Contents

Confidence Is As Confidence Does

Chris Coopey highlights his experience of the current market...

The State Of The Manufacturing Nation

SME manufacturers in the region are more confident around revenue growth, despite Brexit uncertainties...

Looking To Sell? Now’s The Time To Do It!

The M&A market is alive and well, boosted by favourable conditions for both buyers and sellers...

Mustang Sally

The Mustang Fastback is remarkably cheap, has oodles of character, more than enough grunt. What’s not to love? ...

Flying High

Brexit or no Brexit, new runway or not, Gatwick Airport is planning for long-term growth, as CEO Stewart Wingate explains in an exclusive...

Infiniti And Beyond

Review of the Infiniti Q60S Sport Tech...

Keep Calm And Carry On

Business confidence in the South East falls, despite increasing sales and profits, says Richard Spofforth, Partner at Kreston Reeves. ...

Shake Hands In… Mallorca

Forget package holidays and Brits abroad, there are many sides to this Balearic destination...

Will Interest Rate Talk Turn To Action?

Not only the two members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) who voted for rates to rise earlier this month, but also the rest of...

Follow The Investors

Shadow Foundr provides an investment platform that combines an active private investor network with a crowdfunding element...

Lloyds Fund Growth

An optometrist and opticians has opened, thanks to funding from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking....

Brexit survey report – July 2017

Is Your Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?...

Brexit: Our future in their hands

The question on many people’s lips is ‘just who the hell is David Davis? ...

Strike Back

Mick Cash, General Secretary of RMT sets out his case and appeals for much-needed round table discussions. ...

Off The Rails

Angie Doll supports GTR’s plans for Driver Controlled Operation and the modernisation of our rail services. ...

Take Two

Leading law firms DMH Stallard and Rawlison Butler merge...

A Proud Night For Brighton Business

The winners of the 12th annual Brighton & Hove Business Awards (BAHBAs) were announced...

It’s A Deal

Strong corporate deal activity for 2017 ...

A Day Out With Audi

An experience at a 16th century mansion in Warwickshire that was once owned by Danny La Rue...

Form An Orderly Q

Review of the Audi SQ5...

Business Has A Key Role In Education

Work experience is key for employers but not many offer work experience placements...

Chess In Schools And Communities

The perception of chess as a game reserved for the intellectual elite could not be further from the truth...

Should You Be A School Governor

Being a governor can take over your life, whether you intend it or not. ...

Children With Special Needs

How are children with SEN are supported?...

The Hydro Hotel

Amanda Harrington reviews The Hydro Hotel...

Success In Sussex

It’s your last chance to enter the 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 ...

Seat Ateca

Seat have never attempted an SUV before but good lord, it seems like they have been at it for years....

And So To Food

Amanda Menahem explores, whilst there is so much going on in the food scene of Sussex...

Sharing Knowledge

Universities activity fuels many significant benefits to society and the economy ...

The Great Schools Debate

Great Walstead School’s Marketing Manager, Adrian Ashby, on the origin of education in a neoliberal economy ...

A Quiet Success Story

Hurstpierpoint College has been an education success story with a 100% growth in student numbers over the last decade ...

Merger Mania

Our county’s Further Education Colleges all seem to have merged together or have plans to do so. ...

A Global Network Of Schools Here In Sussex

The choice of schools is currently greater than ever before...

Shake Hands In… Oakland

San Francisco’s lesser-known neighbour makes it on the business radar ...

Open Your Eyes At Open Days

Lancing College offers some tips on making the most of school Open Days...

Waking Up To Your Zombie Business

You have to have a good strategy, says Si Conroy, Scarlet Monday...

How To Guard Against Property Fraud

Chris Coopey offers a closer insight into Property Fraud and how this risk can be mitigated. ...

The Business Of Buy-To-Let

How buy-to-let landlords can avoid falling foul of the law when it comes to their properties. ...

Five Signs Your Business Needs A “Virtual Finance Director”

A strong finance director can be a great benefit, says Jake Standing, Kreston Reeves ...

Promoting Opportunity

The Entrepreneurial Spark Hub in Brighton hosted a celebration event in July...

Justine Greening MP

The Secretary Of State For Education...

Employment Tribunal Fees Are Unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Employment Tribunal fee system, introduced in 2013, is unlawful...

Boost Your Google Search Rankings

Beth Nash, from digital marketing agency Smart Monkey gives her top tips to boost your search rankings ...

Benefits All Round

Chris Coopey highlights how tax-efficient employee benefits can retain valued employees and benefit a business at the same time. ...

On A High

Record year of investment takes Gatwick Airport past its 45 million passengers milestone. ...

The Great Debate 2017

More than 200 people packed the Sallis Benney Theatre in Brighton to participate in The Great Debate 2017....

Mannings Heath - With Added Sunshine

We sent David Sheppard, the Chairman of Sussex Chamber of Commerce, to try out Mannings Heath Golf Course...

Shake Hands In… Quito

Ecuador’s capital has big plans for welcoming business travellers...

Rolling Thunder

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé - review by Maarten Hoffmann ...

The Little Things Of Strategy

Si Conroy explains why you always need a strategy...

Generating Leads Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3

Beth Nash, from digital marketing agency Smart Monkey, on the power of Search Engine Optimisation. ...

The Contender

Volvo V90 - review by Maarten Hoffmann ...

Protecting and Enforcing your Intellectual Property Rights

Enforcing intellectual property rights is now much more affordable for the SME. ...

The Results Are In

What does the election result mean for residential landlords and investors? ...

Leading The Way - But don't be complacent

NatWest’s Neil Bellamy on why London and the South East lead the way in Tech...

Insurance Disputes: “Full Disclosure” or “Fair Representation”

Michael Axe in RB’s Commercial Disputes team looks at the practical effects of the Insurance Act...

Emmanuel Macron - The Champion Of The Centre

France has a young dynamic President, but is this bad news for us?...

Moving Your Business Into The Cloud With Office 365

Part 3 – Automate for efficiency and productivity...

Moving Into The Cloud With Office 365

Part 2 – Team collaboration...

Business Risk Management

You may not realise it but your business may be at risk. Rob Slater from Clearwater Safety Group on preparing for (and avoiding) the...

Welcome To Lloyd

Lloyd Russell-Moyle is the only MP from the county making his debut at the Houses of Parliament. ...

New MPs - Same Challenges

What challenges are facing MP Stephen Lloyd after he was re-elected in Eastbourne?...

“Lloyd Is Back”

After losing out in 2015, Liberal Democrat Stephen Lloyd reclaimed the Eastbourne seat in June....

The Ferrari Legacy

This year Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary and what a 70 years....

How Does The Diamond Measure Up?

Delegates at the recent Gatwick Diamond Economic Forum got a new perspective on the regional economy ...

Post Election - What Now For The Housing Market In The South East?

Rix & Kay’s Residential Property Team reflect on the state of the market in some key locations across Sussex....

Preparing For Work

Hurstpierpoint College places great emphasis on readying students for the world of work, even if university is the chosen path. ...

L’Enclume

What does Amanda make of the unique food experience at the L’Enclume?...

A Month In Food

Amanda Menahem records her latest month of food experiences...

Brighton & Hove Motor show

The Motor Show has taken place and is over until next year, where it will be bigger and better!...

Monkey Business

Kate Morton talks to digital marketing guru, Beth Nash, to find out more about what inspired her to start up her own digital agency,...

Tesla Model X

The long-awaited second Tesla model is here following Tesla’s mission to change the world...

Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Wraith black badge is the most powerful Rolls-Royce yet, but what else does it have to offer?...

Is Your Business On The Map?

Beth Nash, from digital marketing agency Smart Monkey, on the power of Google Maps...

Travel Stories

It’s all in the eye of the business, says John Burroughes, Managing Director, Uniglobe Preferred Travel ...

The Earl of March

Amanda Menahem's Review Of The Earl of March...

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

In this article, Atiq Bhagwan and Liane Simmonds of Rawlison Butler, explain what IPRs you may own and how you can protect them. ...

Maserati Ghibli

What features makes the Maserati Ghibli so highly rated?...

Imports And Exports Of Goods - What Can Go Wrong

Paying the right Duty on imports and achieving VAT free exports are not forgone conclusions ...

Accentuate The Positive

As much as the headlines may give negative impressions, always find a way to take the positives...

The Process Of Architecture

Andy Parsons talks us through stage three of the architectural process...

The Process Of Architecture

Andy Parsons, Founder and Director of Yelo Architects, talks us through planning, the second stage of the architectural process. ...

Ba On Cruz Control

It’s all in the eye of the business, says John Burroughes Managing Director, Uniglobe Preferred Travel...

Don’t Get Caught Out

General Data Protection Regulation: What do employers need to do to prepare?...

Cybercrime

Don't be held to ransom...

The Global, National And Local Economic Picture

Keep a weather eye on rough economic conditions ahead, says Kreston Reeves partner, Richard Spofforth....

Keeping Your Business Relationships On Track

James Colvin, Partner at law firm DMH Stallard, looks at some of the ways businesses can guard against disruptive contract disputes...

Do You Know The Current Capital Value Of Your Final Salary Pension Scheme From Previous Employment?

Why are more and more people considering transferring their funds to an alternative pension scheme?...

International Rescue

MHA Carpenter Box Partner, Chris Coopey, takes a look at life for British businesses who trade in Europe and beyond ...

Shake Hands In… Dusseldorf

Rose Dykins finds fast cars, high fashion and Japanese culture in the dynamic German city....

Meet The Chair

Why Meet the Buyers is an unmissable opportunity...

Focus On… Security & Business Continuity

The experts from NatWest, Priavo, DMH Stallard and Rawlison Butler offer timely advice...

