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Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

20 May 2016

Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

 
 
BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

19 May 2016

BeMyEye, which pays casual workers to gather info with their phones, has just raised £5m.

 
 
The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

19 May 2016

Whether it's filling in a tax return or putting together an employee handbook, no business owner likes getting bogged down in admin.

 
 
Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

19 May 2016

Elon Musk's machines may hog the limelight, but the fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai is probably the most technologically advanced car you can buy.

 
 
Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

18 May 2016

The Japanese carmaker had admitted manipulating fuel consumption data for more than half a million vehicles.

 
 
Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

17 May 2016

From Sir Martin Sorrell to big data, here are some of the things you can look forward to on 23 June.

 
 
4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

16 May 2016

Despite a lot of progress at board level, just one sixth of top roles are held by women.

 
 
Grass roots innovators apply here

Grass roots innovators apply here

16 May 2016

We're looking for inspiring yet unjustly unsung entries for the new MT/LBS Real Innovation Awards. Entry is free and glory awaits the winners, so sign up now.

 
 
How these three companies evolved to stay alive

How these three companies evolved to stay alive

13 May 2016

You can learn a lot from Spencer Ogden, Artfinder and Howard Hunt.

 
 
Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

13 May 2016

Apple may be getting into bed with Chinese mega-unicorn Didi Chuxing, but it's thinking about the Chinese communist party.

 
 
Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

12 May 2016

The telco is back on its feet but is still counting the cost of last year's data breach.

 
 
Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

12 May 2016

Small private hire companies face a battle on two fronts - for their customers and their drivers.

 
 
It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

11 May 2016

A receptionist was sent home from a PwC office for refusing to change shoes, but it's not just sexism that's the problem here.

 
 
Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

11 May 2016

UPDATE: Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye's promise to restrict night flights could take away ammunition from nimby and Gatwick-supporter alike.

 
 
What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

10 May 2016

The fund manager TCI says the car maker's management team was 'rewarded for failure.'

 
 
Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

10 May 2016

The tech firm co-founder won the Businesswoman of the Year award, while Propercorn's Cassandra Stavrou scooped a gong too.

 
 
Will the oil giants be disrupted?

Will the oil giants be disrupted?

09 May 2016

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. But the oil industry will prove a slippery target for ambitious tech disrupters.

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese charm offensive pays off

Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese charm offensive pays off

09 May 2016

It's been a pending friend request for a while, but might Facebook finally be making progress in China?

 
 
Jack Ma vs Jeff Bezos: Alibaba will struggle to catch Amazon

Jack Ma vs Jeff Bezos: Alibaba will struggle to catch Amazon

06 May 2016

With soaring revenues, international expansion plans and even a cloud computing division, Alibaba could still prove to be Amazon's biggest challenger.

 
 
4 things Britain's managers aren't very good at

4 things Britain's managers aren't very good at

06 May 2016

Job satisfaction is on the slide, forcing workers to look elsewhere. Here's what bosses need to get better at to keep them on side.

 
 

Features

What is a B Corp, and should your business become one?

23 May 2016

More than 1,000 businesses have signed up, but what is a B Corporation?

 

'If I felt what we were doing was bad, I wouldn't feel comfortable making it up with CSR' - Richard Flint, Sky Bet

23 May 2016

QUICK FIRE CEO Q&A: The online gambling boss on betting's image problem and the allure of being a fighter pilot.

 

11 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones

20 May 2016

Business leaders could learn a thing or two from Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister, says consultant Debbie Seunarayan.

 

'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

20 May 2016

The booming cyber security start-up has raised more than $20m and is expanding into the US.

 

Four secrets of top notch interim management

19 May 2016

Interims aren't just tough fixers waiting in vain for a real job. It can be a rewarding career option - if you can handle it.

 

Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19 May 2016

As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant.

 

How you can get a job in the robot economy

19 May 2016

Anxious about AI? Be flexible, stay human and remember to plan for the future, says Chris Jones.

 

Employers need to step up to halve the disability employment gap

18 May 2016

The government's behind target to get 63% of disabled people in work, but business shoulders responsibility too.

 

Why purpose-driven businesses are few and far between

18 May 2016

It's the latest corporate buzzword but 'purpose' isn't something that can be created overnight.

 

Why pop-ups are still so popular among British entrepreneurs

17 May 2016

Far from being a fad, the rise of the pop-up shop continues as businesses try to find a less expensive route to high street success.

 

How Mike Ashley's reputation went south

17 May 2016

The Sports Direct founder has been struggling with his public image for years. But does he care?

 

'We should fight to make Europe better rather than taking it all home' - Ronan Dunne, O2

16 May 2016

CEO Q&A: The O2 boss shares his views on quadplay, Brexit and why he spends 20% of his time on CSR.

 

Lord Browne: 'There's only one openly gay CEO in the Fortune 500...There has to be more'

16 May 2016

YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: Lord Browne of Madingley, former CEO of BP, on being outed, resigning and why being a leader makes you public property.

 

4 alternatives to the traditional job interview

13 May 2016

Feel like your recruitment process could use a little freshening up? From hiring teams to video games, here are some ideas you could use for inspiration.

 

Meet the entrepreneurs keeping kids sweet with healthier treats

13 May 2016

Claudi & Fin's frozen yoghurt lollies have gone down a storm at Sainsbury's.

 

Why being a disability friendly employer is good business (and what you can do about it)

12 May 2016

Managing people with disabilities doesn't have to be difficult, and the rewards can be significant.

 

Why you should think about hiring a military veteran

12 May 2016

Ex-military folk might need some initial support to get them up to speed with the business, but employers ignore them at their peril.

 

Should you get a celebrity endorsement?

11 May 2016

They may get your business noticed, but beware - celebrities can be more trouble than they're worth.

 
 

The MT Interview

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

By Andrew Saunders Monday, 25 April 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.