Finance Announcements

Business leaders – five mistakes you could be making

Leading a business is never easy. Sometimes the biggest problem is our own ambition. Here are the five sneaky little traps decision makers most commonly fall into. Being a good boss is difficult. As long as you’re not supernatural, you will hit a wall now… Read more »

Build a team to take you to the top

If you want your company to go the distance, you need to surround yourself with the top talent in your industry and create a team that feels like a family. When you set up your company, you are the developer, marketer, HR manager and finance… Read more »

Putting an end to the accidental manager

According to the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership, only one in five managers is qualified in management. Is the situation really this bad? In a survey in 2012, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) found that 43% of managers rated their own manager as… Read more »

Shattering the myths about growth

When people think of Britain’s high growth businesses, their mind is often drawn to technology start-ups from big cities. There are a lot of assumptions made about the source of high growth, but GrowthAccelerator’s annual report, Where high growth happens, shatters many of these myths.… Read more »

Taking on young talent: how to find your own apprentice
Photo of Rolls-Royce plc, finalist in the Macro Employer of the Year Award category at the Apprenticeship Awards 2009

You know what you would like in your business: young, enthusiastic talent that you can mould and develop. But you’re concerned about the time and the potential costs to find and hire them. The answer: take on an apprentice. It is a surprisingly cost-effective way… Read more »