26 April 2016
Entrepreneurs in Britain need to develop effective management systems, establish partnerships and leverage their competitive strengths in order to scale up effectively, according to research from Cambridge Judge Business School contained in a new report launched yesterday by Barclays bank.
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26 April 2016
More than 200 bosses of small firms have signed an open letter urging Britain to leave the European Union.
 
The small company owners said they want the Britons to vote for "Brexit" to give them the "flexibility and adaptability are key to our long term success".More than 200 entrepreneurs representing companies including Zoopla and Yo!
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22 April 2016
Scotland-based M Squared Lasers, London-based TestPlant and Condeco are among the 92 companies named in the innovation category of this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise list.
 
The Queen’s Awards are given to UK businesses who have made outstanding contributions in the categories of innovation, international trade and sustainable development.
 
This year’s list is made up of more than 240 UK businesses leading the way in a broad range of industries – from cloud computing and medical
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Clearly Social Angels
25 April 2016

Upside Energy announced today that it has secured £545,000 in seed funding to expand operations, build out the senior management team and run a large scale pilot with National Grid. Upside Energy creates a Virtual Energy Store™ by aggregating unused energy from devices owned by households and small business sites that inherently store energy, to sell balancing services to grid operators which helps reduce the need to turn on the older, most polluting and expensive power stations during peak demand times.

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Finance Wales
22 April 2016
Cardiff-based startup Doopoll has received funding from angel investor Konrad Litwin and Finance Wales, raising its valuation to £1m.
 
Founded last year by Marc Thomas, Steve Dimmick and Sam Goudie,  Doopoll creates online polls to provide feedback in real-time and is now being used by clients such as the National Museum of Wales and Swansea University’s School of Management.
 
Commenting on his reasons for supporting the startup, Litwin, said: “This passionate management team
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EcoMachines Ventures Limited
20 April 2016
EcoMachines Ventures, the specialist investor in energy and industrial high-tech companies, announces that agreement has been reached with a private investor to acquire the entire share capital held by EcoMachines Ventures in Recycling Technologies, its plastic recycling portfolio company, for an undisclosed amount.
 
EcoMachines Ventures made its original investment into Recycling Technologies in May 2014, providing seed capital for its technology, which converts mixed residual plastic waste into a chemical feedstock, and have subsequently provided f
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