<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>OpenSolar has announced that it has raised US$15 million to expand its free product offering to solar contractors who use the platform in more than 130 countries. The funding round was led by one of Australia’s largest venture capital funds, Telstra Ventures, with participation from sustainability fund 2150 and existing investors including Jeff Tannenbaum’s Titan Grove and solar ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Without innovation you’re just standing still and in business you can never afford to do that. These companies, all based across the UK, are absolute champions of innovation. Refusing to sit still on their laurels they’re challenging the status quo on a daily basis. Propelling each of their chosen industries forwards, these are the Business Champion Awards ‘Business ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Oil and gas giant Shell has reported record annual profits after energy prices surged last year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company reported adjusted earnings of $39.9bn (£32.2bn) for 2022, the highest in its 115-year history.Energy firms have been making record profits after oil and gas prices jumped following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The profits have heaped ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Senior retail figures have backed Sadiq Khan’s call to re-introduce VAT free shopping for tourists, claiming the move would make a “huge difference” to the sector. Kay Buxton, chief executive of Marble Arch London BID, said that the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt  “missed a trick” at the last Budget by not reintroducing tax-free shopping and claimed the move could ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The private equity investor Greybull Capital is considering a bid for the collapsed battery startup Britishvolt, as administrators at EY try to push through a sale of the gigafactory project. The investment firm was approached by EY because of its history in investing in distressed industrial companies, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.Britishvolt collapsed a ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>British Steel, the Chinese-owned operator of the giant Scunthorpe steelworks, is planning to lay off 800 workers, about a quarter of the workforce. The news comes in the middle of negotiations between ministers and Jingye, the Chinese steel company that was gifted British Steel by the Official Receiver just before the economy locked down in 2020, in return ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Meta Platforms, owner of Facebook and Instagram, reassured Wall Street that its sales were holding up better than feared last night after its profits more than halved in the past quarter. The world’s largest social media business said revenues may return to growth this quarter, allaying worries over its prospects as advertisers batten down the hatches and cut ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>For small and emerging SMEs, travel is often an important part of the growth strategy. Face-to-face conversations are a great way to solidify relationships, secure clients, and help a business achieve its goals. But if you’re going it alone, travel management can quickly feel overwhelming. Travel management companies (TMCs) are there for a reason and, happily, they don’t ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Marketing agency Bordeaux & Burgundy, a SaaS marketing specialist which enables B2B SaaS companies to achieve rapid growth, has announced a major global expansion after achieving revenues of £2m. The company, Bordeaux & Burgundy which covers three continents, was founded by marketing entrepreneur Alfie Dawson in 2021. It helps businesses achieve rapid growth through series A funding, right ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Private jets, which are aircraft owned or chartered for private use by individuals or businesses, provide numerous advantages over commercial flights. These benefits, including time efficiency, comfort and convenience, increased productivity, and cost-effectiveness, make private jet charter a valuable asset for businesses looking to streamline their travel and enhance productivity. The usage of private planes is becoming an ...