HB&O Blog

Planning for an uncertain future

Coventry Director, Wayne Gutteridge, shares some advice to help businesses navigate choppy waters.

11 Jul 18

Auditing in the spotlight - why quality and independence has never been more important

The quality of audits has been in the spotlight recently, particularly following the collapse of Carillion.

05 Jul 18

How sharing best practice can raise your business profile

With the growth of the internet, social media and content marketing, we have witnessed a huge change in the amount of information organisations are willing to share.

25 May 18

Business Turnaround: why common sense and a proper business plan are the best tools to have in your armoury

Statistically, more than half of Britain's small businesses collapse through lack of cash.

30 Apr 18

Your approach to customer service should be part of your business plan, says Steve Mugglestone

Do you remember how receiving great customer service made you feel? If you don’t, it may be fair to say it doesn’t happen enough.

12 Apr 18

Charity begins at home – leading the way in transforming the sector

Charities are having to navigate a complex and challenging landscape. On top of the everyday pressures of raising enough money to support the growing demand for services, charities are faced with changing regulation, funding cuts and the fallout from recent high-profile scandals.

09 Mar 18

Man down! Is your business protected if the worst were to happen?

Most businesses take sensible precautions when it comes to insuring against the most obvious physical risks, but many are failing to cover one of the most important assets of all – their key people

01 Feb 18

Know your business - making the most of management accounts in 2018

Most people recognise the importance of measuring performance, but how often do you take the time to really understand what’s going on in your business?

08 Jan 18

Making GDPR an opportunity, not a risk

The new General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018 aims to make Europe the gold standard in data management and protection. There has been much talk of huge fines and additional administrative burdens on businesses – but there is opportunity here too, for companies prepared to act now.

28 Nov 17

Welcome changes for those companies claiming the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (‘RDEC’)

RDEC is available for Large Companies undertaking qualifying R&D activity or for SMEs undertaking either subsidised R&D or qualifying R&D on behalf of a large company.

23 Nov 17