Pure Gym, which counts Olympian Chris Hoy among existing backers, has revealed a plan to secure its position as the largest operator of gyms in the UK’s £4.4bn health and fitness industry with a floatation on the London Stock Exchange.
Working with your spouse in most industries can be a trying experience, but working with them in a high pressure environment where large amounts of money is being moved about can test even the best of relationships.
A year after an initial interview with Real Business, Powwownow FD Andrew Johnson is back for more, unveiling the skills needed to scale a company and how to keep a firm’s culture in the decision making process.
The amount of businesses that had assets seized by HMRC to settle overdue debts spiked at an alarming rate over the last year at an increase of 145 per cent, found company finance service Funding Options.
UK-based Japanese firm Kajima has a wealth of experience in developing and managing projects that span a full range of sectors – and also has its hooks in the property investment landscape. Triggering our curiosity, we spoke with FD Nigel Chism to discuss the challenges that come with handling such a multi-faceted business.
How ever you look at it, we find ourselves in a time of economic uncertainty. The post Brexit jitters are fully dancing around in the now seemingly soft underbelly of our economy, leaving business leaders unsure of what the future holds.
The parent company of venture capital firm Octopus Investments, Octopus Group, has opened Octopus Labs, a new accelerator programme launched to support fintech startups, while also independently creating in-house products.
Former Top Gear hosting trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are at the helm of DriveTribe, a new digital media platform for motorists and adventure seekers, and the business has raised a $5.5m Series A ahead of official launch in November 2016.
Chris Burke, CEO of Brickendon, explains why the financial services sector should be working hard to retain female talent.
Crowdfunding has become mainstream in the modern, connected, technology-enabled world. Yet research from Beauhurst, a company that monitors the UK's startups, scaleups and investors has actually pointed to a recent decline in crowdfunding.
The on-demand workforce – a term that has emerged in recent years to define independent contractors for disruptive digital services such as Uber and Deliveroo – is predicted to more than double to over six million by 2020.
Leon, the natural fast food business inspired by the Mediterranean, has secured a £19m loan from entrepreneur-facing bank OakNorth to grow its operation with 50 new jobs in the next four years, which will create 1,000 new jobs.