Chelsea FC has made something of a new signing in the form of Westminster Kingsway College, partnering with the educational institution to blend football coaching with accounting apprenticeships at Stamford Bridge.
Simon Menashy, investment director at MMC Ventures, shares his experience and insight with Real Business to provide interested businesses with guidance on getting a deal done.
London firm Funding Circle entered the record books on 23 April by securing a place as one of the top five VC investment deals in British history. Real Business has caught up with CEO Samir Desai, who opened up on how the company managed to raise rounds of $65m and $150m in under a year.
Digital takeaway ordering service Just Eat continues its plan to command the sector globally with the £445m (AU$855) acquisition of rival business Menulog, which leads the market in Australia and New Zealand.
Contained amongst the high-profile bombshells that reverberated throughout the night as votes were counted and results announced was Vince Cable's downfall – the long-serving Liberal Democrat MP departed business secretary.
Investors welcomed news that the election outcome is clearer than previously expected. As the FTSE 100 gains more than 1.6 per cent in early trading, Real Business canvassed the web for the financial reaction to the election.
A year ago Google released the composition of its workforce, and admitted it was “miles from where we want to be" – but since then, what has it done to address its problems?
Richard Belsey, senior associate at law firm Wedlake Bell, gives us his tips on the key components that go into a management buyout – touching on commercial viability, a strong management team, eliminating risk factors and trusted advisers.
In this age, smart companies understand that brand is no longer for under control for them to define. For decades, marketers have worked on what message they would give their target audience but the audience has left the building.