Gardman Holdings, founded and run by Paris Natar, has completed a big deal. He's been on the Real Business radar for some time.
Two years ago, Danny Bamping, MD of Bedlam Puzzles, appeared on Dragons’ Den. But it wasn’t investment that he was after. It was 15 minutes of fame.
Running a small business can be very rewarding. Unfortunately it can also be very frustrating.
Chess founder David Pollock has devoured 21 of his rivals in the past three years. But this ambitious entrepreneur isn’t afraid of coming into work on a pogo stick.
So, today’s blog was going to be about my forecast for 2008 because, you know, it’s that time of the year. Despite being, well, wrong about the interest rate decision, I still thought I’d have a crack at predicting the ‘big issues’ likely to plague you lot next year.
The good news is that UK FDs are hopeful even in the face of adversity, if a recent poll by BDO Stoy Hayward is anything to go by.
The key principle behind agreements between companies and their auditors to limit the auditor’s liability must be that the agreements are “fair and reasonable”.
Canon UK FD Terry Smith believes using technology to automate processes is crucial for a business, particularly when it comes to the monitoring and testing of internal controls.
When Ben Drury launched his music download business back in 2004, Apple's iTunes ruled the roost. But the American mega-corp didn’t count on a London-based start-up out-performing its clunking media player.
Thinking about the people I respect in the business world, they are a fair mix of people: some have been to university; some have not; and others still who went but didn’t finish, and therefore qualify for a weird group of their own.
A month after announcing that much of the new Companies Act would not come into force until 2009, the government has given us a final implementation timetable for the act's provisions.
The other day I met with Anthony Holmes, a turnaround expert, at RealFD.net headquarters on the King’s Road.