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LDF Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018
10 April 2018

LDF Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018

We are thrilled to reveal that LDF have been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at this year’s Credit Strategy Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious events in the annual credit industry calendar.

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How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth
9 April 2018

How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth

The great thing about starting a business is that by going it alone, you can make decisions about your company and forge your own path.

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LDF support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018
6 April 2018

LDF support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018

The High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise are Cheshire's most prestigious Awards for business performance, providing a golden opportunity for businesses throughout the region to demonstrate their excellence and be...

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LDF Group positioned for growth as part of US based, White Oak Global Advisors
5 April 2018

LDF Group positioned for growth as part of US based, White Oak Global Advisors

We are delighted to announce LDF Group’s acquisition by US based White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in what will be the first step in expanding their asset-based lending platform to serve clients in the UK and Europe.

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Now's the time to talk about chatbots
3 April 2018

Now's the time to talk about chatbots

Slowly but surely, chatbots are becoming ingrained into our everyday lives – both in our homes in the form of Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, and increasingly in business as an effective form of customer services.

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Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing
28 March 2018

Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing

In today’s highly competitive business world, two things matter above all. First, providing the right products for your customers. And second, making them easy to buy.

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Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change
26 March 2018

Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change

Let’s face it, anyone starting a business is essentially making a prediction about the future: they have a viable product, they will gain market share and their company will grow.

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How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy
22 March 2018

How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy

This week we speak to Emily Northin, director of marketing at Playforce, a leader in playground solutions to the education, local council and leisure sectors. Celebrating their 20th year this year, Playforce have now...

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Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives
22 March 2018

Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives

The subject of education budgets has taken its fair share of the limelight over the last few years, though sadly for the wrong reasons, with schools across the UK facing ongoing pressures when it comes to funding.

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How to broaden your business horizons into exports
19 March 2018

How to broaden your business horizons into exports

In the UK, the dreaded “B” word continues to take centre stage, as thousands of businesses hold their breath for the outcome of the negotiations with the European Union.

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VIDEO: How to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn
13 March 2018

VIDEO: How to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn

First impressions are a big deal. So it's important that your business page on LinkedIn shows your company in the best possible light. Watch our video to find out how to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn...

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained
12 March 2018

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Entrepreneurs will know that finding your feet isn’t always easy. Figures from the British Business Bank indicate that almost half of new businesses are still being rejected by banks for business loans and overdrafts.

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Today is International Women's Day
8 March 2018

Today is International Women's Day

This week in our City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director focuses on how the financial services industry is working to improve diversity and equality.

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How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales
8 March 2018

How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales

This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018
7 March 2018

VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018

We know that taking the plunge and starting a business from scratch can be daunting, so we compiled five essential tips for starting a business that we hope will help you kick-start your new venture.

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