Family business minister would promote growth

The relationship between family business and government is crucial if potential economic growth is to be realised, writes Jake Rigg

Small inventions produce world-beating giants

Will Stirling surveys the industrial landscape and discovers British firms are bursting with new ideas

Manufacturing growth through British exports

Guy Clapperton profiles four businesses led by bosses with an eye on export sales

No reason to guess when you have the data

Synchronised supply chains can give the UK a head start in sales as the world economy recovers, writes James Burwood

‘Government must help exporters’

Terry Scuoler, chief executive of the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, is confident that UK manufacturers can help lead the country out of recession

Valuing the events industry

An industry expected to be worth more than £48 billion by 2020 played a key role in London's successful Olympic summer but, as Mike Fletcher reports, the events sector has a far wider importance to the UK economy

In the unwanted event of apocalypse now in Europe

Charles Orton-Jones looks at ways of hedging against the worst possible scenario in crisis-torn European money markets

South America’s powerhouse spreads faith in growth

Latin America’s development strategy is focused on increasing public and private investment to boost its international competitiveness, as Joe McGrath reports