From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.
As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.
Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.
Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.
GrowthBusiness speaks with new DFJ Esprit partner Scott Sage to find out where he's carved out an investment expertise and how he compares the London set-up with Silicon Valley.
The success of British cyclists and disruptive tube strikes have seen a growing number of people take to the streets and bike to work.
Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.
Utilising his experience of building a number of businesses, the government has again turned to Lord Young for advice – this time on how to bring entrepreneurship into education.
From Investor of the Year to New Energy Champion of the Year, GrowthBusiness puts the winners in front of the camera and asks what has gone into producing such a successful year.
Tackling two big global problems in sanitation and energy generation, Loowatt tells GrowthBusiness all about the novel technology.
Britain has a track record of producing successful entrepreneurs, but which ones are doing particularly well?
From working in a bar in Australia and needing a suit for job interviews, Elliot Suiter is now building out a bespoke tailoring service making the most of a growing trend in online retail.
With the Year of Code now up and running, is the UK education system finally about to start equipping children with the requisite skills necessary to build businesses?
Michel Driessen, operational transactions services leader at EY, looks at how staff can be encouraged to be entrepreneurial at a large professional services business.
To coincide with the second crop of Future Fifty companies being named, GrowthBusiness meets Green Man Gaming and its founder Paul Sulyok to find out what being a member involves.
Shadow minister for SMEs Toby Perkins tells us how the upcoming Small Business Saturday initiative can help businesses reach the next stage of development.
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In this guide, we talk to six companies that are riding the crest of the exporting wave.
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When quizzed on who they would select as an ideal business mentor, 40 per cent of UK small business owners identified British entrepreneur Richard Branson as their choice.
In the latest of his advice-based pieces for business owners, Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at what goes into a successful approach to equity fundraising.
Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.
Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.