First charities benefit from contactless Penny for London scheme

Ten London charities and social enterprise projects have benefited from contactless donations made by Londoners on the Transport for London network and participating retailers in the Penny for London scheme. Supported by the Mayor’s Fund for London, a total of £30,000 has been awarded to the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund, Magic FM’s Cash for Kids, the…


Newly formed Night Time Industries Association puts out call to its industry and local authorities across the UK

Alan D Miller, Chairman of the recently formed Night Time Industries Association – which brings together bar operators, gig venue owners and especially club promoters and DJ representatives – used a keynote at the Brighton Music Conference this weekend to caution against new regulations and regulatory practices that could hinder the future of what is…


Small businesses battle to protect their ideas says FSB

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests small firms are struggling to protect the identity and ideas at the heart of their businesses. Time and money spent on protecting intellectual property such as patents, branding and product designs takes valuable resources away from business development, potentially putting growth and innovation at risk.