Q & A: Bowen Eldridge on starting up and getting their name ‘out there’

WHEN DID YOU START THE BUSINESS? The idea for the business was conceived some two years before we actually started it. We had worked together for over seven years for a well-known recruitment agency, so we ‘got’ the way in which each other works. However, it was important to get the timing of the new …

“Skill development” and “pride” top graduate ‘wish list’

The key consideration for nearly two thirds (63%) of UK graduates climbing onto the career ladder is to secure a role that offers opportunities to develop skills and knowledge, according to research by the British Army. The work ‘wish list’ also comprises earning a good salary (61%), but graduates are wanting to work somewhere that …

Optimism runs high for Britain’s female entrepreneurs

from Fresh Business Thinking The future is bright for female micro-business owners in the UK, as over six in ten expect their business to do better financially this year. Despite facing many challenging and long working hours, 83% of female Micro Business Owners (MBOs) would recommend other women to start their own business. The majority …

Robert Half: Proving competence greatest barrier faced by women in IT

from Recruitment International According to UK IT directors, the two biggest barriers faced by women working in IT are demonstrating their competence (57%) and challenging existing stereotypes (54%), finds recent research from Robert Half. Other challenges faced by women include overcoming impersonal/cultural considerations (42%), earning respect (30%) and working in a male-dominated environment (28%). The …

The Apprentice winners: Where are they now?

from The Week As a round of new contestants prepare to battle it out in series 12, what’s happened to the previous victors? Series 12 of The Apprentice is about to get underway, with to a new line-up of aspiring entrepreneurs desperate to win the approval of Lord Sugar and avoid hearing the fatal words: …