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How to put an effective board together

A well balanced board of directors is a fundamental function of well-established businesses, responsible for ensuring the company is well-governed and adheres to its...

Deep Blue deal is a catch for Harry Ramsden brand

Last August, renowned fish and chip brand Harry Ramsden was snapped up by its rival, Deep Blue Restaurants, for an undisclosed sum. The move saw...

Looking to realise your skills potential? Apprenticeships work …

Apprenticeships are on the up. Quickly becoming recognised as a leading method to upskill, apprenticeships are ideal not just for young people at the...

How start-ups can compete on culture

Hiring a candidate who will fit in with your company culture is crucial for any organisation, but it is especially key at a start-up....

Preparing you and your business for an exit

There were an unprecedented number of transactions among Solent 250 companies in the past year. Over 10 businesses were sold ‘out of’ the Solent...

Ensuring a fair price through FDD

Financial due diligence is key to ensuring that you are paying a fair price for a business, writes Yaroslav Magnus-Hamblett of Quantuma. Businesses are sold...

Credit trends: The need for bespoke lending solutions

The world of work is evolving ... In recent years, we have seen a surge in demand for flexible credit solutions. The traditional salary we are...

Supporting businesses on their growth journey

As a leading financial and professional services group, Smith & Williamson has been looking after the financial affairs of individuals, families and businesess for...

2019/20 MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Report

Drawing on national and regional insights from over 1,000 businesses, the report reveals how the the sector has fared in the past year.

How technology can drive the growth of your business

It’s widely accepted that technology is the key driver of economic growth in countries, regions and cities – and the same goes for businesses....