Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker at the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Dinner, to be held at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 29th October.
Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science have found an answer to the question ‘Do Women managers enhance your business’ Unfortunately, the answer’s “no”.
Nationwide Media Group, the company behind three of the UK’s largest and most successful business shows, is seeing impressive re-booking figures of 50% for its flagship events. These figures come as the company launches its innovative Marketing Propeller offer which gives exhibitors £11,000 worth of free marketing services. Under the Marketing Propeller, exhibitors receive a range of tools to maximise their profiles before, during and after the events held in Manchester, Doncaster and Coventry.
UK accounting software company KashFlow has today announced the signing of a deal with Brunei Accenture Group Networks to supply online accounting software to Southeast Asia.
O2 have launched the 2009 O2 X Awards, the search for the best of British entrepreneurs and small businesses. Now in their sixth year, the awards are looking for something extra special in the new generation of small businesses who are making an impact in an increasingly competitive market-place and challenging economic climate. The O2 X Awards are open and entrants have until 1st August to apply.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is urging businesses across the UK to compete in a £1 million national enterprise challenge.
“Million Makers” challenges employees to run their own mini-enterprises, raising thousands to get young people into business.
A fast-track programme to help ambitious companies out of recession has doubled quarterly sales for a video production company.
Paul Drew, managing director of award-winning production company The Communicator Ltd has enjoyed one of his best sales quarter ever, despite being in a highly competitive business during a recession.
O2 has announced that from August 1, customers on its network will be able to receive Twitter updates as a free text message.
Overtime is becoming the norm for almost 50% of staff since the financial crisis began, according to new research from BT Business. More than a third of those Brits feel compelled to work over their contracted hours every week because of the current climate, with most working an average of 7 extra hours per week – the equivalent of an extra day – and collectively putting £200 million in extra hours into the British economy each week.
Paul Bray looks at how if you prang your new BMW and the air bags deploy, the car can automatically tell the manufacturers so they can alert the emergency services. If you’re in hospital in Madrid and a nurse tries to administer the wrong drug, an alarm automatically sounds. If you buy a chop in a Norwegian supermarket, you could be told the name of the pig it came from.