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The firefighter with a burning ambition to grow

Batley-based Angloco has been designing and building special purpose firefighting and rescue vehicles for 40 years. And from growing exports to improving the production techniques on its factory floor, this is one smart manufacturer that knows how to learn. The £17m-turnover company exports to customers in 50… Read more »

So, just how good is your business plan?

Next week is National Business Planning Week, so it’s an opportune time to assess the quality of your business plan. Or to set about writing one - because no business will succeed without a plan. “Very few business owners step back and plan; they spend all their… Read more »

Faster connections, stronger growth

There won't be many businesses that couldn't benefit from faster broadband connections. In a constantly-on, ever-connected environment, high speed really does lead to stronger growth. So it's not surprising that the recent launch of the Connection Vouchers scheme, which provides assistance to small and medium-sized… Read more »

An export success that is no simulation

From creating virtual shops and showrooms of the future, to interactive apps and 3D training tools, the use of computer games technology is now central to many business activities. And that's good news for Coventry-based Serious Games International, whose customers include Jaguar, Nissan and BAE Systems… Read more »

Growing a business, come rain or shine

It's a far cry from her former career as a gilts trader in the City, but Julia Hunter is making a splash with her innovative waterproof outdoor furnishings. Now her business Oily Rag is set to make huge strides in 2014 as a result of a… Read more »