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The High Potential Business Awards shortlist

The High Potential Business Awards follows the ten-year legacy of the M&A Awards, and aims to celebrate the UK’s most promising businesses and the finance and advisory firms that support them

A record year for equity investment in London, but what about the rest of the UK?

Research released today reveals a 58 per cent increase in equity investment in 2015. That's £3.5 billion channelled into UK's growth businesses in a year. But with 79 per cent of growth businesses based outside London, it may be time to invest beyond the M25

UK's top tech entrepreneurs scouted for Silicon Valley business programme

Jessica Butcher, the brains behind British unicorn, Blippar, speaks with GrowthBusiness on being a business mentor to a cohort of strong  Silicon Valley-bound entrepreneurs, all of whom are women

Beware of bandwagon lenders and flatpack finance providers

The number of lenders rejected by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers over the past two years has skyrocketted. Trade body CEO advises SMEs to read the fine print when seeking finance

Staying one step ahead of the darknet

Following the news that a hacker is advertising allegedly more than 117 million LinkedIn logins for sale, here's why cybersecurity should be a priority for businesses of all sizes

UK's top cities for business survival REVEALED

Spoiler alert: London's not on the list

Why the Northern Powerhouse is good for unicorns

A new report examines the potential for billion-dollar British business in northern England to grow from foals to unicorns from now till 2020. Here's what the UK's next stable of unicorns have to say

'Airbnb for the disabled' raises record seed funding

The London based tech start-up is now expanding its platform for wheelchair-accessible and adapted properties to cater to a neglected market of over 6.4 million people

The UK's high potential businesses: the shortlist

The High Potential Business Awards shortlists 17 fast-growth UK successes in the Start-up, SME and Mid-Market categories

Panama Papers: why transparency matters

2.6 Terrabyte-sized data leak mushrooms any other leak of its kind, highlighting the importance of financial transparency for businesses in the UK and abroad

Reputational damage a higher priority than fines for UK businesses

In the wake of the Panama Papers, most companies fear reputational damage over punitive fines, according to new research

Brexit uncertainty affects bottom line of two in three businesses

A survey of over 100 chief finance officers reveals voting uncertainty as a key cause affecting profitability this year

'Cavorting with the enemy' has its benefits, says study

Companies that build formal collaborations with rivals boost their business performance, new research has found

48 businesses get a growth boost to bridge 'scale-up gap'

Growth Builder's first cohort of businesses include British success stories like PayAsUGym and Mumsnet

Brexit worries grow for SMEs

81 per cent of respondents felt that Britain leaving the EU would negatively impact their business, up 13 per cent from June 2015

Generational differences reveal gaps in financial knowledge

Research into financial knowledge reveals major generational differences in attitudes towards financial priorities and money management

Leicester’s football success to usher in economic boom

Against all expectations, Leicester City won the Premier League title yesterday. Analysis from UK teams' past sporting successes reveals that Leicester's economy could grow by twice that of the national average

Sector leaders recognised and celebrated at the ninth New Energy & Cleantech Awards

Over 200 sector leaders in the renewable energy and cleantech space attended the event 

Engineers are among the most overworked in the UK.

UK employees clock up £43b in unpaid overtime

Research from job board, reed.co.uk, reveals teachers and engineers at the top of the overworked list

Three in four SMEs too risk-averse to seek finance

More entrepreneurs would rather turn to Google for financial advice than their banks, according to research released today

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