UK & Europe

Polzyme mulch

Dirty rotten plastic? Biodegradable film cuts pollution and costs

A new Spanish firm hopes to end agricultural plastic waste with an environmentally friendly product. HAL WILLIAMS speaks to the founders… PLASTIC is pretty much...
Preply Employees, Barcelona

Ukrainian support from ed-tech series C

UKRAINIAN-founded Preply has raised $50m in its series C, amassing more than $100m in investments since its inception. From an education start-up, Preply has become...
Insolvency - letter cubes

Corporate insolvencies as pandemic restrictions fade

By PATRICE CROSBOURNE THE UK Government Insolvency Service has released statistics for corporate insolvencies in England and Wales for May 2022. An increase in corporate insolvencies...
Dan IT, Ukraine ed-tech

Ukrainian ed-tech firm defies war to expand in UK and EU

UKRAINIAN ed-tech firm DAN.IT is beginning a major expansion drive in the United Kingdom, backed by global tech companies and private investors. The metaverse-based education...
The Neutrocheck device

Cancer treatment gets boost from med-tech development

52 NORTH Health, a UK- and US-based med-tech start-up, has raised £1m in its first round of funding from British and European specialist investors. 52...
Big Issue vendor

Contactless payments boost for Big Issue sellers

THE BIG Issue Group (TBIG) has equipped 1,000 of its vendors with contactless technology. It is fast-tracking to its goal of enabling all 1,500 vendors...
Addison Lee cars

All going well, and green, for London’s Addison Lee

LONDON private hire, courier, and black taxi provider Addison Lee financial results show an adjusted EBITDA of £7.9m for 2021 — two years after...
UK Parliament

Feeless crypto trades in Houses of Parliament

FEELESS cryptocurrency Nano was used for the first-ever crypto transactions at the Houses of Parliament. An official event took place at the Centre of FinTech...
Ukraine sunflowers field - Ukraine flag

Ukraine invasion could drive a recession and is crippling retail

Deloitte economist looks beyond the immediate tragedy of war to predict tough times ahead THE WAR in Ukraine has dramatically dialled up the risk of...
Broadband contract, exit fees

Opaque contracts, exit fees hit the UK’s broadband subscribers

BROADBAND exit fees and above-inflation price rises should be scrapped as UK customers face a cost-of-living crisis. So says Alex Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of...