Trade minister Lord Davies of Abersoch, talking to Real Business this morning (10.2.10), insists that the UK economy has moved into a new stage.
Only months to go before an election, and all three parties want your vote. At the end of 2009, we asked for their business pitch. Yesterday, we published Lord Mandelson’s manifesto. Next up, shadow business secretary Ken Clarke.
Banks are still not lending. Venture capitalists will look only at deals over £50m. And sugar daddies are thin on the ground. So, as the press starts to hype the potential flotations of New Look, Birds Eye and Pets at Home, you might be tempted to consider an OFEX or AIM listing as a way to access funds for growth.
On the back of Peter Jones opening his first Enterprise Academy, fellow Dragons’ Den star James Caan is launching his own business academy, the James Caan Entrepreneurs’ Business Academy.