Transform your life in 8 weeks

By Richard Harris Everybody wants to be successful but, in today’s society, everybody wants it now. Impossible? Well actually, no! Whether you’re looking to achieve success in your personal life, career, family life or education, success is a lot easier to achieve than you’d think. The first mistake people make is over thinking the higher details and end goal. The first thing you need to do is break your goal down into two key stages: 1) what is your end...

Britain is open for business – now let’s scale it up

By Jules Coleman, acting CEO and co-founder of Hassle.com Jules looks at how the UK can help start-ups build on their potential and scale up to the next level. British business is presently treading a fruitful path. Financial figures from the US reveal that the UK economy - with 2.6% GDP growth in 2014 to the US’s 2.4% - is now the fastest growing amongst developed nations. A key driver for this growth is the rise of the UK tech...

Change Management

By Paul Arnold, Director at change management experts, Able and How In our relentless search for new techniques to revolutionise and streamline the way we do things, technology has taken centre stage in actively disrupting the corporate landscape. This type of disruption offers a multitude of opportunities for organisations to gain competitive advantages, however, frustratingly, the value identified in these strategic decisions is all too often being eroded at the point of implementation.  A key reason for this is the...

Generation Y want Clarkson as their boss

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Who would you want as a boss? A car enthusiast with a decent right hook? Well, it appears Generation Y would love him to be their leader. The BBC’s loss is Generation Y’s potential gain. New research by social job referral site GigPlug reveals that 19 per cent of Generation Y and 10 per cent of baby-boomers ranked Clarkson as their ideal boss. The other two main competitors in the list are Mark Zuckerberg with...

Serviced Office Sector Continues Robust Growth

The cost of desk space in serviced offices has grown by double figures across the UK in the past year, as the sector continues its expansion, according to research from the industry’s leading broker. The number of serviced offices across the country has risen by 3.6 per cent, in addition to an 11.4 per cent increase in desk rates.  Growth in the number of such spaces across Central London is as high as 17 per cent in Southbank and 11...

Industrial Britain Being Left Behind

By Nathan Lee, Business Correspondent  A report released today has revealed that older industrial areas of Britain are being left behind in the current national economic upturn. The Industrial Communities Alliance has published research comparing the trends in older industrial Britain with the GB average and with London and the South East, finding that stark differences have emerged in regards to employment, unemployment and earnings since the end of the recession. The report found that by the end of 2013, employment in...

World’s Largest Startup Accelerator Open for Applications

By Nathan Lee, Business Correspondent  The world’s largest startup accelerator and competition, MassChallenge, is officially accepting applications until 1 April for its first annual programme in London. Between 60-80 selected startups will participate in a four-month programme, at the end of which a total of £500k is awarded to the top startups, with no equity taken. Any early stage startup can enter MassChallenge UK from any industry, from anywhere in the world. Accepted startups will go through the accelerator programme starting...

Trafalgar Place – A Damning Indictment of ‘Affordable Housing’ in London

By Dave Binder For those unaware, Trafalgar place is one of the many new housing developments in and around the Elephant & Castle ‘regeneration zone’, an area seemingly pounced upon for development due no doubt to the combination of great location and relatively cheap land (by London zone 1 standards anyway). Wherever you look, skyscrapers and flats are emerging at an ever increasing pace from firms who see the potential for great profit to be made. One such development is...

Will Bankers Desert London if Punished for Misbehaviour at their Banks?

 By Ismail Erturk, expert in banking at Manchester Business School Ever since Bob Diamond, the star investment banker in the City and ex-CEO of Barclays, resigned in the aftermath of Libor fixing scandal in 2012 the pendulum of power started to swing in favour of the regulators in the City. Prior to the Libor fixing scandal the bankers had wanted to turn a leaf over their failures that caused the costly banking crisis of 2008 that the economy in the...

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