FD watch

There have been changes to the finance function at companies including Allied Irish Banks, Pan Pacific Aggregates and Daisy Group.

“Make degrees worth something again”

Trevor Honeyman, who set up the The Honeyman Group in 1991, says hefty changes need to be made to the higher education system if businesses are to benefit from graduate workers.

iPhone app review: TubePro

There’s been an explosion of B2B iPhone apps in the Apple App Store over the past two months. Real Business has tracked down some of the best app entrepreneurs and tried out their new creations to find out which app will revolutionise your iPhone and which iPhone apps are better off in the Recycle Bin. This week: TubePro.

Top ten money-saving marketing tips

In a tough economic climate, clever marketing tactics can increase customer loyalty and attract new buyers. But you don’t have to spend thousands of pounds hiring marketing agencies. Here are a few top tips on how to save money while enhancing your brand. 

Jan loses her rag

Disgraced self by ending meeting hurling mug at door closing behind huffy left hand. Resultant scattering of broken china hugely satisfying if messy and staff in office hugely if quietly productive for rest of day. However, not pleased with self – not professional behaviour at all. 

Are risk-averse parents stifling young entrepreneurs?

A new report from Make Your Mark paints a worrying picture for the next generation of potential young entrepreneurs. Aspiring businessmen and women are often falling at the first hurdle as parents push them to pursue "safe" careers.

Who is Anthony Rushton?

I find our team two up on the second tee at Wentworth. My playing partner is an entrepreneur whom many would not have heard of but whose company’s corporate membership is allowing me to walk the fairways that Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have graced.