The Seven Secrets Of People Management

Si Conroy’s tips on retaining the best staff...

Mark Zuckerberg - The Man That Made Geeks Cool

The power and influence of Facebook shows no sign of receding. Is it a force for good?...

How Does The Gatwick Diamond Compare?

Ross Sturley previews this year’s Gatwick Diamond Economic Growth Forum ...

Meet, Greet, Buy, Sell

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers brings local, regional and national buyers together with local businesses in the region. ...

Don’t Get Caught Out With Employment Rules Changes

In the midst of Brexit, don't forget about the fundamental changes already being made...

Looking for the ideal staff wellbeing activity?

Companies ‘Hit The Pitch’...

The Mafia

Is anyone else sick to the back teeth with being used as a cash cow for councils who are incapable of balancing their books? ...

And So To Food

A refreshing update about Amanda’s most recent food and beverage experiences...

Porsche GT3

Be entertained by the magnificient roar...

Comrade Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn probably won’t win the election but he will surely keep his firm grip on the Labour Party...

Shake Hands In… Dublin

The Irish capital is attracting attention from financial firms weighing up their post-Brexit options, Rose Dykins reports. ...

Mr Dependable

Profile of the unflappable broadcaster who will be anchoring his final Election Night on the BBC...

Money Talks

MHA Carpenter Box’s Chris Coopey offers money-saving tips...

World Class Winners

The Sandown Mercedes-Benz team have won Customer Service team of the year 2016...

Porsche Competition

Pick up an event programme on the day of the motor show, and be in a with a chance for a Porsche experience...

Be Cautious About Your Contracts

Lisa Downs, Partner in Rawlison Butler’s Commercial Team, suggests five key issues to address in your B2B contracts. ...

The Bank Of Brands

Exclusive interview with Tim Boag, London & South East Managing Director at NatWest...

You Will Never Stop Selling. EOM.

The businesses that are failing are where the boss has lost sight of why people want to buy what they do...

“Just Be Reasonable”

Employment Law requires employers to deal with their employees “reasonably”. ...

Things That Go Bump

Bumping passengers is actually common practice, says John Burroughes Managing Director, Uniglobe Preferred Travel...

The Process Of Architecture

Andy Parsons, Founder and Director of Yelo Architects, talks us through stage one of the architectural process....

Online Accounting: The Future Is Now

With businesses increasingly opting for software in the cloud and HMRC ‘Making Tax Digital’, online accounting is already here...

Shake Hands In… Hyderabad

The ambitious Indian tech hub has become one of the fastest growing cities in the world...

Think Before You Print

Realising the benefits of 3D printing, by Robert Ganpatsingh, Partner at law firm, DMH Stallard....

Countdown To Convention

The countdown to the Acumen Business Convention 2017 has started with only a few weeks to go before the big day....

No More Water Cooler Moments?

How productively do you work in your workplace?...

The Ledbury

A review of the world-renowned restaurant...

South Africa To Sussex

Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate has a unique link to South Africa’s renowned Hermanus Wine Route...

Small Bites

The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is coming soon...

Learning To Manage

Surrey Business School launches first UK Centre for Management Learning...

Does The New Turkey Face East Or West?

Profile of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Mind The Gap

Maintaining talent in the Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Sectors...

Avoiding Problems In Estate Management

Michael Derrick explores three considerations for business owners in estate management ...

Digital Gold

The county’s leading companies were recognised for their innovation and technological achievements at the Surrey Digital Awards....

Out Of Africa

There are fears that power hungry politicians will push Kenya to the edge of the abyss once more....

And So To Food

The latest food experiences, including trips to Hague and Sweden...

Neva Celebrates 25 Years Trading With Awards

Neva Consultants decided to mark their 25th anniversary by putting themselves forward for their industry and general business awards....

Brighton & Hove Motor Show

What features will the motor show have for the public?...

Summer’s Coming

What the Fiat 124 Spider offers...

Platinum Classics

BMW 3.0 CSL...

Titanic Torque

BMW M4 Competition Pack...

Mailing The Living

Andy Fry, MD of Nova Direct, on the methods that can be used to ensure your data is clean and accurate...

Nimby? You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself…

Andy Parsons discusses the current housing market and the future of planning and development in the UK....

Shake Hands In… Vietnam

Vietnam’s unique history and landscape make for mind-blowing corporate incentives and events. ...

The Great Debate is Coming

How can Brighton support your business?...

Brand Value

How British Airways can learn from Mr Henry Lindfield's unfortunate accident...

Santander Masterclass

Santander has created a series of Masterclass events...

Leading The Way In Lewes

Lewes District Business Awards return for a fourth year running...

Blue Sky Thinking

Why the i360 is the perfect meeting place...

Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 awards...

A Spooky Business

Harry Sherrard, Principal at Sherrards Employment Law, advises how businesses can protect their information....

Fake It ’Til You Make It

To be a leader, you need act like a leader...

Business Relocation: Key Issues To Consider

If you’re planning a business relocation, you will want this process to be as smooth as possible. ...

Platinum Classics

An insight into the Porsche 928...

Passat - Comes of Age

How has the Passat improved since it's release in 1973...

Mailing The Dead?

Is your email or direct mail database up to date?...

Business Tradeshows With A Twist

What should every good tradeshow have?...

The Legal Landscape

Steve Arundale, NatWest’s Head of Commercial Professional Sectors, reviews the latest NatWest Legal Benchmarking Report...

What The Spring Budget Will Bring For Business

The seven key implications small and medium sized businesses should know, following the first budget....

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva is always a great show and this year we were not disappointed...

Brighton Rocks For Small Business'

Small businesses excel in Brighton but only if you know how to take advantage of it, says Chris White. ...

Don’t Let Debt Get Your Business Down

Kelly Mills looks at how small and medium sized enterprises can help ensure they get paid on time....

Bite Back For Business

Chris Coopey looks forward to the BITE 2017 event and also asks, is your business Apprenticeship Levy ready?...

Spreadsheet Phil

We look at whether or not Philip Hammond deserves his reputation as ‘Spreadsheet Phil’...

Laser Focus

Ford have managed to put a 2.0-litre engine in the new ST that produces 247bhp which is mightily impressive!...

Little Gate Opens Big Doors

Hastings Chamber of Commerce member, Little Gate Farm support adults with learning disabilities...

The High Speed Lawyer

Harry Sherrard's new book, Taking Part, is a wonderful romp through the past three decades of adrenaline filled racing and adventure...

A Wedding With a View

Jonathan Owen, the manager of Hydro Hotel, is interviewed about the success of the hotel....

Walking And Wine

Fizz on Foot has successfully captured the fast-growing English wine industry, showcasing, in particular, the best of English sparkling...

Tree Of Life

Laura Manton talks about charity partnerships and how they benefit her business...

The Ambience Of Coaching

Founder, Gary Williams believes that one of the keys to the company’s success was investing in proper business coaching....

How To Choose A Wedding Photographer

How to find the perfect photographer, considering all the factors...

And so to food

Amanda Menahem records her latest month of food experiences...

Plan Ahead

Why business succession planning is vital to your business. ...

What Am I Doing Here?

Our lives have revolved around goal achievement, but how to do we decide on our goals?...

Harry’s Law

Ian Trevett met with Harry Sherrard to talk about employment law – and avoiding tribunals....

The Apprenticeship Revolution

ACES Magazine asked Director, Stephen Burkes about the new company, Sussex Skills Solutions...

Get Your Coat - The Storm has been upgraded

Award winning local marketing agency Storm Creative Partnership have rebranded to Storm12 ...

The Business Of Weddings

Kate Morton looks at the latest wedding trends...

VR - Building In A New Reality

Andy Parsons, MD of Yelo Architects reports on the impact of Virtual Reality on building design...

Playing Both Sides

Perhaps one man, Peter Wilkinson, is more to blame than most in the Southern Rail drama....

Applying Common Sense

For Rob Slater, Managing Director of the Clearwater Safety Group, it’s all about common sense in the Health & Safety Sector...

Business With Bite

Nathan Keeley, MHA Carpenter Box, expresses his excitement for the upcoming BITE 2017 event...

Moving Into The Cloud With Office 365

Busting the Myths of the Cloud technology and the Office 365 software. ...

Laser Focus

MHA Carpenter Box started 2017 as it means to go on with a new senior appointment to help it continue its impressive path to growth....

The 2017 Finalists

The shortlists for the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2017 have been announced....

The Next Episode

Comedy actor Stephen Mangan is this year’s awards host...

Investing In The South East

The latest news from Gatwick Airport by Tom Sommerfelt...

A Brexit Perspective

A new Financial Director is appointed at MHA Carpenter Box...

East Sussex National Golf Club

Hiding away in the beautiful countryside just outside of Uckfield is the East Sussex National Golf Club and Resort...

Work Less Hours, Get More Done

Are large corporates really leading a work-culture revolution?...

Fit For Purpose

Why are we being let down by our transport infrastructure, asks Christina Ewbank...

Where Are The Young Farmers?

Millennials crucial to farming’s future...

Foxhills To Host PGA Cup

Surrey Chambers of Commerce patron chosen for trans-Atlantic golf showdown...

Property: Jam Tomorrow?

Steve Hoare, Wilkins-Kennedy, discusses some of the recent government announcements...

Business Head

Connecting people across the world of business, with Surrey Business School...

2017 - Reasons To Be Optimistic

Kevin Johnson, from Index Property Information, is upbeat about the UK’s property market...

What’s On Your Agenda?

Building lives for the future at Guildford College...

Financial Recruiting In Careful Hands

Lisa Wintrip explains why Fletcher George values its commitment to offering a quality service...

Epsom & Ewell Business Awards 2016

Find out the winners in business excellence of the local community....

