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Boris and CBI collide over Heathrow

Boris and CBI collide over Heathrow

Passions are running high ahead of the Airport Commission's decision on expansion.

 
UK recovery could hang in balance as manufacturing growth at 14-month low

UK recovery could hang in balance as manufacturing growth at 14-month low

01 September 2014

The UK manufacturing sector is still far from its pre-recession peak.

 
 
Barclays sheds its Spanish banks - and £500m

Barclays sheds its Spanish banks - and £500m

01 September 2014

The bank is ditching its non-core assets to get its performance back on track - which means taking a hit in the short-term.

 
 
Another sign London property is cooling? Berkeley Homes says market is reverting to 'normal'

Another sign London property is cooling? Berkeley Homes says market is reverting to 'normal'

01 September 2014

The housebuilder says the property market is slowing since highs in 2013.

 
 
How to give performance appraisals

How to give performance appraisals

01 September 2014

A junior member of your team has just sobbed out of her annual review. So how could you approach this appraisal business better? Here's a crash course.

 
 
Google tests delivery drones

Google tests delivery drones

29 August 2014

The tech giant that brought the world to your fingertips now wants to bring it to your door. With flying robots.

 
 
House price rise beats expectations (or doesn't)

House price rise beats expectations (or doesn't)

29 August 2014

House prices are up either 0.8% or 0.1% in August, according to two surveys released today. Confused?

 
 
Malaysia Airlines is slashing 6,000 staff

Malaysia Airlines is slashing 6,000 staff

29 August 2014

After the MH370 and MH17 disasters, the troubled airline is scaling back in a big way.

 
 
Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

Dyson could be about to launch a robotic vacuum cleaner

29 August 2014

The ever-inventive engineer has released a mysterious video announcing a product launch on September 4th. What could it be...?

 
 
Dave Lewis' baptism of fire: Tesco issues profit warning and slashes divdend

Dave Lewis' baptism of fire: Tesco issues profit warning and slashes divdend

29 August 2014

The new boss will be starting a month early, as things go from bad to worse for Britain's biggest supermarket.

 
 
Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

Funding for Lending loans to small businesses have fallen (again)

28 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Only nine of 36 eligible banks actually used the Funding for Lending scheme in the second quarter of this year. The government's prodding just isn't working.

 
 
Will Apple unveil an iWatch on September 9th?

Will Apple unveil an iWatch on September 9th?

28 August 2014

We know there's a big ole knees-up planned, but will wearable tech make its debut alongside the iPhone 6?

 
 
Have a Lidl class: Discounter goes after foodie shoppers

Have a Lidl class: Discounter goes after foodie shoppers

28 August 2014

Lidl opens a new front in the supermarket wars with a £20m advertising campaign to lure middle class consumers from the beleaguered Big Four.

 
 
AA share price rises as chief executive Chris Jansen quits

AA share price rises as chief executive Chris Jansen quits

28 August 2014

IPO WATCH: Just two months after its IPO-cum-management buy-in, AA's boss and CFO are stepping down.

 
 
Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

Now 200 business leaders are backing Scottish independence

28 August 2014

Yes supporters have hit back after 130 businesspeople said they wanted to stay in the UK yesterday.

 
 
42% of dead CEOs were paid too much

42% of dead CEOs were paid too much

27 August 2014

Want to know how valuable the boss is to the firm? Wait till (s)he dies...

 
 
Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

Chilango's 'burrito bond' wraps up £2.16m

27 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The Mexican restaurant chain's mini bond netted a record amount on crowd funding platform Crowdcube.

 
 
Lockheed Martin is clearing up space junk

Lockheed Martin is clearing up space junk

27 August 2014

The defence giant has teamed up with an Australian tech company to track dangerous space waste.

 
 
RBS fined £14.5m for 'serious failings' in mortgage sales

RBS fined £14.5m for 'serious failings' in mortgage sales

27 August 2014

Those pesky legacy issues just won't seem to go away, as RBS takes yet another hit from the regulators.

 
 
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being investigated in a French fraud case

27 August 2014

The former French finance minister won't necessarily end up in the dock, but it doesn't look good.

 
 
HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

HSBC, BHP Billiton, Weir Group: The businesses against Scottish independence

27 August 2014

With less than four weeks to go before the vote, more companies look like they favour the Union.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

'I was checking emails in the labour room' - Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark

29 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the parking app talks about his 'property porn obsession' and why he offers his staff infinite holidays.

 

Faisal Butt: The power of serendipity

28 August 2014

Serendipity is more than luck. Entrepreneurs need to be able to recognise and seize opportunities, says Faisal Butt.

 

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 

Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

21 August 2014

More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.

 

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

18 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The 'disruptive' estate agent has raised £10m already this year, after launching in April.

 

A 19-year-old school dropout has just won £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragon's Den

17 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Jordan Daykin's patented plasterboard fixings tamed the fiery dragon. And he only employees other teenagers.

 

The UK sharing economy could rake in £9bn by 2025

15 August 2014

Sharing economy companies in the UK currently make around £500m a year, according to PwC. But it all depends how you define it...

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

Uber vs Lyft: This time it's personal

13 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The battle between the two startups to disrupt and dominate taxi markets around the world is not pretty.

 
 

Advice

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

Entering the twilight zone: how to deal with impending insolvency

04 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.

 

MT EXPERT: How to win at your first week in a new job

20 June 2014

Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.

 

MT EXPERT: Business lessons from Roy Hodgson

13 June 2014

The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.

 

MT EXPERT: The three things you need to know to make a merger work

06 June 2014

Now M&A activity is picking up again, it's time for business leaders to revisit the three fundamentals of merger integration, says Niamh Dawson.

 

MT EXPERT: Here's what you should know before you're interviewed for a CEO job

30 May 2014

There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.

 
 

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