Business By Dharshini David Economics correspondent 10 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47168866 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit There may still be more than a month to go until Brexit is … [Read more...] about What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy?
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Ten awards were handed out at this year’s M.E.N Business of the Year Awards. Winners came from sectors including technology, manufacturing, logistics and communications. More than 400 guests turned out for the prestigious event, which is in its 26th year. Executive sponsors for this year’s awards were PWC, Manchester Airport with Jet Airways, Robert Walters, Hill Dickinson, Barclays, Brewin Dolphin, and LDC. Category sponsors are Bolton School and Salford Business School. The event took place at Manchester’s Principal Hotel and was hosted by presenter Nicholas Owen. PwC Turnover over £100m winner: Auto Trader Auto Trader has stepped up a gear as revenues and profits speed ahead. The business saw record growth from new and existing retail offerings including its dealer finance product, as well as advertising packages for dealerships. The Manchester-headquartered business operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace. It has gone through a … [Read more...] about M.E.N Business of the Year 2018
Hilary Mantel For his 1959 life of the present queen’s grandmother, biographer James Pope-Hennessy compiled indiscreet and sharp-eyed interview notes, now edited by Hugo Vickers into The Quest for Queen Mary (Zuleika): very funny and astute, it provides a loathly feast for royal-watchers. Death and Nightingales by Eugene McCabe (Vintage), published in 1992 and now reissued, is set in rural Ireland in the 1880s: poetic and compelling, with a heart-stopping plot twist, it seems to me a perfect novel. Jonathan Sacks One of the most bracing reads of 2018 was Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Allen Lane). Confronting the ever-growing constraints on free speech in universities, the authors show how a generation of students is being encouraged to develop mindsets that will do them psychological as well as intellectual harm. Brilliantly written, forcefully argued and … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightThe best books of 2018
It’s been a good year for Garry Thompson, boss of Saltash software development firm Computech. The business has been named amongst the top export firms in this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards and that follows its recognition for its global sales with the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2017. It is a small firm with global ambitions - seven out of eight of Computech’s biggest clients are based 5,000 miles away in the United States. Mr Thompson, said: “People ask me why have you got so much business in the States and my honest answer is that I don’t know. "It’s probably down to the fact that I’m on the phone at all hours. I make myself available to those customers who are five to eight hours behind. They seem to like our product, which in itself, is quite unique, offering them capabilities which would be very difficult to find in other products in the business management software arena.” Mr Thompson, 62, says I … [Read more...] about Being in the navy in Plymouth has been the best start for global tech firm
Cassidy Olsen USA TODAY Published 9:38 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. For too long, “kitchen gifts” have referred to kitschy, single-use products (think novelty aprons, egg cookers) that are more likely to get stuck inside some drawer than proudly displayed and used day after day. Even the most well-intentioned gift givers tend to draw a blank when it comes to the kitchen and succumb to the lure of plastic gadgets and funny mugs. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. To help you gift smarter and better, we’ve rounded up the best kitchen gifts of the year that people actually want and love. Whether you’re shopping for an experienced chef or someone who uses their oven to … [Read more...] about The 20 best kitchen gifts of 2018