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Breaking the cycle

"I spend my life in rooms of people, none of whom look like me," observes Piers Linney, CEO of Outsourcery. In this video the Dragons' Den star, who was also recently named entrepreneur of the year at the Black British Business Awards, talks about the value of… Read more »

Westaways heads eastaways: selling sausages to Asia
Sausages with vegatables in a frying pan

Devon-based Westaways Sausages makes fresh, low-fat traditional butcher’s sausages from British pork. They are not just hugely popular throughout the West Country but are being enjoyed in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Barbados. And soon, it's hoped, China. The company’s first exports were to Europe, largely in response… Read more »

Sweet success for Churchill’s Confectionery
Full tin of sweets

Having attended the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco with the help of funding and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Churchill’s Confectionery has secured orders with four major retailers in the US, worth a combined £250,000. The company is the name behind… Read more »

Faster speed, better service

When businesses talk about the importance of fast and reliable broadband, they usually focus on download speeds. But for the four-year-old London-based video production house Kinamo, which boasts clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Apple, Citizen and the RHS, it’s all about upload. The internet… Read more »

Hearing the sound of growth

Founded in 1980, Manchester-based SSR has always been a pioneer. It began life as Spirit Studios, and bands such as The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Simply Red (to name but three) recorded there. It became the first audio engineering and music production school in… Read more »