• Starting up your business, the right way

    Setting up a business could be a life-changing experience in many ways. On the upside of things it can be a rewarding experience, but on the opposite end, various factors create different risks that make running a business challenging. Thus, the...

  • Generation Y not?

    Generation Y not?

    You’ve seen them: young people plugged into their electronic devices, tapping away at their laptops in cafes, and discussing their ideas with anyone willing to listen. And you’ve probably dismissed them as young hopefuls. But don’t because these...

  • A diploma for working professionals

    A diploma for working professionals

    Malta Business School is currently accepting applications for its third intake for the UK accredited part-time diploma in management MQF level 5. This diploma is aimed for working individuals in executive or middle management positions who wish to...

  • In our defence

    In our defence

    After almost seven years working in the intelligence sector, Alberto Pelliccione launched Reaqta, a start-up which is being hailed as a game changer in cybersecurity. In March 2014, you left Hacking Team, the Italian government spyware provider,...

  • An intense and rewarding experience

    An intense and rewarding experience

    Following a successful intake last year, Henley Malta is now accepting applications for the forthcoming October 2015 intake of the Henley Flexible Executive MBA. Henley Business School is a global leader in business education and provides...

  • Simplifying payroll

    Local accounting firm Anton Azzopardi and Associates has launched Payday, an online payroll management system. Specialising in payrolls, the firm brings an easy, flexible and affordable financial aid to the market. Payday acts as an interface...

  • How to make it big in business

    Who doesn’t dream of making it big in business? And who doesn’t aspire for the comforts and luxuries of life with the least possible effort? All true entrepreneurs will tell you how hard it is to make money. There are also numerous stories of near...

  • Parents want best career chances for children

    HSBC’s report Learning For Life, the second in The Value of Education series, reveals that 47 per cent of parents think it will be harder for their children’s generation to find a job after finishing education than it was for their own...

  • Corporate social responsibilities

    Corporate social responsibilities

    Organised by a group of volunteers, September 19 will see more than 35 i-companies – most of them i-gaming – gather 10 of their employees for a day of competitive fun field games, sports and athletic activities. The aim is to raise funds for three...

  • Effective leadership in financial services

    For decades, the banking industry had been one of the most resistant to change. However, over the past years, this sector has grown to become one of the most dynamic. There are various forces impacting this industry, including increasing consumer...

  • Investing in talent

    Investing in talent

    How central are human resources to KPMG’s success? Human resources are at the centre of everything we do at KPMG in Malta – they are our greatest asset. The success of our firm is dependent upon the quality of our people. Quality is not only...

  • A great day at the office

    A great day at the office

    Malta is successfully attracting foreign direct investment. What spillover effect is this having on sectors such as real estate? Foreign direct investment has resulted in the leasing of office space and residential homes to foreigners, who have...

  • Plenty of silver linings

    Plenty of silver linings

    Being able to access our resources from anywhere makes us more efficient, says Anton Cristina, CSL Data Center Services executive director. Locally, what is the take-up of cloud services? In the local market, the adoption rate of new technologies...

  • Are you happy with your IT system?

    Are you happy with your IT system?

    No one expects their IT system to do the impossible. However, we know what sort of information we are storing in our IT systems and all we want is to be able to access that information in a useful format, without manual intervention, wherever we are.

  • All work and some play

    All work and some play

    If there’s one good thing that open-plan offices did, it was to banish the old style offices to the box room. The popularity of open-plan layouts in the 1980s and 90s meant that gone were the days when management would lock themselves up in the...

  • A big idea condensed

    A big idea condensed

    The humble paper clip, tungsten filament and silicon chip: sometimes, the biggest ideas are found in the smallest things. In today’s reality, the prospect of a large luxury vehicle, although attractive, can’t always be materialised in practice.

  • Everything surrounds you

    Everything surrounds you

    Our vision is to create an ideal environment that offers a high-quality lifestyle and an excellent space to do business, says Peter Diacono, Pendergardens CEO. The local economy is performing well, especially in the financial services, real estate...

  • Peace of mind

    Peace of mind

    There are various advantages of having peace of mind and someone taking care of your needs, says Alfredo Muñoz Perez, Mapfre Middlesea Group CEO. Locally, how has insurance penetration developed in recent years? This depends on whether we are...

  • Female participation in the workforce

    Female participation in the workforce

    PKF’s ongoing research on female participation in the workforce is inspired by recent findings by the National Statistics Office, which show that in Malta the highest female activity rate was recorded in 2014, at 52.1 per cent. This rate has...

  • Ambitions for growth

    Ambitions for growth

    Are Maltese becoming more aware of their insurance needs? We believe they are, although it’s a slow process. As a company we feel it’s part of our role to help people understand the financial stability gained from insuring one’s investments.