Tech leaders debate UK’s skills crisis in Parliament

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> UK tech chiefs gathered in Parliament last night to discuss the country’s chronic skills crisis with MPs, business leaders and government policy makers. Speaking at the Parliament Street think tank’s Digital Skills Summit on Monday night, which was hosted by Dean Russell MP for Watford and chaired by Steven George-Hilley of Centropy PR, […]

Secrets of Success: Dr Ed Gladman, CEO Adlington Retirement Living

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> More than a retirement property, Dr Ed Gladman ensures that Adlington Retirement Living builds communities that centre around happiness, safety and physical wellbeing. He shares the journey of the family owned and run company with Business Matters … What is the main problem you solve for your customers? Our retirement communities are […]

Appeal decision finds Haribo’s gummy bear figurative trade mark distinctive

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> The Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has reversed the refusal of Haribo’s figurative trade mark consisting of an image of its ‘Goldbear’ gummy bear on the basis that the mark does satisfy the minimum degree of distinctiveness. Rigo Trading S.A, a holding company for Haribo, […]

Eurostar Amsterdam-to-London services to be suspended for six months

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> Eurostar services from the Netherlands to London will be suspended for six months from June next year. Renovation work in Amsterdam means officials will be unable to process cross-Channel passengers until 2025. Passengers from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to London will be required to change trains in Brussels. Outbound travel from London to […]

Self-employment is a viable career path, despite ONS recent report

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> Recently, the BBC presented a segment within their BBC Breakfast broadcast, discussing self-employment statistics. Pulling reference from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the BBC shed light on the fall in those registered as self-employed. Discussing self-employment in more detail, BBC reporter Ben Bland says “Being self-employed can be the dream for […]

McLaren receives £80m finance injection from shareholders as cash crisis continues

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> McLaren has been forced to ask its shareholders for an additional £80m in funding, as it struggles to stay afloat amid a cash crisis. The marque warned last month it would need more money from its Bahrain owners after losses at the business more than doubled last year, amid delivery delays and […]

CatX raises $2.7 million to bring more alternative capital into the insurance sector

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> CatX, a platform designed to facilitate the flow of alternative capital into the insurance sector, has successfully raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Its backers include top Silicon Valley venture capital firms and angel investors from leading proprietary trading firms and hedge funds. The funding round marks a key milestone for the […]

Getting To Know You: Paul Eatock, MD, Eatock Design & Build

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> We talk to Paul Eatock, the managing director of Eatock Design & Build about how he and his wife Jeni specialise in designing and project management in the construction sector. With over a decade of experience in construction and project management, I thrive on finding innovative solutions to create the ideal workspace […]

Fitness tech start-up secures new £5 million to help improve peoples’ lives through running in latest investment round

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> The team behind runna, the world’s #1 rated personalised running coaching app that launched in 2021, has closed its latest venture capital round having raised £5 million. After early backing from ultra-athlete and double-world record holder Joshua Patterson, Runna (RunBuddy at the time) raised an initial £485,000 via crowdfunding in late 2021/early […]

Sustainable Scottish chocolatier enjoys sweet success with new premises following support from Business Gateway 

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ?????????> A luxury chocolate brand that started in its owner’s home kitchen has successfully expanded into new premises after receiving advice and support from Business Gateway.  Based in Forfar, Angus, Chocolatia handcrafts and sells a range of artisan chocolates made from the finest, sustainable ingredients. The business makes a conscious effort to celebrate […]