Eyetease #TeaseLondon shortlist announced

Shortlist for the Eyetease #TeaseLondon Twitter competition released – One startup is set to win £160K worth of free advertising on over 400 taxi-top screens in London. Eyetease partnered with Verifone Media for the Twitter campaign to launch their new advice video blogs for entrepreneurs.  Six finalists are competing to have their business featured on over 400 iTaxitop […]


Royal Mail launches new self-service marketing tool for small businesses

Royal Mail launches ‘MailshotMaker’ – An online tool for small businesses to design and send their own mailshots to customers. Small businesses will now be able to design and send mailshots, within three working days, from as little as 49p per mailing. The service aims to help UK companies develop and manage their own marketing in-house, as well […]

Help To Grow

British Business Bank Launch Help To Grow

British Business Bank has launched the first phase of Help to Grow with plans to support around £200 million of growth loans in its fist two years. Supported by the European Investment Fund, the programme will see the first £30 million lending accessible to growing businesses through Lloyds Banking group. Loans of up to £2 million will […]


Visa Europe launches new Visa Europe Digital Enablement Programme

Visa Europe launches the new Visa Europe Digital Enablement Programme (VEDEP) – Using the influence of its Visa network to simplify the use of third party mobile wallets. The new programme will see Visa Europe partnering with Google, Android Pay and several leading UK banks. VEDEP gives banks and technology companies a turn-key framework fusing Visa’s secure token technology, […]


Appointedd Raises £595k Investment to Scale Globally

Edinburgh based startup Appointedd raises £595K in investment to scale globally. The company’s multi-time zone booking tools, launched last year, helps small businesses manage their trade entirely online without pen and paper. Appointedd’s new investment will boost its entry into new markets. Investors, including Gareth Williams (founder of Skyscanner) and Marie Macklin CBE (founder of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships), are also showing […]


Pocket App’s crowdfunding campaign successfully hits above investment target £750K

The UK’s largest app developer Pocket App closes its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign hitting above its investment target of £750,000. The campaign, which went live early February, raised in total £837,115, and closed with 436 new investors. Founded in 2011, Pocket App is a recognised specialist multi-platform application provider, designing mobile apps and mobile solutions. Pocket App […]

UK businesses

Technology boost for UK businesses

The EU Commission has published details on how UK businesses can increase productivity  through better access to technologies. The plans sets out ways to help businesses innovate, which includes improving access to cloud computing and services, data analytics and the Internet of Things. Business Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe comments: “The fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change the way […]

snap fashion

Snap Fashion – Digital business revolutionising the way we shop

Snap Fashion is changing the way we shop for clothes in-store and online – Could revolutionise how we look for anything we want. Jenny Griffiths, founder of Snap Fashion, created a visual search engine that allows consumers to look for and buy fashion items from more than 16,000 brands using photos they have found online or taken […]

Culture White Paper

Launch of Culture White Paper

Government-backed strategy to make public-funded arts organisations accessible to all – Culture White Paper. The Culture White Paper aims to boost access to arts, heritage and culture to help improve social mobility across the country. The planned four-year programme, by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will give children the opportunity to have new […]

New start-up Cab Guru

New start-up Cab Guru raises £2 Million fund to launch its taxi cab comparison app

New start-up Cab Guru raises over £2 million in funding to launch its taxi cab comparison app. The comparison app helps customers compare and book licensed taxis UK-wide. Cab Guru joins forces with over 300 major UK private and taxi companies in the hopes of competing with Uber, by giving customers real-time information to compare […]