Focus on: digital transformation in business

Focus on: digital transformation in business

Research has examined how businesses are performing against the four strategic elements required to digitally transform successfully: People, Actions, Collaboration and Technology (PACT).

Start-up story: Stagedoor

Start-up story: Stagedoor

Michael Hadjijoseph comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Stagedoor wasn’t his first business idea, but it’s the one that’s had the most support. He explains how and why he feels the app’s time is now.

SMEs to contribute £241bn to UK economy by 2025

SMEs to contribute £241bn to UK economy by 2025

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the top 10 UK cities are forecast to contribute £241bn to the UK economy by 2025, according to a new study from specialist challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank.

Meet the MD: Michael Merritt, TiiPii Bed

Meet the MD: Michael Merritt, TiiPii Bed

With a career in outdoor furniture, Michael Merritt spotted a gap in the market for a luxury piece of furniture several people could use together – and so, TiiPii Bed was born…

Start-up stories: BearHugs Gifts

Start-up stories: BearHugs Gifts

Who wouldn’t want a job where they could declare themselves the ‘chief sender of hugs’? Meet Faye, who’s fashioned a business from a gift she received when she was ill…

Start-up stories: Thomson & Scott

Start-up stories: Thomson & Scott

A career in arts journalism meant Amanda Thomson had her fair share of overly sweet champagne, a problem she’s solving with Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco.

How do I... hire the right people?

How do I... hire the right people?

You can have the best product and service, the best market, the most funding, the best timing, but if you don’t have the right people, you’ll never achieve your vision for your business. 

5 tips for supporting good mental health at work

5 tips for supporting good mental health at work

By 2030 the challenges arising from staff mental health concerns could cost the UK economy £32.7 billion. So how can employers ensure mental health support is not ‘just a tick in the box’?