Over 50 property sector specialists were given an exclusive snapshot of Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH)’s latest South Coast Market Index Review during a networking event held at Southampton’s Solent University. With some exceptions, trends across the main property sectors are generally positive, says LSH.
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 overall strategy, regularly assessing risk, staying on budget and being legally compliant. But many smaller businesses don’t have one, writes Cate Poulson, head of talent network at BGF.
Apprenticeships are on the up. Quickly becoming recognised as a leading method to upskill, apprenticeships are ideal not just for young people at the start of their career, but also for existing employees as businesses look to build a proficient and loyal workforce.
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. In the early days of a business and as it scales, every single person who joins makes a huge impact, writes Sarah Stevenson, director at Hays Thames Valley.
There were an unprecedented number of transactions among Solent 250 companies in the past year. Over 10 businesses were sold ‘out of’ the Solent 250, including SHB Hire, Adams Morey, Lewmar, and BOFA International to name a few, and many more completing partial buyouts while remaining privately owned. This demonstrates not only the calibre of […]
It’s widely accepted that technology is the key driver of economic growth in countries, regions and cities – and the same goes for businesses. For growing mid-sized organisations in particular, a strategic approach to IT can be the difference between a company that suffers growing pains and one that makes the transition smoothly.
The UK is at a moment of pivotal change. The fundamentals of international trade, technology and global politics are all transforming. At BDO, we are optimists and believe the UK has the talent, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to not only weather these changes but also to thrive.
In the space of just one generation the borrowing landscape for businesses has shifted dramatically. Foreign banks, private debt funds, peer-to-peers and small specialist lenders have shaken up the market but left many SMEs understandably disorientated. Business owners sense they may be missing a trick by sticking with their high street bank but are failing […]
The Thames Valley office market has seen a rapid improvement in occupier fundamentals over the past 12 months, according to data and analysis from the CoStar Group, writes Henry Murray, market analyst.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a popular theme for movies and science fiction novels. Robots taking over the world and posing a threat to human existence in a dystopian future – from Skynet in The Terminator to The Matrix – it can seem a scary concept.
Southampton-based law firm Paris Smith is a major supporter of local charities and delighted to count YMCA Fairthorne Group as both a client and a member of its Charity Forum information exchange. The Business Magazine looks at how the relationship has evolved.
As a recruitment, HR and payroll service provider, we launched with the vision and mission of providing 360-degree support to businesses. When we were deciding what to call ourselves, we focused on names that represented a circular shape or translated as ‘support’, writes Charlotte Bellfield of Oberon.
Not every business park can boast a historic manor house surrounded by legacy trees and an estate which can be traced back to the 15th century, but then Howbery Park is proud to be a business park with a difference.
This summer marks an exciting time for South Coast legal firm Glanvilles, which has just expanded into larger, new premises in Chichester and invested in the latest technology to further improve the service it provides to clients.
The Internet is an easy target to blame for the woes of retailers, but when 62.1% of 11,000 consumers surveyed stated that UK retailers were not working hard enough to create a shopping experience worth the time and cost of visiting their stores, there is good reason to look in the mirror.
There is no doubt we are in a period of market and geopolitical volatility. This makes specialist navigation all the more important. We live in a continually unpredictable and complex world. Global trade has softened, manufacturing activity has slowed, and political uncertainty has elevated.
In February of this year BDO announced it had merged with Moore Stephens LLP, making it the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firm focused on mid-sized, entrepreneurially-spirited businesses.
You do not need to work in the property industry to know the importance a property’s foundations have on its structural stability. The foundations of leadership are in the relationships we build. Tall buildings need deep foundations, great leaders need to build strong relationships.
When owner and founder of Shanly Homes, Michael Shanly, built his first property in Pinner, Middlesex in 1969, it would have been difficult to imagine that 50 years later, this Beaconsfield-based company would have grown to more than 200-people strong and built over 12,000 new homes, many of which have been delivered in the Thames […]
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