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  • 15 June 2018

    UK still top for foreign investment

    Britain remains the top European destination for foreign investment, although its lead over France and Germany has narrowed. According to the latest Attractiveness Report, digital investment into the UK has...
  • 9 May 2018

    Celebration of tech and innovation coming to London

    Beavis Morgan offering a limited number of free business consultations to attendees of London Tech Week 2018. Don’t delay – book your appointment today!   Next month London will once again...
  • 30 April 2018

    Chinese looking to invest in UK SMEs

    This summer, thirty Chinese entrepreneurs will visit the UK as part of a drive to seek investment tie-ups with high-growth companies looking to expand into one of the world’s largest...
  • 24 April 2018

    Jump in number of SMEs trading internationally

    The number of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) trading internationally is more than double official estimates. According to recent research, using data from the United Nations, the Organisation for...
  • 13 April 2018

    London a major draw for international tech talent

    Despite Brexit fears, London remains the top destination of choice for international technology workers, a new report shows. According to data compiled by LinkedIn and Stack Overflow for London &...
  • 5 April 2018

    Could Brexit be good for London business?

    Despite investment and fundraising concerns around Brexit, 58 per cent of London’s small businesses have seen an increase in revenue since the EU referendum in June 2016.  According to a...
  • 16 March 2018

    Why is London Europe's startup hub?

    One entrepreneur explains. As a startup, you need to make a number of tough decisions, some of which will have a small impact on your business, whilst others will have...
  • 6 February 2018

    Schools act on demand from China

    UK schools and universities are looking to advantage of the growing appetite for British education in China, with a number of them announcing plans to set up sites in the...
  • 25 January 2018

    Asia Next Decade Campaign launched

    City of London Corporation Policy Chairman Catherine McGuinness has announced that the City of London is launching its ‘Asia Next Decade’ campaign in “a rallying call to firms in the...
  • 11 December 2017

    UK leads the way for new business

    More businesses were established in the UK in 2016 than in any other major developed economy, a new report reveals. 218,000 more businesses were set up last year, a six...
  • 30 November 2017

    The UK leads the way with "deep tech" expertise

    Latest research shows that the UK remains the European leader for innovative technology startups, attracting more talent and investment than any other country. Atomico's State of European Tech report*, a...
  • 8 November 2017

    “Common sense Brexit” not off the cards

    At a breakfast event last week, sponsored by Beavis Morgan, Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, who was recent named UK’s most influential black person in a list of the 100 most...
  • 20 October 2017

    London remains top European city for VC investment

    London's financial technology firms are set for a record year of investment in 2017, after bouncing back from a slump in venture capital (VC) funding last year. Despite fears relating...
  • 25 September 2017

    SMEs shying away from international trade

    A new report shows that global uncertainty is deterring SMEs from international trade, leaving them to focus more on their domestic markets. According to the report, American politics (29 per...
  • 19 September 2017

    London a "hotbed" of innovation and disruption

    In a letter to City AM, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that businesses must embrace entrepreneurialism to keep London at the forefront of global business and to remain...
  • 15 September 2017

    Impact of package travel regulations survey

    The Tourism Alliance is running a survey about the impact package travel regulations are having on the domestic tourism industry.   The Package travel regulations apply to businesses that sell...
  • 12 September 2017

    London remains financial services world leader

    London has once again beaten rivals New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the top spot as the world's number one financial centre. Scoring top points for business environment, human...
  • 8 September 2017

    Ambitious expansion plans for UK fintechs

    A new report on the UK’s financial technology industry commissioned by HM Treasury reveals businesses expect revenue growth to at least double in the next year.   Of the 250...
  • 23 August 2017

    SME's concerned that export volumes will stall

    The latest edition of WorldFirst’s Global Trade Barometer has found that nearly half of SMEs predict export volumes will stall or drop over the rest of the year.   Of...
  • 23 August 2017

    Best cities to work for a startup named

    Edinburgh has been named as the best city in the UK to work for a startup company, according to the table produced by Nestpick. The capital was ranked ahead of...
  • 14 August 2017

    UK stands ready for change

    The recent Global Change Readiness Index ranks the UK 10th in an index of the nations most ready for political and economic change up three places since 2015. The UK...
  • 11 August 2017

    Half of exporters yet to update trading plans

    Research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking* reveals that almost half (48 per cent) of British exporters surveyed have not reviewed their exporting strategies a year after the UK’s decision to...
  • 18 July 2017

    UK food industry not ready for Brexit

    A new report published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, shows that the UK is not prepared for the impact Brexit will have on...
  • 5 July 2017

