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Anusheh Khan

July 29, 2021

How to tackle food waste on your phone

Last month, I wrote a blog post on how an edible insect market could be a solution to handling food…

Chris Roberts

July 20, 2021

How can employers can promote the value of their online benefits schemes?

I regularly hear from owner managers and senior management that they have tried benefit platform solutions for their employees (some…

Anusheh Khan

July 20, 2021

Stadiums of the future: how Euro 2020 shows us the road map of entertainment

It’s crazy to think big crowds will ever be a normal concept of life again in a post-covid world. Seeing…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

2021 Trends in the Consulting Sector

One of my favourite aspects to being at Polestar is working on proposals for prospective clients. This is a task…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

The UK’s great digital divide

At Polestar we have written many blog posts outlining how firms have adapted to take the massive advantages technology provides…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

Tech and AI is transforming the fashion industry

While writing my blog post on green trends in fashion, my research brought into focus how retail has changed over…

Anusheh Khan

May 27, 2021

Software and Technology H121 Valuation

This report spotlights the UK software and technology sector for H1 21, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

Technological Innovations in Supermarkets

Here at Polestar, we’ve covered a topics on how AI and other forms of technology is being used in manufacturing,…

Richard Hall

May 24, 2021

The recovery will be digital

Paperless technology has seen a dramatic rise in demand and we all know why.  As we have worked and schooled…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Edtech and its impact on environmental sustainability

As lockdown nears its end in the UK, many children have gone back to school and university students are returning…

Charlie Whelan

April 29, 2021

The Coolest Business Analytics Companies Of The 2021

Here at Polestar we are looking at how we use data, interact with each other and analyse what we have….

Charlie Whelan

April 22, 2021

Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

Today is Earth day – Please read our blog to see what we at Polestar have been doing to reduce our…

Anusheh Khan

April 19, 2021

The new manufacturing innovations creating jobs in the UK

Last month, I wrote an article on how the UK is putting an emphasis on innovation in the manufacturing industry. The…

Anusheh Khan

April 19, 2021

AI benefiting patients with heart disease and breast cancer

Technology has made the healthcare sector more efficient by using computers to pick up the issues that doctors miss. With…

Richard Hall

April 19, 2021

Robot trends in 2021

Digital industrialisation is happening more and more in the manufacturing and industrial sector. To stay relevant, competitive, and efficient, more…

Anusheh Khan

March 29, 2021

Industry 4.0: Why smaller businesses need to digitize

Being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the UK is no stranger to industrial changes. With the start…

Shaan Bharwani

December 22, 2020

Southampton to pioneer new AI and Quantum Tech products at CES 2021

CES, is a yearly event that is considered by many to be the proving grounds for new and upcoming technologies….

Shaan Bharwani

December 21, 2020

Has the UK Emerged Unscathed from SolarWinds Cyber Siege?

The party behind the widespread SolarWinds hack is yet to be uncovered; however, Russia and China are believed to be…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

Software and Technology UK – Mid-Market Private Transactions Snapshot December 2020

Polestar brings you the first of our insights into the UK mid-market software and technology sector. This report provides a…

Shaan Bharwani

November 30, 2020

Polestar Public Company Q320 Software and Technology Spotlight

Current Market Valuations In conjunction with our review of private company transaction we have prepared a detailed paper on UK…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 27, 2020

Three reasons live chat can help you grow your business

I was extremely surprised to learn that  live chat had been around since the 1970s, especially given that the adoption…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

How do retail business adapt to the new norm?

Covid has become the catalyst for significant change with the pandemic applying more pressure to the already struggling high street….

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

5 Technology and Software Trends Impacting Healthcare 2021

Prior to Covid-19, technology-driven change in Healthcare was arguably the biggest trend impacting the industry with artificial intelligence (AI), the…

Richard Hall

October 30, 2020

Connecting the Agriculture Sector

An ever increasing demand for food, driven by a growing population, constraints in land and climate/environmental change, means the Agriculture…

Bhavik Borkhatria

October 22, 2020

Thriving through innovation

It has been over 6 months since Covid-19 was first reported in Europe and with certainty on a viable vaccine,…

Charlie Whelan

October 22, 2020

The Rise of the AI-Powered Company in the Post-Crisis World

There is so much talk about AI.  But what are the practical steps you can take to join the AI…

Charlie Whelan

October 19, 2020

The amorals of AI vs Human dignity

As a teenager in the 1980’s I grew up on a diet of Terminator, Robocop and of course Michael Knight…

