Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK

In the age of Brexit we often underestimate the UK’s economic advantage given to the current economy by our cultural heritage. Below and over the next blog post Business Win reviews the extra business that William Shakespeare generates to the UK’s ecomony. William Shakespeare may be widely regarded as finest playwright in the English language, […]

September 20, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Development, Business Win, Global Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos last month to take action on inequality. Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as […]

March 13, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  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

Nike profits up 20% in last quarter

Nike, the world’s leading maker of sporting goods, reported a 20% year on year rise in net profit for the three months ending in November. Profitable income for the period came to £530 million. Future orders for deliveries from December to April 2016 – which is a key measure for Nike – also beat expectations, […]

February 13, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Apple posts record third quarter on iPhone sales

Apple has reported another jump in profits as demand for iPhones soared. The technology giant sold 47.5 million iPhones in the quarter to 27 June, up 35% on a year ago, with Mac computer sales up 9% to 4.8 million. Profits rose 38% to £6.87 billion, while revenue was up 33% to £32 billion. The […]

July 28, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK’s inflation rate falls to zero

The UK’s Consumer Prices Index rate inflation fell to 0% in June. Falls in clothing and food prices were the main contributors to the change in the interest rate according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS said the rate was also affected by a smaller rise in air fares in June than […]

July 15, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Nike increases it’s profits by quarter

Sportswear maker Nike reported a 24% increase in profit from selling more high end shoes and clothes. The company said net income rose to £550 million in the three months to the end of May, an increase from £465 million a year earlier. The results were better than many analyst expectations’. Nike saw growing demand […]

June 25, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Business, Sporting Success, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Manchester United is most valuable football brand

Manchester United is the world’s most valuable football brand. The finding was according to a report from consultancy Brand Finance- with United replacing Bayern Munich as the most valuable club. Despite winning no trophies again last season the Old Trafford club’s brand is estimated to be worth £789 millon. Six of the top 10 most […]

June 12, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Business, Sporting Success, Uncategorized  No Comments

Vodafone grows 4G sales and profits

Mobile phone company Vodafone has reported a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in almost three years on increased demand for 4G services. Profits for 2014 also received a significant boost from the sale of Vodafone’s US Verizon business and comes as the network reported core earnings for the year to 31 March […]

May 25, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Rugby world cup worth £1 billion to UK economy

Next year’s Rugby World Cup will add £982 million to the UK economy-  says a report commissioned by the tournament’s organising committee. The research, by accountancy firm EY predicts that the tournament will attract a total of 466,000 visitors who will spend as much as £869 million. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be hosted […]

November 17, 2014  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments