As they prepare for MACH 2012 BCW Engineering traces a decade of successful asset finance which has taken the business from a twinkle in the eye to a £10m turnover organisation.
The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Coventry and Warwickshire has released £12.8m from the Government’s Growing Places Fund to help start-ups in the area flourish.
A taskforce led by Tim Breedon, CEO of Legal&General, has published a review investigating on alternative and sustainable finance sources for UK SMEs.
Wen Zheng is a mechanical engineering consultant at Leyton, an international group with 15 years global experience in processing R&D tax claims. But Zheng is concerned that only a relatively small number of manufacturers still take advantage of this support. Here she raises awareness.
Peter Russell, head of manufacturing, UK Sector Coverage, at Royal Bank of Scotland, considers how British firms might access or increase their share of attractive Chinese export markets.
The Autumn Statement in 2011 primed industry for details on ‘above the line’ R&D tax relief and the introduction of the Patent Box, due in the Budget in late March 2012. These tax adjustments are designed to help industry grow in the UK, but do they side-step a much more direct route to economic recovery and the reduction of unemployment? TM investigates the constraining effects of employer National Insurance contributions.
Andrew Johnson, from the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, blogs on whether there is a need to create a state banking institution.
“Industrial banks, national investment banks, SME banks, regional banks – and the government’s mislabeled ‘green investment bank’ are all the subject of regular de…
The European Commission (EC) said yesterday that member states needed to raise the retirement age to reflect an increase in life expectancy, warning that failure to do so will strain public finances.
The EU’s employment policy commissioner Laszlo Andor presented a draft proposal, saying …
The EU Competition Commission yesterday gave Google’s takeover of Motorola ‘unconditional approval’ to proceed but the company is still waiting for a number of other countries to provide approval.
The planned $12.5bn Google-Motorola (or Googarola as it is known) deal…
Under Project Merlin, four of the ‘Big Five’ banks have beaten their lending targets, while RBS lent £3.3bn less than its target, leaving a shortfall of £1.1bn in loans for small and medium sized companies.
Lloyds, HSBC, Santander and Barclays all met their lending targets to SMEs (Small to Medium-…