Finance

Investx appoints ex-Royal Bank of Scotland director to its board to develop new breed of SME funding platform

The Investx platform will allow established SMEs to access new sources of equity-secured funding to fuel growth Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, 19th September 2018 – Investx today announced the appointment of Richard Chambers to its board as Chief Operating [...]

SMEs IN THE WEST MIDLANDS LOSE OUT ON £2.96bn A YEAR DUE TO PRODUCTIVITY GAP

SMEs in the West Midlands could add £2.96bn to the local economy by introducing a series of productivity improving measures Despite this potential gain, productivity falls to the bottom of key business priorities amid political and [...]

Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business account for nearly 400,000 sole traders in the Midlands

Starling Bank extends business account offer to 3.4 million sole traders, including nearly 400,000 in the Midlands, in response to high demand Sole traders can apply to open a free mobile-only business account via the Starling [...]

NOTTS DOCTOR SPOTS GAP IN THE MARKET FOR SPECIALIST MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CRUCIAL medical supplies will soon be launched to the healthcare market after a Nottinghamshire doctor spotted a gap in the market for specialist devices and secured funding from Enterprise Loans East Midlands and the Midlands Engine [...]

Laura Thursfield named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2018

Laura Thursfield took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night (Thursday 24th May) as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony [...]

Midlands firms facing HMRC R&D tax relief crackdown

Since its introduction in 2000, research and development (R&D) tax relief has helped many Midlands-based businesses by incentivising innovation. The latest records (for the 2015-16 financial year) show approximately 3,760 successful R&D tax relief claims were [...]