Hotel Football is On 2nd March, former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville will be opening the world's first Hotel Football.
With many banks still unwilling to lend, and finance in short supply for small and medium-sized enterprises, a growing number of smaller companies are looking to other sources of finance.
The name of my first book, written nearly a decade ago, was “Business Rules”. This was a guide to the pitfalls you could inadvertently fall into, when running your own business. Some ten years on, I would have written a different book, because this next decade is more, in my opinion, about business behaviour, rather than following any so-called rules.
The clock is ticking for smaller businesses to make sure compliance is watertight when it comes to auto-enrolment – but there are government-created tools to help with this.
Restaurant discovery service Zomato was founded in India, but has achieved a global footprint by expanding its reach to over 130 cities in 22 countries. With the UK a key market for the company's future growth, Real Business spoke to Zomato UK's CEO Kimberly Hurd about why the country is so important as she revealed plans to become the champion of independents and foodies.
The latest outing of the Everline Future 50 is now less than two weeks away, when the latest crop of heavily disruptive businesses will be unveiled by Real Business in front of an audience of senior business leaders.
While previous studies have charted alternative finance in the UK, the market in 2014 at £840m and the year on year growth rate of 90 per cent, EY and the Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School are the first to cover the whole of Europe in detail.
Another industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, may be upon us again. Dubbed industry 4.0, the revolution has been driven by rapid advances in technology and will become a widespread reality of manufacturing life within the next decade.
Britain has a long and proud history of developing world-changing innovations, from the splitting of the atom to the discovery of penicillin. Royal Mail has attempted to show British innovation and engineering at its best by launching the 'Inventive Britain' stamp set. They will feature images depicting inventions that Royal Mail believes has made the most difference in history.
IBM has opened a new London studio to help businesses develop skills in big data, mobile, social and cloud technologies, with the ambition of enhancing their customer support capabilities.
A key challenge for any CFO or FD is how to balance day-to-day “heartbeat” responsibilities with significant one-time projects.
Tom Needs, chief operating officer at cloud and IT services firm Adapt, has 12 recommendations to help businesses make customer services thrive in 2015.