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

    The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring
    23 October 2017

    The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring

    When it comes to growing your business, investing in your staff is a core ingredient to making it successful. And yet many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to find the right staff to fit the...

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    How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans
    20 October 2017

    How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans

    This week we talk to Chris Toller, Director of the Henstone Distillery Limited, an exciting new craft distillery based in the beautiful rolling Shropshire countryside. Their vision is a grand one, and their three...

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    New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore
    20 October 2017

    New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore

    It’s always reassuring to read media stories that provide positive reinforcement on the importance of small business, and so this week it was refreshing to read a new and insightful piece of research by global print...

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    Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50
    17 October 2017

    Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50

    We’re delighted to reveal that two of our senior leaders have been recognised on the latest Leasing Life Power 50 list.

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    This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth
    16 October 2017

    This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth

    Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. In fact, figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) indicate this amounts to around £4bn in loans annually – a...

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    How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance
    13 October 2017

    How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance

    In our latest feature in City A.M. we interview our client The Internet Gardener, a thriving small business with both online and bricks & mortar presences.

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    The clock is ticking for GDPR...
    9 October 2017

    The clock is ticking for GDPR...

    It’s now less than nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) storms into our lives. The fresh set of rules, which come into force on 25 May 2018, will completely disrupt the way businesses...

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    LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.
    5 October 2017

    LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.

    On Tuesday night (3rd October), the 9th annual Leasing World Awards took place at London's Hilton Bankside.

    The awards, one of the most respected in the leasing industry, recognise good management, innovation and...

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    £400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business
    5 October 2017

    £400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business

    The Northern Powerhouse is nothing new. When in 2014, the then-Chancellor, George Osbourne first talked about a promised level of investment that would ‘bring about an economic force rivalling London and the South...

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    Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business
    2 October 2017

    Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business

    More business-minded people are taking matters into their own hands. Figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy indicate that there are now more than 5.5m companies in the UK, and 99 per...

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    We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017
    29 September 2017

    We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017

    We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been shortlisted for three awards, SME Champion, Professions Champion and the Next Generation Award, at the upcoming Leasing World Awards.

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    Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
    25 September 2017

    Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

    Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

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    A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.
    21 September 2017

    A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.

    Recent news of Ryanair’s plans to scrap hundreds of flights between now and the end of October due to poor planning, is set to cause chaos for over 385,000 passengers, with shares in the brand dipping by nearly 5...

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    How to solve the VAT payment problem
    18 September 2017

    How to solve the VAT payment problem

    In recent times, there’s been what can only be described as a huge sea change in the way people think about financing recurring payments such as VAT.

    Whilst many businesses had previously eschewed the idea of...

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    Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world
    13 September 2017

    Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world

    It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of business development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially...

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