Date Set For Furlough Scheme To End

Alfie Brown

Furlough will be wound down further from Sunday as the government asks employers to make a bigger contribution to the wage support scheme. An estimated 1.3 million people were on the scheme at the beginning of July, down from a peak of 5.1 million at...

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Retailer Opens First Store After Securing Funding Package

Natasha Cutten

An electronics retailer has opened its first physical store in Hertfordshire with the support of a six-figure funding package from...

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Revenues Jump By 21 Per Cent At Hertfordshire Chocolatiers

Lucy Neave

Confectioner Hotel Chocolat is expected to report revenues of £165m for its latest financial year, a 21 per cent increase...

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Hertfordshire Inventor Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Deal With US Tool Company

Alfie Brown

Brush and homewares manufacturer Charles Bentley & Son has signed a multi-million pound deal to make and sell a marking...

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Herts Based Ocado Shares Fall As It cancels Orders After Robot Fire

Lucy Neave

Ocado’s share price has sunk to its lowest level in more than a year after it was forced to cancel...

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Hemel Business Ambassador In-Person Networking Event Kicks Off With The Building Back Greener Campaign

Lucy Neave

With lockdown restrictions coming to and end today, it was an early treat to attend the first in-person event for...

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PwC Watford Announces New Partner And Director Promotions

Lucy Neave

PwC has announced the admission of three new equity partners and 12 directors across the South East region. Two new...

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Xaar completes £9.1M acquisition of Hertfordshire’s FFEI

Alfie Brown

Cambridge inkjet printing technology business Xaar plc has completed the £9.1 million acquisition of FFEI to broaden its capabilities. Hertfordshire-based...

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Hiscox is punished after leaving small businesses hanging

Ciaran Murray

The insurer is paying for the hard line it took against claims arising from the pandemic It used to be...

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Covid grant support scheme launched for small Watford businesses

Alfie Brown

Watford Borough Council has launched a new programme to provide expert advice, support and grant funding to small businesses adversely...

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UK house prices slip as ‘peak buyer demand likely to have passed’

Lucy Neave

The price drop in June meant annual house price inflation eased back slightly from May’s 14-year high. The average UK...

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