The Government is pushing ahead with its plans to boost growth and productivity through a new industrial strategy but how easy will it be to deliver this at a local and regional level?
Brexit has shone a light on how different parts of the UK are sharing in its prosperity and it's not flattering. We take a closer look at why prosperity matters and how a more equitable position will drive business and economic benefits.
Growth is crucial to any business, but even more important is sustaining that growth. What steps can you take you to enjoy long-term success?
Funding - internal or external - is a vital part of business growth, but what type of funding do you need when?
How do you prepare yourself and your business for the business loan application process?
What are the aspects of your business that could benefit from an injection of cash?
Growth is a sure sign of success, but how does a small company take the next step? Business experts Dr Shai Vyakarnam and Emma Jones discuss the strategies you could be using for each stage of your business life - from start-up to maturity.
One of the greatest challenges facing businesses is that of finding and retaining the talent that will help them grow and achieve their ambitions. If you can find the right people for your business, you can achieve a real step-change in your development.
Owner and Managing Director of Forward Ladies, Griselda Togobo, talks to us about the challenges of working in a male-dominated engineering sector and what shaped her passion for entrepreneurialism and the women in business agenda.
As a small business, getting your name and message out to a wider audience is easier said than done.
That’s why from Monday 27th November, we’re inviting you to set up shop in one of our UK branches.
Moving into overseas markets may seem a growth option only suitable for big or established firms but there's a growing trend of smaller businesses with exporting in their DNAs. Professor Pavlos Dimitratos shares his insight into this phenomenon and what it means for UK businesses.
Every business is unique and will follow different growth journeys with periods of rapid expansion, consolidation and, possibly, decline. No one journey is the same but most businesses will go through some typical stages as they move from start-up to maturity.
Businesses today are operating in changing times but those very changes can offer great opportunities. Putting in place a robust plan can set you on the path to fulfilling your business ambitions.
Cooper Research Technology has grown from a one-man operation to a global leader in its field. MD Peter Grafton explains how it was achieved.
For Frog Bikes, global growth took off sooner than expected – obliging the firm to make a swift detour on its growth journey.
As well as allowing companies to invest in new equipment, premises or staff, business loans can also enable the R&D and innovation that can help drive growth.
A smart approach at five key points of your business – some of them often overlooked – can push your profits upwards.
Constant investment, value-added services and a flair for reinvention have kept Barrett Steel strong through successive downturns.