24 Carrot Gold

Announcing a new business event...

Protecting The Directors

A limited company only gives you limited protection...

Modern Slavery And Supply Chains

How the Modern Slavery Act affects you...

Shake Hands In… Oman

A more authentic Middle Eastern experience...

Red Ball? White Ball?

Sussex Chairman, Jim May, on the modern cricket revolution...

When Cricket meets Rugby

Rugby legend Rob Andrew takes over as Chief Executive at Sussex Cricket...

Understanding Leasing

There are four highly-beneficial, regular options to purchase a vehicle...

The Brooklands Experience

The historic Weybridge site has a lot to offer....

Risks? What Risks?

What alarming findings have been found in Haines Watts' survey of UK businesses?...

Deal Makers

EMC’s ‘mobile boardroom’ takes off in Surrey...

Mind The Gap

Robert Frampton of Herrington Carmichael, on the requirement to publish gender wage differences...

Buying A Steak In Wildlife Conservation

Surrey Wildlife Trust’s conservation grazing cows are not only helping the county’s wildlife habitats - they’re now providing...

A Word From Our President

Welcome to yet another New Year and one that will be very interesting for a number of reasons and either will, or already has, the...

Calm And Creative

Design Thinking taps into the creative within us all says Oliver de Kretser at FdK Design Consultants...

Be Smart

Are smart buildings the future?...

A word from the CEO

The Surrey Chambers team is back manning the office looking forward to supporting businesses across 2017. In spite of an uncertain...

Designs on Worthing

How the Adur & Worthing Business Awards completely changed the outlook of Warnes Projects Limited....

Flat Pack Lancing

Lancing will welcome a new IKEA store...

A High Tech

How JSPC has grown to become on of the leading IT services firm in the South East...

The Secrets Of A Local Millionaire

The four major sectors which are vital to a successful business...

What Will Be Big In E-Commerce In 2017?

What should you look out for in 2017, as E-Commerce continues to rise?...

Commercial Sense

How is Northbrook building partnerships with the local business community? ...

About Hastings Direct Hastings Direct, a division of Hastings Insurance Services Limited, is a UK company providing insurance policies...

Genius Commerce

An interview with Gene Commerce MD Matt Parkinson, who have recently pulled of a deal with e-commerce giants Magento....

Value Added Technology

Martyn Redman, Chief Executive of VAT International explains how embracing new software has made such a difference...

Value Added Technology

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The Germanic Swede

Can a Volvo possibly be rated like a BMW, Audi or Mercedes? ...

Brighton Back On The Motoring Map

It's been 12 years since the last Motor Show in Brighton, yet this June, the Brighton & Hove Motor Show returns...

Platinum Classics

An insight into the Jenson Interceptor...

Full Circle

The Enterprise Adviser Network has exciting plans for this new year...

Architects Of Well-Being

A positive workplace is vital for high-flying company, Yelo....

Who Put The E In Excellence?

What have Mercedes improved with the revamped E-Class?...

The Economics Of Business Travel

Meeting face-to-face is still the best way to seal the deal...

Shake Hands In… Havana

Is Cuba a worthwhile destination for business?...

Fingers-Up To Great Expectations

By Si Conroy, owner of Scarlet Monday...

It Could Be You!

Caroline Gregory explains to Ian Trevett, that lack of cyber cover can be fatal for a company ...

Moving On Up

Meet some of the DMH Stallard team members, as the company continues to expand....

Succession Planning

How important is having a succession plan in place for your business?...

Succession Planning

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Shark Bite

Chris Coopey, Carpenter Box, gives a preview for the highly anticipated BITE 2017 event....

Building Our Skills Base For The Future

How schools and academies are feeling the pressure in 2017 by Sarah Ediss, Partner at Kreston Reeves...

Award Fulfilment

ILG was crowned Company of the Year at the Sussex Business Awards. Adrian Alexander, Mazars, interviews their Managing Director....

Flying The Nest

Since welcoming 80 entrepreneurs into the Entreprenurial Spark scheme, the start-up companies have achieved some fantastic results. ...

Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Meet the headline sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards....

Entrepreneuring Awards

Entrepreneurial Spark celebrates the #GoDo journey of entrepreneurs in Brighton at bi-annual awards...

And so to food

The latest month of the food blog, including a London daytrip......

Foodilicious Finals

Announcing the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Award winners 2016...

It's All In The Name

The wine labels mean everything....

Planes, Trains And... Less Trains

What is our Right Honourable Secretary of State doing about the Southern Rail? Not a lot...

Small Bites

A round up of the counties latest food news, including a Masterchef winner opening his own restaurant!...

The Retail Champion

Theo Paphitis - The Champion of the High Street...

Shake Hands In… Hong Kong

Discover the incredible past, the present challenges and the future business prospects of Hong Kong....

Amber Rudd - The Indefinable Politician

The rise of the Home Secretary, since becoming a MP in 2010....

Everything You Know About Goals Is Probably Wrong

The once Skype-owner, shares the inspirational story of his career....

Immigration Changes

Tessa Robinson in RB’s Employment Team looks at the impact of some changes to the Tier system introduced in November 2016...

Mondeo Mania

The original Ford Mondeo has been tampered with producing a new luxury vehicle with an enhanced performace... The Mondeo Vignale....

A Spike In Quality

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate, Horsham, is proud to announce the opening of a new Spike bar....

The Self-Employed And Retirement

How should the self-employed plan towards their retirement?...

Where Do We Go From Here?

2016 brought several seismic changes on the political landscape, so what will the impact be on our businesses....

Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Meet the headline sponsor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards....

2017. The Year Of Flexibility

The world of business is forfeiting economical benefits by not having enough women in employment, Emma Cleary explains....

The 28th Sussex Business Awards 2016

The world of business in Sussex was celebrated at the 28th annual business awards by 500 of the most keenly connected people....

Don't Let Your Business Be A Victim Of Fraud

Daryl Gayler shares advice on protecting your business from the many different types of fraud....

The Brighton & Hove Motor Show 2017

The highly anticipated Brighton & Hove Motor Show returns....

Hot Under The Collar

Christine Gannon, DMH Stallard Associate, explains how to deal with employees who have a temper....

Lights, Camera, Croatia…

Rose Dykins finds blockbuster-worthy scenery in Dubrovnik, then escapes to its serene surrounding islands...

Cloud Talk

Cloud Consultancy highlights the latest relevant information in the technological world....

Platinum Classics

Why invest in classic cars? Just take a look at the profits......

Stormy Financial Weather ahead?

After a year of surprises, what will the uncertain future look like in 2017?...

Team Players

Since the last article, Coast To Capital have been continuing to develop the existing Enterprise Adviser Network...

A Company Gets The Union It Deserves

The service Southern Rail have produced is a shambolic parody, so how exactly have they hung on to their franchise?...

Mr Marmite Or Kingmaker?

Will Trump give Farage the power he craves?...

Shake hands in… Rio De Janeiro

A look at the world of business in Rio De Janeiro, in the aftermath of the Olympics....

An Eventful Year!

A look back at 2016 from DMH Stallard's point of view....

Southern Water

A unique scheme of advising students on how to improve their employability skills....

The Future Workplace

Coast To Capital welcome three new Enterprise Coordinators to the team....

The Future Workpla

From Rags to Riches Bernie Ecclestone is a force of nature. Even at the age of 83, he strides up and down the Formula one pit lane...

Travel Light

British Airways has announced it is to end its inclusive food offering on its short-haul economy class....

Security With A Smile

Keeping staff, premises and company property safe and secure is an essential requirement of any business....

Ready To Hatch

Another batch of start up businesses seek investment for their entrepreneurial ideas....

The Cost Of Care

The caring staff costs are huge to say the least, and a report has now confirmed, they are at a all-time high....

Contracted For Efficiency

Why does contract hire remain the most popular funding mechanism for company cars....

Refreshingly Good

Carpenter Box shares how they help their customers, by revealing the innovative Pokito cup idea, which one of their clients thought of....

Offshore Money

Time is running out for UK tax evaders as revenue gathering authorities prepare to share data on an unprecedented scale....

Safe And Secure

After Brexit, the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 for keeping information secure will still be implemented, but with changes...

Platinum Car Of The Year

Find out which vehicle has impressed us the most this year....

How To Enter Awards

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of Gatwick Diamond Business, offers seven top tips on how to master an application for an award....

The Big Story - Shock And Awe

What will Trump's presidency look like?...

A Round Of Sussex Wine

It’s hardly the text-book approach to endearing yourself to the locals: a long-established golf course has two courses, until the...

Meet University Of Brighton’s CEO

An exclusive interview with the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Debra Humphris...

How To Be A LinkedIn Rockstar

Tips and advice on how to accomplish a first class LinkedIn profile...

Cloud Talk

A round up of the technological news including Google's new Data Centre and a Microsoft Outlook update....

Audi RS7 Performance

An upgrade on the audi RS7... So, what's the difference?...

Anger Management

The US is still regarded as the leading superpower. However, do the presidential candidates portray that? Find out Maarten's thoughts......

Shake hands in… Barcelona

Barcelona’s architecture oozes with individuality, the football is best in the world, but what else does it excel in? Business!...

The Sussex Shortlist

The Sussex Business Award's have revealed their finalists! Find out who in this article....

Being Taken For A Ride?

So called “VAT carousel” frauds can cost HMRC millions, but how do innocent companies protect themselves?...

Red Letter Day

An interview with the winner of the Business Person of the Year 2016 winner (awarded at The GDBA's!)...

Open For Entries

The 2017 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards have set the deadline to 18th November... Enter your company now!...

Enterprising Roles

What impact has the Careers & Enterprise Company had after 12 months of hard work?...

