What does Q1 2019 mean for small businesses?

4,197 companies became insolvent between January and March this year, while 484,000 UK businesses are in significant financial distress, often a prewarning of insolvency. The Insolvency Service has reported that construction, administration and retail were the worst affected financially from the impacts of higher wages and pension auto-enrolment costs. Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation […]

Reflecting on the Rose Review

In the UK, we have one of the worst records for levels of female entrepreneurs. Alison Rose, CEO of Natwest’s Commercial and Private Banking has reviewed the situation and encouraged some realistic solutions to enhance the UK’s support and funding for female entrepreneurs. Firstly, advancing female entrepreneurship represents a £250 Billion opportunity for the UK […]

Making the most of Mentoring

Mentoring in the UK can sometimes be seen as a British predicament. It’s thought that the UK aren’t very good at utilising our resources when it comes to mentoring and there are few who know why. Maybe it’s because we Brits are inclined to feel like we would be imposing on someone when asking them […]


This Friday sees National Work from Home Day sweep across the UK as part of Work Wise Week, a non-profit campaign encouraging employers and employees to share with the world the benefits and methods to work from home successfully. It’s been predicted that by 2020, 50% of the UK’s workforce will be working from home based […]