2018 has been a great year for the Business Leader team. Record growth, increased website stats and the launch of Business Leader as a national publication have seen the UK’s leading B2B media platform achieve unprecedented success.
This year also saw the largest ever business awards event take place at Ashton Gate in September. Over 700 CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders witnessed the largest ever Business Leader Awards. You can view the winners here.
In November, Business Leader hosted the inaugural Go:Tech Awards. The sector-focused evening was a huge success and highlighted the leaders within the technology sector in the UK. The winners can be seen here.
But, what were the most read articles of the year on BusinessLeader.co.uk?
Top ten (in descending order)
Sex Robots – a disturbing look inside one of the world’s fastest growing industries
Yes you read that right. #Sextech is growing at an exponential rate, with the world of sex robots sparking ethical and technical debates across the world. Business Leader took an in-depth look at what this industry could mean for the future.
Finalists announced for UK’s leading tech awards
This year saw the launch of the inaugural Go:Tech Awards – hosted be The Gadget Show host, Georgie Barratt! Find out who the original finalists were here.
Top 50 South West entrepreneurs revealed
Lists can be controversial and spark debates regarding wider issues. This was certainly the case when Business Leader released its top 50 entrepreneurs for the South West list. What do you think?
‘I wouldn’t be where I am today if I wasn’t dyslexic’ Theo Paphitis talks business success
British businessman, entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis gave an exclusive interview to Business Leader. He talked about how being dyslexic was actually a crucial part of his success.
Baltic Fintech Boom: What’s ahead for the next wave of startups?
Fintech has shot to prominence in the last few years, with the UK for the most part leading the way. But where are the other hotbeds for #fintech activity? The Baltics are providing the next wave of start-ups that will be shaking up the sector.
South West business awards finalists announced
#BLA18 was one of the top trends on social media, as the latest Business Leader Awards highlighted the successful businesses and entrepreneurs in the South West. Find out who the finalists were for the awards here.
How long is the daily work commute for the average Londoner?
Transport in the UK – and most certainly in London – has always been a contentious issue…but just how long is the daily work commute in the capital?
Seven leadership lessons learned from Gareth Southgate
“Southgate you’re the one” rang around England over the summer of 2018 – as the national team dared us to believe that football was coming home. Unfortunately, that did not happen, but our manager showed some impressive leadership – this is what we learned from him.
From London to Paris: HSBC set to move seven operations amid Brexit uncertainty
Brexit has been the political hot topic for the last few years, and following the announcement that HSBC planned on moving some of its UK operation to Paris, France – the global banking institution gave Business Leader this statement.
Explosive impact – couple who started with £27 sell business for £72m
Business Leader’s most read article of the year was this interview with the husband and wife team at sports nutrition brand Grenade – Alan & Juliet Barratt.
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