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  • 26 June 2018

    Free e-learning available for SMEs

    The Royal Foundation is funding Mind to develop free e-learning modules for employees in small and medium sized (SME) organisations where there is a gap in tailored information and support...
  • 13 June 2018

    SMEs unprepared for business interruption

    New data from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows that many SMEs are not adequately prepared for possible external shocks to their businesses from internal and external threats. According...
  • 8 June 2018

    Could you be one of this year's Small Biz 100?

    Applications for the 2018 'Small Business Saturday - Small Biz 100' are now open. But hurry! Whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or...
  • 5 June 2018

    Today is World Environment Day 2018

    The theme for World Environment Day 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution - If you can't reuse it, refuse it.” But did you know, that it is possible to save money...
  • 6 June 2018

    The power of thinking out loud for your SME business

    Article kindly provided by Minal Patel of Marketing by Minal, Differentiation & Marketing Expert at the Accelerator Academy, sponsored by Beavis Morgan. When you hear the words “thinking out loud”...
  • 31 May 2018

    UK sales of sparkling wine cool

    Sales of sparkling wine in the UK has slowed in the past year, increasing just 5 per cent to 35.8 million gallons in 2017, from 34 million gallons in 2016....
  • 17 May 2018

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week

    Poor mental health at work costs the UK economy £99 billion per year. Stress, a key factor in mental health, is top of the agenda for this year’s Mental Health...
  • 11 May 2018

    SMEs need better advice to improve finance

    With the Treasury Select Committee investigating finance for SMEs, ICAEW Head of Corporate Finance David Petrie says business owners need the right advice when it comes to finance. According to...
  • 8 May 2018

    Service sector still in the slow lane

    Business activity rises at subdued pace in April Weakest upturn in employment since March 2017 Inflationary pressures moderate The IHS Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers' index rose only slightly to 52.8...
  • 30 April 2018

    One month to go before GDPR

    Last week marked the one month countdown to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The new laws will come into place on the 25 May and will radically...
  • 27 April 2018

    Congratulations to our 2018 London Marathon runners

    Congratulations to our London Marathon runners, Amber Walker, James Strudwick and Jeremy Rogers, who successfully completed the 26-mile challenge surrounded by many colourful and interesting characters, including a ‘running waiter’,...
  • 26 April 2018

    Take part in the FSB business confidence survey

    The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) latest survey on small businesses confidence is now live. The survey results will feed into the FSB quarterly Small Business Index to help make...
  • 26 April 2018

    We are hiring!

    Role: Marketing Assistant, Beavis Morgan Group We are recruiting a Marketing Assistant to support in the delivery of daily marketing and communications activities for Beavis Morgan, BM Advisory and BM2020, acting as a resource...
  • 24 April 2018

    Gigabit Funding – Are You Eligible?

    The Government has launched a new voucher programme to help fund the installation of full fibre connectivity. If you are a small or medium sized business, you may be eligible...
  • 17 April 2018

    Submit your evidence to help Carillion investigation

    The Official Receiver is responsible for investigating the cause of the Carillion insolvency, including any business dealings and affairs, as well as reporting on the conduct of the directors. They would...
  • 11 April 2018

    Cyber threats to businesses “bigger than ever”

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that criminals are launching more online attacks on UK businesses than ever before. The Cyber Threat to UK Business Industry 2017-2018 Report...
  • 9 April 2018

    Ollie Jackson stuns with BTCC podium finish

    Huge congratulations to Beavis Morgan sponsored Ollie Jackson on securing his maiden BTCC podium. Ollie, together with the AmD with Cobra Exhausts team, enjoyed a stunning start to the new...
  • 6 April 2018

    GDPR and Brexit

    If you process data about individuals in the context of selling goods or services to citizens in other EU countries then you will need to comply with the GDPR, irrespective...
  • 6 April 2018

    GDPR: 6 key elements to help SMEs prepare

    Protecting individuals and increasing visibility of data use. 25 May is a landmark in data protection history, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, replacing the 1988...
  • 4 April 2018

    Independent advice drives business performance

    More than half of small businesses which sought expert advice saw a rise in revenue as a result, new research shows. According to a survey by Enterprise Nation, three quarters...
  • 21 March 2018

    Tech businesses warned of stricter controls

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, has declared that technology businesses face tighter regulation in the UK, so tech can be harnessed “for the good...
  • 16 March 2018

    Rise in insolvencies predicted for UK in 2018

    Euler Hermes, a trade credit insurer, has warned that Britain is expected to experience one of the sharpest increases in insolvencies of any major economy in 2018, second only to...
  • 12 March 2018

    Tech industry positive ahead of Brexit

    Businesses in the technology sector are the most positive about their future, despite uncertainties surrounding Brexit. According to recent research, 68 per cent of owner-managed tech businesses are confident about...
  • 7 March 2018

    The GDPR deadline is looming. Are you prepared?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been introduced by the European Union to update and harmonise data protection practices across the EU. It will apply to all EEA countries...
  • 2 March 2018

