As someone heavily involved in the financing of growth businesses in the UK, it was no surprise that access to capital figured highly on Paul Mildenstein's list of big issues. However, as the CEO of a small business himself, that was not all he wanted to talk about.
Realeyes, a UK-based facial recognition company, has secured a €3.64m European Commission grant to evolve its technology and continue the mission to understand human emotions through artificial intelligence (AI).
Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Richard North, as well as scientists Kenny McAndrew and Graeme Taylor, Wow! Stuff has been dubbed as "the Dyson of the toy world". Real Business found out how innovation bought the business back from a loss topping £4m.
The shortlist to find the most inspiring women in spaces ranging from manufacturing to finance has been drawn up, featuring leading females at companies including Indiegogo, Dell, Monitise, Tangle Teezer and Silicon Valley Bank.
HSBC bosses postponed a review of moving headquarters out of London in 2012 until the UK's "regulatory environment was clearer". The rise in tax ahead of the general election has seen the bank's employers raise the question of whether to stay in Britain once more.
Brand chief Gareth Helm has left MoneySupermarket to become Zoopla’s first ever marketing director – an appointment made after Zoopla lost market share to rival sites OntheMarket and Rightmove earlier in 2015.
Business accelerator Tech City UK has enhanced its Digital Business Academy, which provides free enterprise skills from BBC, O2, Microsoft, Twitter and more, following over 12,000 programme registrations from across the nation.
When you have plans to quadruple turnover in the next few years, it helps to have a supportive government in place. Richard Anderson explains what he's looking for as part of our "I'm voting as…" feature series.
Food chain Pret A Manger achieved a 16 per cent sales growth to hit £594m for the full year in 2014, and claims innovation is responsible for the achievement.
A year on from winning a Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, we find out why smart materials company D3O is swapping the sunny south coast for the bright lights of London.
UK banks are charging businesses in need of short-term finance £425m a year in “hidden” extra fees, according to a new report.
As one of the earliest, and most successful, companies offering quick access to finance through an online platform, the news that Wonga has reported a pre-tax loss of £37.3m for 2014 begs the question – has the honeymoon period for this industry come to an end?