A prestigious upbringing was brought to an abrupt end for Maximilian White, but a rocky lifestyle change as a child only made him more determined to succeed.
Sometimes, startup staff have chosen to work in a startup because they thrive under pressure – so how do you retain them when you move into scaleup territory?
With a culture of diversity and inclusion at its centre, Fujitsu considers itself a “People Company” and Real Business heard how SMEs can get there too, as well as the benefits they can expect.
Ione Butler is a trained performer, but despite a passion for acting, giving leads her heart, which is why she’s developed Uplifting Content, a Facebook community and business that share her beliefs.
For our Look Beyond London this month, we’ve taken a trip to the south west to find out how entrepreneurs feel about running a business in Bristol, hearing about everything from nurseries to burgers.
The creative industries in the UK are undergoing a revival – government figures show the country’s creative industries are now worth £84.1bn per year to the UK economy. At the heart of that is a piqued interest in art.
Two years ago, infidelity site Ashley Madison was at the centre of a hacking scandal that leaked details of over 30m users. However, the company has now exclusively told Real Business about how the attack made it stronger and, ironically, more mature.
Described as the “Airbnb for left luggage”, CityStasher services a major travel need, enabling tourists to store their bags with local shops and hotels, effectively driving high street footfall.
Elena Shifrina’s colourful career has included catwalk modelling and MIT study – but now she wants to conquer the UK with her healthy snacks business Bio Food Lab, which sells 2.5m bars a month in her native Russia.
Almost a century after launch, 1925-launched heritage brand Champneys is massaged with £10m of investment a year. Not bad, considering owner Stephen Purdew admitted business plans didn’t exist when he embarked on his hospitality journey.
Since its launch in 2012, San Francisco-based precommerce platform Teespring has transformed entirely to become a business with over half a billion dollars in funding from VC giants.
Many stories of British entrepreneurial success often revolve around the UK capital, but it’s time to Look Beyond London to see what it’s like running a business in Leeds.