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Uncovering the barriers to business growth in tough economic times
21 January 2013 16:06
As the UK teeters on the edge of recession, CEOs and financial directors(FDs) are facing the tough challenge of mastering the delicate balance between cutting and managing costs to survive today, and investing to grow tomorrow.
More than £1 billion to be invested in UK science and research
01 November 2012 09:53
New science investment will make sure UK competes and thrives in global race.
Government response to Lord Heseltine’s review of UK competitiveness
31 October 2012 10:40
The Government responds to Lord Heseltine's review: 'No stone unturned in pursuit of growth'.
Heseltine Review: ‘A new partnership for growth’
31 October 2012 10:36
Lord Heseltine has set out a comprehensive economic plan to improve the UK’s ability to create wealth.
NACFB becomes UK “super broker”
12 October 2012 08:41
Partnership with Federation of Small Businesses combines the strength of both trade bodies.
Small Business users receive free servicing and extended warranty cover on Nissan LCV range
12 October 2012 08:37
Nissan has launched a range of added value aftersales and finance offers on its NV200, Primastar, NV400 and Cabstar range that will help drive down operating costs for small business users until the end of December 2012.
Forum responds to new ‘Fee for Intervention’ rules forcing firms to pay for their own health and safety inspections
05 October 2012 09:49
From Monday, 1 October 2012 small businesses found in ‘material breach’ of health and safety regulations will have to cover the cost of their own inspections under the Government’s new ‘fee for intervention’ rules.
Environment :Taking green option can save you money
29 June 2012 14:09
Your company and staff can both benefit, writes John Charles.
Why outsourcing fleet management makes sense for SMEs
29 June 2012 13:22
John Lewis, chief executive at BVRLA, explains why effective fleet management is so important for SME's.
Volkswagen launches new leasing campaign
29 May 2012 13:26
Volkswagen has launched a new Small Business Leasing programme, aimed at opening up new fleet opportunities for Volkswagen Retailers, and enabling them to serve better the needs of small and medium enterprises in their local areas.
Concept expands facilities for small fleets
25 May 2012 09:45
Concept Vehicle Leasing has further expanded its product portfolio with a series of innovative solutions specifically aimed at the small-medium sized fleet sector.
SME contest aims to take businesses to the next level
08 May 2012 10:51
Taking a small business to the next level can be a huge gamble, but now a contest open to small businesses aims to make the gamble pay off.
Small business and the UK economy
24 March 2012 13:31
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills publication, Business Population Estimates (BPE) sets out statistics for businesses in the UK by number of employees.
Do SME's create more and better jobs?
24 March 2012 13:17
Between 2002 and 2010, net employment in the EU rose substantially, by an average of 1.1 million jobs each year.