James Lohan, co-founder of luxury-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith, on tennis, wooden steering wheels and being knocked back by publishers.
Anil Stocker, co-founder of MarketInvoice, on John D Rockefeller, iPads and turning his back on the Square Mile.
As international fashion chain Aquascutum falls into administration, the British Property Federation has called for reforms to “unfair” and “flawed” pre-pack rules.
A glimmer of hope for British retailers: latest figures from the ONS show that retail sales volumes rose 1.8 per cent last month ??? the highest jump in more than a year and well above economists’ forecasts of 0.5 per cent.
This year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, published on Saturday to mark the Queen???s birthday, celebrates a bumper crop of British SMEs.
Government plans to limit the tax relief on charitable donations have sparked outrage ??? and raised concerns that the cap could be set on other business relief.
A woodburning-stove manufacturer. An evacuation-chair maker. A revolutionary retinal imaging company. Three of the companies showing off the best of British manufacturing this summer.
The boss of a £12m-turnover food-distribution firm in Hackney says the Olympics will have a “devastating” impact on his business. He???s linked up with 40 other small local businesses in the area to take the battle to Westminster.
Mary Portas must be tearing her hair out. In a blow to the Queen of Shops, there’s evidence that UK retailers and discount chains are steadily moving out of town.
The bad news: long-term unemployment in Britain is rising. Read the analysis here.
Named and shamed: the FTSE 250 firms with no women on their boards.
Britain’s business leaders are sitting on a £750bn pile of cash. And they need to start spending it to kickstart the recovery.