Will 2020 be the Year You Make the Most of Innovation Tax Reliefs

It’s the start of a new decade and with that comes the chance to have a fresh look at everything that is happening in your business.  It is likely to be the most active decade...

Chin Chin

The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been strong in the East of England with smaller businesses making a significant contribution to the region’s economy. In fact, British Business Bank research found the East of England’s...

SM&CR Readiness Solution

Introduction The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) came into force on 9th December 2019.  Senior Managers and Certification Staff had to be trained on the new regime and conduct rules by...

2020: A Regulatory Outlook for Financial Services

A new year and another year of regulatory change in prospect.  Ian Ashleigh is a freelance risk and compliance consultant, here are some themes he expects will come under the regulatory microscope in 2020.   There...

Securing start up funding

Richard Bearman, Managing Director at The British Business Bank and is responsible for the Start Up Loans programme Starting and growing your own business is an exciting prospect. It allows you to follow your passion, become...

Keeping your cash flow flowing

Keeping a handle on your cashflow is a vital but all-too-rare business imperative, says James Shipp, partner at Lovewell Blake. Most business owners can trot out that hoary old maxim, ‘Turnover is vanity, profit is...

Britain’s smallest firms must remain optimistic and head for growth

Emma jones, Founder small business support network Enterprise Nation. I’m delighted to be in a position to say that Britain’s expanding entrepreneurial community are a refreshingly optimistic bunch. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurial Monitor (GEM), which...

Holding onto key talent is crucial to any business’s success

Mary Schofield, Partner, Lovewell Blake In today’s knowledge economy, the contribution which key members of staff can make to the success of your business is greater than ever. With this in mind, a question which is particularly...

The Growth of Life Sciences in East Anglia

Paul Sullivan, UK Network Senior Manager for East Of England, British Business Bank The sector is also particularly important to the East of England, with a significant cluster of activity around Cambridge. Boosting the region’s success is...

Make a smooth exit

Every entrepreneur needs an exit plan, says Matt Crawley, partner and head of Corporate Finance at Lovewell Blake. Whether they plan to run their business long-term until retirement, or they start up their business with...