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30th June 2020

TechNation comments on UK cleantech sector one year on from 2050 net zero target announcement

One year ago last week the UK’s 2050 net zero target was announced. Mike Jackson, Entrepreneur Success Director, Tech Nation comments: “The UK’s cleantech sector offers a unique opportunity to help the UK meet its 2050 net zero target. But to deliver a meaningful impact to whole sectors and drive a green economy, cleantech businesses must be supported to grow and scale in order to increase their supply of ‘green’ solutions.

22nd June 2020

COVID-19 has forced employers to change how they work

In the world of work, the effects of social measures that governments are being forced to take have proven to be incredibly challenging for businesses and employees. However, for many business leaders around the world, they are now starting to turn their attention to the potential long-term implications of the pandemic on the next era of work.

18th June 2020

Employment landscape is in a pendulum swing, says Robert Half UK

Matt Weston, Managing Director of Robert Half UK, comments on the UK employment market. 

17th June 2020

No-deal Brexit fears trigger investors to seek international options

Growing fears of a no-deal Brexit will prompt investors to move assets overseas, says deVere.

17th June 2020

SEIS/EIS's that time of year again

James Murdoch considers the challenges for investors around the timely collection of EIS and SEIS Certificates.

16th June 2020

A Personal Statement from Wol Kolade

The anger and frustration unleashed by the appalling murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is simple to understand - Black Lives Matter - no exceptions! Whilst some of the issues are straight forward and action can be taken to resolve them quickly; much is complex and difficult to put right overnight as it is deeply ingrained, insidious and systemic.

11th June 2020

‘Alternative lenders’ will play a pivotal role in post-COVID development finance market

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the housing market hard but this does not mean that developers looking for financing are out of options, says Hilltop Credit Partners, adding how a combination of factors will translate into specialist finance providers coming to the forefront for filling in the funding gap. The West-End fund is a specialist funding partner for small and mid-sized residential property developers and house builders in the UK.

11th June 2020

Revolut COO on challenger banks, business ambitions and challenges ahead

Richard Davies, Chief Operating Officer at Revolut, just spoke at CogX, the Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI and Breakthrough Technology, where he discussed the future of challenger banks, the ambitions for Revolut  and the challenges for the sector ahead.

10th June 2020

Small businesses migrate online to keep ventures afloat

One in seven small business owners (14%) say they are transitioning towards becoming fully or mainly online enterprises since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance.

10th June 2020

Taking action to improve VC diversity and support black founders

Daisy Onubogu, Head of Networks & Communities, Backed VC and Anu Adebajo, Investment Manager, British Patient Capital, spoke at CogX, about how those in the start-up and VC ecosystem can take real action to support black founders and improve diversity in the sector.

1st June 2020

What is new and how does that affect my investment strategy and portfolio?

In my annual review of my portfolio last month, I focussed on an analysis of what had happened in "normal time" any effects of current, more challenging times, had not yet come through. But what is the risk to companies and to my portfolio strategy and is it worth continuing to invest in this sector? More generally what are the lessons of this stress test for the future?

14th May 2020

Now is a great time to be raising money says YFM

While the initial shock of lockdown was evident in early April with some deal processes being postponed or even falling away entirely, the surprise has perhaps been the speed of the bounce back in new deal activity in just a few weeks, according to David Gee, an investment committee member at YFM Equity Partners (YFM).

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