Last Chance to Enter European Business Awards

Outstanding small businesses that can demonstrate their success have until the 1st of May to enter the European Business Awards and showcase their achievements Europe-wide. The awards sponsored by HSBC, are an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate how they stand out from their competitors in particular areas — including innovation, HR, customer service and environmental strategy. Winners will have the chance to represent the UK in the European stage of the awards, and will benefit from marketing and networking opportunities. “UK winners can use our logos on their stationery and on their website,” said a spokesperson. The categories small firms are eligible to enter include Employer of the Year, Customer Focus, Environment and Corporate Sustainability, Import/Export, I... »

Competition in the Workplace Breeds Success

As Britain gears itself up for a year of world class sport, small businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing that many embrace competition in the workplace. The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning is important to them, with over two thirds believing healthy competition brings out the best in people and almost 40% acknowledging that they enjoy a competitive environment at work. Furthermore, over half of the workers canvassed also said they would like to feel part of a winning business and would be proud if their place of work was recognised by winning an external award. The National Business Awards are the nation&... »

Online Security Still under Threat

Online Security Still under Threat

As cyber criminals increase their efforts to prise unwitting victims from their money businesses are being told to keep their guard up. The US is currently running Cyber Security Month and UK SMEs should also be aware that they too are still prone to online attacks. PineApp, a leading security solution provider, has highlighted the continued rise of security threats and is calling on the industry to work together to drive home the importance of keeping computers safe from phishers, thieves and hackers. Rakash Gupta, MD of PineApp UK comments, “Spam simply isn’t going to vanish overnight and we’re now focused on raising awareness of the threats that are out there, so that not only businesses but also charities, schools and parents at home, can all educate people on the dan... »