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Five winning tips from tech ceos

What does it take to be a winning internet entrepreneur? The counter intuitive advice to fail – “fail fast”, “fail often”, “fail better” – is often heard from the lips of internet entrepreneurs. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, really believes it. “The first version of Wikipedia was called Nupedia,” recalls Mr Wales. “It […]

December 7, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses, Winning Websites  No Comments

Kingfisher to build 200 more Screwfix stores

DIY retailer Kingfisher- which owns Screwfix, says it would build another 200 stores in the UK. Kingfisher currently has 412 Screwfix UK stores, which supply tools, plumbing and electrical equipment. As part of previously announced restructuring plans, the company said it was on track to close about 60 B&Q stores by the end of its […]

September 27, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK manufacturers plan increase in investment

UK manufacturers intend to invest more money over the next two years. Manufacturing represents about 10% of the UK’s economy according to a survey from manufacturers’ lobby group the EEF. It said the move came as businesses sought to improve productivity. The survey of 750 firms, said a third believed the UK was a more […]

June 30, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Solar farm mutual shines on community

A new solar farm is part of the Big60Million community energy project which is part owned by local villagers. The group has a three further farms in Kent, Warwickshire and Stratford-upon-Avon, with planning permission secured for a fourth in Swindon is spread out over 23 acres. Big60 boss Toddington Harper was passionate about the benefits […]

April 27, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Survival, Business Win, Gloucestershire Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Aldi creating 35000 new UK jobs

Aldi is to create 35,000 new jobs in Britain as it almost doubles the total number of stores over the next eight years. The German discount supermarket aims to have 1,000 stores by 2022 and will open 54 this year and 60 to 65 next year. Aldi confirmed plans, first announced in September- to invest […]

November 8, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Singapore ranks best country for business

Singapore has been ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual survey by the World Bank. New Zealand came second and Hong Kong third in the lender’s “Doing Business” report which rates 189 nations by the ease in which firms can operate there. The UK moved up […]

October 20, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Win, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Bovis Homes builds sharp annual profits increase

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has reported a steep jump in profits for 2011 and says the average sales price rose 5% to £180,100.Pre-tax profits for the year to December 2011 were £32.1 million- an increase of 74% on the year before. The UK based group said in January it expected sharply higher profits. It sold more […]

March 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Jaguar Land Rover sales boosts profits

Soaring sales of Jaguar and Land Rover cars have helped their parent company Tata Motors to a huge rise in profits.In the three months to December 31, profits rose 41% compared with 2010 to 34.1 billion rupees (£441 million), with sales up 44% to 453 billion rupees. Its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) arm saw sales […]

March 16, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

De Beers annual profits jump 62%

Diamond miner De Beers has announced a surge in profits as Chinese and US shoppers snapped up its diamonds and gems.Underlying profits were up 62% last year to £443 million ($698 million). But the firm warned that trading slowed down in the second half of 2011 and it says that trend is likely to continue […]

March 2, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK manufacturing sector returns to growth

The UK’s manufacturing sector has returned to growth, with overall activity at its highest level for eight months.The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) from Markit/Cips recorded a level of 52.1 last month, up from December’s revised reading of 49.7. A reading above 50 indicates that the sector is expanding. The survey found a sharp increase in […]

February 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments