Productivity Crisis

According to a Texas-based business, younger employees are spending less than half their time at work productively, choosing instead to post updates on social media. One defendant said in a survey that was published by the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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,...

Roses set for Revamp!

“Holding the chocolate in your mouth and letting it melt slightly before you bite will allow for maximum flavour and the moment of enjoyment will last even longer." Cadbury’s Chocolate has been a long-selling staple in Birmingham’s confectionary history....

Preparations For New Bicester Style Outlet in Midlands

The preparations for the new Bicester-style designer shopping village in the Midlands has begun. The £160 million McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Village, formerly known as Mill Green is planning for a grand opening for 2020, when more than 80 stores will...

Microsoft Bumps up Prices by as much as 22% amid Brexit Fears

As Brexit looms, more and more corporations are feeling the pressure of operating in a directionless nation. In a recent blog, Microsoft have announced that from January 1st 2017, there  will be a 13% price increase for business software...

Tax Free Expenses for Employees

By Raza SamarWhen an employee travels for business purposes, their employer can pay them tax and NI-free travel allowances at HMRC’s pre-set flat rates. These were introduced in 2008 to help reduce the red-tape and administrative work involved in...

Winners of the English Asian Business Awards 2017 are announced

The Asian business community celebrated their success in a glamorous ceremony held in the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on Monday evening. Organised by Oceanic Consulting, the country’s leading ethnic promotions and consulting company, the black tie event acknowledged and celebrated...

Inter Faith Enterprise Catalyst

Programme Aimed at Young People in Regions Community Near Neighbours has announced that the Catalyst Interfaith Leadership Training will be running in Smethwick. The course is for people of faith aged 18-30 who live, work or worship in...

Pay rises forecast to stay weak, survey predicts

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), pay will rise just 1% over the next year, meaning further pressure on incomes. The CIPD say that despite falling unemployment numbers, an increasing supply of labour is the reason...

BGCC – Budget Mixed Bag for Greater Birmingham

Helpful Measures and Disappointing Omissions. Business leaders in Greater Birmingham said today’s Budget was a mixed bag of helpful measures and disappointing omissions.   Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) welcomed moves to help exporters with the doubling of finance available to...