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#SFIAwards 2016

#SFIAwards 2016

We are delighted the announce the first ever SFI Awards, brought to you by the team of Mortgage Introducer and Specialist Finance Introducer as part of  The Publishing Group. Join us as we recognise, reward and celebrate the best and brightest of the UK Specialist Finance sector; individuals and businesses who are pushing boundaries, breaking…

Tech City News announces Elevator Pitch Series LIVE 2016

Tech City News announces Elevator Pitch Series LIVE 2016

Tech City News are pleased to announce that, due to a change in format, the application deadline for this year’s Elevator Pitch competition has been extended  to 30th September. The team has been so inspired by the extent of innovation and talent from across the UK’s technology scene, that a new format has been produced that…

A post-Brexit view of the UK tech sector

A post-Brexit view of the UK tech sector

In this article, co-authored by Ajay Sule, practice director EIA; and Adrian Drodz, research director and digital transformation at Frost & Sullivan, we find out about the impact of Brexit on the UK’s tech sector. The tech sector accounts for around 10% of UK GDP, and is one of the fastest growing components of the…

Lessons from the football field

Lessons from the football field

Jeff Knight is head of marketing at Pepper Homeloans Roy Hodgson (pictured), immediately after England’s humiliating drubbing by Iceland, said of his players: “They have done fantastically and done everything asked of them. I hope you will still be able to see an England team in the final of a major tournament soon.” Now I…

Why Edinburgh is the ultimate city to launch a tech startup

Why Edinburgh is the ultimate city to launch a tech startup

Harvey Wheaton, CEO of CodeClan, shares his take on why Edinburgh is a great city to found your tech startup in.  When people think of Edinburgh they think of its iconic castle, quirky parliament and buzzing arts festival that takes over the city in August. However, in recent years something else has been courting the…

What makes London the centre of the European sharing economy?

What makes London the centre of the European sharing economy?

Following the publication of the European Commission’s guidance for sharing economy firms,  Rich Preece, Europe VP and managing director of Intuit, argues that London is at the centre of the sector. The gig, sharing or on-demand economy is changing the way we buy and sell services – both in our professional and personal lives. It…

The onward march of technology

The onward march of technology

Simon Read is managing director of lending at Magellan Homeloans Some of the most significant developments that have taken place in the mortgage market are the result of advances in computer technology. Everything from credit scoring to offset mortgages have been made possible because of the power of computing. If you think about it, there’s…

Doctor, Doctor, how will Osborne’s dividend tax allowance affect small-business owners like me?

Doctor, Doctor, how will Osborne’s dividend tax allowance affect small-business owners like me?

The way dividends are taxed has changed dramatically from 6 April 2016 when the Government’s new rules on the taxation of dividends came into play. This impacts anyone who receives dividends from shares or unit trusts, when held outside of an ISA or Pension arrangement. However, the largest impact is on owner-managers of limited companies,…

How corporate accelerators can better serve startups

How corporate accelerators can better serve startups

Stuart Marks, chairman of L Marks, discusses how corporate tech accelerators can help UK startups for Tech City News The recent explosion in the number of accelerator programmes has naturally benefited the startup community and many fledgling companies have acquired a vital injection of funding that has fast-tracked growth. Corporate accelerators have proven especially popular,…

TPG announce successful Buy Out of regenerated Print and Mail Group

The Publishing Group (TPG) today announce the successful Management Buy Out of the TPG Print and Mail Group – a print and mail specialist – to the latter’s original founder – Lincoln Hillan. Having bought the challenged business out of liquidation three and a half years ago, the transaction is the third in a series…

Why Should You Write a Business Plan?

Why Should You Write a Business Plan?

