Business lenders Ultimate Finance and Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has announced its support for the Business Finance Council’s SME Finance Charter, in a bid to improve access to finance and help for businesses during Brexit and beyond. The Charter provides a framework for financiers to outline specific commitments to SMEs in relation to preparing for…

Julia Penny has been appointed as the new ICAEW Vice-President for 2020-21. Penny is an audit, accounting and anti-money laundering technical specialist. She has worked at organisations including Wilmington PLC, Wolters Kluwer and Baker Tilly. In 2013 she joined ICAEW Council. She was a member of the ICAEW Technical Strategy Board until June 2017, when…

Order to cash specialist, Onguard has announced the appointment of Marieke Saeij as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective as of November 1st. Saeij has been the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Onguard for three years and is the successor of Bert van der Zwan, who held the positions of Chairman of the Board and CEO…

AI-powered B2B customer platform specialists has announced that revenue is up 16% in the first nine months of the year, At the end of the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, the figures who that Sidetrade figures continues to show double-digit growth (+16% against last year) with revenue of €19m. Let us recall that…

The Official Receiver and Special Managers from KPMG have announced that an agreement has been reached with Hays Travel Limited to acquire Thomas Cook’s entire UK retail estate. The agreement will see Hays Travel acquire a total of 555 stores around the UK, providing re-employment opportunities for a significant number of former employees of Thomas Cook’s retail…

Ultimate Finance has appointed Vinnie Dobie and Jemma Taylor as Regional Directors for the North West. Dobie joins the team building on his expertise in invoice finance to offer more tailored funding solutions to his contact base and Taylor brings a broad range of funding expertise to the team from her experience in business funding…

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies in September: 101 RETAIL LTD 123 ELECTRIC LTD 19 STATION ROAD LTD 1ST CALL HOMECARE LTD 24 SPICE LTD 316 PIPE SERVICES LTD 3D WINES LTD 3LILIES LTD 9JA UK LTD A & B HOTEL CLEANING…

The Insolvency Service (IS), the executive agency responsible for overall authorisation and regulation of the insolvency profession (including supervising the insolvency regulators) conducted its annual monitoring on the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) in April 2019 as is standard protocol in insolvency regulation. The report has now been published and details improvements that the IPA has…

Begbies Traynor Group has acquired Exeter-based advisory practice Regeneratus Consulting 1, the deal is Begbies Traynor’s third acquisition this year. In March, it acquired the Newcastle upon Tyne insolvency practice, KRE Corporate Recovery, and in June it bought up Dunion & Co, an insolvency firm in Stoke on Trent. Regeneratus, which was founded in 2016…

Alternative finance provider, Liberis Finance has announced a facelift, launching a new identity and website The company says the logo has been simplified with a more professional look and feel, with a vibrant colour palette that better aligns to a customer expectation of a business that is modern and innovative, and that takes a fresh…

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