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Rising costs start to bite as UK SMEs look to tighten their belts…

March 13, 2017 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Rising costs start to bite as UK SMEs look to tighten their belts…

Small and medium sized firms signal rising costs as their number one concern
Investment levels of SMEs halve over six month period

Over a fifth (22%) of UK SMEs signalled rising costs as their biggest concern going …

RateSetter forms partnership with TaxAssist to engage with SMEs…

February 27, 2017 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on RateSetter forms partnership with TaxAssist to engage with SMEs…
TaxAssist

RateSetter’s Business Finance division has entered into an exclusive partnership with TaxAssist Accountants to help SMEs (small and medium enterprises) across the country access the appropriate finance they need to run their businesses more efficiently.

£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the West Midlands…

February 20, 2017 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off on £9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential in the West Midlands…
) Lorraine Holmes and Martin Coats (both Manufacturing Growth Programme)

SME manufacturers in the West Midlands have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support thousands of companies.
The Manufacturing Growth …

Can SMEs still win business?…

August 8, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Can SMEs still win business?…
Can SMEs still win business?…

The government has set itself a target of spending £1 in every £3 with small businesses by 2020, but Midlands manufacturing firm, Howells Patent Glazing, are questioning how feasible the ambitious goal is.
With The Education …

Three new directors for IGF expansion…

July 11, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Three new directors for IGF expansion…
John Oslow

IGF, the leading commercial finance provider for SMEs, today announces the appointment of three new Asset Based Lending (ABL) Directors to kick off its expansion programme. The three senior hires will be based in Scotland, …

HSBC launches £1 billion fund to support West Midlands SMEs…

April 25, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on HSBC launches £1 billion fund to support West Midlands SMEs…
HSBC launches £1 billion fund to support West Midlands SMEs…

HSBC has today launched a £1 billion lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands, as part of a broader commitment to make banking cheaper and simpler for customers.
The £1 …

MTC offers free robot technology consultancy for West Midlands SMEs…

April 20, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on MTC offers free robot technology consultancy for West Midlands SMEs…
Picture © Daniel Graves Photography 2014.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering West Midlands companies free consultancy in robot technologies and a chance to win funding of up to €150,000 for automation projects.
ROBOTT-Net, the new EU funded project, aims to …

Futura boss named as head of Sandwell Business Ambassadors programme…

April 4, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Futura boss named as head of Sandwell Business Ambassadors programme…
Paul Cadman, Managing Director for Futura Group

A leading automotive specialist has been named as the Chairman of a new programme aimed at boosting the fortunes of the Black Country.
Paul Cadman, Managing Director for design, technical recruitment and prototyping experts Futura Group, …

Alert for businesses as cyber attacks set to double crime figures…

April 1, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Alert for businesses as cyber attacks set to double crime figures…
Nick Marlow, director at Minster Micro Computers

Businesses in the West Midlands have been alerted to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, amid concerns that attacks are set to double the national crime figures.
Nick Marlow, director at Kidderminster IT experts Minster …

West Bromwich structural contractor pitches for £150,000 HSBC prize…

April 1, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on West Bromwich structural contractor pitches for £150,000 HSBC prize…
Target Stati-CAL logo

West Bromwich-based Target Stati-CAL, a specialist structural contractor, is in with a chance to win £150,000 after being chosen as one of 10 finalists for HSBC’s Elevator Pitch competition for small and medium sized enterprises …

10 year landmark for The HR Dept. North Birmingham…

March 29, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on 10 year landmark for The HR Dept. North Birmingham…
Sara Abbott

The HR Dept North Birmingham, one of the Midlands’ leading advisers on matters related to employment and staffing, is this month celebrating 10 years of delivering advice and support to small businesses across the region.
In …

Niche bank ‘open for business’ in Birmingham…

March 29, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Niche bank ‘open for business’ in Birmingham…
(l-r) Alex Churchill, Mike Kirsopp and Neil Reddington

The niche property and asset finance bank Cambridge & Counties welcomed brokers and other business finance and legal professionals to a celebration of its new Birmingham office.
More than 50 members of the West Midlands business …

Can SMEs do more to protect themselves against late payment?…

March 25, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Can SMEs do more to protect themselves against late payment?…
Can SMEs do more to protect themselves against late payment?…

First Capital Cashflow provide insight and advice to SMEs suffering from late payment issues
3 out of 4 European companies have experienced late payment in the last 3 years
59% of manufacturing companies admit they had been …

Coventry business pitches for £150,000 HSBC prize…

March 23, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Coventry business pitches for £150,000 HSBC prize…
Gary Blundell, Commercial Manager of torc2

Coventry-based businesses torc2 is in with a chance to win £150,000 after being chosen as one of 10 finalists for HSBC’s Elevator Pitch competition for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
More than 1,000 SMEs from …

ORB takes bite out of consumer market with Wye Valley Brewery win…

March 21, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on ORB takes bite out of consumer market with Wye Valley Brewery win…
Wye Valley branding by ORB

Birmingham-based branding agency ORB is expanding its footprint into the consumer goods market after winning a brief to support West Midlands based Wye Valley Brewery. The family-run independent brewery is looking to breathe new life into its …

Emerald wins Team of the Year as turnover reaches £950,000…

March 21, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Emerald wins Team of the Year as turnover reaches £950,000…
TofY3

A Midlands technology company has reached record levels of turnover and won a prestigious regional award, thanks to the hard work and unity of its people.
The Emerald Group in Leamington Spa has hit £950,000 turnover in …

Global roadshow comes to Birmingham to show accountants how to become a leading firm of NOW…

March 4, 2016 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Global roadshow comes to Birmingham to show accountants how to become a leading firm of NOW…
Rob Nixon

Newcastle, February 23rd 2016 – The global ‘Firm of Now’ roadshow is stopping off at Birmingham City Football Club, on Friday, 18th March 2016 so that Midlands’ accountants can hear from two of the world’s most …

Marketing ‘magic’ helps Jewellery firm sparkle…

February 26, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Marketing ‘magic’ helps Jewellery firm sparkle…
Photo Brothers and co-directors of Tustains Tom Milner (left) and Joe Milner (right) with Gill Hutchinson, Aardvark Marketing Director

Since appointing Birmingham marketing consultants to help it implement a new business strategy a Warwickshire family firm of jewellers, first established 120 years ago, has seen a growth in customer spend – and netted itself …

Software firm doubles headcount and eyes global expansion with £700k investment…

February 25, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Software firm doubles headcount and eyes global expansion with £700k investment…
(l-r) Rob Andrews, CEO Andrew Ritson Solicitors; Colin Rodriquez, Partner at Hawkins Hatton; Stephen Murray, Investment Director at Finance Birmingham; Steve Richards, Director of BSN Chartered Accountants and Jolyon Barker, CEO of Chrysalis Solmotive.

A Midlands-based firm that provides software to manufacturers, finance companies and dealerships in the automotive sector to help them retain customers, has secured a £700,000 investment from Finance Birmingham.
The funding will enable Chrysalis Solmotive Ltd (Chrysalis …

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