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.
From market trader to serial entrepreneur, Parcel2Go's Fil Adams-Mercer has experienced plenty of highs and lows since leaving school at 15.
If a product or a marketing campaign is going to fail, there's a good chance that someone inside the business already knows. That's why companies are using technology to find out what their employees really think.
Concern is mounting that the government's £1 billion 'regional growth fund' is a smokescreen for crippling cuts in much needed support and funding for entrepreneurs and start-up companies in the UK.
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.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
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.