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Interesting ways that companies invest to diversify

These days, it is important for all companies to consider how to diversify their income streams. While some do this by launching new products...

South: Business optimism hits seven-year low

A fall in optimism in both the services and manufacturing sectors has caused business confidence to hit its lowest level since March 2012, according...

Thames Valley: Crossrail launch delayed again

Crossrail has been delayed until 2021 - with the Elizabeth Line launch unlikely to be before March that year. Mark Wild, chief executive of Crossrail,...

NatWest recognises dynamic success of local businesses

In its 18th year of sponsoring the awards, NatWest is the proud sponsor of the Dynamic Business of the Year award. This award focuses on...

Theale: Fintech start-up celebrates first year of business

On November 1, 2019 the team at Whitehall Finance marked one year since the business started trading. Whitehall Finance is based in Theale and...

South East: Retail picture improves slightly, says R3

The proportion of South East retail businesses facing a raised risk of insolvency in the next year fell between June and September of this...

South: Are local authorities taking a risk with property investments?

Outside of the real-estate arena, it might surprise many, particularly in times of reported austerity, that local authorities have consistently spent, year-on-year, over £1.6...

South: Still time to make R&D tax claim, says GovGrant

HMRC figures released this month show an increase in the number of firms claiming tax credits for R&D. Each year around 50,000 UK SMEs now...

South East: Profit warnings reflect uncertain outlook, says EY

In the nine months to the end of September, UK quoted companies issued 235 profit warnings, the highest year to date total since 2008...

Oxford: More businesses in city in ‘financial distress’, survey shows

Continuing economic and political uncertainty has left a growing number of businesses across Oxford in ‘significant’ financial distress, according to a new report from...