Business awards are not just for the larger, multinational companies among us. There are so many beneficial reasons to enter beyond the trophy and title – especially for small businesses looking to build their brand and profile.
The Confederation of British Industry recently labelled 2015 a "tough year" for retailers. As the meteoric rise of ecommerce continues and market competition increases once more, an effective marketing strategy is crucial if businesses are to achieve strong sales over the festive period.
It's been revealed that Barclays has been hatching a plan to avoid a potential credit rating downgrade – and the Bank of England isn't happy about it.
As a business leader, it’s essential to step back from time to time to assess where your company’s going, to check and refresh your vision, and ensure that you and your team’s development needs are met. It’s necessary, but with everything else demanding your attention, can be as difficult to schedule as that holiday you’ve been meaning to take for the past, ooh, two years.
As the largest centre outside of London for financial and business services, Leeds generates £56bn for the UK economy each year. Drawing some of the UK’s biggest business names, from Asda Group and First Direct to Centrica and BT, Leeds offers serious commercial opportunities for businesses of all sizes – not least startups.
There are some hugely successful businesses out there that were founded as or are now running as partnerships. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best examples of partnerships in businesses that are hugely successful today.