    UK car making stable in January

    UK car manufacturing output held steady in January, with just 72 fewer cars produced than in the same month last year. According to figures published today by the Society of...
  • 1 March 2018

    Manufacturing slows to eight-month low

    UK manufacturing growth slowed in February. The IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 55.2 in February from 55.3 in January, taking the index to an eight-month low and...
  • 23 February 2018

    Building industry shudders in wake of Carillion

    Over 2,600 UK construction companies fell into insolvency during 2016/17, according the Insolvency Service, up 8 per cent on the previous year. The number of business failures is however predicted...
  • 14 February 2018

    MOT exemption for classic cars

    From May 2018, the Government is exempting most vehicles made before 1978 from compulsory MOT testing. The thinking behind the decision, according to the Department for Transport (DfT), is that...
  • 7 February 2018

    UK defended from millions of cyber attacks

    A paper written by Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and entitled "Active Cyber Defence – One Year On", confirms that cyber remains a...
  • 30 January 2018

    Transport plan an important step for SMEs

    On 16 January 2018, the North’s Draft Strategic Transport Plan* was launched, outlining how transport connections across the North of England will be transformed by 2050 "to drive growth and...
  • 23 January 2018

    SMEs must plan ahead for supply chain disruption

    With Carillion, one of the UK’s biggest construction firms and government contractors, going into liquidation on 15 January, there are major concerns about the wider supply chain. The company collapsed...
  • 12 January 2018

    SME confidence continues to fall

    Surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand have led to increased pessimism among small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), according to the latest Small Business Index published...
  • 12 January 2018

    Increase in retail administrations

    2017 saw 118 retailers going into administration, a 28 per cent increase on the 92 that filed for insolvency in the previous year. Recent analysis shows that the number of...
  • 8 January 2018

    AmDTuning.com names Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt for 2018

    Beavis Morgan announces sponsorship of Ollie Jackson for the third successive British Touring Car Championship season. AmDTuning.com with Cobra Exhausts has today confirmed that Ollie Jackson and Sam Smelt will...
  • 14 December 2017

    Festive Greetings

    As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued support this past year. Whilst we won’t be sending Christmas cards,...
  • 1 December 2017

    UK productivity in crisis

    Manufacturing businesses must put adequate budgetary controls in place with cashflow and profit forecasting to ensure overall growth and success. The productivity crisis and Britain's growth prospects is dwarfing the...
  • 17 November 2017

    SMEs make 'staggering contribution' to UK economy

    New figures from the Office for National Statistics* show that the contribution of non-financial businesses to the UK economy grew 3.9 per cent to £1.2 trillion in the year to...
  • 25 September 2017

    SME Adviser Series: SMEs must plan for the future

    In a recent interview* with Institute for Family Business policy director Fiona Graham, she suggests that SME plans for succession should be started as early as possible. "Engaging the next...
  • 21 September 2017

    Manufacturers ride export wave

    More manufacturers are seeing output and orders increase than at any time since 1995, as exports go from strength to strength on the back of the fall in the pound...
  • 22 August 2017

    Cyber attacks hit more than 875,000 SMEs

    Research conducted by YouGov on behalf of insurance company Zurich has found that more than 875,000 SMEs across the UK have been affected by a cyber attack over the last...
  • 26 June 2017

    Nearly 80,000 businesses at risk if rates increase

    Insolvency experts have warned that thousands of businesses struggling to maintain a hold on their finances could go under if interest rates were to rise. Latest industry figures suggest 79,000...
  • 16 May 2017

    Pre-packs are on the up

    Between November 2015 and December 2016, there were 752 pre packs in the UK with 192 of those involving connected parties, including former owners, according to data released by The...
  • 11 October 2016

    Rise in Scottish business failures

    Data published this week shows that the number of Scottish firms failing grew by approximately 30 per cent year on year in the third quarter, amid prolonged economic uncertainty. Businesses...
  • 14 October 2016

    Brexit giving the cosmetic surgery sector a lift

    It's not only the UK tourism and retail industries that are benefitting from the weaker pound*. According to Kent-based practice Bella Vou, Britain's cosmetic surgery industry is booming as a...
  • 20 October 2016

    Scottish law firms at risk of insolvency

    The fall in the value of the Pound and uncertainty over the vote to leave the European Union is exacerbating problems for nearly one-third of Scottish professional services businesses, including...
  • 1 November 2016

    London businesses lagging post-Brexit

    The financial health of London businesses is lagging behind the rest of the UK following the vote to leave the European Union. According to research, in most areas of the...
  • 14 November 2016

    One in eight UK care homes face insolvency

    A recent report shows that one in eight care homes in the UK are facing financial ruin. The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care...
  • 9 January 2017

    Travel industry businesses at risk of insolvency

    Data published this week shows the travel industry is under increased pressure, with thousands of potential insolvencies in the pipeline for travel businesses. The threat of terrorism is a growing...
  • 14 February 2017

    Councils facing insolvency

    A survey of councils in England and Wales by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) thinktank has found some local authorities may be forced to declare technical insolvency in the...
  • 14 March 2017

    SMEs slow to sign up to AE

    More than four out of 10 small and medium sized (SME) firms are waiting until the last minute to sign up their employees to an auto enrolment (AE) pension scheme....
  • 30 March 2017

    New Insolvency Rules 2016: Are You Prepared?

