‘With all this uncertainty around Brexit, businesses need to remain positive’

This week the MRF ran their Brexit seminar, hosted by Natwest in Birmingham. An impressive range of panellists were lined up and a number of subjects were discussed on the evening but the main theme coming out of the...

5 STEPS TO PERSONAL BRANDING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Naeem Arif is a highly experienced customer-orientated leader, with over 15 years experience as director of multiple successful Private Limited Companies in the Retail and Management Consulting world. He the founder of NA Consulting, a retail and management consultancy,...

What is under the ‘Magic Money Tree?’

We have had several politicians talk about the 'magic money tree' as if it is a fantasy and believing in it means you are living in fantasyland. And yet it is there, in plain sight: except we don't want to...

Music Exec Ninder Johal becomes Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands

Former President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and current Board member of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Ninder Johal has been made a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands. The appointment was announced on Friday the 1stFeb...

Diversity and Inclusion is key for a business’s future success…

‘In uncertain times, a business that has a diverse workforce is one that will have a greater probability to succeed in the future’. This was the cry from the keynote speaker Piers Linney and host Ninder Johal at the Signature...

How have Customer Demands and Technology trends transformed the Restaurant Industry?

Naeem Arif is a highly experienced customer-orientated leader, with over 15 years experience as director of multiple successful Private Limited Companies in the Retail and Management Consulting world. He the founder of NA Consulting, a retail and management consultancy,...

The 7 Trends taking over the High Street – by Naeem Arif

Naeem Arif is a highly experienced customer-orientated leader, with over 15 years experience as director of multiple successful Private Limited Companies in the Retail and Management Consulting world. He the founder of NA Consulting, a retail and management consultancy,...

JLR Breaks Sale Records in US

The Midlands car giant Jaguar Land Rover notched up record-breaking sales figures in December. JLR celebrated a record-breaking double in the US, with monthly and annual sales rising. The Midlands car maker sold 14,079...

Why small business really matters

In 2016, there were 5.5 million businesses in the UK. Over 99% of businesses are Small or Medium Sized businesses – employing 0-249 people. 5.3 million (96%) businesses were micro-businesses – employing 0-9 people. Micro-businesses accounted for 32% of employment and...

Apprenticeships are plummeting because of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts are falling because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s reaction is in response to statistics published today by the Department for Education, which...