When Alex Cheatle set up lifestyle concierge service Ten UK in 1998, he assumed his first 500 members would all “live in the same postcode and be asking for similar things”. He didn’t anticipate the nature of the company’s meteoric growth.
Grahame and Richard Cohen have just launched mylawyer.co.uk. It’s not going to put the lawyers out of business but it’ll save small firms a pretty penny.
New finance directors have been appointed at Tricorn, Genus and Cyprotex.
AJT Equipment director Ian Gordon admits the testing machinery maker’s recent trans-continental acquisition was “at times quite stressful” although insists it was, on the whole, “fairly straightforward”.
For most companies, finalising the business plan and setting next year’s budgets is an annual rite as familiar and predictable as Christmas. But too many businesses ignore one of their most critical assets in this process, namely the places people work and the properties that house them.
Whitty is CEO of ECT, a not-for-profit community transport firm. "Social enterprises are no different to any other business," she says. "When we tender, we tender in the same way as any other business does."