Bottomline Technologies has become a Corporate Partner of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). Bottomline Technologies help businesses pay and get paid. The technology and software company has a strong focus on business payments, Direct Debit and cash management, and document automation. Philip King, CICM Chief Executive, is happy to welcome the company as…

2016 showed a continued decline of 6% in the number of company insolvencies in the Central and Eastern European (CEEE) region, following a fall of 14% in 2015 according to new reseach by Coface. In all, over the course of last year, six entities per 1,000 became insolvent. This improvement was in line with the…

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Morgan Vessier as new Head of Risk. Vessier, who joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2005, has worked across several key business units, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance, where he served as the Head of Center for Scoring, and the Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), where he acted as Director…

Arron Kendall and Simon Thomas, Partners at Moorfields Advisory have been appointed joint administrators of the UK arm of upmarket women’s fashion brand Basler. Basler UK is a subsidiary of the long-established Basler Fashion Group GmbH, which is headquartered in Goldbach, Germany, and also operates in the United States, Australia and throughout Europe. Since May…

Andrew Duncan and Alex Cadwallader, Directors at Leonard Curtis have been appointed joint administrators to cake makers More Food. Chichester-based More Food specialised in the creation and supply of handmade cakes and tray bakes to a wide range of customers, including local bakeries, major retailers, such as Budgens and Waitrose as well as international sandwich shop…

Liquidation notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 122 LEADENHALL STREET LTD 19 GALE UK LTD 1ST FIX MACHINE SOLUTIONS LTD 888 CHINESE RESTAURANT LTD A & K GLAZING (UK) LTD A CAREY ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD A M WICKHAM LTD A MUM&DAD CO. LTD A RUSHTON JOINERY LTD A…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 4WORLD DESIGNS LTD A & D TRANSPORT LTD ACCOUNT CONTRACTORS LTD ACKROYD STREET WORKING MENS CLUB AGM DEVELOPMENTS (CARLIOL) LTD AGRA LTD AKA CONSTRUCTION LTD ALAN EDWARDS LLP ALLAN LORD ELECTRICAL LTD ALLECO LTD ANZ GENERAL SERVICES LTD…

The amount of tax HMRC suspects may have been underpaid by big businesses has increased to £24.8bn, a 13% rise on the previous year following a widening of the scope of investigations, according to analysis by law firm Pinsent Masons. Pinsent Masons says that the amount of tax that HMRC’s large business directorate believes is…

The Government has announced changes to corporate governance. Commenting on the announcement Mike Cherry, the Federation of Small Businesses National Chairman, said: “Poor payments culture in the UK has grown into an epidemic, with research showing that a third of payments to small businesses are late. These practices are immoral, with the largest businesses using their dominant position to…

Late payments remain a persistent issue globally nearly a decade past the 2008 crisis, but the long-term outlook is optimistic. A 3% improvement in the cash-to-cash cycle of UK companies has released £8.8bn previously tied up in working capital, according to Grant Thornton’s latest UK Working Capital Survey. Individual businesses, not just the economy benefit…

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