Category Archives: Business

UK medics fly to Beirut following deadly blast

A British team of specialist medics will fly out to Lebanon today (7 August) to assess health needs on the ground and identify what more the UK can do to help following the devastating explosion on Tuesday. The five medics from the UK’s Emergency Medical

Why are the trades experiencing a V-shaped recovery?

The lockdown saw small and medium-sized businesses struggle during the months of April and May. Many enterprises that could not adapt to the lockdown relied on the government’s initiatives to help them weather the storm. Whilst sales dropped off, new data from Powered Now shows that businesses in the trades are

Inside Henley Décor Fair 2020

It has evolved into one of the country’s favourite antique, retro, reclaim and vintage events, Henley Décor Fair 2020 (previously Fawley Decorative Fair), is coming to Henley-on-Thames this year and will be held at Greenlands Park, Fawley, Henley on Thames from 11-13 September 2020. There will be over 200

Pub landlords could become shopkeepers under new COVID-19 plans

Pub landlords could become shopkeepers thanks to new plans to turn Covid hit boozers into retail outlets.  Foodie chain Eat17 is offering stressed landlords the chance to franchise a store directly into bars across Britain. Boss James Brundell said: “Landlords can utilise floor space to

UK’s fastest online supermarket pilots in London

Fulham & Chelsea residents can now test out the UK’s fastest on-demand supermarket which delivers groceries in just 15 minutes. Startup Weezy is piloting its service there having raised £1M investment. There are plans to expand to 15 more sites across London by the end

London Councils opposes ‘potentially disastrous’ planning changes

London Councils has stated its strong opposition to “any moves towards a planning free-for-all”. Responding to the government’s white paper on planning policy, London Councils expressed concern that the changes will severely restrict boroughs’ ability to uphold quality standards and to ensure affordable housing targets