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Can London remain a fintech hub post-Brexit?

The UK may still be reeling from the most divisive vote to rock the country in a generation. Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the nation has plunged into a period of uncertainty. GrowthBusiness checks in on the fintech sector, speaking to experts in peer-to-peer lending, foreign exchange and invoice finance

Sino-UK relations on track post-Brexit

John Zai, founder and CEO of Cocoon Networks, counters speculation of waning Chinese investment into the UK technology sector after the EU referendum last month

On-demand sales force service raises $10m to help businesses Brexit-proof

Universal Avenue, a Swedish business connecting growing businesses with freelancers globally, announced its series A funding today, led by Eight Roads Ventures Europe

From simplifying tedious admin tasks to providing near-instant deliveries, robots are very much a part of business now.

The robots aren't coming; they're already here

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics aren't in the realm of science fiction anymore. Used in fraud detection, purchase prediction and smart homes, the technology is everywhere - even insidiously in the palm of your hand as the dulcet voice of Siri. Here's why this is good news 

​Google to support ten UK start-ups to go global

The start-ups identified by Google will receive support to scale at the company's Campus London workspace

Religious beliefs do not trump the law.

Legal considerations when serving LGBT customers

​According to government estimates, around 6 per cent of the UK population are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). The last thing a small or medium business needs is to alienate a significant chunk of potential customers. Here are seven things to know when serving UK's 3.9 million non-heteronormative consumers

ONS figures set to highlight productivity woes

Productivity may be directly affected by non-conducive work spaces

Three in four business owners still strongly believe that the UK is a great place to start and grow a business.

Access to the European single market a business priority post-Brexit

A poll of 450 board-level directors and chairs following the EU referendum vote reveals that while the outlook for British businesses may be stormy at present, 90 per cent of business leaders believe it is only temporary. More than half, though, are banking on the UK securing access to the single market

Binary options trading post-Brexit

"London is open for business"

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on the capital's post-Brexit business landscape

What makes an entrepreneur?

​​Chaired by Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), the entrepreneurs panel at Battle of the Backers placed four fast-growth London business owners in the hot seat, to answer the billion-Pound question: how did they do it?

Only half of managers can cope with crises at work

Non-supportive workplace culture leaves managers unarmed in solving workplace crises, according to new research. High profile leaders reveal lessons in bouncing back

Digitalise or die: SME survey reveals roadblocks to going digital

A cross-market survey of 2,500 SMEs highlights the gap between those who believe in changing with the times and those who actually can keep up

Lloyds has shut down 23 branches across the UK as part of three-year plan.

SME lending at risk as bank branches close

New research reveals that bank branch closures effectively kill off SME lending, which has prompted MPs to debate this in Parliament today

Chief Future-proofing Officer: the evolving role of the CFO

Only one in three business leaders believe their chief financial officers are up to the task of evolving with the times

VOOM 2016 winners see value in waste

Virgin Media Business VOOM, the three-month nationwide search for the next big business idea crowned two companies out of 20,000 today: industrious start-up, MacRebur and fast-growth business, bio-bean

Brexit and employment

The outcome of the EU Referendum may have been a surprise to the business community. But what are the implications of Brexit on employment law and UK jobs?

Brexit and foreign investment

​The UK's imminent departure from the EU has raised a number of questions. We look at how this may affect investment into the UK and the potential for our start-ups to receive foreign investment post-Brexit

Brexit. Now what?

Here's what leaving the European Union really means for SMEs across sectors

The UK's high potential businesses REVEALED

The High Potential Business Awards took place on 22nd June at The Savoy, celebrating the achievements of outstanding growth businesses and the advisors and financiers that support them

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