Emily Thurlow

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Caterham Group appoints new CEO

Caterham Group promotes Graham Macdonald to new CEO in its bid to become a global car brand<p>Caterham Group has appointed Graham Macdonald as its CEO as part of a move to become a global car business.<p>The British sports car maker has created the role for Macdonald, who will still maintain his previous …

Sweden's AP Funds, worth a combined $140 billion, decided to dump their Walmart stock citing 'systematic abuses of workers' rights' as the main motivation. Who helped make up their mind? Workers themselves, despite being unable to unionize. http://onforb.es/1e5YTVE

Cable announces £25m boost for small innovative tech firms

Business secretary Vince Cable today announced £25m of government funding for small, innovative UK businesses.<p>Alongside £12.5m from the private …

Venture Capital

Business news and markets: as it happened October 8, 2013

US government's money set to run out before November 1 if debt ceiling not raised, according to Washington think tank.<p><i>Latest</i><p><b>17.08</b> That's all from us tonight. We'll be back tomorrow morning.<p><b>17.05</b> European stock markets have closed. The <b>FTSE 100</b> finished down 1.1pc, at 6,365.83, while the <b>CAC 40</b> in …

Entrepreneurs need to start up a pressure group fighting for their interests

If you are a doctor, an accountant, a farmer or a teacher, there are pressure groups, professional bodies and trade unions that speak out on your behalf.<p>If you are an entrepreneur, however, you are on your own. You have no voice, nobody to represent you on TV and the radio, nobody to express your …

Entrepreneurship