ME distributor helps Hot Tuna expand

Hot Tuna wanted to have a presence in the Middle East but CFO Ange Hicks says it didn’t have enough resources. So, the surf apparel company appointed a distributor.

Keegan: can managers make comebacks?

Kevin Keegan’s return as manager of Newcastle is a spectacular comeback. In business, there have been several others. But should they happen?


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Deborah Meaden voted most fearful Dragon

As the only female judge on the phenomenally successful Dragons’ Den tv show, Deborah Meaden has been voted the dragon that aspiring entrepreneurs in London would least like to pitch their business idea to.

CFO watch Doug Webb

Doug Webb has announced his intention to resign as CFO of QinetiQ Group to take up the position of CFO at the London Stock Exchange.

How to sell to the older woman

Douglas Wilkie has made an artform out of selling clothes to the mature woman. His family’s chain of Wilkies department stores has been courting this core market since 1898. It’s no surprise the man knows his onions.

Delivering targeted marketing

We’ve all heard of small companies taking on the big boys, but when the £8m-turnover Tangent Communications bid for a company with a turnover 50 times its own, it seemed the digital marketing firm had gone a step too far. But Tangent is clearly a company set for big things.

Managing a cross-border finance team

Communication with your finance team is no doubt harder when members are spread around the globe, although AES Engineering FD Neil MacDonald doesn’t seem to mind.

Start-up ponders marketing spend

Exradia CEO David Schick is faced with a dilemma: how should the company spend its budget to promote Angel, a battery that neutralises the potentially harmful effects of mobile phone radiation?

The customer is a moron

Why do so many companies continue alienating us with their intelligence-insulting television commercials?