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  • News

    Hospitality industry demands 'urgent' support


    Bosses from across the UK's hospitality and tourism industries are ramping up pressure on the government to provide "urgent" support to prevent "widespread devastation". In a letter to the prime minister, 120 of the industries' leaders warned that at least half of firms would not break even in 2020 as ...

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    Arts industry gets £1.57 billion support


    The government has announced a £1.57 billion funding package to support the UK's struggling arts industries. An industry that had received next to no financial support since the Coronavirus lockdown began, the package will see funding provided to the country's struggling theatres, galleries, museums and other cultural venues. It will ...

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    How homeworking could affect employers’ legal responsibilities


    By Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser, and Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at Ellis Whittam Despite previous negative perceptions, the ability to work remotely has proven to be a blessing for many employers who would otherwise have had to put operations on pause during the current pandemic. ...

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    Two thirds of furloughed workers to be back by September


    Millions of furloughed workers are expected to return to work either full or part-time by the end of August, according to new figures. Employment specialists XpertHR found that nearly half (45%) expect to return full-time by the end of summer, with a further 19% expecting a part-time return under the ...

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    How workplaces of the future will have responsibility for health and wellbeing


    By Johnathan Ransom, co-founder of Square Mile Farms Even before the coronavirus swept around the world, employers were beginning to take a role in employees’ health and wellbeing. It started with big tech employers, like Google and Facebook, which transformed their offices into fun campuses filled with table tennis tables, ...

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    Covid19: What if your Business Interruption claim has been rejected?


    By Alka Kharbanda is partner at Blaser Mills Law Covid19 has had a huge financial impact on many UK businesses, with some having to cease trading completely. It has also left many business owners with a loss of revenue if they have been unable to continue ‘business as normal’ due ...

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    How to approach redundancies


    By Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at Croner In just 48 hours, a raft of UK firms announced that at least 11,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs. The cuts are mainly being made by High Street retailers and the aviation organisations - two of the areas ...

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    Poorest face toughest climb out of unemployment post Covid19


    The government is being urged to redirect billions of pounds worth of unspent funding to help the poorest in society regain employment post-Covid19. The Recovery and Resilience report from skills organisation City & Guilds found that the poorest members of society are facing the toughest route back to employment after ...

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    Businesses looking to international trade for post-Covid bounce


    Businesses in the UK are hoping to boost international trade over the next 12 months in a bid to accelerate their post-Covid recovery, according to a new study. Kreston International, a network of independent accountancy firms, found that 51% of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are prioritising international trade ...

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    Hilltop Honey: From veg stores to supermarkets


    Founder of Hilltop Honey , Scott Davies, first started keeping bees in 2011 and started producing honey from his parents kitchen shortly after. Based in Newtown in Mid-Wales, Hilltop Honey started out small selling to local vegetable stores. Within 12 months, however, Scott’s small kitchen operation moved to a production ...

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    Government furlough scheme only stretches to October but UK businesses don’t expect to be ‘viable’ again until the new year


    Almost two thirds (64%) of businesses struggling as a result of Covid-19 don’t expect to be financially viable again until December or later, new research reveals. The survey of 500 UK business decision makers found that business turnover has dropped even further since the UK first went into lockdown, with ...

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    Funding Options & Great British Entrepreneur Awards to recognise achievements of inspiring entrepreneurs in responding & adapting to the challenges of the pandemic


    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is delighted to announce its newest national partner, Funding Options who will be supporting the new Pivot category , recognising entrepreneurs who have adopted a ‘plan b’ during these challenging times. Funding Options is the leading marketplace for business finance, helping businesses across the UK ...

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    10 Top Tips to launching a business post pandemic


    By Nicky Larkin, Goringe Accountants With multiple job cuts across the board, the future looks uncertain for much of the UK’s workforce. For some it’s undoubtedly a worrying time while for others it’s a good time to reconsider their career and start up a business. Some of the world’s ...

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    Recruitment transformation entrepreneur pivots business as we enter 'employers market' post pandemic


    [embed][/embed] ?️ | Recruitment transformation entrepreneur pivots business, Imployable as we enter 'employers market' post pandemic The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are proud to be working with Funding Options to recognise entrepreneurs who have pivoted. [bs_button size="md" type="link" value="View the full series here" href=""]

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    Evadney Campbell pivots specialist PR agency that usually delivers media relations for big events


    [embed][/embed] ?️ | Evadney Campbell MBE pivots specialist PR agency ShilohPR that usually delivers media relations for big events. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are proud to be working with Funding Options to recognise entrepreneurs who have pivoted. [bs_button size="md" type="link" value="View the full series here" href=""]

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Mazuma


    Based in Bridgend in South Wales, Sophie and Lucy offer online accounting and bookkeeping services to small businesses across the UK. They started the company because they felt the industry was missing something very important; a human touch. The pair saw a permanent office space in Bridgend as the next ...

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    Forum of British Pubs says ‘Cheers’ as the pubs get the go ahead, but reminds landlords to stay alert


    The leading pub membership organisation, the Forum of British Pubs (FBP) has welcomed the relaxation of the Government’s lockdown guidance which means that pubs can finally open their doors again. But in doing so, they are advising members and non-members alike to ensure they stick firmly to any revised ...

  • Joel Blake

    "Covid wiped out our market. We pivoted quickly and now we're 18 months ahead of original roadmap"


    By Francesca James, founder of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community I’ve been talking to a number of entrepreneurs recently about how they have pivoted or adopted a ‘plan b’ during these challenging times. Here’s my chat with Joel Blake, founder of GFA Exchange and GBEA judge and supporter. ...

  • Adam King

    Beating coronavirus one pint at a time. We talk to SwipeStation CEO Adam King about their pivot


    [embed][/embed] ?️ | Beating coronavirus one pint at a time. We talk to SwipeStation CEO Adam King about their pivot! The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are proud to be working with Funding Options to recognise entrepreneurs who have pivoted. [bs_button size="md" type="link" value="View the full series here" href=""]

  • Justice Williams MBE

    How digital products can create recurring revenue in your business to help you build and scale your brand


    Speaker: Justice Williams MBE Date: 02/07/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) Now more than ever businesses are seeking ways where they can become 'contactless' and increase income streams with passive and recurring revenue. Many businesses and entrepreneurs can successfully scale and increase profits through digital products, which can ...