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  • 27 February 2018

    Natwest to launch new fintech accelerators

    NatWest has announced that it is launching four specialist FinTech accelerators based in its London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester hubs. Underpinned by the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator offering, which aims to...
  • 14 February 2018

    Government launches inquiry into supply chain bullying

    Industry leaders have welcomed government plans to launch an inquiry into supply chain bullying and small business productivity. The Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into the lessons to be learned...
  • 7 February 2018

    Slowest growth in services sector since 2016

    Output from the UK services sector rose at the slowest pace since September 2016. The closely watched IHS Markit / CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index, shows that the services...
  • 6 February 2018

    Opportunities and challenges for law firms in 2018

    According to recent research, the two key changes for law firms during the transition period to final Brexit include: a major focus on gaining work from businesses requiring legal advice...
  • 6 February 2018

    Lack of support impacts startup numbers

    New figures published by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), the UK’s leading entrepreneurship think tank researching the economic and social value created by entrepreneurs, show the number of startups launched...
  • 17 January 2018

    Law firms reduce debtor days slightly

    Law firms are waiting an average of 45 days to get paid, new research indicates. There has been a big drive in recent years by law firms to cut down...
  • 12 December 2017

    Engineering sector challenged by skills shortage

    Engineering skills gaps and shortages continue to be a huge problem for employers, according to a new report published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Two thirds (61...
  • 7 December 2017

    Islington hailed as UK’s entrepreneurial centre

    Islington has topped the list of the best London borough for entrepreneurs.  London’s "Silicon Roundabout", which is located in Islington and includes parts of Shoreditch, and the Old Street roundabout,...
  • 20 September 2017

    SME law firms - the challenges that lie ahead

    A study of small and medium sized (SME) law firms published by Thomson Reuters shows that, while demand for legal services remains high, so the challenges faced by firms continue...
  • 15 September 2017

    Business confidence falls to one year low

    Overall business confidence has fallen 13 points to a one-year low of 17 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.   The Barometer, which...
  • 13 September 2017

    UK's fastest-growing tech firms named

    The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100* has been published, ranking the UK's fastest growing private tech, media and telecoms companies in 2017. London once again shows its strength as...
  • 1 September 2017

    SMEs hit by rising employment costs

    According to a report by the British Chambers of Commerce, the national living wage, auto enrolment and the apprenticeship levy have all contributed to inflated costs for four out of...
  • 11 August 2017

    SMEs bullish despite economic uncertainty

    Four out of five small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK believe their business will grow in the next 12 months, despite the political and economic instability. The...
  • 28 July 2017

    Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court ruled this week that fees for bringing employment tribunal cases are unlawful. The judgment follows a 4-year court battle taken before judges by...
  • 5 July 2017

    New forum to boost UK digital economy

    Digital Economy Council (DEC) met for the first time this week with the aim of bringing academics and senior figures from major technology firms together to collaborate with the government...
  • 26 June 2017

    Crowded Places protocol for business owners

    New guidance has been issued for those UK business owners or managers with a responsibility for security at crowded places and those who own or run businesses, organisations, amenities or...
  • 22 June 2017

    SMEs unaware of new data protection rules

    New data protection rules coming into force next May will change how companies are required to process information, such as customer lists and employee records. Whilst the new EU General...
  • 16 June 2017

    The future looks bright for UK tech companies

    As London's Tech Week draws to a close, Russ Shaw of Tech London Advocates says that come what may, investment in the UK's thriving tech industry will continue. Writing for...
  • 16 June 2017

    Report highlights key concerns for CEOs

    Operational and reputational risk has risen to the top of the agenda as public scrutiny of business intensifies, according to a survey of CEOs from leading UK companies. The report,...
  • 16 June 2017

    Government must do more to support self-employed

    ‘The Self Organising Self-Employed’, a report published by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), highlights how the self-employed are coming together...
  • 7 June 2017

