Throwing good money at bad ideas: Banks are being too generous in lending money to companies starting up, according to the Federation of Small Business. Reporting to a House of Commons select committee on trade and industry, the federation states that Government has encouraged the creation of `thousands of candy floss-type starter businesses’. The number of smaller companies has almost doubled, caused `in many instances by the negligent actions of the banks in lending money to some very dubious propositions’, says the federation. The Government should concentrate on supporting existing small businesses, recommends the federation.
The start-up has a new visual identity designed by Wolff Olins, one year after being embroiled in a host of scandals, and two years after its last brand was launched
Created by in-house designers, the store aims to have an “immersive” feel to help customers imagine products in their own homes.
From 20-23 September, London’s Designjunction takes place on the South of the River Thames, and will see installations, exhibitions, talks and its well-known fair spread across three venues including Doon
The education website now offers a more personalised teaching service for students aged three to 16+, and the new look hopes to represent this broader scope.