Speaking with The Apprentice 2015 winner Joseph Valente, it came to light that he’s every bit like he was on the BBC show; ambitious and unafraid to speak his mind – much like idol Alan Sugar in that respect. Meanwhile, his desire to be a success is so fierce, he even referenced Al Pacino’s Tony Montana, aka Scarface, during our chat.
Author Cathy Davidson famously wrote in a book entitled "Now You See It" that 65 per cent of children will end up in roles that have yet to be created – and those jobs may be appearing far sooner than you think.
Private equity (PE) may provide a suitable funding solution for your SME if new or current management are hoping to acquire the business, or if existing shareholders are seeking an exit. Ensuring you choose the right private equity backer to work alongside will be crucial.
Four winners from Uber’s June launched UberPITCH competition have been revealed and Memrica is flying the flag for Britain. The Birmingham startup came out on top thanks to its creation of a comprehensive mobile reminder service to support people with memory problems.
In 1975 when I was two years old “IP” meant something different from intellectual property – but that’s when the powers-that-be started saying “wouldn’t it be great if a patent covered the whole of Europe?” Over 40 years later, on the cusp of that dream becoming a reality, the Europe-wide patent has been killed by the Brexit decision.
High street banks must have known it was coming, but a new report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put some firm dates for technical innovation in place – and some banks may be led kicking and screaming into a brave new world.
In a report just out from the High Pay Unit it is noted that FTSE 100 CEOs enjoy average remuneration of £5.5m a year, which has increased by ten per cent in the last year. Let me explain the dismaying connection between this state of affairs and the, by now, infamous BHS pension fund deficit.
Toy designer Gillian Logan pitched her Skinny Sketcher drawing kit idea at the Inventors Workshop in 2014, and has since achieved success with the product. But having made a number of mistakes to get there, she’s outlined 12 errors frequently made by product design startups, and how steer clear of them.
The Everline Future 50 has showcased some fantastically-disruptive new business concepts, and very few are as exciting as Perkbox – an employee engagement platform that is looking to help company owners retain their most prized assets, staff.