Alchemy founder Bolland returns to firm

Our sister title Real Deals has exclusively revealed today that Martin Bolland, the co-founder of Alchemy Partners who left the firm two years ago, is set to return to the firm on an advisory basis.

London’s businesses hit by Oyster and C-charge hikes

Boris Johnson yesterday imposed huge rises in bus and Tube fares and a 25 per cent increase to the congestion charge. The Mayor of London explained that the measures were necessary to plug a £3.2bn "black hole" in the transport budget. But what does this mean for London’s SMEs?

Ask Timpo: Should I hand over my business to my son?

Q: I have run my own business for years and have financial stability. My son works with me and is keen to take it on. I would like to slow down but am worried that retirement/inactivity won’t work for me, either. The golf course alone doesn’t appeal, I want to stay active. Any advice