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22 Mar 2021 Tips and tricks Exits: six things you need to think about As much as our entrepreneur clients love their businesses, for many it is the potential for a lucrative exit event that keeps them putting in the hours. The ideas covered are targeted at founders looking to exit via a sale of their business... read more
04 Mar 2021 Industry News Legislation UK Listings Rules: How do you catch a unicorn? The UK listing rules are currently in the spotlight, with the Government keen to make London a more attractive place for listings. It is easy to see why – the level of listings in the UK has fallen 40% since 2008. There are also conce... read more
15 Jan 2021 Industry News Do investors penalise female founders for lack of “industry fit”? Academics conducted a study on ventures seeking funding in different industries.  ... read more
04 Jan 2021 Ethics and sustainability Industry News Legislation Tips and tricks Becoming a B Corp – the legal implications Boodle Hatfield Associate, Hugo Brown and junior client advisor at Rothschild & Co, Tom O’Keeffe, outline what a B Corporation is, why more businesses no longer regard ESG as optional and the legal implications involved.  ... read more
14 Dec 2020 Tips and tricks Your first funding round – 6 things you need to know For many entrepreneurs completing their first round of funding is a well earned validation of the time and energy they have to put into their venture. As investors and founders both know, however, such a round is hopefully only a preliminar... read more
25 Nov 2020 Industry News CGT Review In July, the Chancellor commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a review of Capital Gains Tax. ... read more
12 Nov 2020 Tips and tricks How to start a business: Setting up and getting going This article is designed to be an introduction to some of the key practical matters an entrepreneur needs to deal with when they start a business… ... read more
30 Oct 2020 Industry News Entrepreneurship in the UK: how much does background matter? A report from the British Business Bank flags what many of us will have suspected – there is a link between the success of a new business and the background of the entrepreneur. ... read more
07 Oct 2020 Ethics and sustainability Industry News Urban farming – an alternative use for commercial space? An entrepreneurial business plan and a fascinating use of commercial space in central London.  ... read more
25 Sep 2020 Tips and tricks Covid-19 doesn’t sound the death knell for UK’s SMEs Richard Hill of Stonehage Fleming argues that for those with the right mindset, the disruption brought by COVID-19 can provide opportunity for new businesses and working practices. ... read more
18 Sep 2020 Industry News Do family businesses have more in common than they think? Rupert Merson (adjunct professor at London Business School) has written an interesting piece on how family businesses have more in common than they realise. ... read more
15 Sep 2020 Industry News FCA Business Interruption Insurance test case – good news for policyholders Judgment was handed down today in the business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA, with the findings generally being positive for policyholders.The Court found that most of the relevant clauses provided cover to the insured... read more