Business Services

Canny car owners win the war against thieves

New Home Office data reveals stolen vehicle recovery rates plummet for owners without protection   LONDON – 8th August 2022 – Shocking new figures from the Home Office reveal that vehicle thefts in England and Wales exceeded 101,000 in 2021, more than twice those published by the DVLA earlier this year.1 Furthermore, less than 28% […]

Finance & Insurance

Purbeck Personal Guarantee Monitor Q2 2022

125% year on year increase in loans secured with personal guarantee attached July 2022: Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, the U.K.’s first and only provider of personal guarantee insurance has published its Q2 2022 figures on the take up of Personal Guarantee backed loans by small business owners, based on the volume of personal guarantee insurance […]

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Sustainability

B4 Sustainability Ecosystem Launch

Join B4 Members Donna Bowles and Richard Dorey and invited guests at the wonderful Howbery Park for the launch of B4’s Sustainability Ecosystem. This is a great opportunity to not only connect face to face but to hear from experts in and out of the B4 community to see how they’re making their businesses more sustainable. Guests will also enjoy a tour.

Latest Digest

Apprenticeships Digest #2

In this edition of the Apprenticships Digest B4 members Grant Thornton, Blenheim, OxLEP and more bring you the latest news, as well as a great interview with Nancy Buckley, Group Director, Business Development at Activate Learning.

Conference & Events

Suzanne Rosé Wine Launch at Hencote

Hencote invites B4 members to join us as we launch our 2021 Suzanne Rosé on Friday 26th August. The event, Vibes on the Vine, is to introduce the newest rosé from the Hencote Vineyard; The 2021 Suzanne. From arrival glasses of wine, entertainment, a speciality cocktail menu and the option to have a sit down […]

B4 Sustainability Ecosystem Launch

Join B4 Members Donna Bowles and Richard Dorey and invited guests at the wonderful Howbery Park for the launch of B4’s Sustainability Ecosystem. This is a great opportunity to not only connect face to face but to hear from experts in and out of the B4 community to see how they’re making their businesses more sustainable. Guests will also enjoy a tour.

Professional Services

People

Exec Support Solutions CEO launches new Oxfordshire-based recruitment business

I am over the moon to announce the grand opening of Exec Recruitment Solutions; Oxfordshire’s newest Recruitment Agency! 🥳 I have proudly joined forces with the formidable Catherine Snell, combining her expert recruitment experience within the business support field and my success as the founder of award-winning Exec Support Solutions. Exec Recruitment Solutions will specialise in […]

Sales & Marketing

Target tops fundraising total at charity golf day

More than 20 teams took to the greens and fairways at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex on Thursday 30 June to help raise £9,000 for Hope for Tomorrow as part of Target’s biggest ever charity golf day. Now in its fifth year, another hugely successful event saw the Cheltenham-based communications agency support Hope for Tomorrow. The […]

Ambush Marketing: Create a Buzz Without Getting Stung

Events draw huge publicity and ambush marketing is a way of associating your brand with an event without being the official sponsor, but the rules and regulations around ambush marketing have been tightened as organisers try to protect their sponsors’ investment. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games approaching, Freeths experts Simon Barker and Emma Bacon steer you through the opportunities and legal constraints of ambush marketing.

Vendula London is announced the Winner of Most Innovative Vegan Handbag...

Vendula London is announced the Winner of Most Innovative Vegan Handbag Brand Vendula London has been recognised by the judging panel at The Global Vegan Awards for the high quality of their imaginatively designed products, providing vegan consumers with attractive and ethical options to enhance their style.  The Global Vegan Awards judges commented: “No other […]

Property

Meyers Estate Agents Awarded Property Industry’s Most Prestigious Mark of...

Meyers Estate Agents has been awarded the property industry’s most prestigious mark of excellence, which puts them in the top 2% of estate agents in the UK judged on: marketing, results and customer service, determined following a survey of 30,000 buyers, sellers, landlords and renters.  Over 15,000 estate agencies are assessed by Property Academy and […]

Local Government

Strategy

Heart For Leadership: Episode 2 with Frank Nigriello

My guest today is Frank Nigriello who has a long history of working in leadership, storytelling, and is the chair of the B4 community. You can discover more about Frank Nigriello at www.linkedin.com/in/franknigriello/ B4 business is a curated community of trusted businesses. You can find out more about B4 at www.b4-business.com You can discover more […]

Government cautioned over new recovery loan scheme

PRESS RELEASE                        Government cautioned over new recovery loan scheme Business owners need to know the personal stakes are high   June 2022: Following news that UK ministers are poised to launch a new £3bn recovery loan scheme that will require business owners to provide personal guarantees, Todd Davison, MD of Purbeck Personal […]

Tech, IT & Comms

Tracker calls time on tech-savvy car thieves

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Tracker calls time on tech-savvy car thieves Keyless car theft at an all-time high, prompting plans to clampdown on the sale of hacking technology   LONDON, 18th July 2022 – Stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert Tracker Network UK Limited, is urging motorists to be extra vigilant as the number of car […]

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