Money, Growth, Seedlings

High street hopes trump high ambitions for UK companies

UK BUSINESSES are “hyper-local” with few international aspirations, a recent survey revealed. As Brexit draws closer, more than half of those canvassed believe their local...
Class 345 Crossrail Train

Crossrail megaproject sees light at the end of the tunnel

As Europe´s largest infrastructure project nears completion, JASON AGNEW gives BV readers a timely reminder of just how enormous an undertaking this has been SINCE...
TPP-11 signatories

To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...

Dramatic fall in half-year profits strikes to heart of John Lewis

JOHN Lewis Partnership’s June predictions of low-to-zero profits for the first half of 2018 have proven precise, rather than pessimistic: a plunge of 99...
US-China Trade War

China gives US a level glare over mooted extra tariffs

‘Precise’ response promised in escalating trade war TARIFFS are back in the headlines as China threatens to impose more of its own taxes on US...
Cargo ship at sunset

New export strategy to bring ‘superpower’ status to Britain

BRITAIN’S International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has announced an export strategy that “will make Britain a 21st Century exporting superpower”. “As we leave the EU,...

Convertible for you? Classifieds and fintech join forces for vehicle sales

Don’t buy a lemon: UK fintech scale-up partners with US car-sales site for a fully transactional marketplace IN A fightback against social media disruptors –...

Gender pay-gap: women undervalue their own contributions, study finds

Expectations play a part in unequal rewards system – and women appear less pushy when it comes to negotiating a salary WOMEN often find themselves...

Charity begins at home; blockchain plan ensures it goes the distance

Commit Good lives up to its name with technology to track donations from source to recipient IS THE money you just donated to that children’s...

Inefficient supply chains ‘cost UK businesses £1.5bn a year’

The processing of shipments ties up 50,000 jobs in procurement and freight administration – and Brexit could make matters worse, report says SUPPLY chain inefficiencies...