Business

Kelly Hoppen, the Dragon lady

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2013

With fiery, curled hair, freckled skin and almost always dressed in black, Kelly Hoppen is the stern-but-fair Jewish businesswoman billed as the poster girl for the latest series of Dragons’ Den on BBC2.

On last Sunday’s programme, Hoppen nostalgically recalled her South African roots as she chewed on a piece of cured meat and compared it to growing up eating biltong.

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Hairdryer is fresh start for weary sheitl wearers

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2013

Religious women have long complained about sheitls — they are itchy and uncomfortable to wear, and cost a fortune to buy.

Now a London-based Israeli hairdresser has come up with what he calls a sheitl revolution.

“My clients were always complaining about their wigs,” said Roi Korach, who has been hairdressing since he was 14.

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You’re hired, charity tells Apprentice star

By JCReporter, August 22, 2013

Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman has joined the executive board of a leading Jewish charity.

The cup-cake company boss will work with Laniado UK to raise money for Laniado Hospital in Netanya, Israel.

Mrs Zissman said she was “excited” to be part of “an incredible charity. I cried while watching a hugely touching video about its work. We will do great things together”.

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Menstruation video is internet hit

By Josh Jackman, August 21, 2013

An American entrepreneur’s video for her new menstruation-kit delivery company has gone viral.

Na’ama Bloom, a 40-year-old from Brooklyn, produced ‘The Camp Gyno’ to promote her company Hello Flo, which sends out personalised packs “at the right time” that it boasts can “handle everything but the cramps.”

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Ocado bid for online supermarket sweep

By Alex Brummer, August 16, 2013

Britain has been a laggard in the the global battle to establish a leading internet company.

Shopping group Ocado, launched by three former executives at Goldman Sachs, is our only player.

But the company’s share prices have been on a roller coaster ride.

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Israeli tech makes a splash in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, August 16, 2013

A waste water treatment system developed by an Israeli company is set to flush out across the UK.

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Israelis find start-up breaks in Britain

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2013

Setting up a small or medium-sized business in the UK is tough. Entrepreneurs say competition is rife, marketing and personnel resources expensive, and the chance of financial backing — from banks to private investors — unlikely in the current climate.

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Census figures reveal scale of career success

By Simon Rocker, August 9, 2013

A larger proportion of Jews are in professional and higher managerial jobs than any other religious group in England and Wales, according to newly released data from the 2011 Census.

The Jewish community also has the lowest percentage of long-term unemployed.

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Co-op overhaul could change political view

By Alex Brummer, August 4, 2013

Months after the Co-operative Bank’s financial difficulties were brought to our attention, the actual scale of the damage has been revealed to the public. As well as affecting the Bank, issues are likely to impact the whole Co-operative Group.

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Roll out Israel's oil barrels

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2013

Israel has a wealth of underdeveloped natural resources that promise to revolutionise its economy.

The country, known for its academic prowess, technological expertise and entrepreneurs, is now making headlines with rumours of vast oil reserves beneath its natural gas fields.

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