Scaling a business often requires significant change, and for many firms that means employing new technologies. As it pays to know what works before you start investing, Real Business partnered with Microsoft to find examples of companies that embraced digital to solve issues such as supply chain management.
Watchfinder co-founder Lloyd Amsdon is of the belief that success is about recognising an opportunity when it knocks on your door – and given that the company had a record-breaking year in 2015 with an annual turnover of £55.5m, we’d say he’s done exactly that.
In the age of digital, customer satisfaction has never been more important – at least where Nakul Sharma, founder of hospitality service Hostmaker, is concerned. Indeed, he revealed to Real Business that the consumer-centric attitude won praise from San Francisco giant Airbnb.
Bringing together suppliers such as five-star hotels and remote farmers is a tough task for events business Chillisauce, which is why founder and CEO James Baddiley is investing in technology and digital tools to make the process smoother and customer experience more memorable.
Despite wanting Augustus Pili to communicate to the younger man, the company thrives on the UK’s heritage and its thriving manufacturing sector. However, the firm's founder revealed to Real Business that relying on both those concepts doesn’t come challenge-free.
Our quest to find 30 Digital Champions alongside Microsoft is finally at an end, and what better way to celebrate it then unveiling our last entry – a family business taking mashed potato to the Middle East.
As we get towards the end of our 30 Digital Champions countdown, we’ve sunk our teeth into Smoke BBQ – a growing restaurant chain bringing the taste of authentic Texan cuisine to northern England.
Let’s raise a glass to the latest in our 30 Digital Champions campaign with Microsoft, as Wild Knight English Vodka becomes the newest growing enterprise using tech to help scale the operation.
In partnership with Microsoft, our journey to discover the UK SMEs adopting digital for business growth continues as we hear from the founder of Katherine Elizabeth Millinery about her love of tech and how it’s helped her build her luxury fashion business.
Showing once again that British businesses are particularly adept at producing luxury goods in high demand, Josephine Home is our latest Digital Champion.
Alongside Microsoft, Real Business has trekked the business landscape and swatted away tech-based startups to discover the often unsung community of small enterprises leveraging digital means to compete with bigger players – and MADE-BY is our latest find.
The legal industry isn’t immediately one you’d consider digital-centric, but that’s precisely why Essex-based law firm Fisher Jones Greenwood has embraced technology across the company.