In order to double the number of SME exporters, the government and the finance industry are focussing on providing support, with HSBC unveiling the launch of a dedicated fund.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford has called for Britain to not overreact in response to the 2017 general election results, instead suggesting “not a lot has changed” economically.
Sports nutrition brand Tribe is on a mission to raise £1m from investors, and its campaign will kick off by inviting potential backers on a 65-mile bike ride.
Growth capital loans are an alternative source of funding for fast-growing small and medium-sized businesses. It is capital that can help companies grow but which does not require to give up control of the company or dilute its equity.
Babylon, a British digital healthcare service, has raised a $60m investment that will go towards the integration of artificial intelligence (AI).
International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, has invested in two tech startups as part of its accelerator programme.
William Hill and Tottenham Hotspur have collaborated on a new local community employment programme, which saw the bookmaker provide a £100,000 grant to the club.
Despite dozens of initiatives over the decades, Britain’s innovation culture remains a problem. Great ideas get stuck never making it out of research journals, and potentially great companies flounder because inventors lack the skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs.
Amidst the array of challenges that SMEs in the UK face, such as securing investment, outpacing competitors and growing a customer base, the biggest obstacle to growth for 54 per cent of UK SMEs is a shortage of cash.
With these five tips, you can take the stress out of managing your business’ finances all year round, from forecasting and budgeting through to balancing your accounts.
In attempting to become the first true lifestyle brand in cycling, Simon Mottram is taking Rapha around the world and posting record revenues in doing so.
Online flower delivery business Bloom & Wild plans to go beyond its UK roots and sprout up across Europe with a £3.75m investment.