Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread is looking for a new chief executive, following the announcement that current CEO Andy Harrison will retire from his post in February 2016.
“The idea that you turn your back on the world’s largest trading block, and send a message to the rest of the world that you are pulling up the draw bridge and wanting to get away from it, would be catastrophic,” said Labour’s shadow minister for small business Toby Perkins in an interview with Real Business.
Prime minister David Cameron has pledged to use the fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for fixing rates to fund 50,000 apprenticeships if the Conservative party is re-elected.
SimplyCook – a recipe-kit provider for home cooks – has secured its first $1.1m round of investment, led by Episode 1 Ventures. The London-based startup had previously been funded by friends and family since launching last year.
Following the 2015 London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, it's been revealed the 26.2 mile run has awoken the budding athletes within British consumers as sales opportunities have rocketed for the UK's sports retailers.
As a business backed by a big corporate and one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs, Doddle's fast growth might be unsurprising. However, charged with an investment of £24m, it is already looking beyond UK borders and attracting the interest of big brands.
According to Havas Media’s latest "Meaningful Brands" survey, 64 per cent of British consumers said they would care if Amazon packed up shop tomorrow – with the next most valued brands being Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Aldi.
A leading industry expert has warned of concerns surrounding the lack of clarity provided by political parties about their intentions for Entrepreneurs' Relief after the election.
With the upcoming general election set to be the closest on record, DigiHub and 72 Point thought it would be fun to predict the outcome based on the amount of “likes” and shares of each political party on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.
Real Business, the UK's most visited website for growing businesses, attracted a monthly total of 124,623 unique browsers during its March audit by independent verification organisation ABC.
Following one of the biggest venture capital deals in UK history that took place on 23 April, here are the VC trends that happened across the wider European business market throughout the first quarter of 2015.
It's not exactly been a secret that Google has been in hot water recently, with the European Union accusing the US tech giant of cheating competitors. The company looks to be making an effort to fix that image with its latest move.