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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

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

World tourism rises faster than trade for fourth year

The UN World Tourism Organisation says tourism spending has outpaced global trade for the fourth year in a row. The US followed by China are the world’s most popular destinations, followed by France and Spain. According to the UNWTO’s figures, released earlier this month, international tourism grew by 4% in 2015 generating $966 billion. In […]

October 31, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Blackberry revival boosted by sales increase

Blackberry has reported revenues of £377 million for the three months to November – 12% higher than the previous quarter. It was the struggling smartphone maker’s first quarter on quarter increase for more than two years. The better than expected results give the Canadian company some hope that its turnaround plan is working. Revenue was […]

January 18, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Commonwealth dream looms in Brexit campaign

Many Brexit champions suggest a Commonwealth is perfectly possible as an EU alternative. Eurosceptics campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union are keen to dismiss the idea that the move would leave the country economically isolated and bereft of trade alliances. They point out that the UK’s links with the 53 nation Commonwealth, […]

December 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

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

Personal insolvencies at 10 year low

The number of people being declared insolvent has fallen to its lowest level for nearly a decade, official figures show. The Insolvency Service said 18,866 individuals became insolvent in England and Wales between April and June. That is a fall of 29.3% on the same period a year ago, and the lowest total since the […]

September 4, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Survival, Business Win, Growing Economy, Uncategorized  No Comments

Personal insolvencies at lowest level since 2005

The number of people becoming insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade. According to the Insolvency Service, 20,826 individuals became insolvent in the first three months of 2015. That is the lowest figure since the autumn of 2005, and a fall of 18.6% on the number a […]

April 29, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Survival, Business Win, Finance Business, Uncategorized  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