Real Business’s legal agony uncle is the team at Mishcon de Reya. The firm tackles legal problems faced by entrepreneurs. This week: data theft.
Dr Rabinder Buttar set up clinical research firm ClinTec from her house ten years ago while looking after her two young sons. Today, her Glasgow-based business employs 200 people and is set to hit the £10m-turnover mark this year. Hear her tips on international expansion.
There have been changes to the finance function within John Lewis of Hungerford and Eatonfield.
Royal Bank of Scotland was last year saved from possible collapse with a £20bn injection of public money. Now it’s splashing out £300,000 on corporate hospitality at Wimbledon, treating its clients to £75-bottles of bubbly and double chocolate truffle tortes. Wildly inappropriate or a sound investment?
First Sir Alan Sugar became enterprise tsar. Then Martha Lane Fox was appointed digital champion. Has New Labour’s obsession with celebrity gone too far? What next? Amy Winehouse for health minister?
That’s right. "Pre-stained". Suspend your disbelief for a moment. Canadian entrepreneur Philip Watson founded Easy Tiger Corp to peddle underwear that has been – ahem – ready-soiled, shall we say. And he reckons these nasty knickers will be a surefire hit with "the dudes".
Customers are a funny breed and I don’t mean that disrespectfully. My dog, Pete, is a funny breed and I love him to bits (well, most of the time). In both cases, though, behaviour can be a little individual.