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The plastics age

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It’s been over 160 years since Alexander Parkes created what many people regard to be the first thermoplastic, Parkesine, in Birmingham (that’s right – plastic is a UK innovation). Though Parkes himself never really achieved commercial success with his wonder …

Could selling UK businesses to foreign owners be a solution to the productivity problem? 

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The question of whether foreign buy-outs of UK technology successes stories should be welcomed as a way to take the business to the next level, or condemned as preventing the development of the next UK multi-national, is never far away. …

What do potential investors really look for in business plans – and why?

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They’re fairly conservative documents. Whereas innovative technologists and entrepreneurs would wisely put plenty of creativity into their pitch decks and live presentations, the structure of business plans tends to be very consistent. That’s because it makes it easier for a …