A report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found the small business sector has the potential to double the number of apprentices they take on, if the Government put in place the right measures to make apprenticeships work for them.
Mercer & Hole are delighted to announce that three new partners are joining the firm and in addition to London, St Albans and Milton Keynes, Mercer & Hole will have a new office in Rickmansworth.
Award-winning, From Babies with Love is pleased to announce that their in-house collection of infant accessories are now being stocked by Ocado – the online supermarket. This news comes in the same week as the business being shortlisted for the 2016 Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) Awards in which they are one of six finalists for the Consumer Facing category.
Pam Charman, branch chairman of the Hertfordshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is delighted that member Donna Nichol has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the campaign that culminates in the UK's dedicated day for small businesses on 3 December.
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With the support of the University of Bedfordshire, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are holding the region's first Skills Summit to bring together small businesses with educators from universities, colleges and schools from throughout the region. The event on the 14 October, 2016 aims to take down barriers and explore ways that the young people entering the local workplace can come equipped with the skills needed to flourish and for the local economy to prosper.
Since June, the pound has felt like a city under siege, unable to hold off marauding 'Brexiteers' as fear and uncertainty dominated the headlines.
Signs the siege could be lifting have started to appear since mid-August. A couple of weeks ago, investors had more short positions against GBP (bets that GBP would fall) than ever before.