Charlie Whelan

September 1, 2020

The Pilot, August 2020 – Back to school? Hopefully for HM Treasury

‘Back to school’ means different things to different people. For my youngest, it means seeing his friends at school for…

Bhavik Borkhatria

August 14, 2020

Technology evolving online retail to new heights

The global e-commerce market has grown significantly since 2014 and is expected to be worth a staggering $6.5 trillion by…

Chris Roberts

August 14, 2020

The importance of being persistent

A year ago in August, I started a mad Swiss cycle event at 5am in pretty miserable conditions. Poor weather…

Charlie Whelan

August 6, 2020

This is the time to Complete your Board

In August 2020, as much as any time in modern history, the world is full of unforeseen or unknown terrors…

Richard Hall

July 31, 2020

Jobs Potential from Fibre roll-out investment

Vested interest from the parties in this article aside, there are good reasons for the Government’s election pledge to support…

Charlie Whelan

July 30, 2020

UK’s post-COVID economic recovery could take 18 months longer than expected

I have been watching with interest how various economists and commentators see the coming year or two and found that…

Charlie Whelan

June 30, 2020

Supply versus demand: Unemployment and inflation in the Covid-19 recession

Throughout my life (or so much as I can remember) Monetarism has been prevalent. It, in the form of Mrs….

Chris Roberts

June 29, 2020

Maximise profits with excellent employee engagement

There is a trend of employers playing a greater role in their employees’ financial, physical health and mental well-being, which…

Oliver Hoade

June 26, 2020

A different kind of viral marketing

With things in the world ever-so-slowly getting back to normal, now more than ever it is important for new outbreaks…

Chris Roberts

June 3, 2020

Expedited Investment in logistics software companies…

Pre-COVID and dare I say it Brexit, there was modest to reasonable interest in logistics software. If there was a…

Chris Roberts

May 29, 2020

Energy & Positivity in the face of adversity…..

Given the circumstances that have impacted people, friends, family and businesses around the globe, you can’t fail to admire the…

Charlie Whelan

May 28, 2020

Manufacturing our road to recovery

MADE UK has this month prepared a great document outlining what manufacturing needs to fully recover from the Covid-19 situation….

Richard Hall

May 22, 2020

Reasons for Optimism – Tech Investment

Some interesting statistics are arising from this report from Tech Nation.  The UK has established leading global base in tech,…

Richard Hall

April 30, 2020

Entrepreneurial Spirit fortified by technology and Brand

Pubs and restaurants are currently one of the hardest hit sectors, but as elsewhere in the economy, technology is lending…

Chris Roberts

April 29, 2020

The death of cash and coin?

We all know disappointment of the grubby five pound note that looks like it’s on its last legs having been…

Sandy Ritchie

March 29, 2020

Rapid, portal COVID 19 testing technology approved in the US

As the world is gripped ever more tightly by the COVID 19 pandemic, the fight against the virus is being…

Oliver Hoade

March 28, 2020

Smart nappies from smart people

With a pandemic sweeping the globe, stock markets faltering, and enforced social distancing now in full effect in many countries,…

Bhavik Borkhatria

February 27, 2020

Tackling inequalities across the UK

The disparity between the north and south of England is clear. London and South East England hold much of the…

Richard Hall

February 27, 2020

An unhackable Internet?

A bold claim, but one of 10 technological breakthroughs showcased in MIT’s 2020 report, alongside the promise of personalised medicine,…

Charlie Whelan

February 20, 2020

Ready or not? – Autonomous vehicles are coming and they represent a change to more than just driving

Jaguar Land Rover have been coming up with their vision for autonomous vehicles, and it looks nothing like a Jaguar…

Oliver Hoade

January 31, 2020

What can additive manufacturing add to your business?

Until recently, much of component manufacturing has been subtractive based – taking a large amount of material and removing excess…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 30, 2020

The fast-changing consumer goods work force?

