Finance expert Mark Nicholls answers your questions

Mark Nicholls Our live Q&A returns this week with our finance expert Mark Nicholls, who will be on hand to answer your questions and give free advice to business owners. Mark is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years experience working with businesses from a £45k t/o bakery to British Gas. He’s spent the […]


Nov 10, 2015

Market Report 1 November 2015

Trick or treat? Bull or bear? One might reasonably ask if the market is playing one big trick on us at the moment. I’ve often said that sometimes the markets are easy and sometimes they are hard. It’s been incredibly difficult for a year now, and just when it seemed like we were getting some clarity […]


Nov 1, 2015

Living in an omni-channel world

It’s been an unpredictable year for retail, with some suggesting periods of sustained growth the likes of which we haven’t seen since before the economic downturn, and others sounding doom for the industry. ONS figures showed retail sales climbed 0.9 per cent in the three months to March, marking the longest period of continued growth […]


Oct 27, 2015

Case study: Shop Direct

The unstoppable rise of digital retail The incredible rise of internet shopping shows no signs of slowing, and nowhere symbolises the story of the digital retail age better than Shop Direct. The Liverpool-based company has overseen the death of the historic Littlewoods catalogue tradition after 80 years, taking the brand purely online, and an explosion […]