Technology companies across the UK have attracted record levels of venture capital funding in 2014, with London-based tech firms securing more than 65 per cent of the total.
Alternative non-bank lenders recorded 73 deals in the UK and Europe for the third quarter of this year, up 109 per cent on the 35 deals in the same period of 2013. This is the highest volume ever recorded in Deloitte's 'Alternative Lender Deal Tracker'.
Unilever recently announced the purchase of two soap brands owned by rival Procter & Gamble (P&G). Brands Camay and Zest, as well as a Procter & Gamble soap manufacturing facility, are all part of the company's plan to grow in Mexico, which has been deemed a “priority market”.
Books, CDs and DVDs are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to iPads and Kindles, while video games are all downloadable. Due to the fast pace of innovation and technology, the gifts we give to each other at Christmas has changed at an alarming rate.
Bremont has brought luxury watchmaking back to the UK — and created jobs all over the world while they’re at it.