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Meet 50 people who kept the UK growing in 2021

2021 has been another tough year - but amidst the doom and gloom the wheels of business have kept mo...

Is growing through acquisition the right move?

Ambitious companies are increasingly looking to grow through acquisition - but it’s far from a str...

Let the market teach you a lesson – or flog a dead horse

Who do you most identify with? Your bank, or your favourite clothing brand or football team? Acco...

What happens when your first investor wants to sell?

Picture the scene: your business is enjoying hockey stick growth when your first investor rings you ...

Focus on one thing – and do it better than anyone else

Launching a startup is precarious at the best of times - but doing so during the financial crisis of...

How to build and sell two businesses for £50m inside a decade 

For a man who has, alongside his co-founder David Hague, built and sold two businesses with an aggre...

Meet the ‘transformation CEO’ leading fast-growth Sorted

Sorted is a company which has been on the up for some years now. Founded in 2010 by David Grimes ...

Why private equity can be a force for growth

It’s fair to say private equity gets a mixed press. Critics accuse them of asset-stripping whil...

Why DealCloud is the real deal

Jonathan Boyers knows a thing or two about doing deals. As well as being a multiple award winner,...

‘Rollercoaster’ journey creates £200m business in five years

Cera Care turns five this week - and co-founder Dr Ben Maruthappu is now the CEO of a business with ...

Don’t be seduced by big-name brands

Carl Wong looks back at his time running LivingLens in two halves. He co-founded the video analyt...

Startups must remember that cash is king

The videogames industry is undoubtedly a UK success story. An industry incubated in Eighties bedr...