Tag: small businesses

Will SMEs Continue to Experience Cash Flow Problems in 2014?

Posted on 1 January, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

2013 was an extremely positive year for small business growth in the UK, with a record number of entrepreneurs launching companies and experiencing success. However, while SMEs were able to reap the benefits of a more receptive economic environment, many... Read More

Record Number of Start-Ups Established in 2013

Posted on 17 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

2013 has been an encouraging year for British businesses, with improved economic conditions and a rising consumer confidence allowing large and small companies alike to post steady results throughout the past 12 months. With unemployment and... Read More

New Parental Leave Legislation could add to Burden on SMEs

Posted on 7 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In a bid to meet pledges regarding parental rights, Prime Minister David Cameron has been examining options allowing fathers more time to bond with their new born children. Although paternity leave was increased last year in order to help meet these... Read More

Business Bank HQ to Move to Sheffield

Posted on 4 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Business start-ups have become key driving forces behind the growth of the UK economy, with the latest Entrepreneurs Index revealing that more than 90,000 new businesses were established during the first half of 2013. Business Secretary Vince... Read More

UK Start-Up Activity continues to Rise

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

According to the latest Entrepreneurs Index report commissioned jointly by Barclays and the Business Growth Fund, data shows that more than 90,000 new businesses were set up in the first half of 2013. This is an increase of 3.4 per cent when compared... Read More

Back Businesses not Buildings says NE Property Man

Posted on 21 November, 2013 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Instead of building acres of empty business parks the North-East should invest in new enterprises and help established companies grow, one of the region’s most successful businessmen has demanded. Jeremy Middleton is a member of the region’s Local... Read More

Northern Entrepreneur-Led Firms key to Recovery

Posted on 16 November, 2013 by Cliff Goodwin under Economy

Regional entrepreneurs running small and medium sized businesses are vital to national recovery, two separate reports have shown. In the wake of claims that northern companies are financing southern recovery, a survey by professional services provider... Read More

Small Firms still Struggling with Business Costs

Posted on 9 November, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

Although business confidence is soaring and customer demand is growing as a result of the upturn in the economy, many small businesses are still struggling financially thanks to rising business costs. In fact, a new survey has found that business costs are... Read More

RBS Small Business Lending a Failure says Report

Posted on 8 November, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Business News

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been told that its system for lending to small businesses needs a complete overhaul after a report found major defects in the way it deals with SMEs. Sir Andrew Large, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England,... Read More

Creative SMEs Find Space to Grow at MediaCityUK

Posted on 24 October, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News, Commercial Developments

Manchester’s MediaCityUK is proving a popular location for SMEs, statistics collected by Gather Digital reveal. The company, which is based at the Greenhouse on the site, began the data collection to learn more about their fellow tenants, but made the... Read More