On a night of triumph for UK plc, the best British businesses gathered to celebrate excellence, innovation and ethics at the ninth annual National Business Awards in partnership with Orange at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
One of the UK’s leading law firms Mishcon de Reya has partnered with The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to produce The Entrepreneurship Report; a joint venture aimed at providing entrepreneurs a voice and a platform to express their needs and lobby for change.
Business Link, the publicly funded advice network founded in 1982 by Lord (Michael Heseltine) during his time as head of the DTI, is to be scrapped by April 2012 and replaced by a website and call centre, the Government has confirmed.
Sales on the high street were higher than a year ago in October, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The figure was positive for the fourth month in a row, and retailers predict a slightly faster increase in sales next month.
Having an efficient and effective sales strategy is key to the success of all SMEs – particularly as they battle to build a strong customer base in their critical early years. Unfortunately, they are often held back by expensive and unwieldy IT systems that drain their resources and make the process of converting sales slow and unwieldy.
According to the latest Insolvency Index from business information specialists Experian business failures in the North East of England more than doubled in the space of two months.
Small business will see the comprehensive spending review as a double edged sword as funding pledged for loan guarantees and equity schemes, but significant cuts to training and other business support announced
Ministers are understood to be keen on promoting mentoring by experienced business owners and professional advisers as an effective means of helping companies to grow.
Gerald Thompson of McDonald’s in Manchester and Oldham has been crowned the 2010 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year.
Time has virtually run out for UK businesses to register for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. Most public and private sector organisations using 6,000 Megawatt hours or more in 2008 have until the end of September before they start paying hefty fines of up to £45,000, warns international law firm, Simmons & Simmons.
Business owners have delivered a real vote of confidence in Britain by saying that it is the best place in the world for their business according to new research released today.