Business Growth

May 21, 2019

New boost for UK ambition to lead the world in zero emissions vehicles

Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence in developing the latest electric car battery technology, backed by millions of pounds in government investment.

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May 17, 2019

The band in my pocket, or what portable music players tell us about innovation.

“Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” (Peter Drucker)

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May 6, 2019

Record stockpiling by SME manufacturers in last quarter – CBI

Stockpiling of raw materials and finished goods were at record highs among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the three months to April. That’s according to the latest quarterly CBI SME Trends Survey.

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April 29, 2019

Central government fails to meet SME tech spending targets

Smaller businesses find it “impossible” to win public sector tenders while the number of single-bid contracts rises, report says.

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February 15, 2019

SENTIMENT WORSENS AMONG SME MANUFACTURERS – CBI

New orders growth remained subdued among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers in the three months to January, with sentiment worsening notably further, according to the latest quarterly CBI SME Trends Survey.

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