    SMEs more vulnerable to Brexit disruption

    A new report, "Bridging to Brexit: Insights from European SMEs, Corporates and Investors", which looks at the impact of Brexit on SMEs, corporates and investors, in particular, on their use...
  • 5 July 2017

    Strong growth expected post-Brexit

    New forecasts from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predict the UK economy overall will grow by just 1.3 per cent in 2017, a substantial downward revision from...
  • 30 June 2017

    London highly dependent on EU workers

    European Union (EU) nationals make up 17 per cent of the workforce in London, according to research published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Migration Policy Institute....
  • 28 June 2017

    London is Europe's most "dynamic" city

    Savills’ latest Investment Management's Dynamic Cities Index shows that London is Europe’s most “future-proof” city for investment despite uncertainty over Brexit. Using 60 indicators across 6 categories including innovation, inspiration,...
  • 26 June 2017

    SME owners divided on Brexit outlook

    The Federation of Small Businesses has released its latest Small Business Index (SBI) which shows confidence dropping amongst members. The SBI is down to +15 in Q2 2017 from +20...
  • 5 June 2017

    Manufacturing boosted by demand from Europe

    Research published by the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has shown that manufacturing firms are enjoying a surge in performance amid “buoyant” demand from Europe. Positive trends continued across UK manufacturing,...
  • 18 May 2017

    British supply chains facing significant challenges

    Businesses either side of the English Channel are preparing contingency plans which could sever supply chains between the UK and EU, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply...
  • 18 May 2017

    British role in China trade initiative

    UK business leaders and the City of London were among those accompanying the Chancellor Philip Hammond on a trade trip to China this past weekend, representing Britain ahead of the...
  • 17 May 2017

    EFF: Britain, a modern manufacturing powerhouse

    A manifesto published by the EFF, the manufacturers' organisation, entitled Making the Future, Making Britain Great*, calls on Government to enhance the UK's position as a manufacturing powerhouse. It urges...
  • 17 May 2017

    Greek tax inspectors go undercover

    The person sitting next to you on the beach sipping a cocktail may not be who they seem, after the Greek finance ministry announces plans to expand its surveillance of...
  • 17 May 2017

    Loss of EU workers will affect small business

    According to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) over half (59 per cent) of small businesses employing workers from the European Union (EU) are worried about accessing...
  • 27 October 2016

    SMEs concerned about post-Brexit future

    Research shows that a gap is emerging between UK businesses regarding the impact of Brexit, with small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) feeling less confident about a post-Brexit future than...
  • 9 November 2016

    Value of UK M&A deals slumps to 30 year low

    The value of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals between UK companies has reached a thirty year low since Britain voted to leave the European Union. According to data from Thomson...
  • 10 November 2016

    Strong rise in UK exports, but trade deficit widens

    In the first full quarter since the EU referendum, UK exports rose strongly, although the trade deficit widened last month much more than anticipated. According to the latest statistics from...
  • 10 November 2016

    Global Entrepreneurship Week - 14-20 November

    Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW) takes place across the world on 14-20 November. GEW started life in the UK and has grown into the world's largest celebration of entrepreneurship. This...
  • 14 November 2016

    UK establishes "fintech bridge" with China

    The UK fintech sector now employs more than 60,000 people and, in 2015, generated a substantial £6.6 billion in revenue. In an opinion piece published in City AM, HM Treasury’s...
  • 29 November 2016

    UK offers fifth best environment for entrepreneurs

    The UK has beaten the US in the latest global entrepreneurship index. Covering 85 markets, the ‘Ashish J. Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index’, developed by Mara Foundation and Opinium Research, measures...
  • 8 December 2016

    UK SMEs and the impact of the US election result

    A recent report by Real Business looks at how SMEs will be affected by the Donald Trump victory. Some of the key concerns include currency volatility which will impact investment...
  • 12 December 2016

    UK holidaymakers not deterred by Brexit

    According to TUI Group, Brexit has not discouraged UK holidaymakers. The owner of Thompson Holidays and First Choice said that 20 per cent of next summer’s holidays have already been...
  • 10 January 2017

    New China-UK rail line keeps trade on track

    China has launched a new Beijing to London freight train route, further expanding its trade and investment ties with the UK and offering a decidedly cheaper alternative to air freight....
  • 12 January 2017

    London remains leading hub for tech investment

    Research published today by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company, shows that the UK tech sector attracted more investment than any European country in 2016. Measuring activity...
  • 19 January 2017

