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As workplaces reopen, a recent survey shows that three quarters of businesses expect flexible working to become more common, while around a half see hybrid working continuing beyond 2021. Brad Taylor, Director of People at CIPD, looks at the opportunities and challenges that presents and how you can prioritise wellbeing and maintain productivity.
The stellar success of Edwards of Conwy has been due to a passion for high-quality meat products, some innovative strategic thinking, and the clever use of finance to future-proof the business’s expansion plans.
If recent events have shown us anything, it’s that resilience is key and something that has been tested at both a personal and business level. Our panel of experts, including Barry Searle, Director of Training at Intqual-pro, Nolli Waterman, HSBC Global Rugby Ambassador, Brandon Bichler, Partner at Elixirr, Roger Wade, Founder and CEO of Boxpark, and Laura Pickett, Managing Director of Tickled Pink Productions share their top tips on how to make yourself and your business more resilient.
As recovery from the pandemic gets underway, many businesses are shifting from focusing on survival to focusing on growth. But a key factor in being able to plan and execute those growth plans is robust cashflow management. Our panel of experts, including Nadia Hossen Mamode, Chartered Accountant and Founder of VCCA, Peter Charles, FD of Pai Skincare, Claire Castelli, Sector Head for Retail and Leisure, Global Liquidity and Cash Management at HSBC UK, and Bav Samani, Founder of Hype, share their top tips on how to manage your business cash for growth.
Sustainability needs to be at the heart of future planning for all businesses. With the UK government committing to an ambitious target of reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 and achieving net zero by 2050, sustainability is one of the most pressing topics facing businesses today. It presents significant challenges, but also real opportunity according to our panel of experts, including Andrew Griffith MP, the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, Philip Mitchell of Carbon Intelligence, and Michaela Wright, Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC UK. Here’s what you need to know.
The ability of businesses to adapt to change will define those that will thrive in the future. Whilst businesses have always had to adapt, recent months have proved testing. Now, as the country starts to reopen and the economy is expected to rebound, businesses face a new challenge – changing from survival to growth. Our panel of experts, including Dr William Bird, GP and CEO of Intelligent Health, Nolli Waterman, HSBC Global Rugby Ambassador, Glen Mullins, Managing Director, VUE Ltd, and Brandon Bichler, Partner at Elixirr, discuss how businesses can build personal and business resilience and create strategies that can help people and businesses thrive.
When UK manufacturer Star Tissue saw an opportunity to invest for growth to meet market demand, an integrated trade and asset finance solution provided the perfect funding combination.
Whatever the size of your business, the world you operate in is rapidly changing. COVID-19 showed how quickly businesses can adapt and implement new technology as they sought new ways to engage with staff, customers, suppliers and business partners. Maintaining that momentum to adapt to new opportunity is essential. Our panel of experts, including Barry Searle, Director at Intqual-pro, Roland Emmans, Head of Tech Sector at HSBC UK and Jordan Appleson, CEO of Hark Systems, looked at key tech trends, what they mean for your business, and how you can maximise these trends whilst keeping your business safe.
Many growing firms are reluctant to engage a lawyer – yet failure to cover legal issues costs SMEs more than £13bn every year. Taking action to anticipate legal problems is likely to be well worthwhile.
In times of financial uncertainty, knowing how to maximise your cash flow could make the difference between surviving and positively thriving. We take a look at some of the strategies businesses could use for optimising cash flow in challenging times.