Emma Bunton
Zoe Farrington
Rob Smedley
Tim Martin
Kim Bird
Patrick Speedie
Sub-4 and HSBC

(l-r) Clifton Bradeley with HSBC's Melissa Orpe

Sub-4 looks to establish a franchise

Sub-4, a Stoke-headquartered health company which specialises in biomechanics, has taken its first steps in establishing a franchise business with support from a six-figure funding package from HSBC.


Adrian Stanbury, Rob Stanger and Ben Davison of Axiologik

Start-up stories: Axiologik

Ben Davison, one of three co-founders of Leeds start-up Axiologik, tells BQ how the company is making complicated processes simpler for businesses across the country...

Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee

Providers prepared

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy means a big shake-up in the world of training, but KF Training saw the changes coming and has positioned itself to meet the challenges.

Nigel Howell

Nigel Howell of FirstPort

Meet the MD: Nigel Howell of FirstPort

Nigel Howell of leading property management group FirstPort gives BQ an insight into his career so far and reveals the secrets of his success...

How we started up: Hilton Smythe

How we started up: Hilton Smythe

Buying and selling businesses is a business in itself – so says Gareth Smyth, a co-founder of business transfer agent Hilton Smythe. He tells us about his business and why he’s proud to be a local Bolton employer.

Meet the MD: PUNK

Jane Strachan

Meet the MD: PUNK

Jane Strachan is, quite literally, PUNK. She tells BQ about life as a ‘media agnostic’ creative agency, and not being magnolia.