How East German businesses are battling racism and the far right

German businesses have good reason to welcome migrants to the workforce: the country will be short of 3 million skilled workers by 2020


Government gets behind community housing with £163m fund

It’s not that John Blackie wanted to start building houses - it’s just that there was no choice.

The Newcastle social enterprise making jobs from mushrooms

Urban Mushrooms was set up by Jeff Hurst, the chief executive of YMCA Newcastle, after he learned about growing mushrooms in coffee grounds


Well Grounded helps unemployed find work in the coffee industry

Well Grounded has partnerships with more than 40 employers, from specialist coffee shops and small independents to bigger chains and suppliers

How to find a job that gives you a sense of purpose

A whole industry has sprung up around helping people who feel unfulfilled at work. What should you do if you get the itch to try something different?


Sperm devices and cat collars: meet the entrepreneurs from the North

As regional inequality worsens, business people are heading south to secure investment from London-based funds