    Research shows post-Brexit spike in insolvencies

    According to recent research, insolvency numbers in the UK have risen in the past six months since the vote to leave the European Union. The findings, gathered using data collected...
  • 20 January 2017

    SMEs look to government for Brexit support

    76 per cent of UK businesses would like the government to do more to help them through the maze of potential challenges presented by Brexit. The O2 Business Barometer, a...
  • 1 February 2017

    Small businesses share their views on Brexit

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published new research on the business impact of leaving the European Union (EU)*. The six-month research programme outlines the importance of Prime Minister...
  • 6 February 2017

    SMEs look to the UK for growth

    59 per cent of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) believe they will experience growth in the UK market over the next 12 months. The recent survey found that just...
  • 9 February 2017

    OECD: UK economy to grow despite Brexit

    According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UK economic growth is gaining momentum despite uncertainty about leaving the European Union (EU) and the future of trade with...
  • 21 February 2017

    UK entrepreneurs optimistic about the future

    A recent poll shows that UK entrepreneurs have experienced strong growth in recent months, leaving them optimistic about the post-Brexit future. The survey of UK entrepreneurial businesses shows that 69...
  • 28 February 2017

    Manufacturing thriving despite Brexit

    According to the latest Business Trends Report, manufacturing confidence has reached a 20-month high, indicating that Brexit has not affected the sector. With the drop in value of the pound,...
  • 1 March 2017

    UK's future with the EU not deterring investors

    A survey of over 550 global investment professionals and over 1,300 chief executives has revealed that the UK remains attractive to investors, despite Brexit. The poll of the most important...
  • 7 March 2017

    Chinese investment in the UK on the rise

    Chinese acquisitions of UK businesses have increased 215 per cent since 2014, according to a new report. Whilst US investors remain the largest source of international investment in UK businesses,...
  • 21 March 2017

    Date set for Prime Minister to trigger article 50

    Prime Minister Theresa May has today confirmed that she will officially trigger Article 50 next Wednesday, 29 March, notifying the European Union that the United Kingdom is leaving. The action...
  • 21 March 2017

    UK businesses remain takeover targets

    A recent report suggests that US and Asian firms will continue to circle British companies as Sterling’s slump and the resilience of the UK economy increases the appetite for deals....
  • 28 March 2017

    Exporters enjoying Brexit ‘sweet spot’

    According to the Bank of England Deputy Governor for monetary policy, Dr Ben Broadbent, the fall in sterling since the Brexit vote has given a short-term boost to UK exporters....
  • 7 April 2017

    SMEs forecasting growth ahead of Brexit

    The latest SME Growth Tracker, commissioned by Enterprise Nation and Amazon UK, found that SMEs have raised their revenue growth projections for the third quarter in a row and are...
  • 7 April 2017

    Mid-sized firms driving overseas turnover

    Medium-sized businesses have been the driving force behind the UK's overseas turnover in the last five years, an analysis has revealed. Medium-sized businesses – those with revenue of £10 million...
  • 12 April 2017

    London tops listings table despite Brexit

    Data from the latest IPO Watch shows that London was the most active exchange for company flotations in the first quarter of the year, accounting for almost half of the...
  • 18 April 2017

    Prime minister calls for 2017 general election

    In a surprise announcement made outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a snap general election to take place on Thursday 8 June 2017....
  • 20 April 2017

    Business leaders more confident

    The quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has found that UK business...
  • 3 October 2016

    UK to leave the EU by summer 2019

    At her first Tory Party conference as Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced that the UK is to begin the formal Brexit negotiation with EU leaders before the end of...
  • 23 September 2016

    Retail and tourism boosted by slump in the pound

    According to the first official travel figures since the Brexit vote saw a drop in the pound and increased the cost of foreign holidays for British travellers, foreign visitors, including...
  • 30 August 2016

    UK leading the way for foreign investment

    Figures released by the Department for International Trade show a record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year to April 2016, with 2,213...
  • 25 August 2016

    HMRC clamping down on foreign income

    Governments around the world are increasingly taking a hard line against those perceived to have avoided tax, whether that be individuals or corporates. Jennie Granger, director-general of enforcement and compliance...
  • 28 November 2014

    Big Euro business breakfast

    In September 2014 Beavis Morgan helped to sponsor the launch of our client The Don restaurant’s business breakfast, which was hosted by Anthony Hilton, the Evening Standard business commentator. As...
  • 30 May 2012

    Olympics & Paralympics

    During the Olympics and Paralympics there will inevitably be some disruption to the transport systems in and around London. This is particularly relevant to Beavis Morgan being based within walking...