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Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • The Leap 100 September Poll – Climate: Scaling Up

    COMPANIES in The Leap 100 have big ambitions. Nearly three-quarters expect to hit annual revenues of £50m or more in the next five years, and a quarter anticipate hitting over £100m. But despite 76 per cent thinking that it has become easier to scale a business in the last few years, achieving fast growth doesn’t… Read more

  • Shaper: Alastair Stewart

    Show aired on 26th September 2015 Alastair Stewart is the Managing Director of etc.venues. His ambition of running his own business can be traced back to his entrepreneurial grandmother who, amongst her many accomplishments, set up a hotel in South Africa which drew the young Alastair into the hospitality world. 2006 was a pivotal year for… Read more

  • Hinkley Point C – as things stand

    On 21 September 2015, George Osborne announced during a visit to China that the UK will provide a £2 billion guarantee to encourage Chinese investors to commit to a deal to build Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station. It has been reported that the guarantee will be provided by the UK Government’s Infrastructure UK… Read more

  • Shaper: Monika Linton

    Show aired on 19th September 2015 Monika Linton is the Founder of Brindisa Ltd and Co-Founder of its sister company, Brindisa Tapas Kitchens Ltd. Brindisa is an importer, wholesaler and retailer of Spanish foods; while Brindisa Tapas Kitchens is a group of Spanish restaurants in London and Barcelona. She maintains a hands-on approach in both… Read more

  • Shapers: Janine & Gideon Stone

    Show aired on 12th September 2015 Janine Stone is one of Britain’s foremost interior designers, her internationally acclaimed practice is supported by a team of 50 architects, designers, craftsmen, project managers, technicians and builders; each dedicated to striving for excellence. Her husband, Gideon, is Managing Director of the practice. With offices in London, Manchester, Moscow and Milan, the firm specialises in developing, refurbishing, designing… Read more

  • The Leap 100 August Poll – Climate: Exports

    Exporting: Is the government doing enough to help? GETTING products and services into new markets is a high priority for The Leap 100. Nearly 70 per cent already export, and over a third intend to do so within the next year. Several are satisfied with current government support for fast-growth businesses exporting, highlighting UKTI and… Read more

  • Shaper: Dominic Joseph

    Show aired on 5th September 2015 GB Young entrepreneur of the year 2013, Dominic is the CEO and co-founder of Captify, an advertising technology business that specializes in Search Intelligence. Dominic co-founded Captify with Adam Ludwin in 2011, sharing a join vision of creating a digital advertising technology that engages with consumers through Desktop, Mobile and Video based on their intent… Read more

  • What UK businesses need to know to overcome export hurdles

    POLITICIANS’ reputations are made or broken on the back of self-imposed targets. Back in 2012, George Osborne called for a doubling of UK exports to £1 trillion by 2020. It was certainly a bold aim. But then I guess you don’t become the chancellor of the exchequer and the bookies’ favourite to be the next… Read more