Businesses across the UK are recognising the need to ‘future-proof’ by seeking support and advice to build their business resilience and guard against unforeseen challenges, according to new research from leading SME funding partner Ultimate Finance, which found that more than half (58%) of SMEs have invested in resilience in some form over the last…

Restructuring and Insolvency (R&I) specialist law firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Sprecher Grier have announced that they will merge. HCR is a full-service firm with eight offices across the country and Sprecher Grier has a significant restructuring and insolvency (R&I) presence in London. The move brings former colleagues back together – Sam Payne, Head of HCR’s R&I team,…

Paragon Asset Finance has made a series of new appointments as it seeks to grow its lending commitment to British businesses. Jan Greenhalgh is among the recent uptake of new starters as Head of New Business in Asset Finance. She brings a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge and is focusing on delivering, speed, consistency…

Insurance company Ageas UK has appointed Jonathan Price as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) In his role as CFO for Ageas, Price will have primary responsibility for financial planning, management of financial risks, and financial reporting for the UK business. Price has a wealth of knowledge of the UK Insurance industry coming to Ageas directly…

There was an almost 30 percent increase in the number of adverse county court judgments against incorporated businesses in England and Wales in 2018, according to figures released by Registry Trust. The number of CCJs against incorporated businesses was up by 27 percent at 93,534, though this was counterbalanced by a fall in judgments against…

Ahead of the Spring Statement next month, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced a ‘Fair Pay, Fair Play ‘ campaign as it  calls on Government to enlist the help of Non-Executive Directors to help strengthen payment enforcement and adopt Project Bank Accounts in public procurement, as three key reforms that will help end the…

Begbies Traynor Group the business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of KRE (North East), a Newcastle based insolvency practice. Ian Kings founded the business in the North East under the KRE branding in 2015.  In the financial year ended 30 June 2018, the business…

Bailiffs are still not being held to account and will continue to inflict stress, anxiety and further financial hardship until the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) introduces independent regulation according to research by debt charities. The 11 debt and mental health organisations that make up the ‘Taking Control’ campaign on bailiff reform are calling on the…

Lenders could find it much harder to enforce cross border debts in the event of a no deal Brexit, RSM has warned. Currently, European regulations facilitate the collection of cross border debts within the EU, notably through the use of European Enforcement Orders. These allow a judgment in one member state to be enforced in…

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies according to a new research study released by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The majority (over 50 percent) of finance leaders globally say the competencies of their…

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