Shapers: Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan

Shamim Sarif British writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist screenwriter, and feature film director. Her latest feature as writer/director is ‘Despite the Falling Snow’, which released...

Shapers: Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan

Shamim Sarif British writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist screenwriter, and feature film director. Her latest feature as writer/director is ‘Despite the Falling Snow’, which released...

Cyber is politics by other means

The release of highly personal information on Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, amongst other athletes from WADA (Word Anti-Doping Agency), seems to be...

Firms should have the courage to pivot when they’re winning

As politicians enjoy saying, “the time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining”. This is also true of businesses. Pivoting a firm in a crisis might...

Intellectual property strategy should be at the heart of every startup’s plans right from the start

Protecting intellectual property is probably not the first thing that springs to an entrepreneur’s mind during the heady days of founding their business. But it can’t be ignored. In...

Shaper: Martin Watts

Martin Watts is co-founder of Cellar Trends, an independent wine and spirits distributor. Founded in In 1999, with David Marriott (previously a supplier to Findlater) Cellar Trends is an independent distributor...

4MLD: stricter UK transparency rules & EU to follow UK’s lead on PSC registers?

The European Commission has proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) amendments and early implementation. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, as of 6 April most UK companies...

Raising finance carefully is more vital than ever post-Brexit

There’s no getting away from it: Brexit has been a shock to the system. Most entrepreneurs – particularly founders of fast-growing firms – wanted the result to go the...

How to avoid these common employment law mistakes

There are times when any employer must make tough management decisions. While employment law provides a framework for managing the process of terminating a member, or members, of staff,...

Will the European Commission’s model clauses stand up to scrutiny?

The inevitable has happened. In light of the issues highlighted by the European Court in its Schrems v. Facebook ruling in October last year (explained in our blog), the...

Unconscious bias in the workplace – can it be tackled?

In an attempt to address gender stereotypes, Google recently proposed 13 new emojis depicting women having careers as engineers, scientists, construction workers and farmers among other things. Considering that,...