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

Sales of vinyl records lifted by music streaming

Music streaming sites are helping to drive sales of vinyl records- new research suggests. Half of consumers say they listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to an ICM poll. The behaviour is more common for people who use ad funded services such as SoundCloud or YouTube, suggesting free music can […]

August 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Advance orders for Tesla Model 3 electric car accelerate to 276,000

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says preorders of the firm’s much anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000. The California based firm has unveiled the five seater car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. Mr Musk tweeted the total reflected the orders received. Pre-orders of the Model 3 will not necessarily all […]

August 8, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Business, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

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

UK shares continue to recover ground as Carphone profits jump

UK shares have continued to regain some of the ground lost in the wake of the Brexit vote as Dixon Carphone’s profiits jumped by 17 pc. After rising 2.6% on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 share index opened up 1.6% at 6,240.31. The more UK focused FTSE 250 index rose 1.6% in early trade. On Tuesday […]

June 29, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Turning rubbish into gold

Mostafa Hemdan is making a good living turning rubbish into gold- founding Recyclobekia, one of the first businesses in the Middle East to recycle electronic waste. He set up the firm five years ago in the garage of his parents’ house in Tanta, a city 56 miles north of capital Cairo. At the time, Mr […]

March 25, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK sports attendances topped 70 million in 2015

Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 70 million in 2015- up 5%, according to Deloitte’s. Football was the overall winner in the attendance stakes at 43.4 million, while three of the 10 best attended showpieces were horseracing events. Rugby union attendances, boosted by the 2.5 million fans at the Rugby World Cup, […]

January 8, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Sporting Success, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  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

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

Bridgend wins for £181m new Ford engine project

Ford’s Bridgend plant will build the company’s new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181 million. The investment is backed by nearly £15 million from the Welsh government with production due to start in late 2018. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said the deal would “safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many […]

November 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments