Many firms are unprepared for the impact that disruptions from cybercrime, staff losses and severe weather can cause, according to new research by the Federation of Small Business (FSB). The data, part of wider forthcoming research into how the UK can better use supply chains, shows that only 35% of small businesses and the self-employed…

Global financial automation software provider, Rimilia, a has announced a collaboration with Microsoft after being accepted onto the current cohort of the select Microsoft ScaleUp programme. The Microsoft ScaleUp programme, part of the Microsoft for Startups initiative, connects companies with new customers and channel partners and is underpinned by a $500 million investment to drive…

The number of UK company directors disqualified has increased for the third year running to 1,231 in 2017/18, according to analysis from Moore Stephens. Thre research also shows that bans for disqualified directors are getting longer. The UK has tightened its disciplinary regime for rogue directors, with the number of disqualification orders increasing to 1,231…

New research by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has found that many firms are unprepared for the disruption risks that they face from internal and external threats. The data, part of wider forthcoming research into how the UK can better use supply chains, shows that 65% of small businesses and the self-employed do not…

Following the recent increase in company voluntary agreements (CVAs), the British Property Federation (BPF) has called on the government to conduct an urgent review. The BPF believes the process is now being misused, saying that this risks undermining the UK’s global reputation and deterring much-needed investment into town and city centres, at a time when it…

BNP Paribas Asset Management announced that its SME (Small & Medium-sized Enterprise) Alternative Financing platform has completed its first transaction, a six-year senior unsecured amortising loan. The loan will enable a specialist recruitment services company based in the West of England to support its business growth. SME Alternative Financing offers BNPP AM’s client base differentiated and…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on small firms hit by TSB disruption to be compensated. Responding to the announcement that the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority are investigating recent IT disruption at TSB Bank, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said “It’s vital that small business owners affected…

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies: 01662739 LTD 04103549 LTD 06846400 LTD 10 CASTLE STREET LTD 123 MOTORS LTD 24K CONSULTANCY LTD 36 ST. JOHN’S WOOD ROAD LTD 4 PRINT FINISHERS LTD 5I DIGITALS LTD 7 S BUDAK LTD A & E AUTOMOTIVE…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS LTD ALBERT ROAD RECOVERY AND REPAIR LTD ANGLEWEST LTD ATLANTIC HOUSE LTD BACTEST LTD BAKER CONSULTANTS MARINE LTD BENCH LTD BILL LEWINGTON LTD BIRAKOS ENTERPRISES LTD BLUE SQUARE BUILDING LTD BOURGEE RESTAURANTS (BURY ST EDMUNDS) LTD BOURGEE RESTAURANTS…

Alternative business lender ThinCats has announced that it has appointed Greg Beamish to join ThinCats credit team as Head of Credit.  Beamish joins with twelve years of investment experience ranging across secured credit to distressed equity, with the latter 8 years focused firmly on the SME space. His experience comes through working at institutions including…

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