    News from our partner business, BM Advisory, providing restructuring, recovery and insolvency solutions for businesses and individuals. On 6 April 2017 the government will introduce new legislation impacting on all forms...
  • 2 May 2017

    Insolvency numbers remain steady

    A recent analysis shows that the number of companies falling into administration across England and Wales was broadly static during the first quarter of 2017. The number of administrations ticked...
  • 2 May 2017

    Personal insolvencies increase

    Following on from our recent article which confirmed that corporate insolvencies had remained static, a new report is stating that individuals applying for insolvency increased to its highest level in...
  • 5 October 2016

    UK car sales hit new record

    September, one of the two months each year when new licence plates are issued, is traditionally a bumper month for new car sales. And this year, despite Brexit, the industry...
  • 3 October 2016

    Wealthy advised to invest in small business

    With banks still wary to invest in small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), the lack of funding presents opportunities for investors willing to lend money. According to recent reports, a...
  • 23 September 2016

    Manufacturing growth accelerates

    Manufacturing firms reported a steep rise in output in September, despite fears that the Brexit vote would hold the sector back. According to a survey from the Confederation of British...
  • 21 September 2016

    Increase in number of over-65s entering insolvency

    Research shows that the number of over-65s entering insolvency has seen a 10 per cent jump since the middle of the 2009 financial crisis, reaching 5,188. The increase is attributed...
  • 6 September 2016

    Property or Pension?

    The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, recently claimed that property, not pensions, was "almost certainly" the best bet for retirement investment. The debate has however raged for generations:...
  • 1 September 2016

    Small businesses impacted by new national living wage

    The new national living wage is significantly impacting the profits of small businesses, according to the Federation of Small Businesses. The £7.20-an-hour minimum pay for over-25s, which came into force...
  • 24 August 2016

    Recruitment door still open as businesses look to hire

    Despite all the doom and gloom in the press following the Brexit vote, businesses are in fact optimistic about their prospects. According to a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey,...
  • 22 August 2016

    Late payments affecting small firms

    The recent research findings published by the Insolvency Service, R3, indicates that late payments for goods and services was the primary cause of insolvencies in the past year, with a...
  • 19 August 2016

    Online shopping at 20 month high

    Online shopping saw a major boost in July, thanks to summer discounts and the warmer weather, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. Home and garden retailers saw the...
  • 8 August 2016

    Succession planning: Plan now for the future

    At a recent round table event held at the University of South Wales Newport campus, attended by local businesses and intermediaries, the key message was that even though it may...
  • 4 August 2016

    Brexit fuelling an environment for fraud

    A recent Fraud Barometer, highlighting internal and external threats facing SME businesses, has show that the Brexit vote has created "the perfect ecosystem" for fraud in the UK. According to...
  • 8 July 2016

    Government reviewing UK insolvency Rules

    The UK's insolvency rules are currently being scruitinised by government, as they consider how best to support businesses in distress. The consultation, which started in May with the aim of...
  • 24 June 2016

    Britain Leaving the EU: The Impact on SMEs

    Now the Referendum results are out and Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the opportunities, threats and implications for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are all critical...
  • 26 May 2016

    More women eager to startup in business

    ITV News One in ten women want to start up their own business but lack the confidence to do so, according to a recent report by Development Economics and YouGov....
  • 24 May 2016

    London - the next global tech giant?

    City AM London's “incredible entrepreneurial attitude” has propelled it into second place in the annual Attractiveness Survey of global cities most likely to create the next big tech giant. At...
  • 23 May 2016

    "Red Tape" Stunting Small Business Growth

    Federation of Small Businesses A study by the Federation of Small Businesses has found that small firms in the UK can spend more than four days a month on “red...
  • 7 May 2013

    Business funding - Facing the finance challenge

    With the Bank of England confirming last month that lending to businesses from the traditional funders fell by £5 billion in the three months to February 2013, businesses are needing...
  • 19 April 2013

    Positive outlook for UK SMEs in 2013

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2013 results published recently, show that there is at last a reason for British business owners to be cheerful. The...
  • 30 November 2011

    Beavis Morgan and Jelf announce strategic alliance

    Earlier this month, we celebrated with clients and friends who turned out for the launch of the joint venture announced this year with Jelf, a leading independent consultancy providing expert...
  • 29 October 2010

    Beavis Morgan Website Launch

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Beavis Morgan website. We have kept the explanation of what we do as simple as possible, but the team have much...