FrameStore joint chief executive William Sargent, probably better known for his block-busting digital series Walking with Dinosaurs, has been appointed as the first chair of the Small Business Council. He will act as the official communicator between small businesses and the DTI. Despite the flood of applicants and initial touting as a strong favourite of British Chambers of Commerce director-general Chris Humphries, small business minister Patricia Hewitt said Sargent was ideal as he understands the issues facing small businesses.
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Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel