Business features

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.


There's a new brand of accommodation in town

By Candice Krieger, January 31, 2013

It may seem like a precarious time to launch a new property venture, but as prominent player Larry Lipman points out, with every crisis, comes opportunity.

Mr Lipman is the managing director of publicly-quoted real-estate company, Safeland, whose principal activities include trading, development and investment.


Tutoring — for the digital age

By Candice Krieger, January 24, 2013

A growing number of investors and businessmen believe that education is the one-to-watch sector for technology to disrupt.

Robert Grabiner is one of them. A former executive director of programme management at ABN AMRO, he has launched an online start-up, which he hopes could revolutionise the traditional tutoring market.


'The way I look at the UK is a bit like the way I look at Tesco" says the head of infrastructure funds at Lloyds

By Candice Krieger, January 17, 2013

It might seem an unlikely comparison but Gershon Cohen, the chief executive of infrastructure funds at Lloyds Bank, believes that the UK is similar to leading supermarket chain, Tesco: they are both successful in some areas and not so hot in others.


"Don't become another estate agent" says ad star

By Candice Krieger, January 10, 2013

The property world does not need any more Jewish entrepreneurs — the creative industries do. Such a sentiment is sounded by advertising big wig Malcolm Green, the former executive creative director of Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, the agency behind the famous Halifax television adverts.


Israeli traders are sharper than traders in the UK

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2012

Want to be a good trader? Look to Israel. Such a sentiment is sounded by financial expert Meir Velenski, the newly-appointed managing director of leading trading group City Index's Israel office, which launched in September in Tel Aviv.


Brain Powers Israel to a great global standing

By Candice Krieger, November 29, 2012

Forget the start-up nation - Israel could soon be dubbed the “brain nation”.

An exciting new initiative to encourage innovation in brain-research technology has been launched, which is set to turn Israel into a global hub for neurotechnology, with far-reaching implications.


The Israel firm in high demand, Mellanox

By Simon Griver, November 22, 2012

Tel Aviv capital market veterans will do well to remember an Israeli high-tech firm with as high expectations as Mellanox. The company, which offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime, has seen its value soar over the past two years.