UK Businesses

The Early Effects Of Brexit On Businesses And The Economy

John Ifie | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Ifie

Immediately after Brexit (the historical vote by the people for a British Exit from EU, on June 2 of 2016) the pound fell to its lowest level in over ...

How I Got Through The Edinburgh Fringe On Benefits

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...

How Our Hubs Are Making Literacy a Priority for the Whole Community

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Jonathan Douglas

"It is only when you get close up to a community you see literacy leadership comes in different guises," Julia Cleverdon, the Chair of the National Li...

Entrepreneur Interview - Brian Scudamore

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Ben Mirza

The break-in alarm wouldn't stop screaming - and I knew I was screwed. Just as self-made multi-millionaire Brian Scudamore, the person I was about t...

Britain's Steel Industry Needs Our Support

Ben Johns | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

The Scunthorpe Steel Works have provided jobs and income to families in the town for over 150 years. The announcement of 2,200 job losses and the closure of the Redcar plant started speculation in Scunthorpe. The news today that over 900 jobs would be cut confirmed the town's worst fears. The possibility of the closure of the Scunthorpe Steel Works is becoming a reality. As a Scunthorpe resident, I'm worried about the future. What will happen to my town?

Hey Coke, Fancy Saving the World?

Sophie Deal | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Sophie Deal

Coke released its first global ad in 1971. I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke featured a group of stoned-looking teenagers singing a song of peace and togetherness on a hilltop. It was one of the most successful ads in history. Buy The World A Hope aims to recreate that same feeling of unity and altruism, but this time for a real cause. Saving the planet.

Stamping Out the Stigma of Mental Health at Work

Hannah Cottam | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Hannah Cottam

When it comes to work, the term 'mental ill health' still holds certain stigmas - it is something that we just don't talk openly about and often the illness will remain completely hidden.

How Businesses Can Use VR to Their Advantage

Dave Wallace | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Why read about a product? Why not actually touch and feel it? The user experience is about to enter the next frontier. Consumers will expect a far greater 'experience', and that will require the business community to consider how best to use VR.

Fashionably Late? The Industries Only Just Joining the Social Media Party

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

It's a natural state of affairs; all technology adoption is on a bell-curve: you have early adopters 'ahead of the curve' and late adopters who wait until it becomes almost essential. Let's take a look at some of the industries who very much on the late adoption side of the curve for social media.

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

Jeremy Vine Is In Hot Water Over 'Five-Figure' Speech To Arms Dealers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine has been accused of tarnishing the reputation of the BBC for speaking at a £246-per-head dinner for arms dealers. Vine, ...

Whatever Ed Miliband's Message Is, Business Isn't Listening, Adviser Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is failing to sell Labour's policies to the business community, one of his advisers has admitted, as the party drew a fresh wave of critic...

Excruciating Ed Balls Newsnight Car Crash Interview Gives Birth To 'Bill Somebody'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's attempted fightback against a wave of criticism from business chiefs was derailed after Ed Balls agonisingly failed to name one of the party'...

This Entrepreneur Started Selling Eggs At 12, Now What Is He Up To?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Venn, 22, started out as a young entrepreneur at the age of 12, when he reared chickens in Zambia and sold their eggs to local shops and resta...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Has Big Plans In Scotland Now #IndyRef Is Over | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

Spurred on by Scots rejecting independence in yesterday's referendum, Ukip is aiming to break through into the Scottish Parliament as the party boasts...

Zeroing in on the Challenges Facing UK Companies Entering the US Market

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Shana Ting Lipton

Clothing retailer Primark recently revealed that it would embark on a £200m bid to enter the notoriously merciless United States fashion market with plans to open a Boston store in late 2015.

Which Fish Can We Eat Now?

James Thornton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
James Thornton

We like eating fish so we want fish to eat. Sadly, our great oceans don't have an endless supply so we can't all eat all of the fish all of the time. Therefore, we need to ask "which fish can we eat now?"

Debt Vs Equity: Growing Business Sustainably

Sarah Willis | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Willis

Choosing to raise finance through debt or equity is a step that many SME owners and directors have to make at some point...

Cut the Snark Mark, Even If Your Masterplan Is a Muddle

Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Asa Bennett

"It seems a muddle", I wondered aloud after he presented the Bank's latest outlook for the economy. What was his response? He glowered, and shot back: "You're muddled, I'm afraid." Sitting at his side, deputy governor Ben Broadbent duly chuckled at Carney's catty response. I was almost surprised he didn't offer a saucer of milk.

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Osborne Urged To Stop His Easy Mortgages Before He Ruins The Market

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to rein in his controversial mortgage guarantee scheme before it distorts Britain's property market by the head of the O...

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

It Has Never Been More Important to Breathe Life Back in Zombie Brands

Mark Artus | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Mark Artus

During our day to day lives we are surrounded by businesses and their brands, but what most people don't know is that there is an estimated 100,000 zombie brands operating around the world, according to the Adam Smith Institute.

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Could Foreign Investors Ditch An Independent Scotland?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could undermine the level of foreign investment in Scotland, which new figures indicate has reached a 16-year high, a new report...