Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

 Over 675,000 votes cast as nine businesses progress to the Finale of Virgin Media Business’ entrepreneur competition After an extensive nationwide search, nine innovative and exciting new businesses have worked their way to the top of the leader board to reach the final stage of the Virgin Media Business Pitch to Rich competition, including Sendy, a revolutionary P2P parcel delivery app that lets you send any item to anywhere in the world quickly and cheaply….

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Online Flower Power

Online Flower Power

By Becky Clark, CEO, NetDespatch As the weather starts to get more clement, so we all look to our gardens and start to think about what we need to do to get them ready for the summer.  We are said to be a nation of gardeners, and this is  more true than you might think.  Research undertaken in 2014 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has shown that 77% of Brits garden, with 82% saying…

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Top Tips For Finding Your Niche

Top Tips For Finding Your Niche

Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont Watch Company, provides seven top tips for niche businesses looking for global market success. Niche markets are extremely valuable, if sometimes tricky areas in which to establish a business. Usually containing fewer competitors, growth in niche markets can be fast, though this can be a double-edged sword as the number of possible customers is not only smaller than normal, but harder to find as well. The Bremont Watch Company operates…

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Why is the logistics market still focusing solely on revenue?

Why is the logistics market still focusing solely on revenue?

By Laurence Armiger, Director, Zizo The simple answer is that it is difficult. It is however achievable when organisations change from having very little focus on data, to being rifle-focused on the use of data to gain insight and drive the business forward. Once an organisation knows how much a parcel costs to deliver; how much it costs to service a customer and how profitable a particular delivery route is, it is able to make…

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New Conversion Network Makes The LPG Switch Easier

New Conversion Network Makes The LPG Switch Easier

Following the launch of a brand new nationwide vehicle conversion network, it’s now easier than ever before for drivers to slash their motoring costs by running their vehicle on LPG autogas. For the first time ever, the new Autogas approved conversion scheme provides drivers with a dedicated branded experience where they can expect to receive the highest levels of service and attention, including quality engine conversions by Autogas assessed engineers, a fast and efficient service,…

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Bybox Closes Consumer Parcel Locker Business Mybybox

Bybox Closes Consumer Parcel Locker Business Mybybox

UK parcel locker delivery company ByBox has decided to close down its business-to-consumer operation, myByBox. The business, in which consumers could have e-commerce purchases delivered to local parcel locker terminals for 24-hour collection, had operated for seven years. Coventry-based ByBox said this week that any consumers who still have parcels to pick up will have until Friday 13th February to collect items. Customers with credit remaining on their account at this deadline will be refunded,…

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Autogas Rebrand Delivers A Breath Of Fresh Air

Autogas Rebrand Delivers A Breath Of Fresh Air

Drivers looking for a cheaper and cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel are to be tempted back to another established fuel source following a major rebranding exercise by leading LPG supplier Autogas Limited. The new brand identity is to be rolled out across the company’s 215 refuelling sites across the UK which are used by more than 150,000 drivers whose vehicles are powered by the permanently low-priced fuel. In addition, the company has also launched…

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LPG Logistics Saves Courier £20,000 

LPG Logistics Saves Courier £20,000 

The grip of recession rarely provides any small business with an opportunity to pass on lower costs to customers and stay afloat at the same time, but logistics entrepreneur and self-styled ‘man with a van’ Andy McGarvey is one of the few to manage it – primarily thanks to the financial savings his courier business has made running his Ford Transit on cheaper LPG autogas. Andy’s van was supplied with a factory-fitted LPG system when…

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