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

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

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

Jim ONeill ex Goldman banker to join Treasury

Jim O’Neill the former Goldman Sachs economist  is to join the UK Treasury. Mr O’Neill coined the term ‘BRICs’- Brazil, Russia, India and China to refer to developing economies. Chancellor George Osborne tweeted that the retiring Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman is to become the Commercial Secretary at the Treasury. Mr Osborne chose Mr O’Neill […]

May 20, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Economy, New Business Development, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award engineering prize

Three firms have been shortlisted for the MacRobert Award 2015- the UK’s longest running engineering prize. Artemis, Endomag and Victrex have carved out strong reputations in very different types of technology: wind turbines, cancer diagnostics, and ultra-thin plastics, respectively. Chair of the judging panel Dame Sue Ion said the variety and quality of the list […]

May 15, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, New Business Development, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

London Stock Exchange has best quarter for two years

The London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 managed to record its best quarterly performance for two years. However the three months run ended on a downbeat note as investors seized the opportunity to cash in some of their profits. Overall the FTSE 100 finished the day down 118.39 points at 6773.04., with worries about the lack […]

March 31, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Services, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

FTSE 100 closes at new record level

The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 share index has hit a new high- passing through the previous record set on 30 December 1999. The FTSE closed at a new peak of 6,949.63. The previous record close was 6,930.2, set at the height of the dotcom boom. Earlier in the week, the index also set […]

February 26, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  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

Reckitt Benckiser grows sales

Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods firm that makes Gaviscon and Cillit Bang has seen a better than expected sales rise after changing its strategy.The firm boosted sales by 4% in the first three months of this year- ahead of analysts’ forecasts of 3.8%. It said key factors were a new focus on emerging markets and […]

June 28, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments