A recent report indicated that tenancy lengths for SMEs are getting shorter, with the average letting period now standing at 4.1 years. Given the ongoing eurozone crisis, do you think the trend for shorter leases is here to stay for the foreseeable?
Patents provide cast-iron protection for qualifying inventions but the application process is neither cheap nor simple. In the first of a series on intellectual property to be published by enforbusiness.com, Sean Crotty, intellectual property partner at Weightmans solicitors (www.weightmans.com) explores the pros and cons.
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.