UK & Europe

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Power to the HR people: New tools ‘democratise’ analytics

PEOPLE analytics is about to be “democratised” for fast-growing firms, according to Orgnostic — which has raised $5m to make it happen. The tools available...
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Keep on truckin’! Global interest in HGV vacancies

ONLINE searches for “truck driver UK” have exploded by 1,300 percent since the national shortage of HGV drivers became headline news. A study of Google...
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Starting a business? It’s about location, location, and location

NATIONAL performance indicators for 28 European countries, including GDP, unemployment rate, and practicality have revealed the best places to start a business. The UK’s strong...
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Move over, Punxsutawney Phil, there’s a new rodent on the block

By HAL WILLIAMS RIGHT, here’s a story right up the BV alley. A German hamster named Mr Goxx — in solidarity with this exceptional rodent,...
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UK sees record second quarter for creation of new businesses

RESEARCH shows more British businesses were set up between April and June this year than in any second quarter in history. The study by tax...
Future Fifty

UK’s ‘maturing’ tech sector sees 15 firms in Future Fifty programme

GROWTH platform Tech Nation has announced 15 companies selected to join the UK’s Future Fifty programme for late-stage digital businesses. It’s been a record-breaking year,...
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Fintech scholarship: hunt for British talent

THE FINTECH industry is facing a talent shortage which is of growing concern — and a UK company has announced the return of a...
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Contactless ‘in-touch with wary consumers’ — cash ‘faring poorly’

CONTACTLESS spending could soon account for 47 percent of all transactions, according to research carried out by the Centre of Retail Research (CRR). It examined...
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The easy sell: retail is the best industry for start-ups

RETAIL is — statistically — the best industry in which to start a business in the UK. Analysis by cloud accounting company Ember shows that...
Rens crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers

World’s first crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers — with caffeine

HELSINKI-BASED eco-startup Rens has launched vegan, waterproof sneakers produced from coffee grounds and recycled plastic. The firm released “every-day” sneakers made from 21 cups of...