Meet The Fleet Team

Platinum Business Magazine met with the friendly team of Fleet Managers at Sandown to find out what really keeps their engines revving…...

Robot Wars

The rise of robots seems to have lifted! Uniglobe's John Burroughes reveals his encounters......

Ready To Hatch

Entrepreneurial Spark present 3 'chiclets' (starting-up companies) looking for investment....

The Bank Of Brands

RBS has progressed in their approach by focusing on their customers... This has led to benefits for the consumers...

Management Buyout

A Broadstairs furniture manufacturer has completed a management buyout with the support of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking....

A Tax Holiday?

Are furnished holiday lets the path to follow for investment property?...

An Active Market

How are small and medium sized businesses doing with the revolutionary Brexit movement?...

A Manufacturing Survey

BITE is back! Chris Coopey of Carpenter Box explains exactly what it is......

Earthquake Averted?

The worries following Brexit seem to have been spared for the time being, with the economy looking stable....

The Big Story - Vladimir Putin

The World’s most Dangerous Man...

Review - Isaac@

Amanda and Luca Bercelli pick apart what they experienced at Isaac's... which gives a very constructive, interesting read...

And So To Food

A refreshing update about Amanda's most recent food and beverage experiences...

Raising The Game

Jeremy Ogden explains why the Brighton & Hove Hoteliers Awards are such an important addition to the city’s calendar....

Brexit - The View From Europe: Utter Confusion!

Geoff Meade, who is always at the heart of Europe, explains the pure bemusement of Brexit. ...

What Is Content Marketing (and Why Does Your Business Need It)?

In this article, the six of the most important content marketing tools for brands will be explored....

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

The announcement of the 9th Gatwick Diamond awards is here!...

Enterprise Advisor Network

An update on the inspirational project to motivate the youthful generation for the future world of work...

Four Starbucks Double-Espressos

On average, airlines will make $10.42 for each passenger carried. That’s about enough to buy four double espressos in Starbucks!...

Shake hands in… Paris

Paris... The city filled with elegance ranging from the sophisticated restaurants to the luxurious hotels...

Vauxhall GTC

Explore what the fast-selling Vauxhall GTC has to offer......

Golf GTI

What components does the Golf GTI have, adding to the fact that it can do 0-60mph in 9 seconds?...

Absent… Without Leave

How businesses should deal with employees attempting to get a few days leave... without permission...

Investment Decisions: Beware of the Ostrich

Finance and Ostriches... Find out exactly what the link is!...

Protecting IP And Confidential Information

Find out Sarah Cook's, a member of DMH Stallard's team, top ten tips on protecting IP and confidential information...

Buy To Let & The Implications For Landlords

An article to provide a national outlook on the changes facing Buy to Let landlords...

The Big Story - Steve Jobs

What was the back story of the man who changed the world?...

The Future Is Here

What are the latest and most exciting models of Mercedes-Benz newest range of cars?...

Free Trade Sparks Growth

Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, used his visit to Brighton’s Entrepreneurial Spark to express his support for the single...

Self Employment Powers UK’s Jobs Recovery

The growth of self-employment has lead to a drop in unemployment levels...

Platinum Goes From Strength To Strength

We are delighted to announce the expansion of the Platinum Empire with the publication of three new titles on behalf of the regional...

Capital Support For Businesses

If you are a small or medium-sized business in the Coast to Capital area, find out how applying for a government grant could help boost...

Capital Support For Businesses

From Rags to Riches Bernie Ecclestone is a force of nature. Even at the age of 83, he strides up and down the Formula one pit lane...

Reach The Summit

Marc Koska OBE is the founder of the revolutionary, non-reusable syringe that is changing the world....

Manners + Dress = Networking Success

Not only a guide on style, but this fashion column contains expert tips on manners and small talk for your networking skills...

A Passion For Skills

An exclusive interview with Julie Kapsalis, Vice Principal at Chichester College...

’Tis The Season To Be Planning

It may feel slightly surreal, but taking the time now to book your Christmas party will mean you’ll have a slick, well-organised,...

Training - Is It For Me?

Dean Orgill explains how much business people value training in all regards...

The North & South - Divided or Connected?

Where are the new cabinet going to invest after Brexit and what will be the attitude on what's sometimes called the North/South divide?...

Range Rover Sport

It is lighter, shorter and quicker than the Full-Fat Range Rover. What’s not to like?...

Raising Standards In Our Hotels

Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand, Brighton, explains why Brighton and Hove launched the Hotel Awards and the impact they...

Producer Profile - Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate has been growing since 1972, but what specifics wines do they proudly offer?...

Review - Hotel Du Vin

The Hotel Du Vin, with the new bistro with a new out-look, offers memorable service, but how did Amanda Menahem review the food?...

Guernsey - A Gourmet Getaway

A beautiful countryside combined with some fine cuisine... Guernsey seems like quite a destination....

My Food Diary

Wondering where to eat? Find out where Amanda's been this month and her personal recommendations....

Cloud Talk

The latest technological advances and headlines...

Businesses Support New Student Prize Scheme

A campaign for setting up rewards for students has been set up to raise inspiration levels...

How To Launch And Build Your Personal Brand Online

This article explores the most effective ways of promoting your personal brand to achieve maximum professional capacity online....

BAHBA Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for what is probably the most exciting and fun night in the Brighton business calendar....

Big Apple Party Raises Thousands

Students and parents at Hurstpierpoint College recently raised over Åí20,000 for three children’s charities. ...

New Bistro At Hotel Du Vin

The Hotel du Vin in Brighton opened its doors for a big party to launch its luxurious new bistro....

VW Tiguan

The car that offers quality, security and general satisfaction. What features does the Tiguan have?...

Gatwick vs Heathrow

With successive governments and decision-makers ducking the question, will this expansion ever happen?...

Shake Hands In… Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a beautiful country with stretches of elegant canals, but what else does it have to offer?...

Healthy Snack Growth

The story of Nim's Fruit Crisps Ltd and how Lloyds bank funded them to support the security of the company....

10 Top Tips To Exhibiting Success

A guide to the art of enticing people to your stall at a exhibition...

Preparing The Workforce Of The Future

In December 2014, the Government created the Careers & Enterprise Company and allocated £20m to it, but how will it help the future...

Never Be Afraid To Ask

Lara Morgan talks about her experience of starting her first business, Pacific Direct Ltd...

Anger Management

Living life on the edge is one thing, but how did Luke Aikin take that to new extents?...

Deadline Extended For Sussex Business Awards 2016

Due to extreme interest in the event, the deadline has been extended to the 7th September...

Entrepreneurial Boost

£30,000 has been awarded to Brighton business starts ups to allow them to build up into bigger companies....

Riders of The Storm

With post Brexit nerves, Nik Askaroff, CEO of EMC, talks about the steps his company need to take to thrive in these times....

Buy To Let

This article gives you a better understanding of the changes that landlords now face....

How To Deal With Currency Chaos?

Brexit has had an immediate negative effect in the pound, which Trevor Charsley of AFEX gives advice for coping with the currency problems....

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

The new design of online tax returns have shaken up how most businesses currently manage their accounts....

Midnight Mover

Caroline Brown is questioned on her successful business on it's 21st anniversary since opening....

Navigating Global Markets

Post-Brexit, many business owners may feel that dipping a toe or two into international waters is not only preferable, it is necessary. ...

How Does Your Business Grow?

A personal example of how to expand a medium sized business with Andy Leslie, Chairman of Network Aviation Group...

The Big Story - The Governor

Carney is Governor of the Bank of England, an expert economist who seems to always be in control....

Serial Entrepreneurs

There is often not enough appreciation for the serial entrepreneurs who stick with their first business......

28th Sussex Business Awards Now Open For Business

The 28th Sussex Business Awards are here, celebrating the excellence of the counties' business projects....

Opportunity Knocks For Start-Ups

Sussex Cricket Club hosted a day of inspiring speeches, seminars and a business-pitching competition from some of the county’s most...

Winners Of 2016 Lewes District Business Awards Announced

The excellence of the district's business is celebrated by people receiving awards for their contribution....

Cloud Talk

The latest technological news, including features on Windows 10...

Wine Masterclass - In Search Of The Perfect Rosé

The rise of the Rosé wine has given an incentive to find the flawless sample, as Jonny Gibson explains his views....

Brexit

Brexit has won the referendum, the future brings excitement but uncertainty. Shirley Smith explains the situation......

Shake Hands In… Oslo

Oslo is a country full of beautiful scenery and exciting attractions. Rose Dykins highlights some of the stand out features in the...

Are You DDoS Ready?

DDoS protection and learning how to protect from DDoS attacks must be at the core of a successful cyber-security strategy...

Rewarding Future Talent

The University of Brighton is launching a new student prize scheme, the Breakthrough Awards....

Bring Back Elegance

Samantha Wilding explores the art of elegant fashion and how it has diminished it recent years....

Leadership

Dean Orgill sums up the art of leadership...

Anger Management

The world is changing and we are, thankfully, seeing the rise of the strong female politician....

Taking The Pain Out Of Technology Management

Lombard explains how technology management is key to maintain the most effective equipment for a company....

Review - Mango Tree

Amanda Menahem explores the exotic, fresh tastes of the Mango Tree....

My Food Diary

Amanda Menahem documents her recent dining experiences in the local Brighton & Hove area....

Focus RS

With easy steering and an impressive engine, the Focus RS has the ability to entice customers, no matter the price....

The Big Story - The Week Of The Long Knives

After the shock of Brexit, the country needed a new prime minister to re-establish the country. ...

John Cooper Works Mini

Imagine a swift mini with plenty of character and power... Introducing the John Copper Works Mini....

What Are The Barriers To Your Debt And Invoice Recovery?

