Emerging course options have benefits, but networks matter
Accountants are well placed to understand implications of UK exit
Annabel Palmer meets the founders of Monex Capital, who are targeting tech savvy traders
IT WOULD be unfair to blame it on the crocodile. This, I thought, was definitely the strangest technique of any player, in any sport, in the history of the universe.
THINK of food innovation and the cronut (a croissant/doughnut) or the duffin (its doughnut/muffin cousin) may come to mind.
Annabel Palmer talks to the founders of Hire Space – London’s online venue rental business
FOR BUSINESSES weathering a difficult economy, hoarding cash has been the order of the day. Research by Capita Asset Services found that FTSE 100-listed UK firms increased their cash holdings by 34 per cent in the five years since 2008.
I SAT there with the ignominy of defeat hanging over me. Even though I tried to keep the shame and sorrow off my face, and to adopt the good grace of a good loser, I was indeed a loser.
Annabel Palmer talks to David Moore, the restauranteur behind London’s Pied a Terre
Adam Taylor and Lexi Tamasan’s pet food subscription service is taking a sizeable bite out of a large market
ROYAL Mail’s privatisation is certainly an expression of confidence in the company, with investment set to speed up the pace of restructuring away from its declining letters business. But the future may not be so rosy.
Candidates should look beyond league tables to find a course that will suit their needs
THE PRIVATISATION of Royal Mail started to become a likely event in May this year after the restructured group posted profits of £403m, up from £152m the previous year.
THE FORTHCOMING privatisation of Royal Mail is the biggest post-financial crisis test so far of the market for new issues in London, which was virtually closed for business just a couple of years ago.
Private investors can choose from a wide variety of stockbrokers if they fancy investing in Royal Mail shares
BUSINESS minister Michael Fallon has certainly added some missing “zip” in promoting UK industry and commerce.
Annabel Palmer talks to Mike Brehme, who is transforming hot drinks for the second time
Annabel Palmer talks tariffs and talent with Stephen Fitzpatrick, who switched the City for the Cotswolds to found energy company Ovo
But picking the right fit for your company is vitally important
WHILE the digital economy has vastly increased the ability of startups to upscale in a cost-efficient way, attracting customers has not necessarily become any easier.
A wider definition of diversity and new roles are key developments
Annabel Palmer meets Raj Singh, co-founder of the online marketplace Sooqini, who shunned job security for a career as an entrepreneur
Liam Ward-Proud looks at three vital points for startups that are planning to sell abroad
OVER 350,000 new firms have been launched in the UK this year, and confidence is rising.
The difference goes beyond required skills
Annabel Palmer meets Nick Hungerford, who switched the Valley for Vauxhall to found the online investment management firm Nutmeg
Liam Ward-Proud investigates the cities that are attempting to foster new startup cultures
NEW RESEARCH from Hiscox, the insurer, has turned some heads. Its fifth annual study into the entrepreneurial DNA has found that UK small business owners work an average of only 37.6 hours a week – down from 38.5 in 2012.
Annabel Palmer talks to Patrick Drake, who switched litigation for ladles to create grocery delivery service Hello Fresh
BRITAIN is the best place in Europe to be an entrepreneur. This, at least, is the conclusion of a study released by Ernst & Young last week.
MANY startups are sceptical of claims that big corporates understand small business. It certainly suits an image, but the reality is often different.
Annabel Palmer talks home cooking with Deepinder Goyal, founder of online restaurant and nightlife guide Zomato
TYPICALLY, nine out of ten entrepreneurship ventures fail.
Annabel Palmer talks Twilight with Nicola Horlick, the former City Superwoman who is trying her hand at Hollywood
Business schools will typically look for three different qualities
The Bank’s task is serious but there is talent it can draw on
Annabel Palmer talks to Simon Duffy, founder of male beauty range Bulldog, who is trying to take on the big brands
THE UK services industry has sprung into life, with Markit’s respected purchasing managers’ index for the sector reaching its highest reading in June since March 2011.
AS THE world’s leading financial centre, London is one of the best places in the world to work in finance. The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) 2013 gives London a rating of 807 – far ahead of rivals New York (787) and Hong Kong (761).
New technology could generate huge profits for businesses in 2013
Annabel Palmer talks to Carl Waldekranz, co-founder of the online e-commerce platform Tictail
WANT to be very good at something? The answer, apparently, is to spend 10,000 hours practising and studying. The theory was popularised by Malcolm Gladwell in his hit book Outliers. He gives The Beatles as an example.
LONDON’S startups are under pressure. While many focus on rising prices in the capital’s residential sector, office space is little different.
WHEN most people dream of working in banking, their thoughts are usually drawn to the big names: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, and the like.
Annabel Palmer talks antibacterial wipes with Tom Brooks, former trader and co-founder of MOP
MY OLDEST son Tom came to me with a confession. “Dad, I’ve got a bit of a problem: I think I’m lazy.” “What?” I said. “You’re lazy? And on top of that you want sympathy for your condition?” I kicked him out of the room with a smile on my face.