Student Cribs, a university accommodation business launched out of Bristol in 2002, has secured a £200m funding round that will support plans to scale across “high quality university cities” in the UK.
Although the UK is experiencing a skills gap crisis, new research suggests it may remain that way as young people admit they’re snubbing employment within companies in order to start their own operations that they can run from home.
1995-launched private equity firm Livingbridge has raised a £660m investment pot, known as Livingbridge 6, which it will use to back British fast-growth SMEs from a range of sectors.
Private jets have experienced a huge surge in demand from Premier League and Championship football clubs, as deals to sign superstar players during the summer transfer window need to be inked by 11pm on Wednesday 31 August.
Ultra-luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises claims its Crystal Mozart is the “world’s most technologically advanced river ship” so, with travel costing upwards of $3,000, the firm has introduced live camera views to provide would-be customers transparency.
Following on from the launch of its Prime Now and Fresh services, global ecommerce and business services company Amazon has brought a service allowing customers to order new products at the touch of a button to Britain.
According to business and energy secretary Greg Clark, who was recently appointed by new prime minister Theresa May, Britain’s entrepreneurs have received £250m worth of investment from the government’s Start Up Loans programme.
Luxury restaurant booking and payments app Velocity has already had significant global growth since its London launch in 2014, but will now push into 29 cities worldwide with a $22.5m Series B round from investors including the founder of Starwood Hotels.
It’s sad yet true: after trading on the UK high street for 88 years, the last branch of BHS has been closed down – and former owner Philip Green is trying to weather the storm by putting “project Thor” in operation.
Things started off so well for Peppa Pig’s owner, Entertainment One. It announced plans to work alongside Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks and snapped up The Mark Gordon Company. But ITV has abandoned its acquisition attempt of the firm – and here’s why.
With the bank holiday weekend ahead, Barclays has found British SMEs operating in hospitality sectors are experiencing impressive growth as holidaymakers nationwide opt for getaways on UK soil and spend an increasing amount in the process.
Facebook-owned instant messenger WhatsApp has reached the milestone for 100m calls a day. Discontent with announcing that news alone, the service has also updated its terms for the first time in four years to get behind businesses and the leaders behind them.