UK Companies

Zaoui brothers’ advisory firm posts £1.3m UK loss

The London-based advisory firm set up by top bankers and brothers Michael and Yoël Zaoui has posted a loss of more than £1m in its UK business. Mayfair-based Zaoui & Co Ltd generated revenues of £3.7m in 2016, according to accounts filed with the UK’s Companies House and dated September 15. That figure was down sharply from £17.3m in 2015. ...

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What to expect when you’re exporting

Launched in 2012, family run pet food brand Canagan exports its products to more than 35 countries in European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets with a turnover of over£21.5 million this year and just 20 members of staff. CEO Eddie Milbourne offers his advice to other business owners on ‘what to expect when you’re exporting’. Scaling up your business to export ...

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Government innovation grants stimulates economic growth

Innovation grants from the government have created an extra 150,000 jobs and stimulated growth worth £43bn turnover for the UK companies involved, according to the latest research.. The study by Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) looked into research and development grants over a 13-year period and tracked the impact of grants totalling £8bn, which went to nearly 15,000 firms. This figure ...

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Auditing undergoing a digital and AI transformation

Jon Andrews, head of technology and investments at PwC Accountants and auditors have started using AI and automation, including specialied drones, to deal with the more mundane tasks in their jobs, assess huge volumes of data and generate new types of insights. This comes a year after regulation gave these companies trouble. It is hoped that data mining and AI ...

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Why tech is key to creating a ‘global Britain’ in a post-Brexit world

This week top government officials are heading to Nordic countries and Asia to, essentially, bang the drum for British tech. With the uncertainty of Brexit showing no signs of shifting, despite the EU Withdrawal Bill passing its latest parliamentary hurdle and the irrepressible enthusiasm of a certain Foreign Secretary, securing tech trade links and opportunities outside of mainland Europe is ...

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Ministers jet off on a trade mission to promote our digital exports.. • The Register

In a desperate attempt to improve our international trade prospects, Digital minister Matt Hancock has jetted off on a “cyber trade mission” to “tap huge markets in Singapore and promote UK fintech sector in Tokyo.” Meanwhile culture secretary Karen Bradley will travel to Finland and Sweden where she will “set out the government’s commitment to growing the UK’s digital economy.” ...

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Tritax Big Box REIT PLC (BBOX) Plunged -0.56% on Sep 18

September 18, 2017 – By Nellie Frank Shares of Tritax Big Box REIT PLC (LON:BBOX) last traded at 143.6, representing a move of -0.56%, or -0.81 per share, on volume of 420,377 shares. After opening the trading day at 143.7, shares of Tritax Big Box REIT PLC traded in a close range. Tritax Big Box REIT PLC currently has a ...

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UK companies to explore opportunities in Johor – Business News

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Over 40 high-end technology-based companies from the United Kingdom (UK) will visit Johor next month to explore business opportunities within the state and beyond the region. In an interview on Monday, Johor State Investment Centre (JSIC) general manager, Mahadon Marnin, said the delegation would arrive on Oct 11, led by the UK’s national technology adviser, Liam Maxwell. Mahadon ...

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UK companies face higher risk of activist action

Research from consultancy Alvarez & Marsal reveals that 54 UK companies are currently activist targets, and that more than two-thirds of activist action across Europe include demands for boardroom changes. UK companies are 32% more likely to be targeted by activist investors than European counterparts, according to the latest research from professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). The advisory ...

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How UK tech companies can recruit wisely ahead of Brexit

Hiring expert Alexandra Slater, country manager UK at Dice, explains how you can plan your recruitment strategy ahead of Brexit. If there’s one thing we can be certain of, it’s that Brexit will have an impact on the ability of UK companies to employ European tech professionals – what’s still unclear is what exactly that impact will be. Commentators agree ...

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