Gousto’s smart financial recipe

In two years, Gousto has gone from being an idea to a 40-strong business with an array of investors ranging from private individuals, venture capital funds and one of the world’s largest corporations. Gousto delivers delicious and nutritional meals and ingredients in exact portions including… Read more »

Maurice Sedwell: tailored for success
Andrew Ramroop, owner of Maurice Sedwell

Andrew Ramroop arrived in UK from Trinidad in 1970 with a burning ambition of becoming a Savile Row tailor. He worked ferociously hard to fulfil that dream. Today, he owns and runs Maurice Sedwell on 19 Savile Row, making bespoke suits for customers around the… Read more »

SMT’s faster circuit to growth

In 2000, Phil Rowley was faced with a problem. He couldn’t source the type of electrical assembly work that he required from within the UK. So he started a business to do it himself. Since then, SMT Developments has grown into a 32-employee, £3m business… Read more »

The cab fare to growth
Amer Hasan

If one story tells you just how much the environment for raising equity finance for startups has changed, it’s that of Amer Hasan and minicabit. He’s secured funding from a top technology accelerator and from a group of business angels. He has made a successful… Read more »

Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance is available from 6 April 2014. If you are eligible you can reduce your employer Class 1 NICs by up to £2,000 each tax year. Read more »