-out of the Barclays Libor scandal impacts on the role of leaders in business.
The ability to make big strategic decisions is an important part of any company board. Mike Robson, director at advisory firm Azure Partners, looks at how business must avoid the 'group think' mentality.
British manufacturing has come under increasing pressure to help boost the UK’s economy, writes Mike Norfield, CEO of Team Telecom Group.
For any board to be effective there are some prerequisites that its members need.
A lack of agreement or, worse still, outright conflict at board level is one of the biggest barriers to success that a company can face.
A good credit control system can be considered the lifeblood of a business. Terry Irwin of TCii Strategic and Management Consultants explains ways to reduce the risk presented to your business by bad debt.
UK manufacturers are thriving, having come through a challenging couple of years. Two business leaders talk about how they are revolutionising the industry.
You have made it on your own so far, why share now? Simon Clark, partner at Fidelity Growth, explains when investment can help expand a business.
A Master of Business Administration, or MBA, seems to confer considerable career benefits regardless of industry or academic background. We speak to graduates to find out how the qualification has helped them in business.
With stress being one of the leading causes of sick days, easing the symptoms should be at the top of every agenda.
A new era of raised taxes and lower public spending presents fresh challenges. Three business leaders tell GB how they plan to thrive in this age of national austerity.
The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) suffer to some extent from a potentially fatal condition, writes Clive Newell, director of business services provider Halagen.
All too often the spark of innovation fades as a company grows in scale and achieves success. GrowthBusiness finds out how to keep that creative fire burning and move the business on to its next stage of growth.
Forget the rubber plant in the corner of the room, British offices need an injection of life and design to inspire, writes Opportunity Peterborough director Neil Darwin.
When an Icelandic volcano erupted in April to release a plume of ash and debris, few UK bosses could have thought the event would affect them. But it did. GrowthBusiness reports on how to plan for the unexpected.
As the 'B' in the BRIC emerging market group, Brazil presents an attractive market for businesses looking to start or increase exporting. GrowthBusiness meets two companies which are hoping to capitalise on the nation following trade missions.
Putting out an open call for Autumn Statement demands produced some interesting results.
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.