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Gap in the market leads to Fabulous family business

Gap in the market leads to Fabulous family business

PwC’s Family Business leader, Sian Steele, recently met Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever. Whilst retired, Tricia felt invisible to the traditional beauty industry and couldn’t find makeup which suited her older face. She decided to something about it and after nine months of developing a new make-up range, she officially launched Look Fabulous Forever in October 2013.

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Fast Growth Success Stories: People Make a Business

Fast Growth Success Stories: People Make a Business

Phil Melia, Fast Growth leader for the South East, meets Jacyn Heavens, Founder and CEO of EPOS Now. Headquartered in Norwich, EPOS Now is a cloud-based software company offering point of sale systems. The company is ranked as the 46th fastest growing company in Europe according to the Financial Times....

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Making home care more personal

Making home care more personal

By Laura Palmer Laura Palmer, PwC Manager in Tax interviews Daniel Pike COO of SuperCarers, a health tech company on a mission to make elderly care more personal and bring together the disconnected care system. What was the original inspiration for SuperCarers? It was both professional and personal experiences that...

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Want to scale up? Get your financial information right

Want to scale up? Get your financial information right

Consider the following: A company concentrating on selling its least profitable products. A firm that continues to take orders from customers who owe money way past terms. Failures of inventory leading to a loss of valuable customers by not being able to deliver the right car part A restauranteur realising...

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Tech Success – You focus on growth – we’ll do the rest

Tech Success – You focus on growth – we’ll do the rest

Are you an early stage business, wondering at what stage you should seek professional advice? As I'm sure you would expect there's no correct answer to this, but what factors should trigger an early stage business to think about seeking professional advice from accountants or lawyers? This...

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Scaling up? Accelerate your marketing strategy with Thomond

Scaling up? Accelerate your marketing strategy with Thomond

Thomond brings a new approach to the traditional marketing agency model, focusing on helping high growth businesses identify what marketing strategies and tactics will make a tangible impact at each stage of their growth cycle. Jennifer Dickie meets Jonathon Bates, co-founder and Head of Strategy at Thomond.

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We meet Tobi Schneidler CEO, founder and owner of Bouncepad

We meet Tobi Schneidler CEO, founder and owner of Bouncepad

Tobi Schneidler is CEO and co-founder of Bouncepad and an entrepreneur who began his career as a designer, studying in London. In 2010 the Bouncepad iPad Kiosk was born out of a consulting design project and has since grown into an international design and manufacturing business with...

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FinTech: We meet Rhydian Lewis CEO and founder of RateSetter

FinTech: We meet Rhydian Lewis CEO and founder of RateSetter

Rhydian Lewis is CEO and founder of RateSetter. Although the business was launched in 2010, the initial concept was dreamed up back in 2002 and amongst other things, it was the recession that helped encourage Rhydian to seize the market opportunity. RateSetter is now one of the trailblazers in the FinTech space, changing the way the industry meets the demands of consumers today.

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Hassle free: We meet Alex Delpedge and Will Herrmann from Hassle.com

Hassle free: We meet Alex Delpedge and Will Herrmann from Hassle.com

Hassle.com is a free to the consumer, destination web site that puts together buyers and sellers of home based services. For our latest Fast Growth Founder's story, we interviewed Alex Depledge (CEO & Co-founder) and Will Herrmann (Finance Director) from Hassle.com to ask them about the challenges facing fast growing companies, the advantages and disadvantages of operating in London and any advice they had for their peers.

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Trip of a lifetime: We meet Arnaud Bertrand, co-founder of HouseTrip

Trip of a lifetime: We meet Arnaud Bertrand, co-founder of HouseTrip

Arnaud Bertrand is the co-founder of HouseTrip. After launching in January 2010, and moving from Lausanne to London in 2011, HouseTrip is now one of the fastest growing holiday rental websites in Europe. We met Arnaud to talk about the secrets behind his success and also his view of the UK as a place to do business.

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Luxury Tech: We meet José Neves CEO and founder of Farfetch

Luxury Tech: We meet José Neves CEO and founder of Farfetch

José Neves is CEO and founder of Farfetch and an entrepreneur who began his career with a technology business founded whilst studying Economics at Universidad de Porto in 1994. He quickly added to his portfolio, establishing contemporary shoe brand Swear in London in 1996, followed by bstore in 2001.

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Flying the flag for UK startups - We meet Cristiana Camisotti, Co-Founder of Silicon Milkroundabout

Flying the flag for UK startups - We meet Cristiana Camisotti, Co-Founder of Silicon Milkroundabout

Silicon Milkroundabout runs regular events designed to match talented people with the thousands of jobs on offer at UK tech start-ups. Their 7th event which was held recently in May 2014 in East London saw 1000’s of jobs available in some of London’s coolest and brightest tech start-ups.

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