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Self-employed to lose tax saving…

March 1, 2017 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Self-employed to lose tax saving…

 Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are calling on the government to be open and honest about its plans to reform National Insurance Contributions (NICs) paid by the self-employed.
The firm fears that the promised £145 a …

Funding available for energy efficient Midlands SMEs…

September 30, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Funding available for energy efficient Midlands SMEs…
Funding available for energy efficient Midlands SMEs…

Funding is now available to help lower running costs for energy efficient businesses.
Worcestershire County Council along with its partners Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Herefordshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council …

£33 million Business Growth Programme launches third round…

September 19, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on £33 million Business Growth Programme launches third round…
£33 million Business Growth Programme launches third round…

We are delighted to announce that the new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) has launched and the third funding round is open to applications.
The package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate …

£4 million for Birmingham transport supplier…

September 12, 2016 – 6:49 am | Comments Off on £4 million for Birmingham transport supplier…

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a £4m asset based lending facility to Trueform, an international supplier of intelligent transport systems to Transport for London and Transport for Greater Manchester.
Established in 1977, Trueform offers …

Midlands APS Metal Pressings benefits from Carbon Trust Green Business Fund…

August 24, 2016 – 6:59 am | Comments Off on Midlands APS Metal Pressings benefits from Carbon Trust Green Business Fund…

By implementing three simple Carbon Trust recommendations, APS Metal Pressings will reduce their energy bills by £12,000 annually with a payback period of 2.7 years.
Based in the heart of Birmingham, APS Metal Pressings is recognised …

£2.5 million grants to be distributed from community fund…

August 22, 2016 – 6:36 am | Comments Off on £2.5 million grants to be distributed from community fund…

Organisations in the Midlands & East of England are being invited to apply for a share of a £2.5million fund set up by NatWest.
The latest round of NatWest’s Skills and Opportunities Fund was launched on …

£33 million Business Growth Programme second round…

August 1, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on £33 million Business Growth Programme second round…
£33 million Business Growth Programme second round…

We are delighted to announce that the new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) has launched and the second funding round is open to applications.
This round, which includes: HS2 Supply Chain Programme; Green Bridge Supply Chain …

Wolverhampton to host ‘Funding for Manufacturing’ event…

July 22, 2016 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on Wolverhampton to host ‘Funding for Manufacturing’ event…
Navinder Ram

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club in association with regional expert funding professionals will help you to understand what funding is out there and how you can access it. Come along to this free event and make the right …

Urge for businesses to claim tax Research and Development tax relief…

July 20, 2016 – 6:43 am | Comments Off on Urge for businesses to claim tax Research and Development tax relief…
Andrew Browne

An accountant which provides services in Worcester is calling for more companies in the region to claim Research & Development tax relief (R&D) and for Theresa May’s new government to make the relief even more …

MarketInvoice raises over £7 million for small business investment…

July 20, 2016 – 6:42 am | Comments Off on MarketInvoice raises over £7 million for small business investment…
MarketInvoice raises over £7 million for small business investment…

MarketInvoice has today announced a £7.2 million investment led by MCI.TechVentures Fund of MCI Capital, a listed Polish private equity group.
This marks the first major fundraise from a peer-to-peer platform since the Brexit vote, with …

Midlands bid for DEFRA food and tourism funding…

July 15, 2016 – 5:36 am | Comments Off on Midlands bid for DEFRA food and tourism funding…
Midlands bid for DEFRA food and tourism funding…

 A network of new foodie tourist trails celebrating culinary triumphs from cider to pork pies could soon be up and running across the Midlands as Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss today calls on the region’s world …

City Council opens £33 million growth funding programme…

July 15, 2016 – 5:30 am | Comments Off on City Council opens £33 million growth funding programme…
City Council opens £33 million growth funding programme…

Birmingham City Council are delighted to announce that the new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) has launched and the first funding round is open to applications.

New funding stream to improve workplace wellbeing in Stoke-on-Trent…

August 27, 2014 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on New funding stream to improve workplace wellbeing in Stoke-on-Trent…
Sarah Colclough, Programme Administrator at North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Businesses in Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from a new funding scheme designed to enhance employee health and wellbeing.
Delivered by North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, the Stoke-on-Trent healthy workplace grant fund can offer up to …

HELPING BUSINESSES FIND ACCESS TO FINANCE IS KEY TO FUNDING…

February 21, 2014 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on HELPING BUSINESSES FIND ACCESS TO FINANCE IS KEY TO FUNDING…
HELPING BUSINESSES FIND ACCESS TO FINANCE IS KEY TO FUNDING…

An event to help businesses in Birmingham access the right type of funding to support and grow their business will take place next month.
The Access to Finance event: Funding for your Business, is being held …

Round 2 of Green Bridge Supply Chain competition fund now open…

September 3, 2013 – 8:56 am | Comments Off on Round 2 of Green Bridge Supply Chain competition fund now open…
Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme

Round 2 of the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme competition fund has just launched
The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is a new competition fund available to SMEs for capital investment, product and market development and …

The WMG SME Team are kick-starting their programme of support for West Midlands SMEs…

August 20, 2013 – 9:30 am | Comments Off on The WMG SME Team are kick-starting their programme of support for West Midlands SMEs…
University of Warwick - WMG

The WMG SME Team are kick-starting their programme of support for West Midlands SMEs again over a breakfast event on 26th September from 7.30am.
The team based at the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation, …

Lloyds Bank hits £1Bn Lending commitment to Manufacturers…

August 20, 2013 – 9:29 am | Comments Off on Lloyds Bank hits £1Bn Lending commitment to Manufacturers…
David Atkinson, Area Director for SME Banking across the West Midlands for the Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Bank has delivered over £1bn of additional lending to over 2500 manufacturing firms across the UK in nine months through its Manufacturing Commitment, beating its set target by three months.
The Manufacturing Commitment was a …

Rent-free office space for renewable energy businesses at Coventry Tech Park…

August 19, 2013 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Rent-free office space for renewable energy businesses at Coventry Tech Park…

Coventry University Enterprises Ltd, the commercial arm of Coventry University, has launched a new offer to entice businesses with a specialism in renewable energies to its Technology Park.
From this week entrepreneurs, start-up companies and SMEs …

BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAMME HITS £1MILLION MILESTONE…

August 5, 2013 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAMME HITS £1MILLION MILESTONE…
Councillor Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development Jobs and Skills

A programme aimed at helping hundreds of businesses across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area to grow has passed the £1million mark in grants and match funding.
And the Business Growth Programme …

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