Business rescue specialist, Leonard Curtis has made an addition to its Scottish team with the appointment of James Dempster. A qualified accountant, s joins Leonard Curtis as a Senior Manager within the Group’s Business Rescue and Recovery division. He joins the professional services group following a sixteen-year tenure at one of Glasgow’s big-four accountancy firms.…

SME specialist, OakNorth Bank has announced that it intends to expand its debt finance team with four new appointments and will also open a new Birmingham office to support businesses in the MidlandsSteve Mitchell and Marcus Hook will be based out of the bank’s newly-opened Birmingham office aimed at supporting SMEs in the Midlands, whilst …

Birmingham is set to become the ‘Silicon Canal’ of Europe, according to AI firm Sidetrade, who revealed it will open a new tech hub in the city in 2020. Rob Harvey, Sidetrade’s Director of solutions consulting, shared the news at an invite-only trade mission event by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), on…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jim Davis as Managing Director (MD) for Construction Finance as it looks to further its support for SME businesses in the sector. Joining BFS from Yorkshire Bank in 2011, Davis held the role of Head of Sales for the West Midlands since 2011and was instrumental in the opening of BFS’s…

Specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank has appointed Andrew Arnold as a Relationship Manager in its Cardiff-based Property Finance Team. Arnold, who will report to Paul Howard, will focus on growing the bank’s property book across Cardiff and the surrounding South Wales region. Before joining Cambridge & Counties Bank, Andrew worked for three years at…

Fraud prevention service, Cifas and business data, insights, analytics and solutions specialist Graydon have announced they have completed data matching analysis to understand synergies between the Graydon cases of suspicious corporate activity and the Cifas national database of known fraud. The results of the matching exercise demonstrated two key points: Fraudsters will target any high-value…

Dun & Bradstreet and Quantexa have announced a new partnership that aims to empower businesses to make better, context-driven decisions using innovative data and analytics to provide a detailed picture of connected relationships. Global commercial data & analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet, and Quantexa, the contextual decision intelligence software and solutions company, have joined forces…

The number of manufacturing businesses entering insolvency has hit a five-year high rising 7% to 1,466 in the last year (to 30 September 2019) up from 1,373 the previous year, says chartered accountants and business advisors, Moore. Moore says that the rise in manufacturing businesses going insolvent is being driven in part by Brexit-related uncertainty…

Paragon has appointed a new Managing Director (MD) of SME lending. John Phillipou joins Paragon from PEAC Finance, where he was Chief Executive Officer, leading the business in providing finance solutions for predominantly SME clients. Phillipou’s career spans 25 years in business lending both in the UK and globally, including roles with Bank of Scotland,…

Over a third (36%) of Europe’s CFOs feel more pessimistic about their companies’ financial prospects than they did three months ago, according to Deloitte European CFO Survey. This percentage has doubled since the first survey in spring 2015, when the figure stood at 18%. Fewer than one in five CFOs (18%) consider now to be…

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