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

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

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

Asda to create 5,000 jobs in 2012

Asda has announced plans to open 25 new stores and three depots- creating 5,000 jobs this year.There will be a new depot in Rochdale, an existing one in Falkirk will be replaced and one in South Elmsall in Yorkshire, which was bought from Netto, will be revamped. It also plans to extend and refurbish 43 […]

February 9, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Intel profits up as chipmaker promises more investment

Intel’s profits have beating Wall Street forecasts despite the chipmaker warning last month that slower global PC sales might dent its figures.Net profits in the last three months of 2011 rose 6% to $3.4 billion (£2.2 billion) on revenues up 21% at $13.9 billion. The floods last year in Thailand have hit supplies of computer […]

February 1, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Homebuilder Bovis predicts increased profits

The Homebuilder Bovis is predicting an increase in profits for 2012.UK housebuilder Bovis says it expects a significant increase in profit for 2011, following strong earnings growth. The Kent based group expects to record profits of about £31 million for last year, up 68% on 2010. The firm also expects to report an 8% increase […]

January 12, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Next sales grow as online business outperforms

Next has reported that its autumn and pre-Christmas sales grew after buoyant online business trading.Total sales at the clothes retailer between 1 August and 24 December rose 3.1% compared with a year earlier, ignoring the effect of rising VAT. However it’s Next Directory sales grew by 16.9%. But its High Street business, which sees some […]

January 10, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, Online Marketing, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Apps downloads hit record high at the end of December

For the first time more than a billion apps have been downloaded in a single week according to new research.Analytics firm Flurry said 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December. Activity was buoyed by the facts that many users received new devices for Christmas and firms offered discounted apps over the […]

January 9, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, New Business Development, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Luxury carmaker Bentley sees sales rise 37% in 2011

Luxury carmaker Bentley has reported a 37% rise in sales in 2011, claiming global demand has returned to pre-recession levels.The Crewe-based firm sold 7,003 cars, whose prices start at £133,000, in the year to December 31. The US continues to be Bentley’s number one market with 2,021 cars sold in 2011, an increase of 32%. […]

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Gin is the new tonic for business growth

A new generation of boutique gin distilleries – some in residential homes – is driving a British gin revival. London is in the midst of a craft distilling revival. New microdistilleries can be found in residential houses – such as Sacred Spirits, based in London’s sedate Highgate. And they’re tucked away in terraces – such […]

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