A consumer’s purchasing journey has significantly evolved in the last decade, propelled by the evolution of the internet and social…

Richard Hall

November 8, 2019

Healthcare efficiencies in China’s rural provinces

China is boosting remote healthcare is both senses – bringing technology to rural areas by combining centres of excellence, dealing…

Richard Hall

November 7, 2019

Healthy opportunities to profit from data

Expanding on some of the same themes we outlined in our blog on data in healthcare this article similarly views…

Richard Hall

October 31, 2019

Politicians – be careful of unintended consequences

China wants to be a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030.  Sinovation Ventures, one of China’s leading venture capital…

Sandy Ritchie

October 31, 2019

Artificial intelligence paving the way for faster disease screening

Although AI is often thought of as synonymous with robotic virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa, or developing personalised…

Bhavik Borkhatria

October 29, 2019

Virtual reality – a promising future

Virtual reality (“VR”) is often associated with thoughts of avid gamers frantically screaming as they immerse themselves in an virtually…

Oliver Hoade

October 23, 2019

How photogrammetry highlights a new-wave development ethos

The topic of photogrammetry has come up frequently during research for a client recently and, given its interesting nature and…

Oliver Hoade

September 24, 2019

The state of workplace automation in 2019

Fears surrounding automation in the workplace have been present since the industrial evolution and the evidence shows AI is coming…

Bhavik Borkhatria

September 24, 2019

Digitally transforming the NHS

Historically, the adoption of technology on a national level within the NHS has been difficult. In 2013 the Government pulled…

Sandy Ritchie

September 24, 2019

Speciality chemicals drive sustainability

The past week has seen remarkable scenes, with Extinction Rebellion protests taking place across the world causing wide scale disruption,…

Bhavik Borkhatria

September 23, 2019

Harnessing technology in manufacturing

The benefits of technology in the manufacturing industry are significant. From Industry 4.0 to automation, technology is having a serious…

Sandy Ritchie

July 30, 2019

In data we trust – Are the police becoming robots?

We have all seen a considerable increase in technology focused firms, or firms with a significant technology angle to their…

Oliver Hoade

July 7, 2019

Amazon’s new drone delivery seeks to revolutionise the way we buy products

In 2013 Jeff Bezos promised delivery drones within five years. Six years later, Amazon’s CEO Worldwide Consumer, Jeff Wilke, is…

Sandy Ritchie

June 17, 2019

The rise of a new generation of clothing entrepreneurs

In times gone by children would have done the odd job for their parents, or other adults, in the hope…

Oliver Hoade

June 17, 2019

Cyborg plants could be the future of human/technology interactions

At Polestar we love reading about technology that makes you ask questions, questions such as ‘has science gone too far?’….

Nischal Neupane

June 17, 2019

Data holds key to the future of marketing

Imagine a world where companies stop spamming us with useless emails about offers we don’t need! Too good to be…

Oliver Hoade

June 13, 2019

Should you have the right to repair your phone?

Anyone who’s ever cracked their phone screen or had to replace a faulty laptop battery will know how expensive gadgets…

Richard Hall

June 13, 2019

Time to invest in healthcare tech?

Soaring healthcare demands, and consequently costs, are driving a real commercial need to find ways to do things more efficiently….

Charlie Whelan

June 13, 2019

Rethinking supply chains in a time of uncertainty

So many of Polestar’s clients share the confusion over Brexit and supply chains.  So, I thought I would see what…

Bhavik Borkhatria

June 6, 2019

Traditional pocket money – a thing of the past…

The use of fin-tech both commercial and personally is exponentially increasing with technology advancements providing innovative solutions for efficiency, convenience…

Oliver Hoade

May 26, 2019

What next for Huawei?

Who can have missed the tech news of the month, even pushing Brexit off the front page!  Chinese tech Goliath,…

Nischal Neupane

May 26, 2019

Are you ready for digital humans?

More of us are getting to know and become comfortable with the likes of Alexa, Siri and Cortana. However these…

Charlie Whelan

May 19, 2019

Vodafone 5G goes live on 3 July 2019

Transformation is coming. Are you ready?  Here are the initial headlines, followed by some thoughts on why we should care….

Oliver Hoade

May 3, 2019

To adopt early or not to adopt early? That is the question

Pioneering a new avenue of business is a risky game, no matter what sector you might be in. The rewards,…

Charlie Whelan

April 11, 2019

PE firm launches new business with simultaneous investments

We are often told by Private Equity firms that they wish to invest in new fast growing tech sectors but…

Nischal Neupane

April 7, 2019

Traditional businesses turning to tech m&a to stay competitive?

Bridgestone’s acquisition of TomTom has increased its offering to include telematics services. Having started life as a tyre producer, it…

Charlie Whelan

March 30, 2019

Are we possibility or probability thinkers?

I’m enroute to a week’s skiing – yes I booked a flight into France for the day after we were…

Charlie Whelan

February 5, 2019

Ready to flip the switch on sales growth?

YFM’s Partner, Charlie Robinson, was recently asked “Where the real value lies between Sales and Technology?”.  This is what he…

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