The struggles of having unpaid invoices are often difficult to resolve. This article gives some valuable guidance on the subject....

Happy Birthday BMW

It's the 100th birthday of the BMW and what better time to look back at the history of the successful German manufacturers!...

Preparing For A Dawn Raid

Dawn Raids are usually completely unexpected. This articles gives expert advice on avoiding any issues if one takes place....

Special Delivery

An insight on how to perfect your email marketing campaign and capture the reader's attention....

The Birchwood Group

An insight to The Birchwood Group with their marketing director Paula Kemp...

Metall Launches With A Sell-Out First Event

The concept of innovation is explained to put the METALL methodology in perspective....

Audi TTS Roadster

The Audi TT has always divided opinion, but the Audi TTS is the most rapid variant yet....

In For The Long Haul

Ranging from baggage handling to the technology of teleportation, Uniglobe discusses the recent travel news....

Do It The Rivervale Way

Rivervale have an illustrious history in Brighton and are now expanding into a new and unique building to increase their great services....

Do It The Rivervale Way

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Reader Review

The Ford Mustang is capacious and looks the part, but what other technologies does the car incorporate?...

Enhance Your Personal Branding

An insight into personal branding and how this could be impacting upon your networking success....

Walk The Walk To Talk The Talk

The latest trend gathering pace for meetings is what was referred to in The West Wing as “pedeconferencing”. ...

Tribunal Trip Ups

Top 10 mistakes employers make in the Employment Tribunal by Tony Hyams-Parish, Partner and Head of Employment at Rawlison Butler....

World Cup Generosity

The ‘Best of British’ sporting lunch, held at The Grand hotel Brighton, raised over £38,000 for Sussex-based children’s charity,...

Walk The Walk To Talk The Talk

The latest trend gathering pace for meetings is what was referred to in The West Wing as “pedeconferencing”. ...

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The original Zafira was the first compact seven-seater on our streets and now, with the launch of the Tourer, it is even more practical....

Wine Masterclass - Three Cheers For Macom

The Mâcon wine region is a patchwork of villages, sedimentary soils and terroirs....

Table Talk - Small Bites

Quick bits of food news from around Brighton and Hove....

Table Talk - The Gingerman

The Gingerman has been quietly and confidently producing excellent food in comfortable, elegant surroundings for years....

Table Talk - A Month Of Food

Amanda Menahem details her recent experiences with some of innovative and fantastic dining experiences around Brighton and Hove....

Table Talk - Best Places For Entertaining Business Clients

Here are Amanda Menahem's top picks for taking business clients for lunch....

Shake Hands In... Tokyo

The 2020 Olympics’ host city is full of fascinating culture and meeting venues with mesmerising views....

Hitting The Target

Exhibition company, Target in 1, has launched a brand-new business expo, in partnership with Gatwick Diamond Business. Director Natasha...

Sussex Business Awards 2016

The Sussex Business Awards launches in July and is set to celebrate yet another exciting year of regional business success....

Paddling To Success

Fifteen business teams from Sussex competed in the fourth annual ‘Great Sussex Bath Race’ at a private lake near Chichester in June....

Platinum Style - Phew! Wot a Scorcher

Our regular style columnist, Samantha Wilding, raises the hot question of what to wear when the temperature rises....

Sporting Fun By The Sea

Co-Founder of the first Sport and Fitness Show, Lisa Clayton, explains why Brighton and Hove needs a flagship, inclusive sporting event....

Inside The Sphere

Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce moved into a new purpose-built office at The Sphere. There are office desks available to rent...

Expansion On The Horizon

The rapidly expanding Recruitment Agency, Pier Recruitment, is opening a new branch in Crawley....

Powering Up Your Database

Stuart Sutherland from Direct Marketing specialists Nova Direct, explains how they build mail and email databases and how they avoid...

The South East Is A Hot-Spot For High Skilled Jobs

The regions of the UK have performed very differently from each other and the type of work we do is changing. ...

National Living Wage

Is it good news for employees, but bad news for local business? asks Maxine Reid, Restructuring Partner at Kreston Reeves....

Metall Guru

Chris Coopey, ex-engineer and Partner at Sussex-based chartered accountants, Carpenter Box, announces the launch of a new business...

Manor Royal 'Know Your Neighbour' Success

A range of businesses across Manor Royal packed Crawley’s Crowne Plaza Hotel conference centre in May for the business district’s...

In For The Long Haul

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It's The Little Things...

Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice service for Sussex, has launched a new campaign that aims to increase the number of children...

Baking Up A Storm At Lingfield

The Gatwick Diamond ‘Young Start-up Talent’ (YST) winner was revealed at Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel....

Finalists Announced

Twenty-five companies from across the District have been named as finalists each hoping to win one or more of the eleven trophies up...

The Big Story - Sadiq Khan

As the first Muslim leader of a Western capital, the world is watching how the London Mayor will fare....

Jeep Grand Cherokee

It has presence and is big and spacious, but what else is there to make of a Jeep built by the Italians?...

Jaguar XF

The XF was the first effort by the then new owners of Jaguar, Tata, who purchased the company from Ford....

Seeing Is Believing

Live video and The Future of Business Marketing by Shea Bennett, Head of Digital Marketing at Identity....

Tackling Homophobia By Design

A stunning poster to promote a Brighton Fringe performance caught the eye of Gemini Print Group, the judges of the fringe’s ‘Best...

Growing Gatwick

At the recent Gatwick Diamond Economic Growth Forum, delegates discussed how we can make our region more attractive to investors....

Gatwick is 80

This summer marks the 80th anniversary of the very first flight from Gatwick Airport, to Paris. ...

The Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Fiona Anderson, Entrepreneurial Development Manager for NatWest, looks back on her first year of running Brighton’s Entrepreneurial...

A Confident M&A Market

M&A Continues to Grow Regionally for DMH Stallard....

Cultural Differences In Business

Tips for avoiding faux pas when working abroad by Alyssa Bantle, Global Curriculum Manager, Intercultural & Language Training, Crown...

Cloud Talk

The world of Information Technology has changed dramatically in the 33 years....

Top 10 Tips For Awards Success

Entries are flooding in for the Brighton and Hove Business Awards and it is essential that companies effectively showcase their achievements...

Anger Management - The Big Land Grab

Cuba. A beautiful island in a shining sea inhabited by intelligent, honest and downright good folk....

Skills Development

The IoD recently published a white paper concerning the development of skills...

Secret Surrey - Hitting The Target

Horley exhibition company, Target in 1, has launched a brand-new business expo, in partnership with Gatwick Diamond Business ...

Review - 1907 Restaurant

The Brooklands Hotel is a striking example of modern architecture and has received an accolade for being in the Top-100 'best small...

Hewitts of Croydon - 150 Years Young

Hewitts of Croydon, one of Croydon’s oldest retail stores, celebrated their 150th Anniversary...

Kingston Calling

Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2016 call for entries...

Confidence

Recently the Institute of Directors conducted one of its regular Policy Voice surveys of members...

Secret Sussex - Making A Stand

Mike Monk has taken stands at countless exhibitions and is now drawing on his experiences to create a brand-new event - the Brighton...

Rockinghorse - Making Lives Better

With the increased pressures on the NHS, the work of the Rockinghorse Children’s charity is more important than ever...

Network Review - Longmans Lunch Club

Emma Pearce reviews a long-standing, informal B2B network in Eastbourne...

Platinum Style - Stylish Platinum Women

Samantha Wilding of Style & Grace chats to two very different Platinum ladies to hear more about their individual style...

Starry Nights - British Airways i360

British Airways i360 will be the world’s tallest moving observation tower when it opens this summer on Brighton beach...

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

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

Why Your Business Must Have a Facebook Marketing Strategy

If there’s one question that Shea Bennett has been asked repeatedly it would be: “What is the best social media platform for my...

The Past and the Future

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of Gatwick Diamond Business, asks David Shore, MD of Time24, about the changes he has seen in almost...

Review - The Horse Guards Inn

Nestled within the South Downs National Park near the Petworth Estate, the Horse Guards Inn certainly provides a splendid countryside fix...

Zambezi Adventure

It takes all sorts to make the world go around. There are those that take and those that give and Lee Hills, Partner at Mayo Wynne...

Record Run

Record number of Brighton Marathon runners for Sussex children's hospice...

Entrepreneurial Spark

he Entrepreneurial Spark ‘Hatchery’ throws up a galaxy of great inspiring stories...

Acumen Convention

This year saw a record attendance at the seventh Acumen Business Convention held at The Grand Hotel, Brighton on May 10th...

TV Star To Host Local Awards

TV Star Juliet Morris to host Lewes District Business Awards...

Rebuilding An SME For The First Time

Restructuring a small business can be a daunting, but necessary, process, taking profit and growth to the next level...

Wine Masterclass - Summer Asparagus and Other Stories

One of the best things about this time of year is when the signs appear at the end of dusty tracks around Sussex for fresh asparagus...

Producer Profile - Wiston Estate Winery

The funky, modern branding of Wiston Estate Winery caught my eye long ago, and being a sucker for bubbles, I was destined to become a fan. ...

Chef Profile - Ben McKellar

Ben McKellar is not one for the limelight. You may not even have heard of him, but you will almost certainly have heard of his restaurants...

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

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...

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. ...

Bringing People Together

Over the years, Prowse have organised numerous events for clients, from private dinners through to public consultations, business engagement...

Care and Compassion

At Peter & St James Hospice improves the lives of people who have a life-limiting or terminal illness. Jo Carr, Communications and...

Anger Management - The Immoral Tax

"Is it just me or does anyone else feel that David Cameron missed a wide-open goal recently when trying to wiggle his way out of the...

