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Interview with Greg Hughes Chief Executive Test Link Services

MAKING THE BIG DECISIONS A major report commissioned by Rothmans will consider how owner-managed companies can best move forward, how it’s possible to balance being "in the company" with finding the time to be "on the business”. Where is future growth coming from, and will it be the consequence of setting and following strategy or unexpected opportunity? The report will also identify the most likely stumbling blocks (assessing risk, controlling IT, working capital, team development for example) an...

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Interview with Paul Mortlock Managing Director Frazer-Nash

MAKING THE BIG DECISIONS A major report commissioned by Rothmans will consider how owner-managed companies can best move forward, how it’s possible to balance being "in the company" with finding the time to be "on the business”. Where is future growth coming from, and will it be the consequence of setting and following strategy or unexpected opportunity? The report will also identify the most likely stumbling blocks (assessing risk, controlling IT, working capital, team development for example) an...

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Interview with Tony Barnett Managing Director Barnbrook Systems

MAKING THE BIG DECISIONS A major report commissioned by Rothmans will consider how owner-managed companies can best move forward, how it’s possible to balance being "in the company" with finding the time to be "on the business”. Where is future growth coming from, and will it be the consequence of setting and following strategy or unexpected opportunity? The report will also identify the most likely stumbling blocks (assessing risk, controlling IT, working capital, team development for example) an...

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Calling all Surrey entrepreneurs!

Calling all Surrey entrepreneurs!

If you have turned your great idea into a successful business venture, this is your chance to be crowned ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the prestigious SME Surrey Business Awards 2016. The ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award is sponsored by Rothmans Sutton and will be judged by Partners Graham Hindley and Andy Miller. Graham comments: “One of the firm’s key specialisms is in advising start-up businesses so we are greatly looking forward to meeting Surrey’s innovative entrepreneurs whose flair and dete...

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Leading economic expert tells the South’s businesses what Brexit could mean for them

Leading economic expert tells the South’s businesses what Brexit could mean for them

Ahead of the Bank of England’s monetary policy report, more than 200 businesses in the South packed out Southampton’s Chilworth Manor last week to find out from one of the UK’s leading economists what Brexit could mean for them. Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics at HSBC, gave his presentation at a special seminar organised by the bank and Rothmans. The audience heard that discussions on exit options will dominate the government’s agenda for the next two years. Options include a ‘soft exit’, as in...

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Samantha Kingston wins the national New Business Venus Award

National ‘Working women’s Oscar’ awarded to Southampton virtual reality entrepreneur

A Southampton-based businesswoman carving out success in the growing virtual reality industry has won the Rothmans-sponsored national award for New Business of the Year in the Venus Awards, known as the ‘working women’s Oscars’. Samantha Kingston set up her specialist marketing company, Virtual Umbrella, a year ago, scooping the Venus regional award before going on to win the national title. Seventy regional winners competed in a range of categories, with national winners chosen from nearly 5,000 nominations and nearly 6...

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