Opinion – Page 13

  • Karl Sutcliffe is technical sales director at Lee San

    Karl Sutcliffe - person behind the face


    How I got into this industry… My family have always had boats. My father was in the marine industry for 23 years and his love for boating influenced me and brought me into the industry back in 2004. The rest is history as they say.

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    What your business needs to know about illegal workers


    As we approach Brexit, employers now more than ever before need to ensure their employees have the right to work in their business. In 2016, both the offences and penalties relating to the employment of illegal workers broadened significantly, meaning mistakes can be extremely costly.

  • Chris Feibush is head of global marketing for Drew Marine Signal & Safety

    Chris Feibusch - person behind the face


    How I got into this industry….I thought I’d try to make a living out of my passion for sailing, so I bought a chandlery shop almost immediately after leaving school at the age of 18.

  • Kate O'Sullivan, ADPR MD

    How to work with a communications agency for a product launch


    Whether launching a new product to market or updating existing product lines, successful and targeted communication at the right time with your key audiences is essential, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

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    A new debt collection process


    A customer is not paying their bill and despite several polite requests you find yourself in position where you’re getting nowhere and the debt remains outstanding writes Adam Bernstein.

  • David Barrow

    David Barrow - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry… When I was 18, I was employed by the John Lewis Partnership and work was getting in the way of sailing. I applied for a job with Newton Crum Insurance. David, the owner, had through sheer hard work, developed a thriving business and ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan, ADPR MD

    How to maximise exhibitions using social media


    If you’re exhibiting at a show, its important to have social media platforms and content schedules ready. Here’s a quick social media check list to help navigate your way to a productive show season, writes Kate O''Sullivan, MD at ADPR.

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    How to get that five star review


    If you need convincing on why third party review sites matter - research has revealed that 92% of customers use reviews from sites like Trip Advisor or Trust Pilot to help them make purchasing decisions. Trip Advisor alone reaches 350 million unique visitors a month and sees 200 new contributions ...

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    What to do when you receive an employment tribunal claim


    If you receive an employment tribunal claim - an ET1 form - Mark Stevens, a solicitor at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, says the priority is to check the initial action required: “Employers have 28 days from receipt of the ET1 to respond to the claim by filing form ET3 with the ...

  • Kate O'Sullivan, MD ADPR

    Sponsorship - more than just a logo?


    All eyes have been on Ben Ainslie and the Landrover BAR team as they’ve prepared to compete in the America’s Cup and as a result their sponsors are also in the spotlight says Kate O''Sullivan, MD ADPR.

  • Shaun Wigley

    Person Behind the Face Shaun Wigley – ASAP Supplies


    How I got into this industry…. Applying for a job as a warehouse assistant at ASAP and never looked back.

  • Fleur Lewis

    Late payers forced to reveal payment practices


    Cash flow is a key factor for many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), particularly for those that struggle frequently with being paid late by their trade customers, writes Fleur Lewis.

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    The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy


    The long-awaited Apprenticeship Levy for UK employers came into effect from 6 April 2017. It’s designed to significantly increase the number of apprenticeships in the UK and is an obligation on all qualifying UK employers to fund new apprenticeships from May 2017, writes Mark Stevens.

  • Simon Boulding

    Simon Boulding, person behind the face


    How I got into this industry….Completely by accident. I went out on a corporate trip in a Force 7 on a Sigma 38 with a skipper with a beard and a pipe. Gave some free marketing advice to the charter company, increased their turnover dramatically, was offered free shares in ...

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming accountants

    Tax implications for the UK as EU divorce begins


    Once the UK leaves the EU it is likely the first practical impact will be felt on sales to and purchases from, the remaining EU. The key practical implications are as follows writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants:

  • Fleur Lewis

    Family businesses


    Family businesses can be challenging to run, as the dynamics of blood relations can lead to emotional decision making and even family bust ups.

  • Derek Gilbert

    Person Behind the Face - Derek Gilbert


    How I got into this industry….I learned to sail at an early age in a Yarmouth Scow and this love of water led to a career in the Merchant Navy. From a junior engineer officer with a tanker company, I became a field service engineer, travelling globally and working on ...

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    Help make VAT simpler


    VAT is a tax that, from the government’s point of view, is very successful. It raised some £117bn last year – 22% of government revenues. And it’s cheap to collect – the VAT-registered trader does most of the work and HMRC just polices it, writes Adam Bernstein.

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    Rent, lease or buy?


    Acquiring equipment - how should you pay for it? Cash will deplete reserves and could affect cashflow; renting or leasing will have inbuilt charges added on by the supplier, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Phil Cornick

    Phil Cornick - Person Behind the Face


    How I got into this industry…. Hunger!