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

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

Travel - Stacking The Arguments Over Airport Capacity

Global Travel Management Managing Director Scott Pawley considers the impact the EU referendum has on the airport capacity debate...

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...

A Touch of Frost

With Maurice Frost joining the team at Carpenter Box’s Gatwick office, the firm has managed to recruit one of the area’s most experienced...

Business and Incapacity, Death and Divorce

A happy and sad tale by DMH Stallard partners Philip Morton and Claire Carberry...

Footprints For Good

Bob Holt, chairman of Mears Group, was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours for his work in business and The Footprints Foundation,...

The World is Changing...

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

The European Referendum

David Cameron made the promise of a referendum and having won, realised that he would actually have to go through with it....

Be Smart

How will new data protection laws affect the Internet of Things?...

The Big Story - The Iron Lady

Europe - What would Margaret Thatcher do?...

All Carrot - And No Stick

Faiza Shafeek has organised a wide-range of successful events across the county. Now she has launched Carrot Events....

Stylish Platinum Guys

With an appreciation for stylish men, it's great to see that the Platinum Club has its fair share....

The Business Network

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

Roedean Is A School On A Mission

The Headmaster of Roedean, Oliver Blond, has improved facilities and results...

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....

Event - In The Summertime

The Guildford Summer Festival is always entertaining and great fun, but it also has a significant positive economic impact on the region....

Review - Space Odyssey

East Sussex National has a diverse offering of golf, dining, accommodation, pampering and conferencing....

Review - Bagatti's

The ever-popular Bagatti’s Italian restaurant can be found in South End, at the heart of Croydon’s restaurant quarter....

Bar Fly - English Wines Are Coming Of Age

English wines are enjoying a renaissance at the moment. ...

Chef Profile - Kanthi Kiran Thamma

Award winning Curry Leaf Cafe is fast gaining an impressive reputation in our region for both the cuisine and its regular charity events....

Review - The Leconfield

Located in the picture-perfect Sussex town of Petworth, The Leconfield is definitely a restaurant rather than a ‘pub with food’....

The Dog Does The Business

A great campaign has been launched by the Martlets Hospice charity that will see an invasion of 'dogs' hit Brighton....

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

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

Nova Shining Bright

Nova Direct has always embraced innovation and technology. Commercial Director Stuart Sutherland outlines some of the latest developments....

Anger Management - The Science of Stupid

Technology is replacing the mundane human actions so fast that we can scarcely keep pace....

America Is Great

Should you be taking advantage of the huge US market?...

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

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

Living with Living Wage

What the introduction of the National Living Wage will mean for businesses....

The EU And The Interconnectedness Of All Things

In this very personal view of the upcoming referendum, Carpenter Box Partner Chris Coopey muses over the European question....

Growing the Gatwick Diamond Digital Economy

The annual Gatwick Diamond Economic Growth Forum brings public and private sector together....

Is Tax Avoidance Acceptable In Today's World?

Last month, we had the leak of the ‘Panama papers,’ so it is very easy to come to the conclusion that everyone is at it....

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 Big Story - The Man Who Cleaned Up

Sir James Dyson - the story of the Dyson empire....

The Unconventional Convention

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

Entrepreneurial Spark - Acceler8 To Success

Six local entrepreneurs have picked up a major cash boost at the annual #GoDoAcceler8 training and awards event....

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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

Beacon - A Beacon of Security

Beacon Facilities Management can do the worrying for you and ensure your company can continue, even if the worst case scenario unfolds....

Second Marriages

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

Director of the Year

The annual London and South East IoD awards process is now nearing its climax....

Be In The Kitchen

When Be Kassapian picked up the Leatherhead Business Person of the Year award, it was a popular choice....

Bar Fly - Producer Profile - Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest vineyard, is situated on the outskirts of Dorking in the heart of the Surrey Hills....

Events - Croydon Food Festival

With an ever-growing reputation for dining out, the South End area of Croydon has been officially recognised as Croydon’s Restaurant...

Review - The Kensington

I decided to broaden my horizons when invited to dinner at The Kensington - by the new GM Simon Maguire....

Business Awards - Toast the Success of Croydon's Businesses

Croydon’s biggest awards programme is returning for 2016 with a celebration of the borough’s business success stories. ...

Less Means More?

Several Scandinavian countries have seen businesses shifting the working day to a 6 hour one....

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...

Business Networking - You Never Know Where It Will Lead

How networking can lead to the development of powerful partnerships and national awards. ...

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...

Here to Stay

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Ian Trevett spoke to the Headmaster, Tim Manly, and Registrar, Debs Treyer-Evans, who was originally...

Bar Fly - Producer Profile - The Ridgeview Winery

The multi award winning Ridgeview wines are growing in popularity and acclaim....

Spring Harvest

The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival hosts this year’s Spring Harvest from 19-30th May...

Review - The Curry Leaf Cafe

There’s nothing like a curry and a few drinks on a Friday night to mark the end of a week and get your weekend off to a fitting start....

Young Start-Up - Palace of Potential

The entrepreneurial initiative for 16-25 year olds in business, Young Start-up Talent, has launched its first year in Chichester....

Entrepreneurial Spark - Start-Up Sparks

Entrepreneurial Spark ‘chiclets’ excel at the Brighton Young Start-Up Talent contest....

Bar Fly - Wine School

The first thing to say about food and wine pairing is that there is a lot of stuff and nonsense written about it. If something works...

Chef Profile - Steven Edwards

Fans of Masterchef may recall how Steven Edwards, a Sussex-based chef, won the sixth ‘professionals’ series at the age of just...

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,...

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....

Anger Management - Beware The Bear

We are being inundated with views, opinions and fear regarding the European referendum and we will be covering the subject in depth...

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...

Corporate Social Responsibility - Breaking Down The Barriers

Interview with Lizzie Boyce, Corporate Partnerships Officer at IntoUniversity. Feature sponsored by DMH Stallard....

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...

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

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

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,...

A Calculated Outsourcing of Accounts

Cost has historically been the main catalyst that instigates discussions about outsourcing. However, a more recent development highlights...

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...

Take Time For Some R&R: Research and Reflection

It’s that time of year when we’ve seen increased demand for our research services....

Gray Matters

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

Jeff Bezos – The Serial Delighter

From Rags to Riches Bernie Ecclestone is a force of nature. Even at the age of 83, he strides up and down the Formula one pit lane...

Regeneration – Reach For The Skies

Mark Waterstone, Managing Director of Rosepride Ltd, on creating a holistic vision for Croydon's regeneration....

Regeneration – Reach For The Skies

Mark Waterstone, Managing Director of Rosepride Ltd, on creating a holistic vision for Croydon's regeneration....

A Star is Born

The History of Mercedes-Benz....

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...

Croydon Food Festival - A new look and new name for the popular foodie festival

The Croydon Food Festival - the biggest foodie event in London’s biggest borough - will be back with a new name and an even more...

Hotel News – A Heathrow Renaissance

The Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel Completes £20million Renovation...

Institute of Directors - Hooray, it's a Holiday

As we sit through short grey days and long dark nights at this time of year our thoughts often turn to planning our holidays for later...

Secret Sussex - Let's Do Everything

Secret Sussex shines a light on those companies who many of readers may not be familiar....

Platinum Style - First Impressions Count

American columnist Will Rogers once said ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression’, and he was right....

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...

New York Savvy at the Met

Richard Hopton, the new Director of Operations at Hilton Brighton Metropole, tells Ian Trevett about the updated food and drink offerings...

Events - Showcase Success

Manor Royal BID has helped kick-start 2016 for local businesses by hosting its annual showcase event....

Charity Profile - Chestnut Tree House

Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services, explains why the children’s hospice needs support from the business community...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Entrepreneurial Spark

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

National Apprenticeship Week

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

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...

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...

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....

Business Awards - District Diamonds

The Lewes District Business Awards return for a third year....

Anger Management - The Market Mafia

In 2008, we came to question what the ‘experts’ really know about the economy of this country and rapidly realised that they didn't...

Iberica, Victoria

Now, I could be accused of being a bit London centric at the moment since this will be my third London review in a row but let’s...

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

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

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

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

Goodness Gracious Gatwick

Few comedies can honestly be described as ground-breaking, but it was certainly true in the case of Goodness Gracious Me, which first...

GENERATION Y: Ready to download their Inheritance App?

Generation Y are getting close to the reins of owner-managed businesses, as the last baby boomers (those born between 1946 to 1964)...

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...

David Cameron - Port Out, Starboard Home

David William Donald Cameron was born in 1966, and during his tenure as Prime Minister, has long ......

By Royal Charter

Recently I received the honour of being invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, which invitation I was, of course,...

The Business Network

Hailsham’s unemployed residents and those claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA) now have a big, new training centre at Training...

Hailsham Training Centre Opens Now!

Hailsham’s unemployed residents and those claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA) now have a big, new training centre at Training...

Legal Advice – Divorce and Relationship Breakdown

Wendy Ryle, Family Solicitor at Sussex law firm Burt Brill & Cardens continues her series of articles on divorce and related issues....

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...

Corporate Catering - Take it to the Bridge

Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services, explains why the children’s hospice needs support from the business community...

Charity News - Inspiration at Breakfast

Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services, explains why the children’s hospice needs support from the business community...

University Seeks Professional Placements for Students

The University of Brighton is looking for professional placement opportunities for its students in East and West Sussex....

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...

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...

Flying the Nest

The first residents at Brighton’s Entrepreneurial Spark “hatchery” are coming to the end of their six-month stint. PBM spoke...

Energy Security

After discussing one of his motoring reports with the Editor the other day, I followed up on his advice and decided to follow up on...

