Shaping Portsmouth apprenticeship programme’s three-year growth

    This year saw the third year of the Shaping Portsmouth apprenticeship programme in association with our main sponsors – Portsmouth City Council, Stagecoach and Portsmouth University, writes Stef Nienaltowski, CEO of Shaping Portsmouth CIC.

    Getting back on track – lessons learned from the lockdown

    The Business Magazine invited a diverse line-up of business leaders, who have supported it over the years, to participate in this virtual roundtable to share insights on adapting to change and what a post-coronavirus workplace might be like. In these unprecedented times, how businesses deal with the COVID-19 lockdown will determine the speed of economic [...]

    Portsmouth business mentor launches scheme to help owners of small firms

    A business mentoring firm has launched a new extension of its existing service to help small business owners who are on a budget.

    Digital Communications and its growing importance in a post-pandemic world

    Unsurprisingly the importance of having a strong digital presence has risen up the agenda of most organisations, big and small, in 2020. Pre Covid-19, organisations approached digital in many different ways. While most will have had a website, and possibly also a social media account, digital marketing strategies were perhaps the preserve of those with […]

    Shaping the future of Portsmouth post Covid-19 and Brexit

    The current Covid-19 situation has stalled the upward curve Portsmouth as a city has seen with the growth in GDP, employment, tourism, inward investment and the number of companies starting or moving to the City to base themselves from. And as we enter both the post Covid and Brexit period for the UK our city […]

    Advice for companies suffering Coronavirus measures

    We are in very unusual times, but one certainty is that disruption will be caused to all businesses, large or small, by COVID-19, writes Adam Dowdney, partner, IBB Law.

    Top three things private equity investment has taught Onecom

    Last July Onecom received backing from mid-market private equity firm LDC, following a management buyout led by CEO Ben Dowd. This gave them access to funding which underpins their growth ambitions.

    Support measures won’t remove directors’ risks

    Greg Palfrey, national head of restructuring recovery services at Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services group, anticipates government changes to insolvency laws intended to help businesses in financial trouble and explains why individual directors need to be careful.

    Paris Smith supports bold expansion by Churches Fire

    In this latest Paris Smith client profile, The Business Magazine talks to Chandler’s Ford-based Churches Fire about the law firm’s support of its highly-acquisitive growth strategy.

    Prepare your business for life after COVID-19 and the three “P”s of future success

    Over recent weeks we have become all too familiar with particular words and phrases – “unprecedented times”, “unchartered territory” and “the science” to name three of them. Social distancing has been the order of the day for weeks and will be with us, to some degree, for the foreseeable future. Peter Taylor, managing partner, Paris […]

    Why cashflow forecasting is vital for a sustainable business

    In the current crisis, many business owners will be checking their company’s cashflow position, writes Jane Wills, partner, Haines Watts Slough.

    Looking ahead to the Business Innovation South Expo 2020

    With businesses looking forward to a life beyond the COVID 19 lockdown, support for the Business Innovation South Expo 2020 continues to build.

    We’ll get through this – but the way we work will change forever

    Recent events have brought previously unimaginable disruption to all our lives. As we all pull together to play our part in trying to limit the devastating human cost of Coronavirus, we have seen rapid and fundamental changes to the way we live, socialise and work, writes Tim Walker, MD, Aura Technology.

    The importance of having a coaching culture in times of uncertainty

    As the Coronavirus pandemic accelerates, we face an ever-changing landscape and an uncertain future. Everywhere we turn we are confronted by phrases such as “unprecedented”, “the new normal” and “life as it was”, write Claire Rason, Client Talk and Steve Couch, leadership teams coach.

    Protection for commercial tenants on the high street

    At the end of April, the Government announced further measures to limit the ability of landlords to take action against commercial tenants for non-payment of rent, writes Anna Larbi, legal director, Blake Morgan.

    How will the South East property market look in a post COVID-19 world?

    Understanding what will drive corporate real estate decisions after COVID-19 is vital to help businesses proactively plan for their future property needs. What parallels can be drawn from the past and learnt from as we prepare for the post-COVID-19 world? Property consultants at Reading-based Vail Williams LLP, are using their collective expertise to make sense [...]