As Britain?s political leaders map out how they think the business environment should look, Charlie Mullins calls for a greater emphasis on technical excellence.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its economic forecasts, driven by the services sector, but warns of "headwinds" facing British economy.
If the Conservative party are returned to power after the 7 May general election, David Cameron has pledged to commit £1bn for the cultivation of a mid-market business sector –similar to the Mittelstand businesses found in Germany.
Seven in ten exporters are confident that their business will grow in the next 12 months, up ten percentage points on Q2 last year, according to new research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL.
Research reveals that small businesses are missing out on getting their voices heard by government. Trade organisations are criticised for not adapting to the changing business landscape.
The latest Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that businesses are confident, but growth remains weak.