Bolton entrepreneur Hilary Devey set up pallet transportation network Pall-Ex in 1997. A rare woman in the logistics industry, she has turned her company into a £103m-turnover giant. And now she plans to take on Benelux.
Still in mood of optimism despite swine flu and other trials. Good day spent making some real progress.
If you’re one of the 46 per cent of entrepreneurs who think selling your business will take less than one year, you’re in for a nasty shock. It takes up to two.
Interesting new stat from the Bank of Cyprus UK: 60 per cent of Britain’s SMEs never see their bank managers. When we asked entrepreneurs why, the reaction was venomous: “They’re so useless it’s mad,” spits Al Gosling, the owner of surf and skate brand Extreme Group. “We’re given no support whatsoever."
Q: What qualities do you look for in a great secretary? After many years with one great lady, she’s moving on. I can’t even bear to think of life without her (she just knows me so well and usually can tell what I need before I need it), and I’m concerned I’ll just try to hire a clone. Some perspective please.
The second Ashes test is now underway at Lords amid news it may not just be the cricketers who’ll be the winners should England reign victorious over Australia.
Great blog from Transition Culture about a hypothetical meeting between Virgin boss Richard Branson and his high-flying execs.
In an exclusive preview for Real Business, Brad Burton and dance rival Eddie Johnson take it back to 1992 with a full on breakdance battle to House of Pain’s Jump Around.