• 2014 winners announced at last night’s annual gala dinner, with IKEA, ITV and Telefónica UK amongst the victors. Ceremony hosted by Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan, with keynote speech from Sir Ben Ainslie

  • The Recent Holiday Pay Case

    21 Nov 2014 Laura Milne

    As most readers will have read, on the 4th of November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its decision in a case concerning payment for holiday pay. This case is, arguably, ground-breaking and one which gives us some clarity on that thorny issue of holiday pay.

  • Today, ten semi finalists have been announced for the National Business Awards Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award. They will now present a three minute pitch to an expert panel of judges and live audience in Liverpool on 24 June 2014. 

  • Laura tells us about the upcoming recommendation for the new collective pension scheme as hinted at within the Queen’s Speech.

  • Finalists for the Santander Corporate Citizenship Award debate business case for social impact and highlight variety of commercial benefits

  • In an industry first, Friendly Pensions has become the first pension provider in the market to support the transfer of data using the Pensions and Payroll Data Interface Standard (PAPDIS).

  • The National Business Awards has today revealed the full line-up of judges for 2014. The judging panels will determine the winners across 17 categories, and will be headed up by Chair of Judges Dame Helen Alexander.

  • Friendly Pensions are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a four star rating from Defaqto, the leading UK independent financial research company.

  • Top performing small and medium sized businesses discuss the challenge of sustaining a culture of innovation as the company grows

  • Enabling transformation

    10 Sep 2014 Alex Evans

    Finalists for the BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year award share insights into the challenges and solutions for enabling transformation.

  • The transformers

    10 Sep 2014 Alex Evans

    Alex Evans profiles five transformational leaders shortlisted for the Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year award

  • Peter Sayburn, co-founder and MD of Market Gravity, shares his experiences of developing corporate entrepreneurship 

  • Employment lawyer Laura Milne, Founder of Lime HR, discusses the recent ECHR ruling that says all female shortlists are illegal

  • No man is an island

    28 Aug 2014

    Employers are far more conscious of the value of networks and eco-systems, using Facebook and Linkedin to not only find good people but see the communities they have built around them – which could contain potential clients, partners or employees. 

  • Prizing talent above all else

    28 Aug 2014 Alex Evans

    Engaged employees are helping great businesses to grow and win awards. Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards explains why.

  • Strong leadership, continued investment in people and innovation, and committed corporate citizenship distinguish top performing FTSE 100 firms, writes Alex Evans

  • Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability at ICAEW, explores the role of business in creating a new system of sustainable prosperity

  • What's up at Downing Street?

    29 Jul 2014 Alex Evans

    Shortlisting 2014, planning 2015 and visits to PM’s office have kept the NBA Programme Director busy this month…

  • Shortlist represents industries including, retail, advertising, technology and energy

  • Britain needs constant gardeners who aspire to deliver best in show results, writes Alex Evans

  • Pitch perfect

    30 Jun 2014

    New Entrepreneur semi-finalists present ten compelling stories of profit with purpose to The Duke of York

  • Guy Rigby offers tips for those trying to secure funding for growth

  • Clive Lewis FCA, head of enterprise at ICAEW, gives his advice on the best sources of government assistance for small businesses

  • A new award for founders of all ages celebrates those helping Britain to become a more entrepreneurial nation


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