On Monday’s episode of Dragons’ Den, entrepreneur Richard Mire was told his Screen Machine product was a “ridiculously stupid, crazy idea”. But despite the Dragons’ venomous attack, Mire hasn’t been put off.
Concurrent Thinking, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC) systems and software, has secured £1m from Oxford Capital Partners in second round funding to help drive international sales and marketing of the company’s newly released range of products.
Paul O’Brien has resigned as finance director of UTV Media.
Nick Day has resigned as chief financial officer and company secretary of mining company Albidon.
Jonathan Reynolds has been appointed finance director of UMC Energy.
Anthony Klein has been appointed finance director of Ultima Networks, which provides software solutions to the legal profession as well as consumer goods.
Andrew Parsons will now join Chelsea Building Society as finance director with effect from 1 October 2008.
At the conclusion of an all-too-rare hard-nosed episode, Peter Jones comes over all gooey at the sight of Victoria McGrane.
The Television Consultancy founder Elaine Stern has sold a stake in the broadcast and digital PR agency she founded in 1998 to Isis Equity Partners for £10m.