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Spring clean your systems

As we move through the first half of 2021 many of us will be feeling the need to spring clean or revamp, may it be our homes, gardens or lifestyle. But the spring cleaning notion can also extend to our working systems. This is also emphasised by our move towards what has...

Trading to Xcess

Platinum sat down with The Apprentice star, Debra Barr to find out what she did following the programme with her company Xcess Trading, and how they have fared over the tumultuous last year...

Continued Covid support measures from the Budget

The Chancellor had a difficult task in this Spring Budget: to indicate how he might balance the Government’s books in the future, while still having to pay out huge sums to support the economy. He said that he would continue to provide ‘whatever it takes’...

A new super deduction

by Sam Jones, Corporate Tax Senior Manager, Kreston Reeves...

The Starling

Listening to Anne Boden speak, you realise she is miles away from the stereotype banking CEO but then l guess that’s the point – as far away as her Starling bank is from traditional banking. By Maarten Hoffmann...

Making financial confidence our ‘new normal’

The pandemic has dealt women a particularly challenging hand when it comes to their finances. For this year’s International Women’s Day, Samantha Kaye from Wellesley Wealth Advisory called for women to reclaim their financial self-esteem Women’s wealth...

Ford Focus Hybrid

It never ceases to amaze me quite what kick the engineers manage to get out of a 1.0-litre engine these days. Its the same thrust we used to get out of 3-litre cars back in the day. The new Hybrid Focus sits right in that category. As Ford stated: “Our electrified...

Cleankill’s Gold renewal proves dedication to staff

Surrey-based Cleankill Pest Control is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold Award gold accreditation...

Business interruption insurance – hope springs eternal

With the UK having suffered its worst economic slump since the Great Frost of 1709, a fall in economic output of 9.9%, inflation predicted to reach 2% and almost two million people not having worked for six months many businesses have been left reeling from the effect of...

Heading in the right direction

Tim Hatari, CEO of TMD Coaching Ltd, is here to talk about some of the reasons why you may need to update your business plan so that you stay on track!...

Welcome to the Bamboo Club

Following the successful launch of its first peer-to-peer network for regional business leaders, Sussex Innovation is recruiting three new cohorts to join the Bamboo Club. The programme, which will run into 2022, is funded by the Business East Sussex Pivot Programme. It...

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