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A bright future for Anglepoise

Its angular shape is one of Britain’s most famous designs. For 80 years, it has adorned the desks of writers, designers and students. But now Anglepoise (photograph ©Portsmouth News) aims to spread its light brighter and wider around the world. “We want to become a globally significant player… Read more »

Great apes and great apprenticeships

Set in the rolling Leicestershire countryside is a 52 year old, 200-employee business. It’s a world leader in conservation and a prolific deliverer of education. Every year, through its formal primary and secondary education programmes which are aligned with the national curriculum, 33,000 children visit… Read more »

Snap Fashion: the picture of growth

From the cat-walk to your coat-hanger, the way in which we find and buy clothes is changing. And a young, innovative company in London is at the centre of this revolution. Snap Fashion is a visual search engine. See an item of clothing you like,… Read more »

Winning in the heat of global competition

When the two fathers of Chris Emes and Andrew Riley handed over the reins of their Black Country engineering company in the late 1980s, they may not have predicted that the two sons would make Mechatherm into one of the UK’s most successful, medium-sized exporters.… Read more »

Pact Coffee: the flavour of success

It started as a thought in a kitchen over a cup of coffee - that people might be interested in buying superlative coffee online. Within 72 hours of the idea, Stephen Rapoport had sold his first bag of Pact Coffee through a fully-functioning website. It… Read more »