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

    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 alternative finance options
    22 March 2018

    Our stretched schools should turn to alternative finance options

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

    How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with White Oak UK 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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    The driving force behind the eco-revolution
    5 March 2018

    The driving force behind the eco-revolution

    The UK is en route to a vehicle revolution. Not only are driverless cars set to become commonplace in the not-so-distant future, but the government is really beginning to clamp down on the number of polluting...

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    There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.
    28 February 2018

    There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.

    We’re feeling quite star struck at LDF this week, after the quality of our service was recognised for the second year running at the Trusted Service Awards, thanks to global feedback engine, Feefo.

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    How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow
    27 February 2018

    How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow

    Agricultural inputs are the resources used in farm production, such as seed, animal feed, fertiliser and livestock, they’re essential to the success of your farm or agricultural business, and at this time of year,...

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    Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age
    26 February 2018

    Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age

    In this week's City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director discusses how business clusters are as relevant and beneficial as ever to small businesses.

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    Educating small businesses on their finance options is vital for growth
    22 February 2018

    Educating small businesses on their finance options is vital for growth

    In our latest comment piece in City AM, Managing Director Peter Alderson looks at the latest small business finance reports and what the outlook is for SME growth in 2018.

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    Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
    19 February 2018

    Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

    The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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    Preparing your business for a digital age
    13 February 2018

    Preparing your business for a digital age

    Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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