Almost than two-thirds of respondents to this year’s FDs’ Excellence Awards survey wouldn’t recommend their bank to another finance director.
Are you, or do you know of, a finance director aged 40 years or younger who is doing great things at work? If so, why not nominate yourself or your superstar FD for this year’s Young FD of the Year award?
With debts over £1bn, the Icelandic investment empire is poised for administration. But what will become of the British high street if House of Fraser, Debenhams, Oasis and Iceland go under?
UPP finance director Gabriel Behr has been getting cosy with the banks and changing the structure of the deals the provider of on-campus student accommodation does, given the current climate and scarcity of funds.
“One of my employees slipped on the ice on his way into work yesterday. Am I liable?” Legal eagle Charlotte Pegman, partner at Hubbard Pegman and Whitney, has the answer.
The Bank of England has reduced interest rates to 1 per cent in an attempt to boost the failing economy. But what does this actually mean for small businesses?
Edwina Dunn is the woman you need to speak to if you want to get to know your customers better. She and husband Clive Humby started Dunnhumby in 1989, a customer relationship specialist that helped Tesco develop its Clubcard.
Retail is a sector under siege during this recession but Moss Boss finance director Michael Hitchcock insists “there’s a degree of sadistic pleasure” involved in operating in such an environment.
Real Business agony uncle Martin Dunne is the answer to all your accounting woes. Each week he will tackle another problem faced by entrepreneurs. This week: get the most out of your R&D.
Interest rates have dropped to 1 per cent after the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to reduce the base rate by 50 points.
When Ed Wray co-founded gambling site Betfair in the late nineties, he assumed it would be easy to get funding. “It seemed you could just add the word ‘dotcom’ to a business and investors would automatically throw cash at you,” he tells Real Business editor Kate Pritchard. He was wrong.
While the nation’s press was distracted by the "blizzard", the Mayor dealt London’s environmental policy a harsh blow. The low emissions zone, due to come into play in October 2010, has been indefinitely shelved.