The latest annual SME Manufacturing Survey from MHA, paints a picture among manufacturers of growing optimism, supported by continuing investment in R&D, capital expenditure, an increase in recruitment, and a 13 per cent rise in firms due to take on apprentices.
The Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index 2014 has found that only half of UK small businesses have a website, with the majority of these only providing basic functionality.
It’s going well. You’re delivering an important work presentation and you have audience just where you want them. Then it happens. You lose your train of thought. You just wish the ground would open up and swallow you.