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The Big Story - Nice Guys Finish Last

The Big Story – Nice Guys Finish Last

Upon his inauguration, he seemed to be a man that might change the world; a man who was full of promise; a man who had grand plans to actually change the way the USA was run.

Elon Musk

Rocket Man

Paypal founder, Tesla inventor and now NASA launch contractor – Elon Musk

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Maarten Hoffmann asks if Hillary Clinton is going to be the first female leader of the free world…

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In At The Deep End

In At The Deep End

Under Young Enterprise’s flagship Company Programme, students find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business

Here The Wind Blows

Here The Wind Blows

Students from the University of Portsmouth Business School has won a competition for its contribution to the region’s offshore wind farm industry

Skoda Octavia vRS

Skoda Octavia vRS

Skoda, following their purchase by Volkswagen in 1994, are now utterly reliable, well built and make a very sensible purchase.

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10

Who doesn’t love a supercar? Total arts-of-work-on-wheels that are good enough to lick and fast enough to rip your face off. What’s not to love?

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia

The Ford Mondeo has held sway over this mid-range sector for quite some time and all things must come to an end.

Gatwick Diamond Forum

Gatwick Diamond Forum

It’s important to understand why major employers and investors put their time and money into our Gatwick Diamond

Shake Hands In... Las Vegas

Shake Hands In… Las Vegas

Fun, fun, fun awaits delegates in the entertainment capital of the US – as well as meeting options for companies of all sizes, says Rose Dykins

Travel - Travel Tips

Travel – Travel Tips

Every day millions of hours are spent travelling for business around the world. Gillian Tans gives her top business travel hacks to make your next work trip even simpler and stress-free.

The World Is Changing

The World is Changing…

Two well-known firms of accountants and business advisers in Sussex and Kent are planning to merge this summer.

The Business Network

The Business Network

Face-to-face networking remains an important element of many businesses’ marketing, but it doesn’t come naturally to everyone.

The Future Is Now

Interview with Shéa Bennett, Head of Digital Marketing at Identity Group

Headwinds

Following the Chancellor’s budget it’s easy to miss some of the good things that will benefit businesses.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the most comprehensive mid-life facelift ever carried out by Mercedes, and that’s quite some claim.

BMW X5 40e

BMW X5 40e

The electric/hybrid market continues apace, the Bavarian Motor Works have come up with their latest incarnation – a hybrid X5.

Shake Hands in Berlin

Shake Hands In… Berlin

The German capital has first class facilities for business, plus the quirkiness and poignant history to captivate your team.

Global Growth

Global Growth

Nineteen years ago, just after getting married, Scott and Natalie Pawley launched a business-travel company in Horsell.

Is Lone Working Safe

Is Lone Working Safe?

In the age of no win, no fee compensation, is it time to review your lone working policies and procedures?

The Unconventional Convention

The Unconventional Convention

The Acumen Business Convention brings together business leaders from across the South East for a day of inspiration.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi was originally known as a shipping company and was started by three brothers way back in 1870.

Second Marriages

Second Marriages

If you are embarking on a second or subsequent marriage then there are important legal points to consider.

Platinum Style - Style Icons

Platinum Style – Style Icons

Style is notoriously difficult to pin down; many people are fashionable but relatively few are truly stylish. In my opinion, it comes down to simplicity, elegance and individuality.

Masters Learn From Masters

Masters Learn From Masters

Students at Portsmouth Business School recently spent a week learning from those who have experienced one of the world’s most tumultuous economies.

Here to Stay

Here to Stay

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Ian Trevett spoke to the Headmaster, Tim Manly, and Registrar, Debs Treyer-Evans, who was originally appointed to oversee the transition to a fully co-ed school.

Audi S1

Audi S1

Petrol heads might recall the phenomenal Sport Quattro S1, now we have the chance to buy a road going version, albeit somewhat tamer, in the shape of the S1 Quattro road car.

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT

Peugeot 508 SW GT

The brand that most of us wrote off a few years back have thrown their hat into the ring with a competent and well built estate car.

Accountants In The Cloud?

Accountants In The Cloud?

Chris Coopey, Partner at Carpenter Box, celebrates the firm’s recent success at the Xerocon Awards in London and takes a look at the impact the internet – and ‘the cloud’ – is having on business today.

Surinder Arora - A Very Successful Mistake

Surinder Arora – A Very Successful Mistake

Surinder Arora was a bit of a surprise for his parents, and he has continued to surprise with his incredible rise to become one of the best-known hoteliers and businessmen in the UK. Surinder told his fascinating story to PBM…

Shake Hands In... Dubai

Shake Hands In… Dubai

Wanting to wow your employees with a wealth of superlatives and inspire them to aim high? The UAE capital holds the key.

Travel - Flights of Fancy

Travel – Flights of Fancy

Global Travel Management Managing Director Scott Pawley gives an insight into how the ultimate in first class flying can provide a viable option

Lloyds Help Production

Lloyds Help Production

A food manufacturer based in St Leonards-on-Sea has purchased two new production lines to increase its capacity and service more orders, with the support of a £240k facility from Lloyds Bank.

A Calculated Outsourcing of Accounts

A Calculated Outsourcing of Accounts

Cost has historically been the main catalyst that instigates discussions about outsourcing. However, a more recent development highlights the trend toward improving overall business performance becoming the main initiating focus for outsourcing.

Gray Matters

Gray Matters

How do you manage such a diverse collection of regions and countries with their individual issues?

Business Expo – Spring Forward

Business Expo – Spring Forward

The annual We Mean Business Expo and Croydon Ecodrive Motorshow is moving from autumn to spring in 2016 to give participating firms a major boost.

