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  • 23 June 2018

    Queen's Awards applications open

    Applications for the Queen's Awards for Enterprise are open. First established in 1966, the awards recognise and encourage outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity through...
  • 29 March 2018

    Small firms key to future growth

    Analysis shows that one in every five jobs in the UK was created by "high growth small businesses"* between 2015 and 2106. The Small Business Report 2018*, produced by the...
  • 4 January 2018

    Tips for starting a business in 2018

    Starting your own business is a process. It doesn't just start overnight. A successful startup business requires introspection, planning, research, financing and a series of legal processes. Here are some...
  • 11 December 2017

    Record number of small firms in UK

    The UK's small businesses contributed a massive £1.9 trillion to the economy this year, according to the latest business population statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy....
  • 29 November 2017

    Small Business Saturday is just days away!

    Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses in our local communities. This year it will be taking place on 2 December 2017 and the aim...
  • 20 November 2017

    Beavis Morgan gets behind Small Business Saturday

    Whilst bigger businesses tend to reap the rewards from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it is often hard for smaller businesses to compete. That's why Small Business Saturday has, for...
  • 3 August 2017

    SMEs failing to invest in cyber protection

    SMEs are not setting aside enough money to improve their cyber security defences, according to data compiled by Zurich. The insurer found that 875,000 SMEs across the UK have been...
  • 26 July 2017

    Late payments cost SMEs £2bn a year

    Figures from Bacs, the company behind Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit in the UK, show small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are owed a total of £14 billion by...
  • 21 July 2017

    SMEs must plan now for the future

    A professor at UCL, Sir Michael Marmot, who previously chaired a government-commissioned review into health inequalities, has published findings saying he is "deeply concerned" that, after continuous advancement over the...
  • 18 July 2017

    SMEs slow to plan for Brexit

    Less than a third (29 per cent) of businesses surveyed by the ICAEW admit to having a plan in place for exiting the European Union (EU), despite the fact that...
  • 3 November 2016

    M&A activity expected to increase amongst IFAs

    A survey by Investec Wealth & Investment shows that merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to increase over the next two years amongst small independent financial advisory (IFA) firms....
  • 19 January 2017

    More Britons looking to go it alone in 2017

    One in 10 people in Britain want to start their own business this year, that's according to a recent survey. The research of 1,000 working British people, commissioned by Freeagent...
  • 23 January 2017

    The worries and motivations of UK entrepreneurs

    At the start of 2016, UK SMEs contributed approximately £1.8 trillion annually to the UK economy (2), with StartUp Britain reporting that a record-breaking 650,000 new companies were launched in...
  • 10 October 2016

    UK SMEs optimistic despite economic uncertainty

    According to the latest Business Barometer, nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have seen no effect on their business from the vote to...
  • 29 July 2016

    Many startups fail: Here’s what you should know

    With successive studies from the Office of National Statistics showing that only around 40 to 45 per cent of UK startups survive beyond five years, it's little wonder that entrepreneurs...
  • 22 July 2016

    Risk Management: SMEs severely underinsured

    A recent survey of 1,500 SMEs, the 2016 Vero Insurance Index, shows that a large number of SMEs are severely underinsured and many don't even know it. 80 per cent...
  • 1 July 2016

    Biggest barriers for startups this year and beyond

    At a recent dinner for entrepreneurs of successful UK startups and previous winners of the Startups Awards, recognising the best of UK entrepreneurial talent, ten business founders were asked what...
  • 15 April 2013

    We are delighted to announce two key appointments

    We are delighted to announce two key appointments, further enhancing our client advisory offering. We have bolstered our senior team with the appointment of two key business advisory specialists, Steve...