New research by Alix Partners sought to identify why, as of late, private equity businesses are getting rid of portfolio company CEOs within two years.
As reliable as the chimes of Big Ben every New Year’s Eve is the wave of resolutions that people break as quick as they set them. However, for 2016, I’d like to see entrepreneurs and business owners make one commitment they stick to – stay confident.
According to a new study of alcohol, fresh produce, food and drink producers by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking – called "Investing for Growth" – English and Welsh food manufacturers are already cooking up recipes for growth both home and abroad.
The Real Business Growing Business Awards, supported by the CBI and held in association with Lloyds Bank, highlights some of the country’s most exciting, innovative and scaleable business models – and we’re currently on the hunt for candidates for the Larger Company of the Year Award (turnover £50m+).
By streamlining its current co-investment funds from four to two, the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) hopes to help companies across Scotland raise more finance over the next three years.
By 2020 there will be 25bn connections between people on social networks, and 75bn connections between smartphones, appliances, manufacturing equipment and wearable devices. This hyper-connectivity is breathing new life into the global economy, projected to have an economic value of at least $9tn, according to the World Economic Forum.
Looking back throughout the history of The Hot 100, it has been made undeniably clear that the mid-market sector, Britain’s version of Germany’s “Mittelstand”, has always played a critical role in driving economic growth.
The origins of Nigel Fredericks may date back to the 19th century, but don't let the maturity of the business fool you. It's back for more after featuring among 2014's Hot 100, and has accelerated up the list to land in 80th place, compared to its previous spot at 97.
Since last appearing on Real Business's Hot 100 in 2014, Busaba has made expansion outside of London, as well as retaining loyal customers, its top priorities.
The Preedy family, as well as a few trusts, hold about 98 per cent of the shares in Marla Tube Fittings, a Warwickshire manufacturing business. With MD Simon Preedy at the helm, the company is going from strength to strength.
Independent car auctioneer SMA Vehicle Remarketing has credited ongoing investment in its auction centres and its foray into technology for driving turnover. To paraphrase its own strapline: the company is getting bigger and this has only been achieved by being better.
Daniel Katz began his career as an antiquities dealer and now he sees his eclectic way of “offering the greatest works of art available” as “where the market is moving”.