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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

 

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

18 April 2014

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

 
 
The 7 best tech hubs outside London

The 7 best tech hubs outside London

17 April 2014

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

 
 
Bye-bye banks? Money exchange startup TransferWise hits the £1bn mark

Bye-bye banks? Money exchange startup TransferWise hits the £1bn mark

15 April 2014

Shoreditch-based TransferWise has now transferred over £1bn of customers' money, a jump from £125m almost a year ago.

 
 
Want to build a billion dollar company? People would 'be better doing the lottery', says Moonfruit founder

Want to build a billion dollar company? People would 'be better doing the lottery', says Moonfruit founder

11 April 2014

Wendy Tan White, co-founder of DIY website builder Moonfruit, recovered from the dotcom crash by planning for the long-term.

 
 
20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

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Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 
 
Maverick US billionaire Mark Cuban has created a Whatsapp-Snapchat mash-up

Maverick US billionaire Mark Cuban has created a Whatsapp-Snapchat mash-up

10 April 2014

The Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank judge is the latest to wade into the crowded messaging app market.

 
 
In 10 years, adapting to climate change will be even more important

In 10 years, adapting to climate change will be even more important

04 April 2014

The IPCC's report on climate change was pretty apocalyptic, but the businesses that adapt now stand to make huge gains

 
 
Google Campus boss: London set to win race to be Europe's premier tech hub

Google Campus boss: London set to win race to be Europe's premier tech hub

03 April 2014

Eze Vidra, head of London's Google Campus, says the capital is well placed to be Europe's go-to start-up destination - despite tough competition from Tel Aviv, Berlin and Stockholm.

 
 
Sir Martin Sorrell thinks it's 'scandalous' that Cameron didn't attend Sochi

Sir Martin Sorrell thinks it's 'scandalous' that Cameron didn't attend Sochi

01 April 2014

WPP boss Sorrell - the world's most powerful ad man - said today that problems in Russia would last until the end of 2015, but added that investors must hold their nerves.

 
 
Ed Miliband wants to woo small businesses

Ed Miliband wants to woo small businesses

28 March 2014

In a speech today Miliband will position Labour as 'the party of small businesses'. Stranger things have happened...

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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