Business First Magazine - Give it up for growth
  • 13th Nov 2015

As summer hues take on autumn shades, the business community is turning its thoughts to the year’s final quarter. The good news is that the smart money is on continued steady UK growth into 2016 – despite a volatile international environment.

In this new look edition of Business First we focus on the concept of giving. Whether it’s boosting your business or the wider community, we look at how many businesses are putting something back – and reaping the rewards. 

The UK’s positive commercial climate means business development and marketing remain top of the agenda for many company owners and entrepreneurs. So a guest article on the upside of CSR and community work sets the tone nicely for other contributions covering philanthropy, how to talk to journalists, change management and that innovative comms technique: storytelling.

With people central to every business, large and small, we’ve got some refreshing ideas for taking meetings outdoors, sharpening internal communications and upping employee motivation with perks and rewards.  Plus we’ve a good haul of the thought-provoking articles on commercial law and property that make every Business First edition tick. A series of practical pieces covers getting paid, getting on top of energy efficiency and getting to the bottom of what an EU ‘Brexit’ would really mean. How to best manage Wills and wild, winter weather complete the picture.

Enjoy the run up to the festive season – only a large handful of shopping days to go now!

Tim Trout - Editor

Business First Magazine 2015.