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Customer service: Are boards ignoring their customers' needs?

Disconnect between board members and customers, say employees

Top level executives ignoring input of front-line staff when formulating customer strategy, finds report

Regional benefits: Would a third runway bring back lost connections?

Davies: Use Heathrow expansion to re-establish regional air links

Third runway at Heathrow would be a way to re-grow a national air network that has been lost over the past 20 years, says author of the report into the airport’s proposed expansion

Heatwave: Do workers know their rights when the mercury rises?

Heatwave: Lack of maximum workplace temperature ‘putting health of workers at risk’

A lack of clarity could cause problems in the current heatwave, according to Office Genie

Holiday stress: Can it do more harm than good?

Employees returning from holiday more stressed than when they left

Pressure to get things wrapped up before leaving and anxiety about work left behind mean some people come back from time off more stressed than when they left

Downward trend: Lending to SMEs has fallen in the past 12 months

Lower SME lending down to 'problem in supply of finance'

Figures from the Bank of England show lending down 0.7% on this time last year: and the problem lies with the banks and government, says OakNorth CEO Rishi Khosla

Rail network: Business leaders want to see investment in travel and other infrastructure

UK directors urge government to invest in infrastructure for growth boost

Largely positive outlook among British business leaders but travel infrastructure a concern, according to Business Growth Fund Growth Climate Index

Fundamental skills: Is UK education letting people down?

UK entry-level candidates way behind European counterparts for basic skills

Financial bosses lament lack of basic skills among school-leavers

Force for good: Can entrepreneurs solve global issues?

Branson: Entrepreneurs ‘better equipped than politicians’ to deal with world problems

Longevity and a wide-ranging approach to issues mean entrepreneurs can take a different view on major global issues, according to Virgin boss

Winners: Richard Branson with the successful entrepreneurs

Fourex, Just Park and Kino-Mo crowned winners of Pitch to Rich 2015

Three young companies walk away with prizes from a shortlist of nine at an event at the Second Home start-up hub in London

Pitch to Rich: Presenters have the ear of the Virgin boss

Pitch to Rich winners to be announced

Young entrepreneurs pitch to Richard Branson and a panel of top investors in bid to win share of £1m prize

Environmental champion: Angus McPherson

From infantry to saving trees: Angus McPherson’s journey to the environmental sector

When infantry officer Angus McPherson left the military he joined a growing number of professionals choosing a career in the environmental sector: an area that is rapidly becoming the career change of choice

Disposable income: Will we soon have more cash in our pockets?

UK disposable income set to increase over next five years

Country can also look forward to increased productivity, according to report by Oxford Economics

Digital tab: Leaving cards behind the bar can be a headache

Mobile technology set to replace traditional bar tab

Flypay launching pre-approved digital tab to remove the anxiety of customers leaving their card behind the bar on nights out

Artist's impression: What the completed centre will look like

North-West engineering innovation centre one step closer

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) appoints architects and engineers for multi-million pound infrastructure project

Reverse takeover: Ladbrokes attempted to buy Gala Coral Group in 1998

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group discuss merger

Embattled bookmaker looks to possible ‘reverse takeover’ after attempting to buy Gala Coral in 1998

Seeking entrepreneurs: Manchester City backs the competition

Manchester City FC backs Ideas Britain competition to find top sports entrepreneurs

Innovation in Sport competition is now open for early-bird entries 

Holiday tax: Is Air Passenger Duty damaging the UK economy?

British holidaymakers rack up £2.4bn in tax payments

Taxes on everything from flights to luxury items pushes up total cost of going abroad to ‘economy-damaging’ levels

M&A excellence: The awards celebrate some of the biggest names in the industry

Ajay Chowdhury named dealmaker of the year at the M&A Awards

Former CEO of Seatwave recognised for work on deal to acquire Timbre: 11 more awards also announced at ceremony in Park Plaza Victoria

Foreign investment: The UK is attracting record levels

Foreign direct investment stock in UK reaches £1 trillion

Record investment in UK as country confirms its position as top European target for foreign backers

Bad hire: Recruiting the wrong person is a

‘Culture of compromise’ leading to wrong hires in nine out of ten companies

Lack of time and resources mean large majority of employers making recruitment decisions without the level of consideration they would like

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