Can we turnaround the UK economy with export growth?

Last week at the Conservative’s annual party conference, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the government’s support for developing UK exports. The self-imposed target – as a part of the UK turnaround strategy – is to have 100,000 more companies exporting, and a doubling of our exports to £1 trillion, by 2010. As always with these type […]

The UK economy – is the turnaround a done deal?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the UK economy is on the road to recovery when it released figures on 26th September confirming that it grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013. In addition, the ONS was able to confirm that the construction and industrial sectors had expanded at their fastest […]

Business Finance freely available says government and banks – REALLY?

Great news from Government and the big 4 Banks – ‘We want to solve funding problems and provide more business finance solutions now’. On the surface this is fantastic news.  However if we dig below the surface there is more to this than meets the eye.   I would ask two questions: Do they really mean […]

Enterprise Capital Fund – Access to finance for growth potential SMEs

Following on from our recent article on the new Business Bank, this is the sixth in a series explaining the various government funding schemes seeking to provide business finance solutions for businesses in the UK. Enterprise Capital Funds (ECFs) The Government has a number of interventions which are aimed at bridging the gap in the supply of […]