Evolve or die. Grow or stagnate. However you phrase it, there’s no denying the world of business is one built on movement and progress. Yet companies in rural or remote areas of the UK have found efforts to expand stymied. It’s not through failings or limitations, but because of being unable to access a utility that is now recognised as a necessity, not a luxury.
A pair of scissors could be taken to John Lewis benefits for staff, perks that made it one of the most attractive retailers on the high street to work for.
On Thursday 2 November, Real Business visited St James’s Palace, courtesy of the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, who requested our company for the final of his sixth Pitch at Palace campaign – where Queen Elizabeth was also in attendance.
With the referendum vote having hit UK confidence, chancellor Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement needs to be filled with support.
Aaron Hayward, employment specialist at DJM Solicitors, asks what Uber’s recent employment tribunal ruling on workers rights will mean for businesses that are part of the gig economy.
Realising that people are the most important part of his business, Rob Hunter explains how he put together an effective CPD programme for staff, and what it’s helped achieve so far.