How public sector procurement can have social value

With public sector organisations becoming increasingly aware that their procurement decisions have an impact on local communities, some are rethinking how they award contracts

Lending revolution: fintechs vs banks

Are emerging fintechs levelling the playing field with high street banks in the SME lending market?

5 IoT security startups to watch in the New Year

Exciting new tech companies are innovating to make the internet of things more secure. Here are five to watch

Why the patents system needs a revamp

Lack of a universal patent system to protect intellectual property leaves innovating companies open to potentially ruinous infringements

Germany’s export powerhouse explained - in just six words

A worker with Meyer Weft on their overalls watches a cruise liner

Achtung! Teach yourself the German terms that explains the success of Mittelstand

Small firms need to wake up to the benefits of wellbeing

Team of people in office

SMEs have the most to gain from a wellbeing strategy and the reduction in staff illness it can bring

Invoice discounting made easy

Investly is set to cut the cost of invoice discounting with an online peer-to-peer platform

Small is beautiful

The public sector has always relied on the major service providers to fulfil its procurement requirements – but times are changing