A business plan is important for anyone interested in starting a venture that will require a significant amount of resources, including, time, money and energy, and is expected to earn a profit. There are many reasons why writing a business plan is important, and we’ve listed the most relevant below: 1. You Are Starting a…

How to get SEO right

How to get SEO right

Behind every great website is great SEO. That is what should be the case with your site and if it isn’t, lets have a look at a few ways you can make it happen. What is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and covers the process of getting free or organic traffic to your…

Feeling Confused? Go Back to SWOT

Feeling Confused? Go Back to SWOT

Are you feeling overwhelmed & confused about your business? There are many challenges that owners face, and it is not unnatural for you to feel swamped from time to time. From changing technologies and employee issues to cash flow and competition, the issues are endless. If you feel like this is getting too much, you…

6 Digital Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

6 Digital Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Digital marketing is a very important aspect of a business, however it is still a new concept, therefore some lack the necessary experience and know how to use it to it’s full advantage. Take a look at this list of 6 of the most commonly made mistakes made in digital marketing, and how to avoid…

10 Tips For Building a Social Media Strategy

10 Tips For Building a Social Media Strategy

A social media strategy is critical to any businesses success. Take a look at this list of 10 tips to help you build a strategy that will go places! 1.Start at the Beginning Don’t get ahead of yourself; you want to build your social media strategy from the ground up. Do so but first setting…

Five Essential Points to Consider Before Doing Business in India

Five Essential Points to Consider Before Doing Business in India

For most companies in the UK, global expansion is no longer optional; it is a necessary part of doing business if you hope to maintain the competitive edge. India is one of the best places to expand into, however, the market there is markedly different from the UK. With this in mind, we list some top…
10 Things to Do When Using LinkedIn for Marketing

10 Things to Do When Using LinkedIn for Marketing

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked platforms for marketing, and can actually be more successful than other social channels because of the professional environment. LinkedIn users are focussed on professional relationships and conversations, meaning chances are your LinkedIn content will get more attention here if conveyed properly. Want your business to…

Why Use Social Channels For Marketing

Why Use Social Channels For Marketing

The importance of social media marketing is no secret these days, with most business owners understanding it is an important factor to successful marketing. However, many don’t understand why. Social media marketing is often thought of as a popularity contest of sorts, in an effort to gain likes, fans and followers, but smart brand owners…

Buying Failed Businesses

Buying Failed Businesses

The majority of people would love to own their own business, and think only of the positives, such as working for yourself, setting your own schedule and realising great success. What many people don’t consider before going into business for themselves is the time, money, energy and specialised knowledge that is required in order to…

10 Ways to Grow Your Start-up Quickly

10 Ways to Grow Your Start-up Quickly

After establishing a new business most entrepreneurs are left wondering what comes next. Your products and services are being utilised by customers, and you are generating enough income to cover operating expenses, but how do we work towards growth? This list of top tips will get you started in the right direction when it comes…

What Is Content Marketing?

What Is Content Marketing?

Traditional marketing techniques have to change and evolve as technology and the world around us changes, and businesses have to get more creative and resourceful when it comes to developing marketing tactics, because consumer behaviours simply aren’t the same as they used to be, rendering them ineffective. TV advertisements can be passed over thanks to…

Incubators vs. Accelerators – What you need to know

Incubators vs. Accelerators – What you need to know

When it comes to starting your own business, there are a myriad of things you need to know, and chances are you’ll need some assistance. You may have heard the terms Accelerators and Incubators bandied about, but it’s unlikely that you’re aware of just what each of these really means, and what benefit they can…

So you think that being an owner is easy?

We could all be guilty of assuming that business owners have it all their own way. How many of us have thought that all they have to do is delegate jobs, leaving it to their employees to get the job done whilst they enjoy long, lazy lunches.  However, listen to any business owner and they’ll…

Starting And Running A Company Are Two Completely Different Things…

So you’ve had a business idea, but where do you start? It is important to understand the basics of starting your own company, but beginning this new business venture and being able to keep it going are two very different things. Start well, and you’ll be on the right track When implementing your new business…

Are you an Editor with a passion for delivering innovative technology news?

