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Businessman on tightrope. Business vulnerability illustration

Vulnerability: the heartbeat of creativity and innovation

By CHRIS PATON THE NUMBER of UK businesses forced to close in the last quarter was 137,210 — 23 percent up on the same period...
Building being demolished, not retrofitted

Don’t demolish, retrofit: Buildings key to net zero in UK

THE UK’s net zero efforts have so far been defined by industry bodies calling for government action — but retrofitting buildings could be the...
Metaverse, woman, globe

Is your business metaverse-ready..?

By PETER GOULD The long awaited New Normal brings with it challenges and changes that are having immediate and profound effects on business. Many industries were...
Siemens building

Sustainable manufacturing: Three UK businesses working to net-zero

By DAVID TAYLOR The UK government is working towards its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It has presented a ten-point...
Satellite Vu infrared satellite

Checking building temperatures from on-high with satellite data

A UK SATELLITE firm is set to launch the world’s “thermometer from space” to provide climate data to the real estate sector. Satellite Vu has...
Holdun Family Office Bahamas team

Generating wealth for generations: a family office like no other

HOLDUN Family Office is tucked away in an idyllic part of the Caribbean, helping generational clients to preserve and grow their wealth — sounds...
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...
Pallet LOOP recycled pallets

UK firms jumping into LOOP to cut construction waste

UK COMPANIES are signing the Pallet LOOP’s charter to explore how a circular-economy pallet scheme could benefit business, the environment, and the construction industry. Every...
Flexible working: Robert McAlpine construction workers

Stretch and bend: flexibility is the future of business in UK

FLEXIBLE working contributes £37bn to the UK economy each year, according to a recent economic study. Flexonomics: The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Flexible Working...
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The cash cost of data-access requests can be outrageous

DATA Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are costing UK businesses £72,000 to £336,000 — each — every year. A DSAR is when an individual demands that...