According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs account for 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK, employing 15.6m people (60% of UK private sector employment) and generate £1.8 trillion in annual turnover (47% of UK private sector turnover). It is no wonder that SMEs are a vital part of any economy, disproportionately impacting job creation and economic growth.
#Market Research - 18/03/2016
There has been a marked increase in new prop tech start-ups over the last year as they look to mirror the success of fintech in the property sector.
#News - 04/03/2016
Last week Facebook announced the launch of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP); an engineering-focused, collaboration initiative that is bringing together operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators and technology companies to drive innovation in telecom infrastructure and unlock new opportunities.
#News - 26/02/2016
Digital startups are a significant part of the UK’s economic fabric. The digital economy in the UK is the largest and fastest growing amongst the G20 economies and the sector employs around 1.5 million people (a figure which continues to grow). These are facts not to be messed with.
#News - 19/02/2016
The rapid development of the internet of things and monitoring technology in the workplace has brought into focus the tension between employees’ right to privacy and employers’ business interests
#Business Resources - 19/02/2016
If you are married and have an interest in a business, it’s worth considering whether your Will is as inheritance tax efficient as it can be. Where your assets, combined with those of your spouse are likely to exceed £650,000 (plus any available residential nil rate band - being phased in from April 2017), it may be more tax efficient to leave your business assets to a discretionary trust - rather than to your spouse
#Business Resources - 12/02/2016
Forbury Investment Network held a successful Investor Briefing on 'Investing in Energy & Water Infrastructure', with their collaborators Rushlight Events, on Thursday 3rd December.
#Investor Resources - 09/12/2015
A special thank you our guest speakers Dr Michael Dixon, General Manager, Smarter Cities, IBM Corporation; Mikele Brack, Founding Partner, Urban Living Solutions; Dr Adrian Champion, a specialist in meteorology at the University of Reading; Josh Sawislak, Global Director of Resilience, AECOM; Chris Donnelly, The Institute for Statecraft; and Sunil Shastri, Lecturer & Senior Tutor in Marine Policy, University of Hull.
#News - 02/12/2015
The need to be resilient and proactive in preparing for a radically changing climate is the priority for sustainable, smarter cities, according to leading experts at the dedicated Climate Change conference alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2015 in Malta last week.
#News - 02/12/2015