At the heart of Britain’s future growth is technology and innovation: both of these are key to running a successful growing business. Here is the Technology and Innovation Award shortlist for the 2010 Growing Business Awards.
Following his second day of “work experience” at West Midlands-based furniture-maker Ashley Anderson, business minister Mark Prisk tells Real Business why the government needs to encourage UK manufacturing and renew efforts to tackle excessive red tape.
Last month, grocery chain Waitrose launched its Brand Price Match campaign. Why on earth would a brand with an enviably distinctive premium positioning promise to match Tesco prices on 1,000 branded products?
A good week for British enterprise. Ahead of its imminent IPO, Betfair has been valued at £1.5bn – great news for Ed Wray and Andrew Black, Betfair’s founders.
If you’ve got a business with interests overseas — you’re importing or exporting regularly, or have an office abroad meaning you have to pay staff in the local currency — it’s essential to hedge against currency fluctuations. Failure to do so, says Christina Weisz, can really hit your profit margins, or worse.