Angus Thirlwell, co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, joined us to share Hotel Chocolat’s journey since opening its doors to guests in North London in 2004. The start of a revolution in British chocolate.
Graduates in England leave university with debts of more than £50,000 on average. Are there alternatives to studying for a degree or ways to reduce the costs? And if not, should parents who can afford it let their children fall into such heavy debt?
We were delighted to welcome two of Neptune's founders, John and Emma Sims-Hilditch, to share their retail journey from hammock to the whole home.
Horatio’s Garden is a national charity that creates and cares for beautiful, accessible and therapeutic gardens at NHS spinal injury centres. Rathbones is proud to help sponsor these inspiring projects, which grew out of the vision of one remarkable teenager.
How are established brands responding to the needs of millennials?
Like the landed gentry of the 19th century, who could live comfortably on the income from their land, today’s ‘dividend aristocrats’ have long enjoyed growing streams of income from their brands. And just as agricultural disruption led to an existential crisis for the landed gentry, so today’s ‘branded gentry’ are having to adapt to rapid changes in the consumer landscape being forged by the next generation.
What if we told you there is a country with some of the most densely populated cities, but fastest trains on earth, with average delays of only 18 seconds? Hardly imaginable, if you travel by train in the UK. What if we told you that country also has one of the most rapidly improving free-market capitalist economies? And its companies are becoming increasingly shareholder friendly? On top of all of that, its stock market looks cheap? You’d probably say we were dreaming.
History doesn’t repeat, but it often rhymes. We are fast entering a time of intense scrutiny for the US technology giants. For the past couple of decades, the titans of social media and the internet have created a digital world that has radically altered how we communicate, transact and live. Only 30 years ago, a 15-minute phone call to the other side of the world could cost the better part of a day’s wages. Now you can video call anyone, anywhere for nothing.
Original, diverse and international – this year’s shortlist has something for everyone .