Uncle Ben's rebranding

Shareholder value eclipsed by stakeholder value, and brand purpose is king

Vaccine announcements don’t automatically signal a return to business-as-usual, argues ROSS CLUGSON VACCINES are like buses. You wait eight months … and then two...
Dad working from home, flexible working

Engineering firm funds research into lasting flexible work systems

BUILDING and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine has funded a study using first-person accounts to provide employers with “more than stats” on the subject of...
Business taxes

Big ideas to nurture little UK businesses

IT’S SMALL Business Advice Week, a time for SMEs to consult with advisers about the best direction for their business journey. The British Business Bank...
Illustration: Businessman holding tablet with barchart

The route to profitability — in times of pandemic

ASHLEIGH HINDE, CEO and founder of contact lens company Waldo, on the difficulty of balancing the people, payments and profits equation during tough times WITH...
UK Government loan

Covid-19 loan schemes ‘a debt, not a grant’ cautions UK Finance

UK BUSINESSES are pessimistic about their growth potential once the COVID-19 crisis passes. A survey of 1,200 firms has found that the pandemic has negatively...
Zara shop

Online push from Inditex as up to 1,200 stores to close

INDITEX, the Spanish owner of fashion and clothing stores Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti, will close up to 1,200 outlets around...
Zoom conference call on laptop

SMEs head online to counter lockdown — and find surprise benefits

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...
Business closed

UK firms on cliff edge as crisis continues, distress tracker reveals

MORE than a half-a-million UK businesses are facing a high risk of insolvency, and 250,000 may not survive another month without a change to...
British Airways

Quarter of BA jobs going: 12,000 staff members face the axe

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
Vienna CBD, Danube by night

Dedicated proponent of sustainability using ‘tool’ of infrastructure finance

KOMMUNALKREDIT Austria AG is headquartered in the heart of Vienna, and serves German and international markets from its branch office in Frankfurt. As a specialised...