UK Start Ups

Unnatural Phenomena: Three Weird Things That Shouldn't Be Happening Right Now...

Plum Turner | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Style
Plum Turner

As we all know, the world is pretty weird right now - American politics, North Korea, climate change, fast fashion, landfill waste... The list goes on. But here are three important unnatural phenomena that have managed to largely slip under the radar.

Former White House Social Innovation Director's Advice On How To Start A Social Business

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK

If there’s anyone who can talk about social business it’s Sonal Shah. The Mumbai-born American economist served as the director of the office of s...

Four Steps To Optimizing An Entrepreneur's Mental Health

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Dr Rachel Thomas

The life of an entrepreneur is one of high risk. One risk that isn't often addressed is that to your health. The fast-paced environment of today's entrepreneur means the need to pivot or scale can lead to your health being put behind other investments and priorities. Despite your health being arguably your most valuable asset, it often isn't regarded as one.

Doing It Ourselves, Together

Ed Mayo | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

From cuts to social care to business closures to the rising gig economy, there are some huge issues facing the UK economy. Government and big business don't appear to have the answers, so a rising wave of entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands - by working together.

Why 2017 Is The Year Of Flexible Working

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

The solution for many mums is to start up their own business. Mumprenuers have a lot of bad press (and personally I hate that word). I am not talking about mums making candles in their kitchen (although there is nothing wrong with this). I work with professional women who want to use their skills and experience to create successful businesses.

The Stepping Stones To Launching A New Business In Your 20s

Edward Johnson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Edward Johnson

Launching a new business always comes with challenges and in this difficult economic climate, a certain amount of uncertainty. There are a lot of incredibly talented young entrepreneurs out there nowadays, ideas flowing and brilliant businesses being setup. It can be a real challenge though, for anyone of any age, but, particularly when you're younger and less likely to have a successful track record in business, to get together the things you need to start on the front-foot.

The 'Broken' Supermarkets

Fabian Siegel | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Fabian Siegel

Direct-to-Consumer models such as meal kits, which enable people to cook without having to visit the supermarket and perpetuate the food waste generated through its model, are not only creating convenient and healthy cooking habits, but also helping to make the food industry sustainable. By changing the way we approach our food shopping we can make big changes to the effect our food industry has on the environment. The changes must come from each and every one of us.

How Fintech Can Truly Make You Successful?

Paul McNeil | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

The future of fintech will most probably witness how a small number of start-ups will win in the field of fintech. While a number of traditional companies will continue to enjoy some gains. This is a popular and trending aspect of today's growing tech industry.

Don't Go Chasing Unicorns: Concentrate On Creating The Right Connections

Helen McRae | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Helen McRae

Whichever path a business chooses; it needs to ensure that it is above all flexible. Old school organisations find pace and agility difficult to counter, and this is one of a start up's inherent advantages. When a gap in the market appears, they are quick to fill it.

Smallest Firms Need Help To Improve Post-Brexit Export Record And Capitalise On Fall In Sterling

Emma L. Jones | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Small firms that export are confident, introduce new products, are more likely to seek investment and have significantly higher growth expectations than companies that don't.

Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Mitigate the Brexit Effect

Emma L. Jones | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Emma L. Jones

It may feel like everything has been thrown up into the air and we're still gazing skywards, eyes wide, watching to see where things will land so we can begin to pick up the pieces - but that feeling won't last forever.

Why Aren't More Graduates Considering Careers With Start-Ups?

Morwenna Jones | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Morwenna Jones

Six months ago, I lost my job. Sitting in an office with the CEO and Founder of the company I'd been working for, I heard the words no graduate wants to hear: "We're sorry, but we can't keep you on".

A Lazy Girl's Guide to Starting a Successful Side Project

Scarlett Montanaro | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK
Scarlett Montanaro

Since I started studying advertising back in 2009 I would sit in the audience of industry talks and listen intently to the speakers. These speakers seemed like the shining stars of advertising, who had everything together and had an inextinguishable amount of motivation...

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

What Entrepreneurs Most Need to Know

Phil Parker | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Phil Parker

Last week I was invited to give the keynote speech to some of London's brightest entrepreneurs and start-ups. There's not much I could teach them tha...

Zaha Hadid, Outside the Architecture

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Zaha Hadid: architect, designer, pioneer, shy beauty, mentor, rule breaker, gossip, wit, dream weaver, sweetheart. The world is emptier without her.

Taking Control, Together

Ed Mayo | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

With evidence showing that people want more control over the economy, their workplace and their communities, and a new programme of support for co-operatively run organisations, is now the time for the co-operative option?

London Startups in 2016 - Diverse Founders and Industries

Sarah Drinkwater | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Drinkwater

When Google launched Campus in 2012, the stereotypes about East London tech startups probably rang true. The scene was mostly white, male, it was overwhelmingly young, and probably too separated from other sectors in its own silo. But the picture is rapidly changing with two trends emerging this year: diversity and industry convergence.

Crowdfunding Take A Bow: UK Now A Worldbeater For Start-Ups

Nicola Horlick | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Nicola Horlick

Of the remaining £881 million of business lending in 2015, the report estimates that loans were made to over 10,000 SMEs in the UK. The top industry sectors lent to were manufacturing, engineering, transport, utilities, finance and retail.

Dispatch from the Front Line of a Tech Start-up

Matt Lacey | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Lacey

It's been a really interesting experience watching the process at close quarters right from the beginning when it was just an idea right through to it being Jamie's full time job with trips all over the world to test and construct hugely technical equipment in China.

The (Working) Benefits of Being a Millennial

Carolina Are | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Sure, Millennials have it a lot harder when it comes to making their job count. We will probably have worked 100 jobs by the age of 60, all while still renting a house in the middle of nowhere and commuting to work for hours. But we will also be able to change our job titles to something outlandish and, most importantly, shape our company and its products rather than letting them shape us.

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't dr...

When Yoga Pants Are More Than Yoga Pants: How Small Start-Ups Have a Big Role to Play in Fashion Today

Rebecca Handley | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Handley

After a decade of long, anti-social hours in digital communications, we both began to feel the same unrest with our situation. A desperate and innate need to do something more creative. Something with a 'physical product'. And something that generally bought back some balance to our lives.

24 Hours at a Sustainable Fashion Startup

Vivien Tang | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Style
Vivien Tang

At it's best, sustainability is a dry topic. At it's worst, it's downright dull and preachy. Sustainable fashion in particular conjures up dowdy hemp and patchwork princess dresses made from old curtains by Maria Von Trapp. It's hardly inspiring fodder to feed a fashion revolution with.

F*ck Ups: Business Lessons I'd Share With My Younger Self

Jonas Altman | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
Jonas Altman

In the winter of 2003, I started my first business: a wholesale fashion agency. I was 27 and had no idea what I was doing. If I bumped into my younger...