Crossrail 2 – Supporting Growth in Kingston

At Sandown Mercedes-Benz, we offer a comprehensive range of services for the Mercedes-Benz owner to ensure that we leave no stone unturned...

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...

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....

A Commitment to Prosperity in 2016

Croydon Business Venture is preparing to launch a number of initiatives during 2016 as it looks to help local entrepreneurs enjoy a...

Rewarding Ethical Business

The National CSR Awards recognise companies that make a difference....

Catabase Private

Catabase Private is a quite unique company that does for those that do not care to do for themselves....

New Year, New You

The new year is undoubtedly a time of transformation, which for many people means starting (or restarting) a diet or exercise regime....

The Overline Lounge

Local Conservatives gathered recently, courtesy of telecoms giant Overline, in the aptly named Overline Lounge at the Amex stadium...

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....

Anger Management - In or Out?

David Cameron has pencilled in this June for the referendum to decide this country’s fate within, or without, the European Union....

Your Town, Your Hospice

Stuart Gendall, Head of Communications at Princess Alice Hospice, on the 30 years of specialist care and support....

Hotel Review - Reigate Manor Hotel

The Reigate Manor Hotel began life as a very substantial family house called The Brokes, built in 1780. ...

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......

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....

Introducing our new Travel Editor

We are proud to announce our new, in-depth business travel section, a timely and fascinating addition to the magazine....

Young Entrepreneurs Dive in at the Deep End

We are being inundated with views, opinions and fear regarding the European referendum and we will be covering the subject in depth...

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...

Valuing the Power of Stakeholder Buy-In

Over the years, we at Prowse have enjoyed the challenges of marketing business and tourism locations across the globe....

Investing in Property

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

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...

Jeff Bezos – The Serial Delighter

Never has an individual so deserved the comparison to a James Bond villain as Jeff Bezos...

DMH Stallard assists Brightwave Group in its sale

DMH Stallard assists Brighton based E-learning business, Brightwave Group in its sale to Capita PLC. ...

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...

Secret Surrey - Winter Wonderland

Hannah Monkcom speaks to the owners of an award winning Christmas tree plantation...

Fraud Protection

Ian Patterson from Lloyds Bank talks about a dominant subject within the business community - fraud......

Visible Growth

SieteVisibility Managing Director Jason Woodford talks to Ian Trevett.......

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

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

Skerritts Interview - The Art of Investing

Ian Trevett spoke to MD, Richard Skerritt, about what makes the company tick......

KPMG Interview - Small is Beautiful

PBM visited KPMG’s Gatwick office to discuss the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic business scene.......

The South East Success Story

NatWest Regional Director Daryl Gayler explains the regional growth tracker......

Simon Cowell - The Marmite Man

Maarten Hoffmann explains how Simon Cowell is one of those people who divide opinion......

Consult and Succeed

MD from Agovo Samuel Tilley talks to PMB......

Leading the Way

New initiative by the Business Development department of Northbrook College......

Florida Bound - Nova Direct

Exciting Florida based magazine launch for Nova Direct...

It All Starts from the Top

It all starts from the top according to Michael Page......

Checkatornado

Kevin Byrne, MD of Checkatrade, talks to Platinum Business Magazine......

Donald Trump - The Serial Disrupter

Donald Trump - The Serial Disrupter by Marten Hoffmann...

Divorce – Must it spell disaster for a business?

Recent national statistics show that about 236,000 people in England and Wales start divorce proceedings each year......

Brighton and Hove Business Awards

The awards ceremony at All Saints Church in Hove were compered by comedian, Stephen Grant.......

Sparks of talent

Entrepreneurial Spark hub in Brighton...special launch event...

Hot topics

David Seall. Welcome to my new column for Platinum Business Magazine; Hot Topics...

We mean business in Croydon

More than 100 businesses will be exhibiting at Croydon expo 2015, Fairfield Halls in Croydon on October 14...

Field of dreams

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

Corporate deals surge

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

On The Right Page For Recruitment

Based in Weybridge, global offices, FTSE 250-listed, Michael Page one of the region’s big success stories....

The Country's Leading CEO

Maarten Hoffmann writes about Queen Elizabeth II and her 63 year reign......

Taylor Made Awards

Ian Trevett caught up with Jeremy to talk awards and business in the Gatwick Diamond......

Audi RS3 – Split Personality

Audi RS models seem to get slightly more deranged as the years go by. Maarten drives the RS3......

Changes to Tax Relief on Let Property

Two major changes to the tax relief available to landlords of residential property.......

China Crisis? What Crisis?

The most common question Skerritts get at present is “but what about China?” Andy Merricks explains......

Southern Powerhouse

Dean Orgill talks about passing a greater degree of economic autonomy to the regions of England....

On the Bus for Success

Les Matheson at NatWest talks about the new Entrepreneurial Spark initiative in the city....

Fighting Fraud – the golden rules to protect yourself

Fraud today is sophisticated, organised and lucrative. With every sector of the economy facing this threat......

Superwoman - Angela Merkel

In Angela Merkel, the world has just witnessed the return of Germany as the dominant power of Europe...

Bright Sparks

Fiona Anderson from Natwest, is heading up the new Entrepreneurial Spark hatchery in Brighton......

Croydon - Developing the Dream

Richard Plant, chair of Develop Croydon, tells the story of the massive regeneration in Croydon......

Gatwick Fights On

Airport Commission has reported. Heathrow should get its extra runway, if it meets a few conditions. So debate over?...

The Tesla S

I have always dismissed electric cars as being a waste of time. Then the Tesla S arrived on my driveway......

Wise Words from DMH Stallard

Wise Words from Richard Pollins at DMH Stallard, starting with reliability......

Rocket Man

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

Avoiding Clashes of Culture

Michael Jenkins from Roffey Park Institute offers tips on trading in Asia......

A Barometer for Working Life

Roffey Park’s 2015 Management Agenda Survey has been running for 18 years. We summarise some key findings......

Audi TT

Maarten Hoffmann test drives the new Audi TT - still a hairdresser's car?...

How Long Have You Got

Andy Merricks of Skerritts talks about a big problem in Society today – short termism… ...

Boosting Exports with a Trade Mission

Gary Chown of NatWest Commercial Banking how to join a trade mission and get the most out of it…...

Hillary Clinton

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

Rapid Response

Louise Walden of Big Beach Marketing explains why your website should be mobile friendly......

Let's talk trains...and I don’t mean HS1 ½

Don’t think, “Trains...this is going to be boring...” Uniglobe considers the state of transport in this country.......

Managing Ambitions

Alan Edwards, new Managing Partner at Carpenter Box always had a clear vision of where he wanted to be......

Coast to Capital Forum

Policy makers and business organisations at Coast to Capital’s Local Enterprise Partnership Forum...

Make a Stand

Michael Gietzen, Director at Identity Group offers top tips on how to gain new business enquiries as an exhibitor…...

Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI

Maarten discovers whether the SLK250 CDI continues the tradition of style, luxury and, best of all, speed.......

Credit Unions - Hidden Gems

James Peach of Kreston Reeves explains what Credit Unions can offer and the benefits that they can provide......

Open, Transparent Yet Always Private

Ian Trevett speaks to Lorna Fairbairn, the Head of DMH Stallard Private Client Department......

The Runway to Success

Fed up with the election? Then spare a thought for the Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate......

A Bit of Breathing Space

After a lively start to the year we appear to have reached a period whereby we can catch our breath......

The Entrepreneurial Spark

The hunt is on to find Brighton and Hove’s most exciting new businesses......

Are You Mindful of Your Mental Health?

IOD reverts to a “just a thought” comment from a previous column to develop a theme of looking after ourselves.......

Philip Green - Ragtrade to Riches

Philip Green - the high street fashion mogul who ripped up the traditional rule book......

If you always do...

If you always do what you’ve always done …you’ll always get, what you always got. Which is fine if it’s working for you, but...

University Manor

The University of Brighton has set up a new base in the Manor Royal Business District in Crawley......

The Working Year

The year away from the campus now has the slicker title of a professional placement......

Supersonic Dreams

From “Nut Rage” to a plane flying on the sun’s energy and all things in between......

Audi Q7 - Quintessentially Audi

Maarten Hoffmann reviews the vast but Quintessentially Audi Q7......

Welcome to the Team

Bennett Griffin welcomes Jeremy Wootton to their Commercial Property Team......

The Budget

Business Services Partner, Paul Roe, reports on how Kreston Reeves reacted to the budget... ...

Export Survey

Scott Garner, Head of Business Development at DMH Stallard explains the road to successful exports......

Supporting Growth

We ask Daryl Gayler, Executive Board Member of Coast to Capital how local businesses faring in the current market?...

Company Structure

Private companies of varying sizes are recognising the virtues of a Non Executive Director......

Supporting Growth

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Balancing the Budget

Taking time to look at where your company has overspent, wasted money or not invested enough is crucial....

Motivating Purpose

For six in ten Millennials, a “sense of purpose” is part of the reason they chose to work for their current employers......

Europe Debate - In or Out?

Local business leaders share their thoughts on the EU debate - In or out?...

The UK Election is a Worry

Andy Merricks of Skerritts Wealth Management explains how the UK election is a worry this time......

The Truth About Crowdfunding

What exactly is this new trend that’s shaking up the finance business and voluntary sectors & the economy at large?...

Gatwick Diamond Business Award Winners

Find out who the winners were at this year's Gatwick Diamond Business Awards......

Jeremy Clarkson - The Marmite Man

If ever there was a person who justifies the Marmite tag, it’s Jeremy Clarkson. Find out why......

The World of Drones

Drone technology, or unmanned flight, has been around in one form or another since 1849. Find out why......

BMW M6 Convertible

Maarten Hoffmann drives BMW's flagship M6 Convertible - Mumbai here I come......

