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Berthon: buoyed up by apprentices
Berthon Boat Comapny

If you are interested in finding out more about employing apprentices and the benefits they can bring to a business like Berthon Boat Company, please complete the enquiry form. Alternatively you can call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600. Say Berthon Boat Company,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

More bandwidth, better growth

Emma Mills is in the business of supporting other small businesses. Her ten-strong company, Mi PA, provides other small companies with a range of PA services. “We take the headaches away from our clients,” she says. She has grown the business from scratch over the… Read more »