Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that retail sales in the UK fell by 1.5 per cent in December 2017 compared with November, which underlines the difficulties that retailers are facing in terms of persuading consumers to spend money. According to retail technology expert Conversity, addressing this squeeze in consumer […]
Posted on 1st February 2018 in General business.
The pressure is on for organisations to ensure that they comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation with the May 2018 deadline now less than 6 months away. Knowledge and preparation are the key factors in regulatory compliance, and we are running events which can support you on this journey. The one day conference […]
Talking to my clients and colleagues, one of the top concerns for private businesses relating to Brexit is the potential impact on their people and employment pipelines. Finding the right staff and skills for jobs is a priority for businesses across the board, but it is especially crucial for small companies and startups where each […]
Posted on 20th November 2017 in brexit.
Scaling businesses operating in traditional industries are challenging conventional business models by embracing technology. Fast growing ecommerce businesses are one example, which no longer depend solely on the traditional high street shop to shift stock, and have no limits due to location. The impact of digital is evident in product and services offerings, in experiences […]
Voice is changing search marketing. Twenty per cent of mobile queries are voice searches, and ComScore believes at least 50% of all searches will be voice orientated by 2020. Unquestionably adoption of the technology is on the rise, and so it’s time for brands to begin optimizing for voice search. But voice search will not mimic […]
You’ve had help from all of your family and friends, you’ve exhausted the options of government grants and R&D tax credits and you’ve invested out of your own pocket. You’ve been through some of the initial growing pains, you’ve earned your spurs bootstrapping the business and now you’re ready to kick on to the next […]
The organisers of The Great British Entrepreneurs Scale-Up Conference are delighted to announce that professional services giant PwC has come on board as a sponsor. Taking place in London on 20th November, the Scale-Up Conference is a one-day event designed to help entrepreneurs, founders and business owners take the next step in their journey; scaling their […]
Two-thirds (65%) of business leaders believe that they lack government support according to the respondents of the latest Enterprise Index research by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group.
Posted on 25th October 2017 in General business.
According to a report this summer from the British Hospitality Association, the wider hospitality sector has grown GVA (gross value added) faster than any other industry since 2009. Things are looking rosy, and I say this as someone who represents a company which is a direct by-product of the boom. But believe me, it hasn’t […]
Posted on 23rd October 2017 in Bits & Bytes.
Which businesses spring to mind when you think of innovation? I imagine the likes of Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Uber are quite high on your list.
Posted on 3rd August 2017 in Bits & Bytes.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest shake-up in data protection laws in a generation and will affect organisations worldwide.