Learning to Lead

Amanda Menahem from Hastings Direct Insurance updates us on some joint ventures with Sussex University....

Precise Sense of Staff Development

Solartron Metrology named as a finalist in national Employer of the Year Awards......

An alternative day at the office

Amanda Menahem from Hastings Direct reflects on the day at the office she had just had......

Helping Charities Serve Their Communities

Imogen Lucas talks to Andrew Fry at Charityline and charities accessing professional services......

Top Five Financial Issues Facing Charities

Eileen Houghton, head of the Not for Profit group at Carpenter Box highlights challenges for charities....

A new way to stop the gridlock at Heathrow

A new way to stop the gridlock at Heathrow by Uniglobe Preferred Travel.....

Energy and Drive

Ian Trevett interviews the Head of Property for Bennett Griffin, Rob Fawcett....

On the Acquisition Trail

Why more and more businesses are considering M&A by DMH Stallard...

The Global Network

Chairman, Clive Stevens and the Partner for International Services, Shirley Smith tell us about Kreston Reeves......

Key to Success

Top tips to help you protect and grow key accounts by Chris White from EMC. ...

Reach for the sky

Eleanor Harris, Chief Executive of Brighton i360, explains all to Ian Trevett...

Technology Rules

Dean Orgill, Chairman of Mayo Wynne Baxter talks about the impact of technology on creativity…...

International Trade Opportunities

Jez Hockley from Lloyds Bank talks about international trade opportunities......

Working Capital Management

Gary Chown talks about finding a way to manage working capital efficiently......

Warren Buffett - The Sage of Omaha

The Wizard of Omaha, the Oracle and the Sage of Omaha, to name just a few titles Warren Buffett carries around…...

Being in the right place...

Big Beach Director Craig Walden talks about how they help clients be in the right place at the right time…...

Empowering Local Growth

Ron Crank of Coast to Capital LEP reflects on the power of local decision-making......

Have pensions suddenly become sexy?

Richard Skerrit, Managing Director of Skerritts talks about the changing views on pensions......

Ford B Max

No doubt you will have seen the clever TV commercial that shows a guy performing a high dive. Find out more......

Tony Blair - Criminal, Myth or Legend?

Tony Blair has always been a bit a conundrum, find out what Maarten Hoffmann has discovered......

Growth and Stability

Richard Pollins speaks to Ian Trevett about his ambitions and plans for DMH Stallard....

Independently Speaking

Tim Manly, Headmaster of Hurst, on politics, Eton, social mobility and the importance of giving....

Seize the Day

2015 is the year for SMEs to seize opportunity and grow according to David Rawlance at Lloyds Bank...

Entrepreneurial Spark

Gary Chown, Director of Commercial Banking NatWest promotes their latest initiative for up-and-coming entrepreneurs......

2014 Motoring Review

This section could come in handy if you haven’t yet decided what you want for Christmas!...

Are You Tapping The Global Marketplace?

For those considering or new to exporting, UKTI may be an unknown source of support. ...

Trading Abroad

Gary Chown, Director of NatWest outlines the three main types of risk a company may encounter......

Boris Johnson...Hair to the Throne?

Enigma, conundrum, buffoon or the smartest guy in Whitehall? Interview by Maarten Hoffmann...

Kelly Hoppen campaigns for British Exports

Kelly Hoppen MBE backed the recent British Export Week with a list of Top Tips on ‘Exporting a Business Abroad’....

The Great Environmental Con

The Great Environmental Con kicks off Anger Management by Maarten Hoffmann...

Working Lunch with Chief Exec of Coast to Capital

This month we had the pleasure of lunch at Stanmer House in Falmer. Interview by Maarten Hoffmann....

Fail to plan…plan to fail

Have you got a plan? Not a Marketing plan, a business plan. Louise Walden of Big Beach marketing asks... ...

Lord Sugar - Sugar and Spice

Lord Sugar - Sugar and Spice. Martin Hoffmann interviews Baron Sugar of Clapton...

Meet our Graduates

Marketing manager for the University of Brighton Robbie Vella debates the graduate skills gap…...

Get ready for a boom in M&R activity

Nik Askaroff, CEO of EMC Corporate Finance discusses the outlook for M&As…...

Gatwick vs Heathrow

John Burroughes of Uniglobe talks about Gatwick vs Heathrow and who should have a new runway......

Heston Blumenthal - The Culinary Alchemist

Heston Blumenthal OBE - Interviewed by Maarten Hoffmann...

Bentley Continental V8 Convertible

I struggled to think of a better way to spend an afternoon than to test the new Bentley Continental V8 convertible......

Balance Luxury Executive Golf Competition

Calling all senior business executives across the South East! Win the ultimate stress buster... ...

Keep Charged to Stay Flying

The recent airport security update requiring travellers to power-up electronic equipment.....

Sources of Finance

The first port of call for most borrowers will, quite rightly, be a High Street bank... ...

How to Retain Staff

With the recovery building up a head of steam, employees may start to feel more confident about changing jobs......

Will You Fall Foul of a Dilapidations Claim?

It is often the case that tenants will be subject to a dilapidations claim when vacating their business premises......

I’m a Zombie Pension Get Me Out of Here

Many people are stuck in With Profits funds that are paying zero or minimal returns.......

How Much is My Business Worth?

The question we are most often asked by business owners is, “what is my business worth?” ...

The Perils of Tupe

Many purchasers of a business pay insufficient attention to the issue of its employees......

Commercial Mortgages

Flexibility is the key and there are a range of options to help you tailor the finance to meet your specific preferences.....

Mercedes SL65 AMG

Mercedes Benz is a word synonymous with quality, style and performance......

Bernie Ecclestone - From Rags to Riches

From Rags to Riches - Bernie Ecclestone interview by Maarten Hoffmann...

Is there a Graduate Skills Gap?

Do universities prepare students for business? Universities are... ...

Buying & Selling a Business

Are you thinking of retiring and selling your business? Or perhaps you are looking to expand and buy out......

Audi Q5

The small SUV market continues unabated and we seem to be showing an inexhaustible appetite for sitting high......

The Hilton Guy

Guy Hilton has more than just the perfect name to be General Manager of the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel......

ADR & Mediation

Rix & Kay discuss alternative dispute resolution and litigation through the court system…...

Growing Pains

Results from the Carpenter Box SME Manufacturing survey......

The Finance Solution

Nat West talks about an alternative form of lending to businesses which is on the rise......

What Is Group Business Travel

When travelling for business with over nine people, this is deemed to be 'Group Business Travel'......

It’s Not Rocket Science!

Head of Marketing and Events at Let’s Do Business Group talks about events......

Omni Potent

Young Enterprise is the largest business and enterprise education charity in the UK......

Fleet Management

The tax position, the cost and the time consuming efforts needed to keep them on the road....

Richard Branson - Screw It, Just Do It

Screw It, Just Do It - Richard Branson interview by Maarten Hoffmann...

JAGUAR XJL PORTFOLIO LWB

Jaguar have harked back to the days when the XJ6 was a staple on our roads but there is little comparison today......

The University Challenge - Part 2

Hastings Direct make changes to their assessment process to better select graduates......

Don’t Mention the Football

In promising not to mention it I’ve immediately broken that promise by mentioning it... ...

How to Prepare for Change…

Managing fleet operating costs is vital; luckily there are several things......

Knowledge is Power

Can academics and businesspeople talk the same language? ...

Business Travel

Graham Viles at Brand Learning provides insight into changing Travel Management providers......

Excitement in the Pensions World

A ripple of excitement and surprise amongst everyone involved with the pension industry... ...

Green Deal or No Deal

Now might be the time to read your EPC rating of your building and act......

The Value Of Face-To-Face Endures

Despite economic trials and the emergence of new media, the value of face-to-face marketing endures ...

How Schools & Businesses Can Help Young People

Hurstpierpoint College have put an excellent careers advice and work experience programme in place......

The University Challenge

Investigating the gap between graduate education and the needs of the employer....

International Ambitions

The opportunities for international trade are growing and UK companies are increasingly taking advantage ...

Range Rover

I have always loved the Range Rover although never for reasons based on common sense…...

Jaguar F Type

According to my children, the Jaguar F Type has a new name - the pointy car. Find out way…...

Mercedes E220 SE Coupe

Find out how Mercedes bring on the new Mercedes E220 SE Coupe......

McLaren 12C

Until recently, if you wanted a beautifully crafted supercar you sent your Euro cheque off to Italy......

The History Man

“Most people think that Carpenter Box is a made-up name,” declares Chris Coopey, “but it isn’t the case.” ...

Capital Allowance Changes

Changes in the capital allowances rules, which come into effect this month....

Karen Brady - Brady Means Business

Brady Means Business - Karen Brady interview by Camilla Davies...

Mercedes GLA 220 CDA

The Mercedes GLA is the German brand’s answer to the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 and it’s been a long time coming…...

Borrowed Time

A general overview of many of the types of business funding now available in the marketplace. ...

Legal Issues Simplified

Issues to consider when setting up a business to help make the journey a smooth and painless experience....

Business Travel

Travel remains dynamic and ever changing, with the emergence of the multi-screen generation....

Bridging the Skills Gap

What can businesses do today to help prepare tomorrow’s workforce for employment?...

Conference Guide

Conference and banqueting facilities - key influencing factors for businesses looking for a hotel....

James Caan - Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board - James Caan interview by Maarten Hoffmann...

Wise Words

Amanda shares with us words of wisdom that she gleaned over the years....

Thumbs Up for 2014

Sussex business has launched into 2014 with an appetite for recovery and growth....

Understanding Leasing

Keith Jackman from Lookers Mercedes-Benz explains the leasing options for a new car....

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