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Simple Business Lessons to be learnt from 4 British Companies…

August 10, 2016 – 6:18 am | Comments Off on Simple Business Lessons to be learnt from 4 British Companies…

Business classes can only teach you so much about being successful. In the end the very best advice will come from those who have been there and have learned along the way. There are some …

Online SME Marketplace launches…

June 5, 2015 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Online SME Marketplace launches…
Sohrab Jahanbani, Bidvine's founder and CEO

Bidvine to offer more than 180 services to create one of the first total marketplaces of local, London service professionals.
A new online service focused on London’s service professionals – from photographers, plumbers, language tutors, musicians …

Smaller Manufacturers Continue on Steady Growth Path, but Export Orders Still Lacklustre…

February 13, 2015 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Smaller Manufacturers Continue on Steady Growth Path, but Export Orders Still Lacklustre…
Smaller Manufacturers Continue on Steady Growth Path, but Export Orders Still Lacklustre…

Small and medium-sized manufacturers’ total domestic orders and output grew in the three months to January, while export orders were broadly flat, according to the latest CBI SME Trends Survey.
The survey of 437 firms shows …

Appeals Process continues to improve SME lending decisions…

September 29, 2014 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Appeals Process continues to improve SME lending decisions…
Professor Russel Griggs OBE

The independent Appeals Process for small businesses who have their finance applications turned down by major banks continues to benefit businesses across the UK, according to the latest report by the Independent External Reviewer.

‘Back to work’ awakens our inner entrepreneur…

September 8, 2014 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on ‘Back to work’ awakens our inner entrepreneur…
James Waterhouse, founder of Deal Connections

Leeds, UK: 03 September 2014 – The ‘online dating’ site for business buyers www.dealconnections.co.uk is seeing increased activity this week as people return from holiday and start to reconsider their options, awakening their ‘inner entrepreneur’.
James …

£12 billion bioenergy market “a must” for West Midlands businesses, says European Bioenergy Research Institute…

August 26, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on £12 billion bioenergy market “a must” for West Midlands businesses, says European Bioenergy Research Institute…
Tom Anderson, Business Development Manager at EBRI.

West Midlands businesses and entrepreneurs are being urged to tap into the growth opportunities around bioenergy – forecast to generate in excess of £12 billion of new business in the UK in the next decade …

WMG and MAN Group collaborate to create over £1 million in sales and new jobs…

August 4, 2014 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on WMG and MAN Group collaborate to create over £1 million in sales and new jobs…
Maurice Cassidy, Technical Director at Barkley Plastics

WMG at the University of Warwick and the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN) have announced that by working together they have boosted sales by over £1m and are set to create more than ten new jobs.
The …

Recruitment optimism for Midlands as SME confidence returns…

July 28, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Recruitment optimism for Midlands as SME confidence returns…
Sara Abbott, Director for The HR Dept. North Birmingham

Despite the recent surprise drop in manufacturing output, which saw a 1.3% fall in May, a survey by employment specialist The HR Dept. found that 56.7% of respondents to a survey of 1523 SME businesses …

David Brennan to chair Small Fleet Leasing Awards…

July 25, 2014 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on David Brennan to chair Small Fleet Leasing Awards…
David Brennan, the chief executive of Nexus Vehicle Management

David Brennan, the chief executive of Nexus Vehicle Management – the leading provider of corporate vehicle rental in the UK – is to be chairman of the Small Fleet Leasing Awards 2014.
The awards, launched today …

Chile, China and the United Arab Emirates top list of fastest-growing UK export markets…

July 23, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Chile, China and the United Arab Emirates top list of fastest-growing UK export markets…
John Carroll, Head of International at Santander UK

Chile, China and the UAE show fastest export market growth for UK businesses
US, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Ireland remain top five most significant markets, with UK goods totalling £137 billion exported in 2013
Santander’s online …

EEF Partner With Design Council to Manufacture SME Growth…

May 27, 2014 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on EEF Partner With Design Council to Manufacture SME Growth…
Dr Steve Chicken, EEF Manufacturing Growth Director

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has formed a partnership with the Design Council to provide practical, hands-on design-led support for manufacturing companies that will expose them to design’s power to leverage more effective, efficient and profitable …

SME market ‘more buoyant than ever’, says top employer…

May 14, 2014 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on SME market ‘more buoyant than ever’, says top employer…
SME market ‘more buoyant than ever’, says top employer…

With contrasting reports in recent months about the effect the economic recovery is having on Small to Medium-sized Enterprises, co-founder of tech firm, Prism Solutions, Gary David Smith sheds the light on the subjects insisting …

Business is GREAT Britain | Birmingham digital business takes export route to worldwide growth…

April 30, 2014 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Business is GREAT Britain | Birmingham digital business takes export route to worldwide growth…
Business is GREAT Britain | Birmingham digital business takes export route to worldwide growth…

WOW Internet, is an international digital marketing agency – specialising in web design, social media and search engine optimisation both in the UK and internationally.
Based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, WOW’s success has been cemented since …

GB SME managers struggle to juggle other jobs and look after company vehicles…

April 2, 2014 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on GB SME managers struggle to juggle other jobs and look after company vehicles…
David Aldridge, RAC Business Services Director

RAC Business Services launches 24/7, free online fleet management tool to help provide cost, control and convenience.
More than a fifth (23%) of Britain’s multi-tasking SME managers in charge of up to 50 vehicles are struggling …

25 Midlands SMEs given £1000 to tackle Innovation projects…

March 26, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on 25 Midlands SMEs given £1000 to tackle Innovation projects…
Dr Mark Swift,Head of SME Programmes, International Institute for Product and Service Innovation

WMG, at the University of Warwick, has launched a new “Project Associate” scheme as part of its Innovation Programme for small and medium sized businesses.
The scheme will offer 25 SMEs in the region £1000 each …

‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

January 10, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on ‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…
‘Real’ apprenticeships will guard against further job losses for British young…

Unemployed young British workers must be provided with high-quality training or apprenticeships opportunities to stop new waves of eastern European migration exacerbating an already dire employment situation in the UK warned a leading entrepreneur today.
“More …

£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

January 10, 2014 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on £1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…
£1.4m package to boost city’s transport links to i54…

A £1.4m package of public transport improvements along the main route between Wolverhampton city centre and i54 South Staffordshire has been given the green light.
The joint project by Wolverhampton City Council and transport authority Centro …

Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…

January 10, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Retailers need to get smarter about effects of online shopping…
Prof Phil Blythe from the IET

Online shopping in the UK continued to grow this Christmas with 63 per cent of online shoppers ordering three or more gifts online, but engineers are warning this switch in shopping style needs to be …

Top tips for business start ups…

January 10, 2014 – 8:26 am | Comments Off on Top tips for business start ups…
business start ups

The decade so far has seen start up fever sweep the UK. In 2013, according to Start Up Britain, more than 500,000 new businesses were set up, with the previous year’s figure standing at 484,000. …

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