Business features

The real reason Israel works? It's in the DNA

By Luke Johnson, October 8, 2015

I recently spent some time in Israel. It is an astonishing country, buzzing with energy and confidence, a magnet for talent and investment - a cauldron of innovation. Meeting entrepreneurs and investors there, I was inspired and impressed.


This is for all those 'useless' mothers

By Sandy Rashty, May 14, 2015

There was nothing Mandy Haberman could do to feed her baby - she felt "redundant and useless as a mother". Her youngest daughter Emily was born in 1980 with a syndrome that made it difficult, if not impossible, to latch on to a breast or bottle to feed.


Tapping into a new wisdom of the crowds

By Paul Moravek, April 20, 2015

Britain is in the midst of an astonishing entrepreneurial boom in which agile, innovative start-ups are swiftly becoming leading players in the market. For instance, in the arenas of financial technology, healthcare provision and social media, simple, meaningful ideas are being turned into valuable multi-national businesses — and this country is increasingly the hub of such activity.


The 15 faces to watch in 2015

By Angelica Malin, January 8, 2015

When I say what I do, people always remark how "brave" it is. It always strikes me as odd. There are soldiers risking lives for their country and doctors fighting disease abroad, yet in a trendy Soho office, surrounded by Apple MACs and never more than three minutes from the nearest Pret A Manger, I am considered brave. Perhaps enterprise is brave.


It’s not about money. That’s what the new Bank of England Deputy Bradley Fried says, in this exclusive

By Sandy Rashty, December 31, 2014

Bradley Fried, 49, could be described as the perfect antidote to the typically hard-nosed British financier.

The Cape Town-born investor — who signs off as “Brad” in e-mails ahead of our meeting — has a warm manner, infectious laugh and rarely wears a tie to work — not exactly what most people might expect of a man so embedded in our leading financial institution.


‘Charlie Kray was a charmer’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Every time Jonathan Goldberg QC attends a party, he faces the same question: “How can you defend a man you know to be guilty?”

It’s something he has come to expect, having acted for some of the most notorious murderers, rapists and fraudsters in criminal courts at home and abroad for the past 41 years.


Litigious patients keep us sharp, says the surgeon with the scalpel

By Sandy Rashty, October 27, 2014

Doctors are facing two main pressures, according to leading eye surgeon Allon Barsam.

The first is the NHS. With an aging population, resources are more limited than ever.

“To have the latest technology in the NHS is difficult. It’s very resource constrained, it’s rationed,” he says. “The public are under-informed about things that are going on, that could be done better.”


Mark Lewis: Hacking’s like speeding. You know it’s wrong, but you do it

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2014

Mark Lewis steps on to a makeshift stage outside the Qatar embassy in central London.

As a lawyer, he is well known for representing more than 120 victims of phone-hacking and exposing the News of the World’s role in the scandal.


It’s a whole new world as health charity gets down to business

By Candice Krieger, October 10, 2014

Tamara Arbib is one determined mumpreneur — and she’s set on bringing nutrition to the masses.

For five years, she desperately tried to promote healthy eating through her charity, A Team Foundation.

But her efforts were washed out by big businesses looking to do the same.

Arbib, who set up the charity with her husband Ben, believed that their outreach was limited.


'State cuts have hit us hard but we’ll go on, says Norwood CEO

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2014

Every day, Elaine Kerr takes tough decisions that affect some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

As the chief executive of Norwood, her choices impact on the lives of around 8,000 children and adults with learning difficulties who have come to depend on the Jewish charity.

And her job, she says, has never been tougher.