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Could print marketing be due a revival?

BMW turns to tech start-up to revitalise print marketing

Newest NCF technology predicted to have “huge impact”

2014 saw some huge M&A deals

Top 15 M&A deals of 2014 announced

Huge deals for media giants Time Warner and AT&T

Shackleton knitwear is based on images of the explorer

UK clothing brand Shackleton sets ambitious crowdfunding target

100 years after namesake explorer’s ‘dash to the pole’

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Cascade manufactures gas sensing equipment

Panoramic Growth Equity sells stake in Cascade to Emerson

Leading equity investor claims strong return on investment

Prism Medical is a leading manufacturer of healthcare mobility procucts

Prism Medical completes acquisition of TMEC

One in four employees feels under-appreciated

Large increase in workers looking to move jobs

Research by ILM reveals increase in staff with itchy feet

2014 saw a large increase in M&A activity

Global M&A activity up 47% in 2014

Strengthening global economy sees highest level of M&A activity since 2007.

Clegg: Regional Growth Fund ‘key to stronger economy’

Deputy prime minister hails programme as it reaches 8,000 landmark 8,000th investment.

Digital businesses dealing with EU countries will need to be aware of VAT changes

New EU VAT rules come into play for UK businesses

A new tax shake-up will affect the rates of VAT charged by businesses dealing with EU customers. 

The majority of SME respondents are positive about growth

SMEs confident about trading in the new year

The bulk of small and medium-sized companies expect growth for their enterprise next year. 

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The high street has performed strongly this year

Record year for the high street, finds government figures 

The value of retail sales in 2014 is forecast to be at an all-time high for the UK, at around £342 billion.

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Retail performance has been encouraging in the final quarter

Retail sales growth fastest for 26 years

Research suggests price cuts in the final quarter encouraged more customers into stores. 

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carwow allows users to buy new vehicles online

carwow travels to seven figures of investment in Series A round

Balderton Capital injects more funds into car buying platform with a £4.6 million investment.

Only 50% of employees are satisfied with the amount of time their managers spend with them

UK businesses fail to improve management practises in more than a decade - report

The UK government is being urged to get behind innovation in workplace management, to help make businesses competitive.

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