Business features

Women are stuck in the comfort zone

By Sandy Rashty, April 26, 2013

Banking is an aggressive, competitive and challenging industry dominated by men. Women — especially Orthodox women — are noticeably absent from top positions in the financial industry. But it is not the workplace environment that is holding them back, says leading financier Judy Heicklen.


Man with the recipe for sweet success on the high-street

By Sandy Rashty, April 12, 2013

Experts say the food industry has changed. Consumers are looking for practical products over pricey luxuries and stores will be replaced by online retail. But Asher Budwig, operations director of Lola’s, is bucking the trend with his cupcake business.


Time for transparent management

By Candice Krieger, April 5, 2013

The UK investment industry is failing its clients, says Alan Miller, one of the world’s most respected fund managers.

Mr Miller, the founding shareholder of New Star Asset Management, believes there is a lack of transparency between fund managers and their clients.


Algae - it has real appeal, financially

By Candice Krieger, March 29, 2013

An Israeli kibbutz located north of Eilat is not alone in seeing the potential of one of its products. Its Algatechnologies business, which commercially cultivates microalgae to supply one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants available for human consumption (astaxanthin), has been bought by a leading UK investment firm.


Join our Flat-Club, we've taken the top prize in JC competition

By Candice Krieger, March 20, 2013

Two Israelis have won the JC’s first Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge. Nitzan Yudan and Tomer Kalish, now based in London, were chosen by the judges to receive the unprecedented prize: £10,000 from the judging panel, £10,000 from Investec Specialist Bank, £5,000 of strategic consultancy from Albion London and free accountancy advice from leading north London firm, Berg Kaprow Lewis.


Who else is pitching their way to the £20,000?

By Candice Krieger, March 14, 2013

Last week, we revealed the first three finalists in the JC’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge. Today, we introduce the final two, in with a chance of winning over £20,000.
Backed by some of the biggest names in business, including Investec Specialist Bank, the competition aims to find the start-up stars of the future.


It's time to reveal the final five vying for the top prize

By Candice Krieger, March 7, 2013

Six months ago, the JC launched its biggest — and most rewarding — business competiton to date.
Backed by some of the biggest names in business, including Investec Specialist Bank, the initiative aims to find the start-up stars of the future.


Meet the man who's making insurance sexy - and sociable

By Candice Krieger, February 28, 2013

Times are a-changing. Social media has been influencing many areas of the business world, and is now gaining ground in the insurance market.
The insurance industry, typically old-fashioned in its practice, is heading for an unprecedented overhaul as the emerging influence of social media takes hold.
Helping to drive the revolution is financial services expert, Steven Mendel.


Coming soon to a screen near you: your favourite car brand

By Candice Krieger, February 21, 2013

Advertisers, and companies alike, take heed; product placement is set to soar this year. The format - paying for brands to appear on screen – has already been adopted by the film, and more recently, television world, but industry experts predict it will really take off this year.


How would you score your job?

By Candice Krieger, February 7, 2013

You can now search for a job the same way you would search for a holiday.
A revolutionary new business has been launched that is heralding a change in UK recruitment. TheJobCrowd, founded by husband-and-wife team Keren Mitchell and Natasha Freeman, enables recent graduates to review and rate their own positions.