Research out today from SAP Concur has revealed that 31 per cent of UK businesses consider growth during 2019 to be critical. Almost all respondents (99 per cent) stated that growth had some level of importance to their business over the next few years. In addition, 96 per cent reported that their company is planning…

Shawbrook Bank has announced it has appointed John Eastgate as its Managing Director (MD) for its commercial mortgage business. Eastgate will join the specialist lender in the summer. He is currently Sales and Marketing Director at One Savings Bank and has been at the lender for more than six years. He will bring nearly 30…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Sue Pengelly as Business Development Manager (BDM), South West of England, as it looks to expand its support for small and medium-sized businesses in the region. In her new role, Sue will primarily focus on securing new business opportunities for BFS, with a focus on Devon, Cornwall and Somerset,…

CVR Global has announced two new senior promotions. CVR Global’s Robert Starkins and Bai Cham have both been promoted to Partners after helping to drive annual turnover and expand the firm’s offerings in existing and new regions. Starkins’ decade-long experience in international asset tracing, fraud investigation and recovery has seen him involved in a number…

Businesses continue to have the same concerns for the next twelve months as they did in 2018, according to research from ICAEW. Uncertainty about the UK relationship with the European Union (EU) remains the biggest challenge. Other expected challenges are also UK related, such as slowing UK economic growth, rising UK inflation, plus the lack…

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has announced two appointments in its asset-based lending Sales team. Nigel Hibbert joins as ABL director to strengthens IGF’s presence in the South East. Hibbert has 17 years’ experience working in asset-based lending and invoice finance. Hibbert will be responsible for strengthening relationships in the South East with a focus on asset-based…

CVR Global LLP has announced that it has appointed Brendan Clarkson from Moore Stephens where he was Head of Creditor Services. During his eight-year tenure, Clarkson quickly built an enviable reputation whereby he would be typically handling well over 50 insolvency assignments per annum. With more than 20 years’ experience working with trade creditors, government…

Analysts, accountants and digital marketing specialists top a list of in-demand roles in 2019, as employers focus on navigating an increasingly digitalised business landscape and a shortage of key skills among the UK workforce, reveals Robert Half UK. According to Robert Half’s 2019 Salary Guide, more than half of CEOs (53%) admit finding candidates with data analysis…

Accountants are helping their clients find the right funding options and referring them to external providers. Research from business finance company MarketInvoice reveals that UK accountants are most likely to refer their clients to banks, with invoice finance as the second most popular lender of choice. Two thirds (66%) of accountants surveyed said that they…

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has announced the relaunch of its Asset Finance division as Specialist Business Finance. The division has launched a new specialist business line, Structured Asset Finance, to complement the existing core offering which will remain unchanged. The new structure comprises broker asset finance, wholesale lending and a series of specialist business lines, the…

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