It’s been a wild start to 2017 and there is further change on the horizon, so the head of investments at venture capital firm Beringea has given us her thoughts on the economic upheaval, bringing unique insight as a UK-based American.
Staff welcome packs can feel like being read the riot act, so we’ve found the companies that have quite literally turned initiations on their head.
Young entrepreneur Luke Johnstone is the co-founder of smoothie business Pack’d, but finding his way to success meant living in a garden shed for two years.
Timothy Armoo has a world domination mission for his Snapchat-based advertising business Fanbytes, which the 21-year-old serial entrepreneur and computer scientist will achieve by fending off the competition – “old people”.
Richard Upshall has his fingers in various pies, the most significant of which is the oil industry. And while he admits his fair share of losses along the way, he’s now helped turn a number of people into millionaires.
As many of us overindulged during the festive season, embracing a clean living lifestyle seems like a way out in January, so we’ve spoken with UK firms capitalising on the trend.
The internet can make or break a company’s reputation, but customer reviews platform provider Feefo has designed a unique invite-only model that prompts businesses to actively encourage consumer feedback.
Charlie Mullins is the epitome of self-made. Having gone from skipping school to apprentice to then open Pimlico Plumbers, the business has a £30m turnover, which has given him the keys to the good life.
London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur FC is in the process of an incredible transformation, and Real Business was invited to White Hart Lane to speak with the directors about the new stadium and how local SMEs will prosper.
Thermoseal Group is no stranger to winning accolades, with Export Champion of the Year being the latest title bestowed upon it at the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards. Intrigued by the company’s journey thus far, we talked with managing director Gwain Paterson, who attributed much of its success to overcoming challenges.
CitySuites is a business travel brand so new it hasn’t opened its doors to customers yet, but the Northern Powerhouse firm is confident its combination of hotel luxury with home comforts will be a success.
Since the time it was appointed official timekeeper for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Epson garnered numerous achievements in large part due to innovative thinking – from creating the first analog quartz watch to being part of the STS-95 space shuttle mission – and we wondered how it used said innovation to drive business. So we asked.