Join the O2 Campus Party & win 12 month paid innovation internship at The Lab

O2 is running an innovative hiring process this summer for fresh tech talent. For the winner: A 12 month paid internship with O2’s flagship innovation team – The Lab. The Lab is an innovation team powered by O2, set up in 2011 to rapidly test new ideas and concepts in a completely open environment. Projects […]

MailOnline – Global Expansion Plans

The MailOnline, the world’s biggest newspaper website, has announced plans for significant expansion. The website is to increase staffing levels in its UK and US offices, and prepare for the possibility of opening new offices in other territories. The website achieved its best ever month in May 2013, with 128,599,300 monthly unique browsers, but Publisher […]

Hiscox Launches London Market Online Magazine App

Specialist insurer Hiscox has launched a new web app, Hiscox Global Insight which provides news, views and practical advice to London Market brokers in a new convenient online format. Hiscox Global Insight follows a magazine format and each edition will offer an in-depth look at a specific subject, starting with terrorism, and update people in […]

Better and Simpler Company Reporting

Reforms to simplify and strengthen companies’ non-financial reports have today been confirmed after the regulations were laid before Parliament, Business Minister Jo Swinson announced. Annual reports are a shareholders’ key tool to hold quoted companies to account over the course of the financial year. From October 1 this year the reports will include additional information […]

New UK-India Research Partnerships in Manufacturing & Energy

The growing strength of joint UK-India research was highlighted by the announcement of 12 new collaborations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, smart energy grids and energy storage. The new projects will be supported by £8.3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the Manufacturing and RCUK Energy Programme themes. This […]

New UK-India Research Partnerships in Manufacturing & Energy

The growing strength of joint UK-India research was highlighted by the announcement of 12 new collaborations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, smart energy grids and energy storage. The new projects will be supported by £8.3 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the Manufacturing and RCUK Energy Programme themes. This […]

£14.7 Million Boost For Innovative 3D Printing Projects

UK businesses are set to benefit from a £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing projects.. The Technology Strategy Board and Research Councils are investing £8.4 million into the projects that will leverage in an additional £6.3 million of private investment. The funding will help businesses to develop new manufacturing solutions in 3D printing technology […]

UK Consumers Could Be Losing £100 Million In Cash Benefits Every Year

UK consumers who belong to clubs, gyms and thousands of other organisations could be losing more than £100 million every year in cash savings and benefits, according to a major new survey by money-saving website iMember.co.uk. The survey carried out in May of more than 2,000 UK adults found that more than three-quarters (78%) belong […]

Firms Will Find No Performance Boost From Private-Equity Buy-Outs

Firms taken over by a private-equity buy-out see their performance fall even further behind their industry rivals, according to a new study. Private equity raises money to buy a company with the primary objective of improving the fortunes of an under-performing firm to ultimately seek a re-flotation on the stock exchange or to sell it […]

Currency Devaluations Support Overseas Property Purchases

Will the continued Rand [ZAR] devaluation trigger renewed interest from overseas buyers in the South African residential property market? In the past year the Rand has weakened by over 13% and is now at its highest against Sterling since January 2009 giving the overseas property purchaser more buying power and making owning a holiday home […]