Brand Alchemist, Phil Strachan of Strangebrew, introduces us to another of his multi-talented, extremely interesting and very gifted friends and her amazing and far from bland creations – the Icelandic born and now Winchester based, Anna Dora.
Findlay has come along way (literally miles!) since 1978, and the days of the traditional chauffeur company. Then owned by the founder John Findlay, who sported the classic chauffeur hat and white gloves, it is now in the hands of a husband and wife team who have grown it to something altogether different.
Don’t lure identity theft towards your business… Your company stores information which could be a huge risk to your business in the wrong hands. According to the BBC Money Programme, the cost of identity theft in the UK is approximately £1.7bn and increasing at the phenomenal rate of 500% a year.
Prior to the B4 Classic Event at Rhodes House in September, 30 B4 Members from a wide range of sectors gathered to tell us what we do well and what we could do better. As part of an ongoing assessment of B4 and how we can improve what we do for our members, the next stage of the process is the formation of a B4 Advisory Board.
As we push through the final quarter of the year it is heartening to be able to report strong trading activity with a particular focus on the knowledge/science based sector Whilst general confidence sometimes seems fragile, mostly related to continuing political uncertainty, Oxfordshire’s commercial fortunes appear strong, based on our take-up data and a wide range of views expressed at two recent forums hosted by Carter Jonas.
New in the role as Chief Executive at Blenheim Palace, Richard Rosser talks to Dominic Hare about his life prior to Blenheim Palace and what he hopes to bring to the table for the future of this local landmark.
One of B4’s newest members are Chapman Robinson and Moore Accountants (CRM) based in Kidlington, Oxford. Long-term supporter of B4, Mike Foster, who joined the firm towards the end of 2016 said; “Bringing CRM into the B4 community was one of my priorities on joining the firm”.
Working on a start-up or early stage business can produce a real variety of emotions ranging from excitement at the endless possibilities, to anxiety over dealing with all the paper work and filing deadlines.