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Ian Cushion

Ian is the Marketing Planning Manager at White Oak UK. Before joining White Oak UK in 2015, Ian previously worked in the biometric, internet payments, telemarketing and market research sectors. With over 25 years marketing and sales experience, Ian has extenive knowledge of the Aviation, Construction, Education, Finance, Oil & Gas, Technology and Telemarketing sectors.
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How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis
29 April 2020

How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis

In a conference call in March, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urged business to make 30,000 ventilators in a matter of weeks, more than would usually be manufactured in a normal year.

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White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser
9 April 2020

White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser

Since the Covid-19 virus first started, health authorities have suggested using hand sanitiser as one of the easiest ways of helping stop the spread of the disease. Since then there has been a massive demand for hand...

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What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses
8 April 2020

What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses

After concluding the UK's exit from Europe earlier this year, SMEs across Britain had no doubt hoped we would be now be entering a more settled political and economic climate with a focus on business growth and new...

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No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters
23 March 2020

No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters

We’ve all seen the pictures on social media of empty shelves at supermarkets and toilet rolls disappearing as soon as they appear with the COVID-19 crisis causing some people to panic buy.

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How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments
16 March 2020

How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments

Whilst many Professional service practices had previously eschewed the idea of financing recurring payments such as VAT – seeing it as an option that only struggling practices would consider, such attitudes towards...

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VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it
9 March 2020

VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it

We take a look at the HMRC rules for architects on VAT, and how short term finance can cover the cost to protect your business's cashflow.

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How dentists can make the right first impression
9 March 2020

How dentists can make the right first impression

It’s the old adage, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’, and in the dental sector this is vital to put patients at ease. Two recent surveys found that as much as a third of patients feared attending...

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How to finance professional indemnity cover in a difficult insurance market
3 March 2020

How to finance professional indemnity cover in a difficult insurance market

Recent reports in both the Law Society Gazette and Accountancy Age have highlighted the difficulty in professional service firms obtaining affordable Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).

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Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms
2 March 2020

Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms

Construction and Manufacturing are two of the UK’s largest and most important industries. Together, they employ some 5.1 million people across the UK (construction 2.4 million and manufacturing 2.7 million)...

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How to update your fleet and hit your delivery promises
18 February 2020

How to update your fleet and hit your delivery promises

Without a doubt, vehicles are the workhorses of the modern business world, large or small, and usually the most effective way of moving goods across the UK and beyond.

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New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020
3 February 2020

New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020

Two new reports show that businesses are now more confident of growth, but the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has warned that we are not out of the woods yet following the release of disappointing GDP figures.

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We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo
29 January 2020

We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo

We work with thousands of small businesses every year and we're proud to have been rated as a Feefo Gold Trusted Service provider for the last three years. This year however, we’ve gone one better and we’re thrilled...

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How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January
14 January 2020

How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January

The self-assessment tax deadline is January 31st, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to...

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What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?
19 December 2019

What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?

In our last blog, we looked at what a finance lease is, this time we look at Hire Purchase Agreements.

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White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020
17 December 2019

White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020

Business Moneyfacts has announced the finalists for its 2020 awards with White Oak UK delighted to be shortlisted in 3 categories:

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