Industry Trends, State of the Nation

Analysing the Current Finance Landscape for SMEs in 2018

SME growth is still moving in a positive direction and, according to a recent report, there is a demand for alternative finance as small businesses in the UK are looking…
By 20 April, 2018
Grow Your Online Retail Business With Bricks And Mortar
Business Tips and Inspiration, Growing Your Business, Industry Trends

Grow Your Online Retail Business With Bricks And Mortar

In November 2015, online retailer Amazon.com opened up its first physical shop in Seattle. Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba also opened its first physical store in North China last year to…
By 20 March, 2017
The Modern Retail SME – An Omnichannel Blend
General, Industry Trends, Marketing & Sales

The Modern Retail SME – An Omnichannel Blend

Times are tough for smaller retailers. Just two new independent outlets opened in Britain every week last year, compared with 11 a day in 2010. Footfall is declining in town…
By 17 August, 2016
What’s Cooking In The Restaurant Sector?
Industry Insights, Industry Trends

What’s Cooking In The Restaurant Sector?

There is something timeless about sharing food with friends and family. But while the restaurant industry may have its old-fashioned qualities, it’s still influenced by changing public tastes. The big…
By 04 April, 2016
What Can We Digest From This Nutrition Month?
General, Industry Insights, Industry Trends

What Can We Digest From This Nutrition Month?

Perhaps it started with Jamie Oliver and his healthy food campaign or maybe the movie Supersize Me, which promoted change through the use of some incredibly graphic observations about the…
By 17 March, 2016
How Can Pubs Tap into Coffee Shop Popularity?
Industry Trends

How Can Pubs Tap into Coffee Shop Popularity?

It wasn’t long ago that inviting someone out for a drink meant one thing - a trip to the pub - and asking for a “flat white” would get a…
By 26 February, 2016
How the Modern Pub Stays Relevant
Industry Trends

How the Modern Pub Stays Relevant

The iconic British pub as we know it is changing. I’m sure that if you showed a punter 50 years ago how their local pub would look today, they’d barely…
By 08 February, 2016
Changing British Pubs, The Good and The Bad
Industry Trends

Changing British Pubs, The Good and The Bad

Once the stalwart of many communities, this time last year pubs were closing at an unprecedented rate - according to some figures at a rate of around 29 each week.…
By 26 January, 2016
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