The British tech scene has never been more exciting.  The UK is producing some of the most impressive and innovative technology businesses in the world, leading Europe and giving Silicon Valley a run for its money. So where does that leave Tech City News… at the very heart of this excitement. Tech City News is…

Effective Public Relations Marketing: The Wise Way to Pick a PR Agency

A well-planned and implemented public relations marketing campaign can define the success or failure of your company. In fact, you may be able to achieve a high percentage of your business goals with only this approach. The value of PR should not be underestimated as it can strengthen your brand image and authority while attracting…

5 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

The saying that first impressions last longest and have the greatest impact profoundly manifests itself when it comes to email subject lines. When clients open their inboxes, the very first thing they see is normally the subject line, and this mostly dictates whether or not your email gets opened, let alone read. Here, we look…

Tech City News joins the London Tech Week line up

London Tech Week is only a fortnight away and Tech City News have a bevy of techie treats for you to get your teeth into during the week-long festival. From our Pitch Perfect workshop to hobnobbing with tech movers and shakers, there’s something for everyone. Check out all the events below and find plenty more…

Global Opportunities magazine launch

Inspire Publishing, UK Trade and Investment, The RIBA and British Expertise have teamed their knowledge and support in aid of this unique project. Global Opportunity 2014 is a publication that shows WHERE the major contracts and opportunities for the UK lie, it also shows the world what Britain is capable of in terms of fulfilling…

TPG Media rebrands with new name City Road Media

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Tech City News announce Britain’s best startups at the Elevator Pitch Awards 2014

London, December 2014: Tech City News announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Elevator Pitch awards which were sponsored by NatWest and held at the RBS headquarters in East London on 1st December 2014. The event brought together winners and runner-ups from all four series of Tech City News’ flagship startup competition and celebrated the…

Ramesh Sharma: CEO’s thought of the week. Taxman’s ‘accomplices’ paid £400k

Can you believe HMRC paid out £400k to individuals last year who reported friends and family whom they suspected of tax dodging! This is the highest amount paid to date as part of a rewards scheme setup a few of years ago. What I would be interested in knowing is how many calls did HMRC…

TPG UK’S Tech City News Shortlisted at the PPA Awards

Tech City News reaches shortlist for Digital Innovation Award Winners to be celebrated at awards ceremony on 10 July 2014 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. London – 2nd July 2013 – Tech City News have been shortlisted for the Digital Innovation Award at the PPA Awards 2014. Tech City News, part of TPG UK, has…

Renewable Energy partnership for TPG Inspire

Another blue chip contract win for TPG Inspire, the contract publishing arm of the TPG Group, as we announce the signature of a contract with the Renewable Energy Association for the production of “RE View” a new and exciting product for the renewable energy industry which will, for the first time, provide a true “industry bible”…

Startups honoured at Tech City’s Elevator Pitch Awards

YPlan, Dattch and Hassle are among the winning startups at the Tech City News Elevator Pitch Awards. Over 100 of the movers and shakers of London’s tech scene attended the Awards Evening at Eight Club Moorgate, where awards included Most Disruptive Startup, Pitch of the Year and the People’s Choice Award. The startups had been dropped in an elevator and…

Tech City News Wins Lovie Award

We are thrilled to announce that Tech City News has won not one, but two awards at the Lovies. Despite being up against two media giants – The Huffington Post and the FT, we won both the Judges’ Gold and the People’s Choice awards. Named in honour of Ada Lovelace, credited as being the first computer programmer, the…

TPG Inspire wins UK government contract

TPG Inspire, the contract publishing arm of the TPG Group, is proud to announce its contract with UK Trade and Investment, an executive arm of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to partner in “Global Opportunity 2014” a ground-breaking publication promoting the UK’s expertise in construction and infrastructure to governments around the world. TPG…

Great “Hospitality” at TPG Inspire

TPG Inspire, the contract publishing arm of the TPG Group, has today signed a contract to produce “Hospitality” magazine with the Institute of Hospitality, the leading professional body for managers and directors in the Hospitality sector. TPG Inspire Director Steve Gardner said: “Hospitality magazine was the first contract publishing magazine I worked on back in 2001, so to…

TPG wins Best Small to Medium Size Business

The Publishing Group has won the British Young Business Award (BYBA) for Best Small to Medium Size Business, presented by Secretary of State for Business & Innovation, Vince Cable. The awards, hosted at the Mayfair Hotel, Central London, are one of the few national platforms that exist to celebrate the UK’s most influential companies under…