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What do you do when your best friend and business partner dies?

In January this year Andy Sawer, co-founder of Pareto Law, died after a 16-month battle with an aggr...

Don’t apologise for putting growth before profit

Manchester-based software-as-a-service company Pimberly made headlines in November after securing £...

Why? The one-word question you need to ask yourself in business

Steve Purdham and the fellow board members of software company SurfControl had no idea what to expe...

Why Bristol is the Boston of the UK tech scene

Deep tech depends heavily on partnerships with research institutions such as universities. The un...

‘I thought I wanted to retire after selling my business – I was wrong’

Rob Sims thought he knew how he’d feel when he sold his business for a life-changing amount of mon...

Startups are ‘golden opportunity for laser focus on customer’

BT once told us that “it’s good to talk” - and it’s a principle which Craig Dunham has clear...

Why Northcoders chose to IPO over VC investment

One of the more interesting stock market flotations of the year - at least to my eyes - was that of ...

How a plan drawn up on a napkin turned GP Bullhound into a $100m a year business

When Hugh Campbell took to the stage at last week’s Northern Tech Awards at Leeds’ New Dock Hall...

McDonald’s was the order we just couldn’t turn down

Dean Ward will never forget the meeting with McDonald’s that added rocket fuel to Evoke Creative...

Don’t sell your business too early

A serial cybersecurity entrepreneur has warned founders against selling up before maximising the pot...