Our clients in the news: February 2017

Our clients in the news: February 2017

February was busy. Valentine’s Day gave us the opportunity to spoil those we love or spend our time mocking gushy couples, it was Super Bowl season in the States and China celebrated the start of a new year.
 
Our clients were busy too, here’s what they’ve been up to:
 
Xero
Last month, in conjunction with its 2017 South African roadshow, Xero released research which revealed getting paid late is the main challenge faced by half of South Africa’s small businesses - it’s not hard to see why publications like BusinessLIVE and Venture Burn, amongst others, jumped at the opportunity to cover the story.
 
Xero’s Collin Timmis was also interviewed on kykNET and eNCA, about regards the findings.
 
But that’s not all, Xero managing director EMEA, Gary Turner wrote this piece for Netwerk24 on how businesses can use apps to boost their profits.
 
Study Group
The Huffington Post covered new Study Group research which showed how the UK’s visa restrictions impacted both higher and lower ranked HE institutions. SPOILER ALERT: lower ranked universities have suffered under Tier 4 - read the article to find out more.
 
Study Group UK MD James Pitman also spoke to Times Higher Education on this issue, commenting on the top ten biggest fallers and risers amongst universities, by the percentage change in their non-EU student numbers between 2010 and 2015.
 
ZEAL Investments
ZEAL Investments announced its first investment -  £1 million in the Free Postcode Lottery (FPL), a free to play online lottery platform.
 
This announcement was covered by iGaming Business, Tech City News and CalvinAyre.com among others.
 
Nucleus Commercial Finance
Reporting on the debate of whether the UK government should intervene in the country’s steel industry, Director magazine checked in with Nucleus CEO Chirag Shah to get his views on the issue. In this article, Chirag makes a strong case for why government should not intervene.
 
Chirag also wrote this piece for GT News explaining why peer-to-peer lending has to be renamed.
 
If you’d like to see your business getting more attention from audiences that matter, give us a call – we can make it happen.
 

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