Welcome to the biz4Biz website

biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

biz4Biz awards

Impartial, expertly judged and open to all those involved in a business based in Hertfordshire.

The biz4Biz Awards are the first of their kind and are impartial, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in a business in Hertfordshire. The aim of the biz4Biz Awards is to seek out examples of being the best at what we do.

Online nomination and voting will take place from the beginning of September to the end of December 2016. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during January 2017.

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony takes place on Friday 3 March 2017 at the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire and will be hosted by the Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

All nominees will have the opportunity to publicise on the biz4Biz Awards website with award winners having full, on-going publicity, following the ceremony.

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biz4Biz Awards

Forthcoming events

biz4Biz Connexions

Thursday 20 October at the Needham House Hotel

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses. There are no annual fees to be a member of Connexions nor complex rules.

Our guest speaker is Rina Sond, a commercial and IP lawyer at Longmores with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of commercial contracts, intellectual property and brand protection issues.

Rina will be speaking about the different forms of intellectual property that may exist in your business, as well as highlighting its benefits. She will also provide an overview of the most common pitfalls to avoid when dealing with IP, and how to make the most of it. More about this event

biz4Biz magazine

biz4Biz Insight is packed with thought-provoking articles, news and comment. We have a wide variety of interesting columnists and guest writers giving their views on a range of topics and issues that affect the SME business community.

In the June 2016 issue:

  • Are you ready for the levy?
  • EU debate
  • The customer is not always right
  • Ambitious businesses in the county reap the benefits of local business support
  • Businesses future growth will be damaged without significant early investment in the West Anglia main line
  • Perfect productivity
  • New degree apprenticeships helping your business to grow
  • The Insurance Act - what businesses need to know
  • Local charity Celtic Harmony wins award
  • Hertfordshire is one of the best for prosperity and inclusion
  • And much more
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Read our latest blog posts

Taxation and Representation

George Osborne’s obsession …… written by Paul Beasley, Co- Founder and Director of biz4Biz and Managing Director of Richmond House Group.

I have written before about the dangers of George Osborne’s obsession with lifting the lower paid out of income tax. A recent analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies said that the proportion of working age adults not paying income tax has risen from 34.3% to 43.8%.

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Incentivising Business

Much is made of the pro-business agenda of our current Chancellor and we have seen some headline grabbing international deals signed. But what policies have been aimed at SMEs? A steady economy with low inflation and interest rate stability has given the confidence for business people to invest and grow. This far outweighs any specific tax break or investment incentive. However, we have seen a worrying increase in disincentives for business owners over the past few years

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