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Funding your business future

Where do you see yourself in five years?’ It’s a common question at interviews, with responding answers of career progression or specific personal achievements. But when it comes to your business, do you have a plan?  Is it an increase in turnover, a new...

Give the people what they want

Penny Bailey is the founder of Bailey Solutions, which specialises in library management systems. She is a quiet innovator and one of the most interesting humans I’ve ever met, says Kate Bendix, MDHUB Member “When I was a kid, I took out my full quota of books...

Residential rental market – maybe consider furnished holiday lets

Just when you thought there was a let up in the Government’s apparent war against landlords, the ‘Renters Reform Bill 2022’ is now lurking in the shadows. By Paul Webster, Private Client Tax Director at Kreston Reeves   The Bill looks to ban...

Don’t invite the cyber criminals in

The busier businesses become, and the more customers and suppliers involved, so the need for robust cyber security becomes ever more important With many business sectors showing positive recovery and growth post pandemic, it is very tempting to concentrate on what...

Are dumbphones the smart choice?

There is no doubt that being connected to the online world is a fundamental requirement for contemporary businesses, creating opportunities to build brands, generate business, recruit new employees and more. Having a device which is used for work purposes has become a staple...

Children of the 60s - in their 60s

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. We can all say that about the time we were kids and, fortunate or not, I was brought up in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ – when the leash was off; sex, drugs, rock and roll had replaced austerity and rationing, The Beatles...

The take off and landing of Sir Freddie Laker

Immediately post-pandemic, it Is low-cost carriers (LCCs) who have been slowly but surely emerging from their enforced hibernation to start taking people to their far-away destinations. Platinum looks back on a businessman, born 100 years ago this month, who ventured into...

Collaborate22 competition

Surrey Research Park, together with the University of Surrey, recently launched a competition designed to help businesses innovate and grow. The Collaborate22 competition was open to all tenants and companies within SETsquared and Rocketdesk The competition, funded by the...

Personal data – be clear on the risk to your business

A changing legal landscape was presented by Brexit, and data protection laws is one of the areas that has required businesses to check their compliance procedures and processes to make sure they are up to date. By Debbie Venn, Partner, DMH Stallard LLP Impact of BrexitBrexit...

Help to grow

Get 1:1 business mentoring with a 90% government-funded Help to Grow: Management course Help To Grow: Management is a leadership and management course designed to help people grow their business. The 12-week course supports leaders and senior managers of small and medium-sized...

100 issues and counting...

As with many of you who run your own business l am sure, we work 12 hours a day, six days a week and rarely come up for air. When l recently popped my head up, someone said it’s the Platinum 100th issue next month. l was in disbelief.  I nearly fell over when...

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