KPMG has forged an alliance with Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest, the world’s largest free business accelerator, to create a ‘dream team’ that will deliver business advice and support to thousands of entrepreneurs across the UK.
The technology and creative industries will drive London’s growth in the next five years, closely followed by professional and financial services, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.
Optimism about the economy has hit the highest level since 2010 among London's businesses - although many remained concerned that an overheated housing market could hit ability to compete internationally, a new survey has found.
Three-quarters of SMEs are more confident about their prospects for growth in 2014 compared with last year - but the harsh lessons of the recession have made many reluctant to take on external funding or leverage, according to a new survey.
David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.