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Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain
7 February 2020

Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain

With Brexit crossing the finish line (at last!), the UK has now officially left the EU. As a result, now is the time to rethink your supply chain.

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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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Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years
25 November 2019

Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years

The manufacturer’s organisation Make UK and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs have released a report that found 64% of manufacturers say Brexit delay and uncertainty has slashed profits in last two years, with nearly...

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Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK
12 September 2019

Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK

Figures released by HMRC show that each UK nation experienced growth in goods exports in the 12 months to Q2 2019 meaning goods exports have now grown for 4 consecutive years in every UK nation.

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How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit
5 September 2019

How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson’s elevation as Prime Minister and appointment of several Brexiteers to the cabinet has significantly increased the potential for a no-deal Brexit on the 31st October.

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Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future
8 July 2019

Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future

Derek Money, head of Glasgow sales at SME finance provider White Oak UK, discusses why client support has never been more important in the broker market.

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A look ahead at the alternative finance sector in 2019
27 February 2019

A look ahead at the alternative finance sector in 2019

With 2019 now in full-swing, Peter Alderson, managing director at White Oak UK, looks forward to the year ahead and what it may hold for White Oak UK and the alternative finance industry.

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Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?
22 August 2018

Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?

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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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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Businesses need more clarity on VAT import taxes
26 January 2018

Businesses need more clarity on VAT import taxes

With significant changes to VAT import taxes potentially due this year, our Managing Director Peter Alderson discusses how small businesses need to be better represented.

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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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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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Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting
27 February 2017

Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting

Brexit may have been delayed but one thing that isn’t slowing down is UK exports. The latest industrial trends survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this month revealed that export orders...

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SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit
23 January 2017

SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit

Now that Theresa May has set out her 12 priorities for Brexit, and with Article 50 set to be triggered within weeks, are the UK’s SMEs starting to feel any effects?

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The financial failures of the 2016 festive season
8 December 2016

The financial failures of the 2016 festive season

Bad Planning Brings a Killer New Year Hangover for Small Businesses

- One fifth of SME annual profit will be created during the Christmas sales period- But 15% have missed a profit-making opportunity during the season

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