Like Hogwarts headmaster Professor Albus Dumbledore once said: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Well, Harry Potter fans will surely be over the moon to know they can now live inside the 4 Privet Drive home the boy wizard played by Daniel Radcliffe occupied in the Hollywood films.
Trade secretary Liam Fox’s comments criticising British business as “too lazy and too fat" have caused quite a stir. And, while he was wrong for saying that, his “duty to export” words should spark UK entrepreneurs into international life.
Britain has a rich history of producing strong consumer brands, but very few have had as much impact in such a short amount of time as crisps business Tyrrels.
Clearly, responsible businesses operating around the world face challenges. Yet, it is important for established businesses to continue operating even in countries torn apart by conflict and political instability, opening employment opportunities and offering hope of normality for people.
In an increasingly digital world, it is becoming harder and harder for technology companies to stand out from the crowd. However, businesses like Unruly and Easel TV are shining examples of businesses setting a trend.
Gizmo lovers rejoice, US technology company GoPro has joined the drone market by launching its new Karma product, a remote-controlled flying device that fits into a small backpack.
In 2011 Murdo McLeod had the idea for an events company offering pop-up bars for people hosting Come Dine With Me-style dinner parties that would offer the standards of a top cocktail bar without the need for them to dash around serving drinks to their guests.
UK business Hostmaker, which provides hospitality services to Airbnb hosts, has secured a $1.1m investment to scale across Europe and build on existing areas served including London, Rome, Barcelona and Paris.
In order to create a better work-life balance and generate more time to spend with family, 38 per cent of British millennial mothers have revealed they plan to start a business.