The company behind the BlackBerry smartphone, Research In Motion (RIM), today announced a massive increase in sales, despite facing fierce competition from the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre.
New data released today by the Bank of England (BOE) confirms that the amount being lent to businesses fell for the ninth month running in October. Entrepreneurs responding to this news say that SMEs must look elsewhere in order to gain funding.
Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur who created the Spice Girls, yesterday announced his plans for a new internet-based reality talent show. If I Can Dream, due to begin next year, will follow the efforts of five young people trying to break into the Hollywood entertainment industry.
The Globespan Group, operator of Flyglobespan, Scotland’s largest airline, entered administration yesterday, leaving many of its customers stranded. The move came after a potential rescue deal with Jersey-based company Halcyon Investments fell through.
Mark Hanner opened the first showroom for his business, The Kitchen Designer, in 2007, just as the current recession started to take grip over the UK. Despite a still fragile economic climate, he is now looking to expand the business and set up more of his unusual studio "pods".
Richard Branson today confirmed that Virgin Racing will be competing in Formula One next season. Ten partners are already on board.
As British Airways plans a 12-day strike over the Christmas period, Real Business looks at the effects that the strikes could have on UK small businesses.
Britain’s biggest high-street carpet retailer, Carpetright, today announced a return to sales growth, reporting a rise in pre-tax profit of 15.8 per cent in the first six months of the financial year.
By increasing the percentage of his public-sector contracts from five to 60 per cent during the downturn in the early nineties, Mike Gabriel expanded Lakedale Power Tools while many of his competitors were suffering huge losses. Small wonder he’s sailing through the current recession.
In an interview with BBC Newsnight following last night’s live X Factor result, Simon Cowell hinted that he is ready to take on the political world.
The Drapers Top 100 list of the most powerful and influential figures in fashion has been published this week, with a well-known British entrepreneur grabbing the top spot.