Finance

Print management firm XBM acquires Birmingham base

A leading print management company, founded and headquartered in Leeds, has acquired a permanent office in Birmingham. XBM has used £235,000 of funding from NatWest to secure its first office in the Midlands, expanding the company’s [...]

ThinCats extends credit team in the Midlands and North

Alternative finance specialist ThinCats is expanding further with the appointment of Rob Thompson to the newly-created role of regional head of credit for the North. The move is part of ThinCats’ ambition to increase the volume [...]

Staffordshire brewery ups production with £10k small business grant

A Staffordshire brewery has upped its contract bottling production by 25 per cent – thanks to a £10k business grant. Staffordshire Brewery Limited, based in Cheddleton, applied to the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub’s Small Business [...]

TSB AND PARENT SABADELL ANNOUNCE UP TO £100 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS BRITAIN

Britain’s challenger bank, TSB, announces that its parent, Sabadell, has agreed to provide up to £100 million of funding to invest in Britain’s small businesses, with an initial tranche of investment set at £30 million. This [...]

Bartercard announce membership to four Chamber of Commerce

Bartercard has announced it has become the latest member to join Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Bournemouth Chambers of Commerce. This membership will strengthen Bartercard’s commitment to members who trade in these areas. Bartercard is the [...]

PwC reports buoyant deals activity in 2017 with 2018 also looking strong

PwC in the Midlands has reported a buoyant period of deal activity over 2017, despite a headwind of political and economic uncertainty. The firm’s Midlands Deals team has seen healthy activity, with c.40 deals completing to [...]