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Tech Nation winds-down after grant funding is cut

AFTER a decade as a government-backed organisation in the UK scale-up ecosystem, Tech Nation will cease operations and seeks to transfer its assets. The decision...
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Lengthy bans for directors who fiddled Covid scheme

AN AVERAGE of 35 directors are being banned by the UK Insolvency Service each month for abusing the Covid Support Scheme. That’s almost treble the...
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Quirky TikTok trends ‘can help to drive business’

WHAT happens when TikTok trends and British small businesses collide? That’s what Funding Circle, the UK’s largest small-business platform, wanted to know. The firm paired...
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Zoom meeting from a bomb shelter in Ukraine…

‘Yesterday afternoon,’ writes ANNABEL CLEMENTSON, who submitted the following media release to BV, ‘I joined a call with team members from Ukraine’s Diia.City programme...
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Twists and turns of the Wirecard scandal resemble a crime thriller

With the start of the trial of ex-CEO Markus Braun, here is the background story of the Wirecard fraud. This article was first published...
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Design your business for ‘tomorrow’s customers’

By MARK WILSON BUSINESSES are facing tough times, with EU trade difficulties and inflation driving pessimism. So, now’s the time to reimagine things using creativity and...
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Sales and marketing: ‘invisible’ roles…?

SALES-enablement platform Highspot has released a whitepaper, European State of Sales and Marketing Alignment 2022. Professionals in the UK, France and Germany believe alignment, communication...
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Mining giant guilty of bribery charges

A MINING subsidiary has pleaded guilty in a London court to seven counts of bribery in Africa. Britain’s Serious Fraud Office exposed "profit-driven” bribery and...
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Ukraine invasion submerges Russia under barrage of sanctions

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TENSIONS which had been building between Russia and Ukraine came to a head on February 24, when Vladimir Putin ordered a...
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Boris out! UK SMEs voice drop of confidence in PM

THE MAJORITY of UK SMEs want Boris Johnson to step aside — with 63 percent saying they would like to see him forced out. In...