Three experienced acquisition practitioners came together at The FD Surgery, hosted by Real Business, to discuss how finance directors and CFOs can seamlessly roll out a buy and build strategy for their companies.
Author Hunter Ruthven
The old adage that “cash is king” has long dominated business speak, and is a reflection of the fact that the majority of business failures aren't because of a bad idea – but are to do with running out of money and having nowhere to go.
Bringing together the results of the annual Real Business FDs’ Satisfaction Survey and discussions held at our maiden FD Surgery event, FDs from some of the nation’s leading growth companies worked through what is keeping them awake at night.
Having made small gains in the local elections on 5 May, UKIP has moved its focus back to the upcoming referendum on EU membership and outlined why growing businesses will be better off out of Europe.
Now spread out across ten European countries, Treatwell has grown quickly since starting life in 2008 – but has always made crucial investment in technological tools to make the journey smoother.
New research has suggested that small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are at risk of significant fines for non-compliance with workplace pension regulation, following a spike in whistleblowing reports and enforcement action during 2015/16.
Entrepreneurs and business organisations have come out in support of new London mayor Sadiq Khan, who became the third person to take office in City Hall since the position was created in 2000.
Labour MP Sadiq Khan has seen off a challenge from the Conservative’s Zac Goldsmith to become London’s third mayor – polling nearly 57 per cent of the combined vote.
Of the ten companies paying staff the highest median salary in Britain, only one is actually based there, research from Glassdoor has revealed.
On the back of social media platform Instagram demanding British-based anti-litter app Littergram change its name to avoid confusion, we look at some of the other recent examples of big business bullying.
The government has emphasised the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) – saying it is not just for big firms.
Launching in the very same year as social media platform Instagram, Larsson & Jennings has made particularly effective use of it as a medium for marketing and brand building.