Finance

Corporate fraud and how to tackle it

Q & A with Dave Kearns, Managing Director of Expert Investigations, on fighting dishonest employees within the workplace. Q: How and why did you start your own business? A: I worked as a detective and an [...]

BNP Paribas partners with Dallaglio RugbyWorks to launch the charity’s work across the West Midlands

Dallaglio RugbyWorks, the charity set up by English rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio, has entered into a three-year working partnership with Solihull based, BNP Paribas in the West Midlands. Over this period, BNP Paribas will fund much [...]

ALPKIT SECURES OVER £1.7M TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS AND BUSINESS

Alpkit, the designer and retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment based in Newthorpe, Nottingham has secured £1,732,000 in funding to support its next stage of growth.  £1m came from the Foresight Nottingham Fund, and a further [...]

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 [...]