SME

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Rising energy prices worry SME owners — price-hikes coming

A SURVEY of 1,000 British SMEs indicates that rising fuel and energy costs are the greatest threats to survival in 2022. Half — 49 percent...
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St Albans’ Lost Boys Brewery: finding the path to beer glory

By HAL WILLIAMS LIKE many of the UKs great craft beer manufacturers, the Lost Boys Brewery started as a homebrew. Four co-founders — George Sanderson (head...
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Cancer treatment gets boost from med-tech development

52 NORTH Health, a UK- and US-based med-tech start-up, has raised £1m in its first round of funding from British and European specialist investors. 52...
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Inclusive investment plan for under-represented groups

BIG ISSUE Invest, UnLtd, and Shift have jointly announced a growth fund “to level the social investment playing field”. The social investment fund offers flexible...
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Global partnership to give start-ups wings

A NEW global collaboration aims to make it easier and faster for start-ups to raise capital and grow. Start-ups play a pivotal role in a...
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Recognise contributions of SME workers to retain staff: report

DATA from Sodexo Engage’s inaugural SME guide reveals more than half of SME employees would rather work at a big corporation. The finding perhaps illustrates...
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Boris out! UK SMEs voice drop of confidence in PM

THE MAJORITY of UK SMEs want Boris Johnson to step aside — with 63 percent saying they would like to see him forced out. In...
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No more Ms Nice Girl: trust your gut instinct

Business coach and podcaster Melitta Campbell gives BV readers some timely advice for International Women’s Day RESEARCH last year by Starling Bank found more than...
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I belong tae Glasgae… as do top honours for SME growth

GLASGOW has emerged as the best city to work for a small business in Britain. Research by small business lender iwoca ranked areas using ONS...
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£672bn of SME borrowing is unprotected: Legal & General

LEGAL & GENERAL estimates a business protection gap of £672bn for SMEs — with an overall gap estimated to extend into the trillions. Following their...