Cloud computing

For ambitious companies with tight budgets, cloud computing can provide a cost-effective way to utilise the latest in business technology. Kathleen Hall reports.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Routes to the market

Received wisdom has it that when the going gets tough, the marketing team gets the chop, but that approach may be changing in this recession. Kathleen Hall investigates.


The business workplace of the future

While the 19th century had the factory, the 20th century became notorious for the office. Kathleen Hall takes a look at how the workplace is set to change as we advance deeper into the 21st century.


Choosing eco-friendly vehicles as a fleet option

Eco-friendly vehicles are here to stay and there are plenty of fleet options for switched-on chief execs. Kathleen Hall reports.

Growth Planning

Relocate to the Midlands

With leading universities, good transport links and affordable office space, the Midlands is proving to be the destination of choice for entrepreneurial ventures.


Charlie Mullins goes with the flow

From the age of nine, plucky plumber Charlie Mullins dreamed of picking up a plunger. The 52-year-old saw his company Pimlico Plumbers recently turn over £13.2 million and his clients include Jonathan Ross and Daniel Craig. Kathleen Hall reports.


Andrew Jenkinson is in Pole Position – The Entrepreneur Interview

Former British bodybuilding champion, racing car enthusiast, and friend to the rich and famous, Andrew Jenkinson founded recruitment company Charterhouse in 1995. Here he talks to Kathleen Hall about his drive to succeed.


3 Entrepreneurs choose their favourite business books

No matter how charismatic and driven you are, everybody needs a little inspiration now and then. Entrepreneurs tell Kathleen Hall which books and business theories have made a lasting impression.


Goodbye to Woolies

Woolworths survived two world wars, the great storm of 1987 and an onslaught of Eurovision song entries. Now saddled with debt of £385 million, this Christmas could be the last for the high street stalwart for stationery, sweets and tat.