Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

This time last financial crisis, the credit crunch, I was sitting in the decorous green room that is Home House near enough not to be able to pretend not to have overheard raised telephone voices. The call identified my fellow member as a business owner. I caught his eye and...

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Ethical children’s clothing company thrives during lockdown

Ethical children’s clothing company thrives during lockdown

Here is one company that’s not only surviving in this climate but thriving. Frugi is a small Cornish-based ethical and organic children’s clothing company that is experiencing an impressive boom in sales since lock down. Their clothes are instantly recognisable by their bright, vibrant colours and playful characters, which is proving very popular with...

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Volkswagen bets big on Chinese electric car firms

Volkswagen bets big on Chinese electric car firms

Volkswagen has announced that it plans to invest 2.1 billion euros in two different Chinese electric car manufacturers as it bets on the world’s largest car market. The German company will invest 1 billion euros to buy a 50% stake in the state-owned parent of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC...

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Motorists reconsider electric cars amid lockdown

Motorists reconsider electric cars amid lockdown

The positive and immediate global impact of the imposed lockdown on the environment boosts motorist’s willingness to drive an electric vehicle, reports Venson

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Business Funding Show announces webinar series

Business Funding Show announces webinar series

Business Funding Show is organising their first free webinar, Masterclass: Equity, Loans, Grants & Business Support Schemes for Today’s Climate on 1 April from 3 to 5 pm. The webinar will aim to: Simplify recent support measures announced by the government given the disruption caused by COVID-19 Help you understand...

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The Power of Generosity

The Power of Generosity

Mutual Aid in a Time of Crisis I have been intrigued as I watched the first response of business to the current crisis through the instant communication of social media. For some, initial denial (a promise of Business as Usual) proves only a prelude to successive, incremental reductions in service...

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The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

By Doug Shanks Like a minor public school in the fifties, the state continues its war of attrition against individuality. Eamonn Holmes is the latest IR35 scalp losing predictably enough at tier one, his defence that his is a unique offering equally predictably mocked in the tabloids. IR35 has become...

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Making your future work: Deepening the love for what you do

Making your future work: Deepening the love for what you do

In March, the wedding fairs start anew with all the hopes of new life; spring lambs, bluebells in the woods and cooing pigeons across the city. But the wiser amongst us will nod sagely and tell us that marriage is so much more than a wedding. Similarly, university students and...

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RBKC launches scheme to support borough’s suppliers

RBKC launches scheme to support borough’s suppliers

Kensington and Chelsea has launched a two-year project to help local trade businesses bid for work with large developers and property owners. The project, called RBKC Supply Chain, is open to suppliers in property and construction trades and will be run by the borough council together with a London consulting...

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Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

The Clapham Junction Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website that is focused on promoting Clapham Junction as South West London’s destination location. The site has launched online as part of numerous initiatives being delivered by the BID. A BID is a geographical area where...

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