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Everything is cheaper- Burberry UK sees tourist boom

The Burberry British fashion house said tourists’ higher spending power due to the drop in sterling drove the rise. Comparable European sales, which exclude new store openings, were higher in the first half of the year, marking the first rise for over a year. The firm, which makes just 15% of its sales in the […]

December 18, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Finance Business, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers

Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring. The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted. In the US numbers rose by 370,000, as hit shows such as Stranger Things […]

December 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Uncategorized  No Comments

Tech Talent: Map of the UK’s digital clusters

There are more than 1.5 million “digital tech” jobs in the UK, and the sector is said to be growing faster in terms of turnover and productivity than the wider economy. Those assertions were outlined in a report from the Tech City UK quango and innovation charity Nesta a little while back, which highlighted how […]

December 9, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Uncategorized  No Comments

Micro Focus – from takeover target to FTSE 100 newcomer

Almost exactly five years ago the UK software group Micro Focus was on the verge of being taken over. Valued at just over £500m the company was being wooed by a clutch of private equity firms. But “market volatility” killed the talks. Since then Micro Focus’s fortunes have changed dramatically. This year it joined the […]

December 8, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Exports, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Flying Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK sees record number of foreign investment projects

A record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year. The Department for International Trade recorded 2,213 inward investment projects, up 11% on the previous year. The data shows the UK is the most popular destination in the European Union for overseas firms. However, there is concern over how […]

December 3, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Business Growth, Online Marketing, Professional Services, Search Engines, Uncategorized  No Comments

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over £18 billion in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct […]

November 23, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Services, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Uncategorized  No Comments

Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer is being bought by Swiss electronics company Daetwyler Holdings for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m). The deal values Premier Farnell shares at 165p each. The shares soared 50% to 164p after the takeover was announced. Daetwyler distributes more than 500,000 electronics products under brands such as Nedis. Premier […]

November 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Sustainability the key to long term business health

There is a growing realisation that humans’ success cannot be left unchecked- for the reason that we will ultimately impact on our ability to prosper. Action is needed, and it falls to business, along with society at large and the political establishment, to drive this change. And change is already afoot. A growing number of […]

July 19, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Green Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Google’s CEO says UK is an ecommerce leader

The UK is the world leader in ecommerce according to the former Google boss Eric Schmidt. Now executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, Mr Schmidt said there was no reason why a hundred billion pound tech start up could not be launched in Britain. He said UK entrepreneurs tended to sell up earlier than […]

February 23, 2016  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Win, Ecommerce Business, Exporting Businesses, Google, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

British universities’ business incubator rated world’s best

A group of British universities has been rated the best in the world at helping scientists turn their creativity into cash. The SETsquared Partnership – a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey – was ranked “Number One” by respected independent research group, University Business Incubators (UBI). UBI analysed more than […]

December 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments