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    All the latest news and opinions from White Oak UK covering finance, business, brand and much more.

    Good payment practice is a must for government contracts
    12 April 2018

    Good payment practice is a must for government contracts

    Earlier this week, the Cabinet Office announced that outsourcing firms who fail to pay suppliers on time will be excluded from major government contracts moving forward.

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    Keeping pace with your success
    11 April 2018

    Keeping pace with your success

    When offering sales aid leasing can have such an impact on your business, you should give serious thought to how your needs will transform over time – ideally before the transformations happen.

    Changes in areas as...

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    White Oak UK Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018
    10 April 2018

    White Oak UK Shortlisted at the Credit Strategy Awards 2018

    We are thrilled to reveal that White Oak UK (formerly 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...

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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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    White Oak UK support Business Excellence at the Cheshire High Sheriff Awards 2018
    6 April 2018

    White Oak UK 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, White Oak UK Managing Director focuses on how the financial services industry is working to improve diversity and equality.

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