Job vacancies rose by 8.3 per cent in July and key cities in the UK saw stand-out growth in this area.
CFOs are under too much pressure, Dun & Bradstreet has found, with 56 per cent of its survey respondents citing board expectations to be unrealistic.
For thousands of years, global trade was built on the flow of goods along the infamous Silk Roads – and it still holds numerous exporting opportunities for UK businesses today.
For SMEs, there will be many 2017 business challenges and much uncertainty, but this also presents an array of opportunities across many sectors thanks to the more connected world and advances in technology.
We need to shine a spotlight not only on the need to provide universal access to superfast broadband, but the harmful effect out-dated Internet could have on home businesses.
What to do next? It’s the question facing each and every student on results day, be it GCSEs or A-Levels. Like most young people, I was unsure. It can be hard to know what you want to do and, for some, university seems like the logical next step. So what can your company do?
You may think it tough for your firm to find a relevant tone of voice to capitalise on current affairs with, but we’ve got examples of big name, but unlikely, organisations that have embraced the success of Team GB during the Rio Olympics 2016 and the party mood of the forthcoming Notting Hill Carnival.
Technology has a fundamental role to play in transforming how we do business and succeed. From handling customer orders to calling a colleague in another country, it is at the heart of all British firms.
While Lord Davies has increased and widened his targets to one in three female directors on FTSE 350 boards, the progress remains slow when it comes to balancing the finance team. However, experts believe that women have come a long way in breaking down the doors of the traditionally male-dominated sector.
Something historical happened at the beginning of 2015 – for the first time in human history, the number of people living in cities was larger than the number of people living in rural areas. This watershed event in urbanisation comes at the same time as a shift in perception, where cities are being viewed as a catalyst for a sustainable lifestyle rather than a challenge.
Alan Sugar might have turned it into a catchphrase, but for most people hearing the words “you’re fired” is quite simply devastating. However, as we find out, it can provide a wealth of new opportunities.
Continuing with a series of four articles outlining some of the largest potential export markets for British SMEs, Apeksha Dixit, head of India Desk at Santander UK, talks us through some of the key considerations for British businesses which are looking to enter this dynamic market.