A Barnsley craftsman, who specialises in making bespoke kitchen furniture, is perhaps not as well-known as he should be for the work he did in the first Harry Potter film. But he's now taken his experience and made a bid to change the market.
2014 was a dramatic year for UK businesses dealing with foreign currencies. The pound saw a stark rise and fall against the dollar, and the euro steadily weakened due to the threat of deflation and lack of growth in the eurozone.
Real Business brings you a guide to those who have gone on to startup after appearing on MasterChef
Attracting investment from private equity and venture capital firms requires careful planning and preparation. Charlie Johnstone, partner at private equity firm ECI Partners and judge in the 2014 Growing Business Awards, tells us what he’s looking for, and the pitfalls to avoid.
Almost half of UK managers think that candidates are most attracted by the pay the business is offering, but in reality they're looking for career progression and few companies are willing to provide it.
The latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index has found a 37 per cent month-on-month online spend surge in November, as Black Friday encouraged £12.1bn worth of sales during the month.
Even Dragon's need to be wary of their staff. Christopher Watson, Duncan Bannatyne's FD, has been arrested on suspicion of a multi-million pound fraud and abuse of position.
Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton is the latest celebrity to face a raging Twitter storm, which started the minute he was crowned Sports Personality of the Year.
Three quarters of parents in the UK want to see schools teaching their children lessons around social media, online advertising, viral marketing and digital PR, believing the knowledge will help them secure successful jobs.
According to research commissioned by Barclays, retailers say they are set to see growth of 49 per cent in Click & Collect orders over Christmas, on top of the impressive growth seen last year, which saw 5.7m consumers using Click & Collect during the week of Christmas in 2013.
You're probably worn out from all that Christmas shopping, so have a look at our festive countdown of the best bits from Real Business during 2014.