Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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Fin-Wrech: How FinTech upended the banking sector

Fin-Wrech: How FinTech upended the banking sector

Ever since the days of Tellson’s Bank in A Tale of Two Cities, banking has long been perceived as one of Britain’s most byzantine institutions. Described by Dickens as a ‘triumphant perfection of inconvenience’, Tellson’s Bank epitomised the foggy backroom dealings, gratuitous customer service and paralysing inefficiency synonymous with today’s...

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Google’s civil war

Google’s civil war

As recently as a decade ago Google’s company image verged on beloved. Buoyed by a tide of Steve Jobs-style cool, the corporate giant (even in 2008 giant seemed to sell the search engine short: ‘juggernaut’ perhaps? ‘behemoth’?) had parlayed their superior product and canny artistic flair into the kind of...

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West side story: London’s West End

West side story: London’s West End

Every day, an estimated 500,000 pedestrians trundle up and down London’s glossy Oxford Street. Until this year, pedestrians have had to share the iconic road with two lanes of traffic. Following Sadiq Khan’s announcement last year that Oxford Street will begin pedestrianizing in late 2018, which will cost around £60...

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Glug, glug: British booze exports on the rise

Glug, glug: British booze exports on the rise

Thirsty consumers from around the world have caused a surge in demand for British food and drink, based on research by supply chain organisation GS1 UK. Its report found that in the year to November 2017, the export of goods rose by 12% and British alcohol by 16%. Due to...

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The hunt is on for Kensington & Chelsea’s best local business!

The hunt is on for Kensington & Chelsea’s best local business!

The hunt is on for the best businesses in Kensington & Chelsea with the inaugural launch of the 2018 Kensington & Chelsea Business Awards. Organised by Kensington & Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the chamber aims to recognise and reward the achievements of the local business community across the whole of...

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SMEs likely to be worst affected by Brexit

SMEs likely to be worst affected by Brexit

In the crowded atrium of the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, the annual Business Funding Show is underway. Scores of business owners and start-up CEOs have set up their respective stands before bee lining towards their intended targets. As they introduce themselves to one another, hands are shaken and business cards...

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Business Funding Show: Pitch Perfect! Secrets Revealed

Business Funding Show: Pitch Perfect! Secrets Revealed

Pitch Perfect! Secrets Revealed will be an informative workshop on how to create an effective pitch to secure investors for your business. It will give you the chance to network, gain valuable feedback and maximise your brand exposure. You will meet representatives of accelerators, business angel networks, seed investment funds,...

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Carillion: A Retrospect

Carillion: A Retrospect

The Carillion crisis has shone a light on a much broader problem in corporate culture In a media climate that dogmatically abides by the ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ mantra, the Carillion crisis broke the mould in a striking fashion. For days on end, the crisis stuck to the front...

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Are you looking to connect with top lenders and investors and grow your business?

Are you looking to connect with top lenders and investors and grow your business?

The Networking with Funders workshop gives you the chance to network with and learn from funders offering loans, grants or investment. You will meet representatives of banks, crowdfunding platforms, angel networks, VCs and other financial institutions. No matter the stage or sector of your company, if you are an entrepreneur in...

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