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UK government honours exceptional exporters

UK government honours exceptional exporters

A family-owned craft drinks B-Corp, an electric vehicle company and a rapid diagnostic tests specialist are among the 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made in the UK, Sold to the...

Labour productivity in UK small businesses remains below pre-pandemic levels

Labour productivity in UK small businesses remains below pre-pandemic levels

Xero, a global small business platform, has released a special Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI) report which highlights that small business labour productivity remains below pre-pandemic levels in the UK, putting...

Percentage of small businesses investing in growth initiatives hits three-year low

Percentage of small businesses investing in growth initiatives hits t...

The percentage of UK small businesses considering new projects to achieve business growth (66%) has fallen to its lowest level since January 2021, according to new research by Novuna Business Finance.  Further,...

Start-up launches which specialises in last minute flights

Start-up launches which specialises in last minute flights

Runtofly, a UK-based travel start-up announced the launch of its new online platform where travellers can save money when booking flights departing within 24 hours. Runtofly negotiates with airlines the best price for...

Millions to benefit from UK’s new Flexible Working Bill

Millions to benefit from UK’s new Flexible Working Bill

Millions of workers across the UK will have increased flexibility over where and when they work, following the Flexible Working Bill coming into effect on April 6. Workers now have the right to request flexible...

Big changes for UK small businesses in new tax year

Big changes for UK small businesses in new tax year

New Intuit QuickBooks research reveals how UK small businesses plan to tackle the new tax year as the start date looms closer. Nearly all (99.6%) of small businesses surveyed plan to make changes to how they...

Driving innovation: how accelerator programmes are boosting the UK’s space industry 

Driving innovation: how accelerator programmes are boosting the UK’s space i...

The UK space sector is worth more than £16.4 billion per year and employs over 47,000 people. Entrepreneurial support from space accelerators plays an integral role in the industry’s growth. Mike Stephens,...

Simpler laws will open up more government procurement for small businesses

Simpler laws will open up more government procurement for small businesses

A Procurement Bill, which will simplify four sets of laws into one, has had its Second Reading in the House of Commons. The simpler, more flexible and less complicated rules will open up more government procurement...

A quarter of small business owners unable to pay bills in 2023 

A quarter of small business owners unable to pay bills in 2023 

Small businesses in the UK have had to cope with an onslaught of challenges throughout the last year and as a result, many do not have high hopes for the new year. A survey of 600 small business owners carried out by...

Fostering development for SMEs 

Fostering development for SMEs 

Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Head of Wialon, Gurtam, speaks to Intelligent SME.tech about Gurtam, some of the key challenges SMEs are facing and a recent implementation with RBR Betón, a fleet management company based...

UK government scheme urges SMEs to embrace ‘digital’ for business growth 

UK government scheme urges SMEs to embrace ‘digital’ for business gro...

Through its Help to Grow: Digital scheme, the UK government is providing businesses with free and impartial information and support to help them adopt new digital technologies. Here, Daniel Harrison, Head of SME...

Tech roles in UK surpass pre-pandemic levels 

Tech roles in UK surpass pre-pandemic levels 

The number of tech jobs in England and Wales reached record levels in 2021, with tech firms publishing more IT vacancies in the last year than all British businesses combined did in 2020, a new labour market...

StorageOS provides Civo with cloud-native storage to support its Kubernetes service

StorageOS provides Civo with cloud-native storage to support its Kubernetes...

UK-based, Civo, is a cloud-native service provider powered by Kubernetes. The company continues to grow, which means it needs a scalable operating platform and an accompanying storage vendor. It chose...

Loans2Go cements itself in the FinTech industry with the help of Node4

Loans2Go cements itself in the FinTech industry with the help of Node4

A database and IT infrastructure modernisation project helped Loans2Go move from a high street operation to an almost entirely online business. The personal loans company chose a suite of solutions from Node4 to...

Providing seamless connectivity for the UK’s first electric forecourts – a new era of sustainable energy

Providing seamless connectivity for the UK’s first electric forecourts – a new...

GRIDSERVE is a pioneer in the field of sustainable energy. Its current focus is the deployment of its pioneering electric forecourts across the UK’s road and motorways, providing electric vehicles with a safe,...

Forsters LLP chooses NetDocuments for document management

Forsters LLP chooses NetDocuments for document management

Forsters LLP, a leading UK law firm, deployed NetDocuments as part of its ambition to move more of its services to the cloud, enabling the organisation’s 400+ staff to securely access and work on documents from...

ICE Norway to deploy Amdocs solutions to help accelerate business progress and increase market share

ICE Norway to deploy Amdocs solutions to help accelerate business progress...

Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with ICE Norway for the deployment of Amdocs ActixOne and Amdocs...

Databricks delivers on Gousto growth plans with AI and analytics solutions

Databricks delivers on Gousto growth plans with AI and analytics solutions

Gousto, a leading UK-based meal kit retailer, has leveraged a Databricks data management and AI solution, enabling the company to become more customer-centric and agile in response to the pandemic; drive operational...

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