New finance directors have been appointed at companies such as HaiKe Chemical, Kingdom Hotel Investments and Royal Dutch Shell.
There are prizes for the shallow and the satisfaction of voicing an opinion for the virtuous: make sure you cast your vote before this year’s FDs’ Excellence Survey closes on Friday, 20 March.
A browser-based system means staff can log into the finance system from any location and can access documents or data via a single customised portal using a standard web browser.
It’s all swings and roundabouts in business. While some firms have been crippled by the plummeting pound, others are seeing the profits pile up. UK eBay sellers have never had it so good.
Flick through the latest issue of Real Deals magazine and you’ll see that venture capital-backed deals have all but dried up for entrepreneurs. But not for Mitesh Soma of Chemistdirect.co.uk. He’s just pocketed £3m for his fledgling firm, in return for a minority stake.
As businesses across the board report falling sales, one sector remains buoyant. The franchise industry is booming. Pizza delivery chain Domino’s has seen a 10 per cent increase in sales since the recession bit. Real Business talks to one franchisee to find out why.
The challenges of running a sporting organisation during a recession aren’t dissimilar to those facing traditional businesses, according to British Eventing finance director Wendy McGowan.
There aren’t many food critics that go beyond the meal to criticise how a restaurant has responded to the economic climate. Gill visited the Westbourne branch of Daylesford Organic and found it wanting – both the food and the business model.