Businesses in the UK are in the grip of their own little ‘cyber-war’ as employees defy workplace restrictions on social media and cloud services – and this is likely to become worse as increasingly tech-savvy young people enter the labour market.
Engineering might raise few eyebrows for its failings at encouraging and supporting female talent to progress in their careers, but the media, marketing and advertising industries have also come in for criticism.
The number of companies going into liquidation fell to the lowest level since 2008 during the second quarter of the year - but individual insolvencies jumped at the fastest rate since 2010, according to new figures.
As the official measure of the UK’s economic performance suggests a return to pre-recession levels, research today reveals that the majority of SMEs believe that gross domestic product (GDP) is irrelevant and does not reflect the true business environment.
The administrators of collapsed high street retailer Comet could face possible disciplinary action after failing to properly consult employees about redundancies, which could land taxpayers with a £26m compensation bill.
Henry Dimbleby, the co-founder of Leon restaurants and founding director of the Sustainable Restaurants Association, will join Starbucks' UK marketing and category director Steve Flanagan and Sarah Doyle, brand director at Eat. as keynote speakers at this year's Lunch! trade show in London.
Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.