New ERDF business growth workshops launched

As part of our business support offer, today we officially launch the Autumn / Winter ERDF business growth workshops.  These fully-funded workshops are for small and medium businesses across the South East Midlands that aspire to expand and grow. The workshops topics were decided by local...

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National SME Business Awards

The SME NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS, launched in July 2017,  were thanks to the continued success of our local SME Northamptonshire Business Awards, SME Buckinghamshire Business Awards and the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards. The awards are directed at SMEs -  the main engine of the UK economy...

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Finance match-making for SMEs hits nearly £4m

Small businesses who had finance requests turned down by major UK  banks have received £3.8million through alternative providers matched through the bank referral scheme. Launched in November last year, the government-backed scheme requires 9 of the UK's largest banks to pass on details of small businesses...

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Are you ready for automatic enrolment?

Are you an employer, or thinking about taking on your first member of staff? Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a workplace pension and contribute towards it. This is called 'automatic enrolment'. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible...

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