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21 very handy insights from excellent businesses

Thu, 23 Oct 2014

The entrepreneurs and execs who made our London Loves Excellence Awards shortlists share all

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Four reasons we all love Waterstones at the moment - and what you can learn from thatVideo

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Waterstones is nailing it on the social media, PR and customer services fronts

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SME Superstars: The firms burning bright in the City

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 |Updated: Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Talent, investment, and playing to your strengths. We meet the firms thriving in London

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Are you breaking employment laws? 10 common mistakes that businesses make

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more?

Roger Sumner-Rivers MD ParcelHero

Why I'm giving away free shares to my customers

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Roger Sumner-Rivers came up with an unusual strategy to cement success - would you try it?

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Easy at the top: CEOs undergoing fewer interviews than graduates for jobs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

We all know how difficult it is at the moment for graduates to get their first post-uni job.

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Coca-Cola could become the new Boris Bikes sponsor. Here are its other most contentious deals

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Are London’s iconic blue Boris bikes set to turn red?

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Forget sales figures – the only KPI worth measuring is employee happiness

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The root to growth is happiness, argues author and business owner Natalie Campbell

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Hacked! Why we need to ditch the password once and for all

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

In the wake of the Snapchat photo leak scandal, Zia Hayat, CEO and founder of Callsign, offers security advice to businesses

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This chart shows the staggering growth of FTSE100 CEO earnings since 2000

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

The chief executives of FTSE100 companies (the 100 biggest companies listed in the UK) have seen their total earnings soar since the turn of the century.

Women

Let's close the gender pay gap. Women, this is how to ask for a pay riseVideo

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Female managers earn 23% less than their male counterparts. Are you being underpaid?

Big tech brands

This is how many billions the world's most valuable brands are worth

Thu, 9 Oct 2014

Apple has just been named the most valuable brand in the world, ahead of Google and Coca-Cola.

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Hurrah for us! London is the world’s most desirable place to work

Mon, 6 Oct 2014

One is six people in the world want to work in London, according to a new international survey of more than 200,000 people from 189 countries.

Richard Branson

Branson banks on raising £150m as Virgin Money confirms IPO

Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Richard Branson has never been afraid of a challenge.

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Check out this series of inspirational debates and discussions in London, October 2014 - February 2015

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

From Alain de Botton to Google, The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is well worth checking out

I'm Not A Plastic Bag

Do you know what a social enterprise is, really? These 10 amazing examples use business to change the world

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 |Updated: Fri, 26 Sep 2014

The team from On Purpose explain all by introducing these inspiring social enterprises

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It's the London Loves Excellence Awards tonight! Hear from our amazing shortlisted execs and entrepreneursVideo

Wed, 24 Sep 2014

We spoke to some of the shortlisted companies ahead of the awards

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Natalie Campbell: Business has a thing or two to learn from schools

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Now the new academic year is under way, no doubt schools will once again make the headlines. Not for looking after our children for more than half their waking hours, for keeping them alive, mostly engaged and safe – but for what they fail to do.

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Tesco’s outgoing finance director “hasn’t worked at HQ since April”

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Tesco’s turmoil deepened today as it was alleged that outgoing finance director Laurie McIlwee has not been requested to undertake any formal duties since April.

Shalini Khemka

Shalini Khemka: Emerging tech clusters must follow London’s lead to succeed

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Shalini Khemka, founder & CEO, E2Exchange on what UK’s tech clusters need to succeed

Mark Boleat, City of London Corporation Policy Chairman

Mark Boleat: Make the most of the interns - it can solve recruitment headaches

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Wise words from the chairman of the policy and resources committee of the City of London

Mark Bristow

This man earns 1,500x more than his workers – should you care?

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

FTSE 100 CEOs are typically earning 143 times more than the average worker in their companies, according to new research.

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Two in five Londoners are stressed. What can employers do about it?

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

We speak to Bupa’s corporate director Patrick Watt for answers

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Natalie Campbell: How to avoid the summer slump and motivate your team

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

The founder of A Very Good Company on how to beat the heat