The Cow Parade - Surrey Hills Enterprise

The Cow Parade – Surrey Hills Enterprise

Supported by some of the county’s leading business figures, Surrey Hills Enterprise has launched a novel promotional campaign to broaden awareness of its work aimed at bringing the beauty of the Surrey Hills to a larger audience.

Young Talent in the Manor

Young Talent in the Manor

Thales in Manor Royal once again played host to this year’s 2016 Young Start-up Talent Gatwick Diamond finals, where five promising businesses were put under scrutiny in a bid to discover who will be the 2016 winner of the prize fund worth £50k of business products and services.

A Head for Heights - and Leadership

A Head for Heights – and Leadership

The man who trains and leads people with disabilities to conquer mountains at the highest level of the sport is the guest speaker at Portsmouth Business School on April 20.

Double Award for DMH Stallard

Double Award for DMH Stallard

It has been an exciting start to the year for DMH Stallard, who has picked up a remarkable two awards at Insider’s South East Dealmakers Awards 2016.

There is an Alternative

There is an Alternative

Over 130 people gathered recently at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley to discuss the many alternative funding options available to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Entrepreneurial Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark’s Entrepreneur Awards will help dozens of businesses to grow.

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week this month, NatWest’s Daryl Gayler looks at how Sussex businesses can benefit from taking on an apprentice…

The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

It is rare that the launch of a car has so much riding on its success. The Jaguar XE is one such car, and the company has thrown the kitchen sink at ensuring it is a huge success.

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

The battle at the top of the sub-£100,000 luxury car tree has always been between the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7-Series, with continuous one-upmanship as each company produces the next generation of the model.

Peugeot 208 GTi Sport

Peugeot 208 GTi Sport

If you still hanker after that youthful joy of a hot hatch having spent fun summer days with the 205 GTi, then you are in for a treat.

Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays

Now the festive season is over, many families are planning for the summer holidays and many more are planning their next break.

The American Dream

The American Dream

Ten small South East companies travelled to New York to explore the possibilities of exporting to America. Ian Trevett joined them on their business adventure.

Shake Hands in Copenhagen

Shake Hands in Copenhagen

Want to ignite your company’s creative spark? Inspiring cultural values and Michelin-starred brain food await you in the Danish capital.

GREENER STATE OF MIND

Greener State of Mind

Global Travel Management Managing Director Scott Pawley highlights initiatives to achieve a sustainable and greener approach to business travel.

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP TO G-CLOUD?

Have you signed up to G-Cloud?

For many companies, the time and money needed to tender for public sector work has often proved to be a considerable barrier for many years.

Review - The Grand Spa

Review – The Grand Spa

The Grand Hotel in Brighton has dominated the Brighton seafront since it was constructed in 1864 by architect John Whichcord, largely for members of the upper classes visiting the City, or town, as it was in those days.

Building a New Career

Building a New Career

Having been a successful policeman in the London Metropolitan Police Force for some years, Chris Yorke looked for an opportunity to help him build on the skills he had acquired and develop knowledge to take his career in a different direction.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

An injury to a business owner – impacting upon their ability to work in or manage the business can be catastrophic to the business as well as the individual.

Sandown Group - The Platinum Marque

Sandown Group – The Platinum Marque

At Sandown Mercedes-Benz, we offer a comprehensive range of services for the Mercedes-Benz owner to ensure that we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to offer a service that is second to none in the industry.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

There are many enjoying long love affairs with the S-Class – including me, as l have owned one for many years.

Discovery Sport HSE

Discovery Sport HSE

The Freelander had been with us for a long, long time and personally, l hated it. It was gruff, hard and handled like a drunken pig.

A Tropical Paradise

A Tropical Paradise

Daniel Frickelton reports on a magical holiday of sun, fun and unforgettable golf in a little piece of heaven in the Indian Ocean… Mauritius.

Shake Hands In... Singapore

Shake Hands In… Singapore

Wanting to wow your employees with a wealth of superlatives and inspire them to aim high? The UAE capital holds the key.

A Wave of Bright Deals

A Wave of Bright Deals

After closing the MBO of Small Batch in November and the sale of Brightwave in December, DMH Stallard’s Corporate Group has been shortlisted five times for the 2016 Insider South East Dealmakers Awards.

Investing in Property

Investing in Property

John Pannett offers some advice on the benefits and pitfalls of property investment.

A Whale of a Scam

A Whale of a Scam

Fraud techniques are continuing to evolve as criminals look for new ways to defraud their victims and everyone is a potential target.

Business Travel 2016

Global Travel Management Managing Director Scott Pawley looks ahead at some of the key issues expected to feature in business travel in 2016.

Global Travel Management

Global Travel Management

Back in the day, companies wanting to send their management team on a sales or team building trip, would ask the company PA to plan the trip.

Fraud Protection

Fraud Protection

Ian Patterson from Lloyds Bank talks about a dominant subject within the business community – fraud…

Visible Growth

Visible Growth

SieteVisibility Managing Director Jason Woodford talks to Ian Trevett….

Jaguar F-Type AWD

Jaguar F-Type AWD

Jaguar have been breaking the mould fairly consistently over the past few years and roaring back to life…

Mercedes E-Class Estate

Mercedes E-Class Estate

It was with some anticipation that the latest model pulled onto my drive… the Mercedes E-Class Estate

Leading the Way

New initiative by the Business Development department of Northbrook College…

Surrey Research park

Field of dreams

Maarten Hoffmann meets Dr Malcolm Parry, CEO and MD of the Surrey Research Park

DMH Stallard

Corporate deals surge

How are businesses making the most of growing investor confidence? DMH Stallard reveal

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