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Record year of growth for communications agency CDS in 25th year of trading

The communications agency trusted by British institutions such as the NHS, Transport for London, and the Cabinet Office is marking 25 years in business with record profit growth of 24% and 36 new business appointments. Forming part of the Baird Group, £35m+ annual turnover CDS employs over 170 people across

Black Insomnia first to launch 100% compostable coffee pods in the UK

Black Insomnia Coffee Company, the maker of the world's strongest medium roast coffee, has launched a revolutionary Nespresso©-compatible coffee pod which is 100% home compostable. The new pods, which are certified by TÜV Austria as ‘Ok Compost Home Compost', present a completely eco-friendly alternative to the standard aluminium and

Homebuyers burst out of lockdown

Figures from property search giant Rightmove, reveal that on the day lockdown restrictions were lifted for the UK’s housing market, traffic to its website immediately returned to normal levels, which was mirrored by Yorkshire’s largest independent estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley’s own data, signalling a release

Independent marketing agency network welcomes eight new members during lockdown

Despite challenges presented by COVID-19, the positive response by independent agency network Pimento has seen the national organisation welcome eight new member agencies and consultants since lockdown began. In recent weeks, Pimento has not only joined forces with the Marketing Agencies Action Group (MAAG) to deliver a series of online

One in three closed London small firms fear they’ll never reopen

New Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) survey of over 5,000 firms lays bare the impact of coronavirus pandemic Nearly one in 4 London small employers consider redundancies as they struggle to pay bills, shelve exports and pause product development FSB calls for introduction of part-time furloughing as it highlights

Still no sign of £10,000 cash grants for many serviced office tenants

The Business Rates loophole which stopped shared office tenants from claiming a critical £10,000 cash grant from HM Treasury had been plugged with a new £617m fund last weekend. However now Local Authorities are dragging their heels, and only a few have received the life-line cash. “10 days ago,

“Alarming” number of self-employed don’t qualify for government support

· 29% of sole traders who lost work not eligible for support · 70% of people surveyed are unable to work due to COVID-19 · 30% of directors/shareholders not eligible for furlough scheme An “alarming” number of self-employed individuals in the UK won’t qualify for government support, a new survey by