Numerous centuries-old, traditional sectors have been shaken-up due to at least one disruptor. From financial services to healthcare, new technology is inspiring ingenious solutions to old problems and attracting ambitious entrepreneurs with big ideas.
He’s held roles at businesses including Thomas Cook, Homeserve and Wonga, but now Russell Gould has picked his next challenge – disrupting the private rental property sector.
Our yearly glance at the most disruptive companies Britain has to offer is in its seventh year. Who will join our Future 50 2018 class?
A mere decade ago, the world was very different. In ten years this world has undergone transformations, particularly by the impact technological change has had on communications, politics and business.
SMEs have rarely worked through a time of more challenge – and more opportunity – than the current period of digital disruption. When markets can change overnight and technology underpins virtually every sector, businesses need a new, strategic approach to secure success
Disruption is a term that gets used a lot. So much so that it’s fallen into the category of business jargon. But the result of this overuse is that it makes it easy for UK SMEs to dismiss the reality that underpins it, and that has dangerous consequences.
With the way his business is run, Steve Byrne has been able to experiment with smarter working practices and believes others would be silly not to as well.
A surprise accolade confirms Richard Blanford’s view that continued innovation is the way forward, while failing fast is no bad thing if quickly abandoned.
Whether led by founders, owner-managers or CEOs, some SMEs could do with a bit of a shake-up courtesy of activist investors – that silent assassin that creeps up in the night.
While the waves caused by Uber arriving in London have rightly shaken black cab drivers from their false sense of security, plans to pedestrianise parts of the West End will be damaging.
Following its recent partnership with the Business Growth Fund to support UK SMEs pioneering the hottest new technologies, Kx’s Kevin McGivern talks the importance of these young companies in underpinning UK productivity.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.