Business-to-business (B2B) consultancy company Channel Intellect has secured venture capital from The North West Fund for Venture Capital.
GrowthBusiness finds out how to make an apprentice scheme a success.
Jonathan Portes, director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, looks at the economic benefits of immigration.
Private sector pay remains stagnant in the midst of continuing sluggish economic conditions, research finds.
The appointment of a new managing director can be an unsettling time for staff. David Crabb, MD of IT services company Cambridge Online explains how to inspire trust while bringing in new talent.
The government has pledged an investment of £10 million to help medium sized businesses export in its MSB Growth Review.
CBI director-general John Cridland has called for UK businesses to widen their export activity and for more investment from the private sector.
UK management staff expect skill shortages, company redundancies and economic instability to obstruct business growth next year.
Pay for temporary workers in the UK increased this year by 9.6 per cent, more than double the annual rate of inflation.
All regular readers of Business XL magazine can now download the app for iPad and iPhone free of charge to access all the content from the magazine and more.
Duedil has finalised a second-round investment from Wonga co-founder Jonty Hurwitz and reveals it has rejected several acquisition offers.
The ‘pay between assignments’ section of the Agency Workers Regulations is controversial. Employment adviser Rehan Pasha has the lowdown.
The average annual pay of directors at companies with a turnover of less than £5 million a year has fallen by 15 per cent in the last year according to new research.
Rahul Nanda, chairman of security group Topsgrup, was recognised last night at the inaugural TiE UK Annual Awards, accepting an accolade as Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year from former TV Dragon James Caan.
Early stage businesses looking to attract venture capital attention are hamstrung by a ‘winner takes all market’ which results in VCs only backing market leaders, says Nigel Grierson, co-head of Technology Ventures at Doughty Hanson.
Richard Wright grew financial recruitment firm Martin Ward Anderson’s turnover from £1 million to £50 million before starting again.
With 2.6 million people now unemployed, Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets, assesses the impact on business.
Will Davies, managing director at property maintenance business aspect.co.uk, explains that giving his business ‘a new look’ has been his best business decision.
Keith Brown, chief executive of mobile payments service Paythru, declares that his company is ‘not out to change the world’. Instead, he aims to alter consumer behaviour by ‘oiling the wheels’ of change.
Economic growth in the UK fared better than expected in the third quarter, rising 0.5 per cent in the period compared with 0.1 per cent in the previous quarter, official statistics show.
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.
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.