Positive dialogue with Muslims

By Jessica Elgot, August 4, 2011

Jewish and Muslim entrepreneurs discussed Zionism, Islamism and business ethics at a Cambridge University conference aimed at improving relations between the religions.

Under the aegis of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship programme, 24 British, American and French social entrepreneurs spent two weeks at Cambridge's Judge Business School.

They included charity heads, artists and campaigners


The union, the names and the care homes...

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2011

The GMB union has highlighted a number of Israeli and Jewish landlords who own Southern Cross care homes around the UK as part of its campaign in support of the employees of the failing company.

In the past fortnight, the GMB has sent press releases highlighting five of the 80 Southern Cross landlords.


Manchester Jewish Community Care on hunt for entrepreneur of the year

July 11, 2008
Manchester Jewish Community Care is running a competition to find the leading North-West Jewish entrepreneur of the year. The charity is inviting business leaders to use their skills to come up with an idea to raise funds for the Nicky Alliance Day Centre. The results of the competition will be announced at an awards ceremony in November. To participate, contact Shelley Blackston on 0161 740 0111 or email Shelley@mjcc.org.uk


Pitching to the Dragons

By Candice Krieger, July 3, 2008

In partnership with the London Jewish Cultural Centre, we invited aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas for a special Dragons’ Den-style event that could be their big break. The finalists will present their plans in front of top judges on Monday July 7 at the LJCC.



Now pitch your big idea

By Candice Krieger, June 27, 2008

We recently invited aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas for a special Dragons’ Den-style event that could be their big break. We have now chosen the finalists, who will present their plans in front of top judges on July 7 at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. In the first of a two-part feature, we profile those who impressed and will face the Dragons.

Adam Caplan and Daniel Morris
Danada Retail

University students Adam Caplan and Daniel Morris set up their clothing company Danada Retail earlier this year.


Why the Travelex chief executive is converting his cash into culture

By Candice Krieger, May 30, 2008

Don’t mix business with pleasure? Lloyd Dorfman, the chief executive of Travelex, might just disagree.

Mr Dorfman, 55, famous for running the world’s largest foreign-exchange specialist, and worth an estimated £480 million, according to last month’s Sunday Times Rich List, is using his business prowess to invest in other interests.


Lilach Bullock gets praise from Downing Street for being a top 'mumpreneur'

By Candice Krieger, May 16, 2008

Yesterday was national Work From Home Day. But those of you working from home were probably too busy to notice. It seems an increasing number of mothers, in particular, are taking to working from home in order to balance their work and family pressures.


Student's iPod pillow invention works like a dream

May 16, 2008

Students at King David High have scooped their second Young Enterprise award of the year. Their ISnoooze company invented a pillow that plays iPod music. The Year 10 students distributed the product in the school and are currently in discussions with a local airport for further distribution rights. The 14-strong student team also picked up the “most innovative product award” at the Trafford Centre Trade Fair earlier this year.


The grill they all want a stake in

By Candice Krieger, May 9, 2008

Restaurant owner Jon Yantin is not alone in seeing the potential of his newly reopened Chicago Rib Shack.

It has received £3 million in backing from some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.

John Yantin, owner of Chicago Rib Shack

Investment banker Michael Sherwood, the co-chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, and Anthony Lyons, head of Earls Court & Olympia, now hold a stake in the London restaurant, which is offering kosher meat.