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

Ford’s profit doubles on European sales

Ford posted a record quarterly profit following strong sales in Europe and moving more pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. Profits for the three months to March rose to £2.6 billion, compared with £1.5 billion for the same period in 2015. The stronger performance in Europe helped Ford to outpace Detroit rival General Motors. […]

October 19, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Win, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  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

Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone

Google paid rival Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms. The alleged agreement involves Google paying Apple a percentage of revenue – […]

April 13, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Search Engines, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  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

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 manufacturers plan increase in investment

UK manufacturers intend to invest more money over the next two years. Manufacturing represents about 10% of the UK’s economy according to a survey from manufacturers’ lobby group the EEF. It said the move came as businesses sought to improve productivity. The survey of 750 firms, said a third believed the UK was a more […]

June 30, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments