Latest News

The new film – ‘The Founder’ starring Michael Keaton – recounts the secret to success behind Ray Kroc. A former milkshake machine salesman, he fell in love with how the McDonald brothers produced fries and burgers and spotted an opportunity. It tells the story of what he did to replicate their restaurants into one of […]

Read More

The search is underway to recruit the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner. The commissioner will be a high profile role supporting small businesses in payment disputes with their larger customers. The Commissioner appointment is an important measure in tackling late payment issues. Expected to be based in Birmingham, the Commissioner will be a national champion […]

Read More

  This month’s featured blog “How can a mobile app benefit your small business?” comes from: Jake Chadwick Franchise Partner of Appitized Business (Staffordshire) Contact: 07393 185 436   It’s very important for business’ to keep adapting to technical development, and that can sometimes mean an app. The technical world is ever changing and if your business […]

Read More

It was a friend of mine’s Golden Wedding Anniversary this year. 50 years married. We had a wonderful time celebrating the occasion, but never did I think that such an unlikely ‘hero’ would make an appearance, let alone provide such a great example of the importance of customer loyalty in business growth . Let me […]

Read More

This month’s featured blog “The contract says that they are self-employed… but are they?” comes from: Kevin Murphy LLB(Hons) LPC DPL Director of Employment Law Solutions Contact: 07713 449 416   In the past few weeks there have been headlines relating to the Gig-economy; using short term contracts or self-employed individuals to power industry, the most famous […]

Read More

It’s worth repeating an article we first published March 2016 highlighting the cash benefit to company car drivers and their employers, of reimbursing the cost of fuel provided for private motoring. The rates have been updated for 2016-17. Since the tax on private fuel provided with company cars is so high, many employers now have […]

Read More
Do you want to meet other like minded business owners?

Would you like to meet and connect with local business owners and grow your business? Or chat to our team over a glass of wine, bottle of beer, or even a good cup of tea?

If so click yes and we'll give you all of the information that you'll need.