Candice Krieger

Calling all businesses...

By Candice Krieger, January 12, 2012

Iftach Ben Zvi is obsessed with start-up ideas. Unsurprising then that at the age of 70, he has come up with his latest: a video chat application for businesses.

TiviClick enables companies and organisations to offer a video chat option on their website so that visitors can initiate real-time communication with sales and customer support representatives.


Boost your business in a flash

By Candice Krieger, December 22, 2011

Image is everything. Just ask Doren Gabriel, the founder of photography firm, image 1st.

His business comprises DG Corporate, which specialises in taking company headshots. It has experienced an 80 per cent increase in revenues over the past year as companies seek ways to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market.


Your own gadget guide

By Candice Krieger, December 1, 2011

Here's one for gadget geeks: a service that enables users to receive customised information about their favourite gadgets. Drippler, founded by Israelis Matan Talmi and Dotan Galron, is a free mobile application and website.


He's no baker but is earning a decent crust from bread

By Candice Krieger and Natalie Ostroff, December 1, 2011

Bread is big business. Despite rising food inflation and curbs on consumer spending, sales of bread are on the rise, particularly among the artisan varieties.

Both Tesco and Waitrose have reported significant increases in sales of "speciality bread" and have expanded their ranges to cope with customer demand.


Track a loved one from your computer

By Candice Krieger, November 24, 2011

Parents can now keep tabs on their children thanks to a new mobile phone-tracking security device.

Founded by north London businessman Spencer Sharpe, itrack Protect enables you to view and track an individual's location and receive emergency text alerts if they are in danger. It is aimed at family members, carers and frequent travelers.


Looking for a property deal? Try Facebook

By Candice Krieger, November 24, 2011

Ignore social media at your peril. Such a warning is sounded by Michael Raibin of niche property firm, Hatton Real Estate.

Earlier this year the young company, nominated for the Estates Gazette's Business Launch of the Year, became what is believed to be the first UK agency to execute a commercial property deal via Facebook.


Mobile phones are the real key to the future

By Candice Krieger, November 17, 2011

Tzachi Wiesenfeld probably has access to most of the world's buildings. If not, he could no doubt find a way of getting in.

The Israeli engineer is the vice president of Assa Abloy, the world's leading door solutions and lock company. He heads the Europe, Middle East and Africa multi-billion dollar arm - the group's largest division.


Here's Waze to ease your journey

By Candice Krieger, November 10, 2011

Israeli start up Waze is revolutionising the way we drive.

The company, based in Silicon Valley, has created a mobile application that provides real-time driver-generated road maps and traffic information. Launched in 2009, the free app, available on all smartphones, has seven million registered users and, at the time of writing, is ranked higher than Facebook in Israel's app store.


Who's buying into Germany?

By Candice Krieger, November 10, 2011

An increasing number of Jewish investors are putting their faith - and cash - into Germany.

According to David Kaye, commercial director at leading investment-banking group Shore Capital plc, which reported a pre-tax profit of £4.3 million for the first half of the year, Israelis in particular are playing a more prominent role when it comes to investing in Germany.


Tillman serves up food empire

By Candice Krieger, November 3, 2011

Restaurateur Mitchell Tillman has obviously not read the financial menu. While many businesses struggle to cope with the impact of the downturn, his First Restaurant Group is expanding with trade better than expected this year.

"London's eating-out market is growing," says Mr Tillman, 36.


It’s time for China says watch chief

By Candice Krieger, October 27, 2011

Richard Tibber is never late. Hardly surprising considering he owns several dozen watches and has access to millions.

Mr Tibber is the managing director of Zeon, the UK's leading watch company. It sells more than 2.5 million watches a year, achieves around £30 million worth of sales and has a 15 per cent market share.


The clothes firm that's royally in fashion fashion

By Candice Krieger, October 6, 2011

David Reiss is something of an anomaly in retail. For one, he is still smiling amid the depressing high street conditions. His Reiss fashion chain has reported a 43 per cent rise in UK profits this year to £13.1 million and the head honcho believes these are the most exciting times in the group's 40-year history.


Interview: Sir Martin Sorrell

By Candice Krieger, September 22, 2011

Assessing global markets is not that different to football, according to Sir Martin Sorrell, one of the world's most accomplished businessmen.


A mobile must-have for tourists

By Candice Krieger, September 16, 2011

Frequent flyers wanting to cyber surf from their mobile phone when abroad can now do so at a fraction of the cost thanks to Noam Lando's company.

Webbing provides people with a small modem for their mobile/iPad/iPhone that they can use to access wireless internet data at cheaper rates than those offered by mobile phone companies.


Forget gold. We pawn luxury cars

By Candice Krieger, September 15, 2011

Arising number of company directors and professionals are turning to pawn.


August? Bring on September

By Candice Krieger, August 18, 2011

T S Elliot described August as the 'cruellest month' and for the financial markets this year, that could not be more true. Going back four decades it was in mid-August 1971 that the then US President Richard Nixon cut the US dollar loose from gold bullion ushering in the modern world of floating exchange rates.


Best friends for ever on Nickelodeon

By Candice Krieger, July 21, 2011

What's the best way to test true friendship? Spend a week in the Australian bush where you are subjected to a series of gruelling challenges that must be completed as a twosome. Oh, and with no contact with the outside world.

This is exactly what JCoSS pupils Rosie Felt and Rebecca Ware will be doing when they take part in a new reality television series for Nickelodeon.


JC Dragons Den: How are they doing now?

By Candice Krieger, July 21, 2011

● 2010 Winner: Michael Korn - KwickScreen, a retractable portable screen to create partitions in hospitals

Medical inventor Michael Korn was last year's runaway winner, wowing the judges with his KwickScreen - a retractable screen that creates temporary partitions between hospital beds to prevent the spread of infection.


The schooolboy fooling Penn and Teller

By Candice Krieger, July 7, 2011

Fooling two of the world's most renowned illusionists with a magic trick is no easy feat. But 14-year-old budding magician Daniel Kramer intends to do just that when he appears on new prime-time ITV1 television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, tomorrow night (July 9).


The woman who sweet-talked the Dragons

By Candice Krieger, June 30, 2011

A "chocoholic" from East Sussex was the winner of this year's Dragons' Den-style competition, organised by the JC and London Jewish Cultural Centre for the fourth consecutive year.