SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles) We have seen an increase in requests for the registration of special purpose vehicles for property investment purposes since the changes from the 2017 budget have come into force. The changes included a reduction in the amount...
Microsoft will buy the mobile phone arm of Nokia for €5.44bn (£4.6bn). Nokia will sell off the business that was once Finland's most important export. The deal will also involve 32,000 staff being transferred to Microsoft. Nokia has recently...
Keeping up with the news can be tricky. Even the most eagle-eyed observer can miss a vital news story.  We think being up-to-date on economic developments is key to the success of your startup. Every Wednesday we provide the top...
According to a new survey released by business advisers BDO, concerns about global economic growth has dramatically affected UK business confidence. This report suggests that many businesses may be unlikely to invest in the next few months, which could...
Challenger Banks There are a dizzying number of "Challenger Banks" emerging to take advantage of the post Credit Crunch shake up in banking regulations, and the impending revolution in banking practices that is forecast to occur with the implementation of...
Tech City UK is piloting a new initiative called Upscale. The 6 month programme helps 30 selected ‘early stage tech businesses’ on their road to expansion with the expertise of world-class Scale Coaches. Upscale provides workshops and networking sessions...
Lean Conference aka LeanConf is the must attend event for innovative start ups, entrepreneurs, innovators and product managers - and it is rapidly approaching. This now famous conference within the business world is well regarded as an event that...
After writing a piece on Exeter as a startup hub, I was invited to a Startup Weekend. To my delight, I wasn’t simply there to document the event, but was registered as a participant to get involved and team...
Today, the world of the consumer moves faster than ever. They communicate with hundreds, or even thousands of contacts in a flash through a singular status update, and consumers can be the literal making or breaking of a company...
Keeping up with the news can be tricky. Even the most eagle-eyed observer can miss a vital news story.  We think being up-to-date on economic developments is key to the success of your startup. Every Wednesday we provide the top...