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Manufactured success?

3.8.2015 by Alice Cullen

At first impression, today's headlines about growth in the UK's manufacturing industry look positive - let's face it, it's a sector in dire need of some good news. But dig just a little deeper and the tales of poor performance and a bleak future are as convincing as ever. Despite a very small rise from 51.4 in June to 51.9 in July in the PMI (the clever calculation used to measure our economy) manufacturing is, officially, still ‘stagnant’. Gutting! A figure above 50 indicates expansion, apparently. But July’s 51.9 is still below the average of 54.3 that the sector has…

Getting Your Name Out is Still Important

27.10.2009 by Dick Branston

It is no surprise that over the last 18 months marketing spend has decreased as businesses tighten their belts against recession. Spending money on speculating for new customers always seems to be the first expense to be cut back. However,…

Bellwether Report Brings Sunshine Online

15.10.2009 by Mother Superior

It’s amazing what a little confidence can do. Within a business, this can be encouraged and grown by the culture that the company promotes. So too, in the business world is confidence developed. But here, the culture is influenced more…

UK Leads World in Online Advertising

5.10.2009 by Dick Branston

New figures show that UK businesses are leading the way in utilising the Internet for advertising. According to data released by the Internet Advertising Bureau, the UK has become the first major world economy where advertisers are now spending more…

UKFast Launches UK’s Fastest Servers at the British Grand Prix

19.6.2009 by Dick Branston

UKFast is at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix today for the first of three days of fun with clients. However, it's not just about enjoying top class motor sport. The fastest racing cars in the world also form the…

The Ups and Downs of Company Blogging

7.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Thanks to the Internet we can all now post our opinions and observations on the world as they happen. Blogging has become a popular endeavour across the globe and it has even entered the business world as a legitimate new…

Google is Still the Super Brand

2.3.2009 by Dick Branston

The Centre for Brand Analysis has published its UK Superbrands list for 2009 with some interesting inclusions. The first thing that stands out is that Google is top of the list, as it was in 2008. And its rivals are…

Now is Not the Time to Compromise on Your Green Values

28.2.2009 by Dick Branston

Innovation is at the heart of UKFast. It is one of our five core values because striving to be innovative keeps us at the forefront of our industry, standing out from the crowd in terms of what we offer to…

Shoppers Flock to Virtual High Street

15.1.2009 by Mother Superior

While the traditional high street struggled in 2008, leading to a number of unfortunate business windups, the virtual high street continued to gain market share with impressive increases in both sales and visitor figures. According to Mark Howe of Google,…

December 8th – The Biggest Day in eCommerce

8.12.2008 by Mother Superior

Done your Christmas shopping yet? Planning to avoid the high street cram this coming weekend by shopping online? Well you are not the only one. More and more of us are doing our holiday gift buying online as the convenience…