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Burberry ousts its CEO and could you survive 378 days of team bonding?

Plus, warnings over the job market, Tesco makes a premium push and Musk officially endorses Trump in today's Off To Lunch.

Sarah Vizard

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The net-zero transition: A 3-point plan for smaller businesses 

Sustainable development poses unique challenges for SMEs but there are ways to address them. The key is to get started

Niki Turner-Harding

5 things I wish my 20-year-old self knew about business

As Caspar Lee reaches the big 3-0, he reflects on what he's learned about founding, building and investing in businesses

Caspar Lee

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The power of delegation

Plus, the new flexible-working trial, Wetherspoons to close more pubs and why we should pay more attention to departing CEOs in today's Off To Lunch

Sarah Vizard

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5 insights language-learning companies can offer us 

Digital language learning platforms are big business these days and the data they harvest can yield interesting insights for everyone, including business leaders

Dougal Shaw

Outside of a PureGym

PureGym’s CEO on why leaders need a sense of healthy paranoia

The sin of complacency undoes many good businesses, says PureGym CEO Humphrey Cobbold. To avoid it, leaders must ask themselves the hard questions

Humphrey Cobbold

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Growth Engines: The sum of the parts creates the whole magic

We take a look into the growth journey of Leeds-based digital product consultancy Parallax

Pavlo Phitidis

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7 reasons why workplace equity audits can be game-changing for SMEs

Equity audits can be a cost effective way to ensure legal compliance, boost employee engagement, enhance reputation, attract top talent and increase productivity

Zara Nanu

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer poses with Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (L), Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader (2nd R) and his shadow cabinet as Labour launch their general election manifesto on June 13, 2024 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Labour is consistently leading the polls by over 20 points, according to the latest YouGov data. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

The quest for economic growth

Sir Keir Starmer is betting the house on economic growth. If it doesn't win that bet the likely next government will face a tough choice on taxes and spending

Steven Swinford

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Growth Engines: Accelerating Ginetta into the future

The racing and sports car manufacturer has ambitious targets to triple production but will need to combine great products with excellent customer experience to do so

Pavlo Phitidis

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Britain, it’s time to make some tough decisions

When decision-makers stop making decisions, they're done. As the general election approaches, Britain must make the tough choices, not defer them

Ed Smith

Two pilots at work during departure of Dallas Fort Worth Airport in United States of America. The view from the flight deck with high workload the beginning night through the wind shield

Why AI is a co-pilot, not a decision-maker 

Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong, has worked in AI for five decades. He believes we are on the cusp of a “cerebral revolution” but cautions on the limits of the technology

Dougal Shaw

Members of the IC Blue team

Growth Engines: Read the earliest signals of change to lead your industry

IC Blue has succeeded by understanding how and when to change its value proposition to better align with customer needs

Pavlo Phitidis

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Smart firms needed smarter support to grow

Business support technology is evolving quickly, but SMEs still need more advanced digital pathways, says Enterprise Nation's Emma Jones

Emma Jones

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‘Don’t call us the Chesney Hawkes of gaming’: How two friends helped Manchester becoming a gaming hotspot

Manchester is known for its music scene and football teams, but two childhood friends are leading the way in making the region a hotspot for the gaming industry

Chris Maguire

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5 Nordic ideas to boost entrepreneurship in the UK 

The UK government wants to boost entrepreneurship. To do so, it could take inspiration from initiatives in the Nordic countries

Dougal Shaw

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Sorry, but Brits need to stop apologising and love success

The UK may love self-deprecation but there's a risk we miss out on vital business opportunities and fail to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

Szu Ping Chan

Clare Harris, Talking Tables

Growth Engines: Combining purpose and intent to build a legacy

Clare Harris turned her childhood experience laying tables for her family into a company, Talking Tables, that generates more than £25m a year in revenue

Pavlo Phitidis

Bolaji Sofoluwe, founder and managing director at ETK Group

Meet the business leader helping companies expand to Africa

Bolaji Sofoluwe is a firm believer in the power of the continent to deliver prosperity for ambitious companies and local economies

Josh Dornbrack

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When creating social content, offer value not cheap tricks

For years, being successful on social media meant creating clickbait. But the pendulum is swinging the other way as audiences look for content that doesn't numb their minds

Caspar Lee

Ideal Response Group founder Javid Ibrahim with members of his team on site

Growth engines: Scaling sales overcomes the tyranny of project revenue cycles

Ideal Response Group has seen significant growth, but founder Javid Ibrahim recognises that to move to the next stage he must have time to think and plan strategically

Pavlo Phitidis

Is UK venture capital working?

Amid economic turmoil, questions about the role of VC in the UK and whether it can ever work as well as it does in the US are being asked

Andrew Lynch

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 24: Labour leader Keir Starmer speaks to supporters during the launch of the Scottish Labour general election campaign at Caledonia House on May 24, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. Labour leader Keir Starmer is in Scotland to launch the party’s election campaign alongside his Scottish counterpart Anas Sarwar

Starmer might be ‘boring’, but his potential premiership won’t be dull

Starmer's critics see him as 'limited' but he is also ruthless and will shake-up how government is run, from centralising power to overhauling the civil service

Steven Swinford

Growth Engines: A kick-off starts the game, but the win is in the final score

James Thomas's Azzuu sports platform has grown rapidly after initially focusing on honing its platform by working with just one team: Everton

Pavlo Phitidis