Carillion’s liquidation has highlighted just how shocking the payment procedures of corporate firms are and the risks SMEs find themselves in as a result.
Many will still be celebrating the end of 2017, a year filled with tumultuous and confusing economic statistics. But for all the uncertainty and changes that came about, we enter 2018 more stable than we’d like to think.
Hoping to bridge the UK’s skills gap, chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Budget numerous investments for training staff and educating pupils.
In arguably the biggest declaration to come out of the Conservative Party Conference, I for one welcomed the government’s announcement to pledge a further £2bn into a “new generation of council houses” and affordable homes for rent – though its execution will be key.
Currency fluctuations always mean some businesses come out on top while others are left in the dust – but in a sector analysis, which industries fare the worst from a weak pound?
In the 1980s, being a woman running a business was enough of a challenge in itself, but the fact that I was a woman and operating in construction was a complete anomaly.
Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – dubbed the “world’s most luxurious hotel” – has opened a private outdoor leisure facility, which marks a global first in hotel construction, that results in a 10,000 metre squared area “pushing boundaries of hospitality”.
Away from earthly proceedings Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, EVP and commercial director at Proxima, took an extra-terrestrial turning into neutral universe to speak to Fango Jett, one of the surviving members of the Death Star (mark II) construction team and under an alias so as to protect him from the latest Sith Lord Kylo Ren, and Skek, a relative of USS Enterprise first officer Spock.
Taking control of the direction of a company is an exciting act, but requires fast and flexible capital. As part of a Real Business Digital guide, we asked Ash & Lacy why it used asset-based lending.
As the first anniversary of the departure of British troops from Afghanistan approaches and the British Army faces cuts that could reduce it to its smallest for nearly 250 years, more and more soldiers are finding themselves looking for new careers. In many cases, the move from military to civilian life will come as something of a shock.
Business leaders at the helm of SMEs need to look at funding alternatives to stop late payers from destroying their businesses.
Local authorities and housing associations are being urged to ramp up their spending with small businesses.