With the way his business is run, Steve Byrne has been able to experiment with smarter working practices and believes others would be silly not to as well.
A surprise accolade confirms Richard Blanford’s view that continued innovation is the way forward, while failing fast is no bad thing if quickly abandoned.
Whether led by founders, owner-managers or CEOs, some SMEs could do with a bit of a shake-up courtesy of activist investors – that silent assassin that creeps up in the night.
While the waves caused by Uber arriving in London have rightly shaken black cab drivers from their false sense of security, plans to pedestrianise parts of the West End will be damaging.
Following its recent partnership with the Business Growth Fund to support UK SMEs pioneering the hottest new technologies, Kx’s Kevin McGivern talks the importance of these young companies in underpinning UK productivity.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.
Once again, our well-known Future 50 campaign is just around the corner. The campaign shines a spotlight on disruptive businesses that are dreaming big nationwide and give the entrepreneurial spirit some much-deserved recognition.
While the new president-elect is a perfect example of a maverick leader, strong vision, strategy, leadership can be achieved through other means.
Whether you are an optimistic Brexiteer or a Remainer still in mourning, there is a consensus that the UK faces a period of economic and political uncertainty while it recalibrates its relationship with the EU. With talk already of deals stalling and investor and consumer confidence dropping, many businesses are considering whether they will need to make redundancies to weather the storm.
In 2010, the CFO role had broadened to encompass not only the traditional financial skills, but also strategic and market-facing responsibilities. Six years later, the role’s disruption has accelerated more rapidly than we would have thought possible.
Uber, Airbnb and Netflix are tired and overused sources of inspiration when it comes to business transformation. But what so many organisations fail to understand is how successful business transformation is born.
As industries entrenched in out-dated businesses practices begin to experience a sea change, the financial services space – and banks in particular – could pick up a tip or two from the mother of all disruptors, Amazon.