    London businesses confidence turns positive - ICAEW

    Confidence is on the rise, as businesses feel more optimistic after a difficult year following the EU Referendum. The latest Business Confidence Monitor London from the Institute of Chartered Accountants...
  • 5 June 2017

    London Tech Week 12 - 16 June 2017

    According to a survey of more than 2,000 UK adults released ahead of London Tech Week 2017* taking place from 12 – 16 June, dedicated road lanes for driverless cars, lunch delivery...
  • 18 May 2017

    Announcing the launch of our new website

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, which better reflects our position as a growing business dedicated to supporting SMEs and entrepreneurs spanning a range of...
  • 17 May 2017

    Business confidence improves

    The latest ICAEW UK Confidence Monitor* (BCM) suggests that UK businesses are feeling more confident, with an increase from -8.7 in the first quarter to 6.7 in the second quarter....
  • 14 October 2016

    Number of UK businesses hits record high

    The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit a record 5.5 million, according to official statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Business...
  • 1 November 2016

    Positive future for UK recruitment industry

    Recruitment agencies, many of whom are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), should expect to increase their revenue over the next two years, with a lack of specialised skills within...
  • 16 November 2016

    Number of new UK businesses hits record high

    Official statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows the number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit a record high. The number of...
  • 17 November 2016

    Five-year high for UK entrepreneurial performance

    New research shows that Britain is enjoying a five-year high in opportunities for entrepreneurs, with a 10 per cent increase in entrepreneurial performance since 2011. Barclays’ eighth Entrepreneurs Index[1] considers...
  • 18 November 2016

    Annual Startups Awards winners announced

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 13th annual Startups Awards announced last night at an awards ceremony at Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. 52 ambitious and exciting start-up finalists gathered...
  • 21 November 2016

    London still leads the way for digital startups

    England holds six of the top 25 places in official rankings of best European cities for startups. London is still the best city in Europe for digital entrepreneurs, that's according...
  • 12 December 2016

    Technology will enable, not destroy

    In a speech on the economy which took place in Liverpool on Monday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that technology is causing “great disruption” to the jobs market...
  • 14 December 2016

    Business confidence set to fall – ICAEW

    A survey by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) reveals that business confidence is set to fall in the next two years, with business expectations of...
  • 15 December 2016

    Companies hiring despite Brexit

    The Markit/REC Report on Jobs released by the UK’s Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed firms hired permanent staff in November at the fastest pace since February. Temporary/contract staff appointments...
  • 4 January 2017

    UK manufacturing ends 2016 on a “strong footing”

    The latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector reached a two-and-a-half-year high last month, rising to 56.1 in December from 53.6 the month before. Companies benefited from...
  • 20 January 2017

    Why SMEs should feel upbeat about 2017

    Despite all the speculation around the effects of a 'hard Brexit' on the UK economy and British business, as well as the doom and gloom following a volatile 2016, there...
  • 24 January 2017

    UK managers lacking leadership capabilities

    Recent research reports from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment firm Robert Half show that UK managers are lacking the skills needed to lead and motivate...
  • 8 February 2017

    Recruitment sector struggling to keep up with demand

    The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) says demand for staff has hit a 17-month high, yet employers are struggling to find the staff they need. According to the Markit/REC Report...
  • 21 February 2017

    UK tech sector boosted by Amazon announcement

    Amazon, the online retailer, has announced it will create 5,000 new jobs in the UK this year, a significant investment in the country and further evidence that Britain's tech sector...
  • 22 February 2017

    Growth in self-employment driven by higher earners

    The rapid growth of self-employment in the UK to nearly five million workers has been driven by people in higher-paid work, such as accountancy, law and management consultancy, a report...
  • 1 March 2017

    Tech businesses optimistic about growth

    Technology businesses are optimistic about their chances of success, according to a recent poll of UK owner-managers and entrepreneurs. The survey revealed that tech entrepreneurs are more positive about their...
  • 12 April 2017

    SMEs struggling under the weight of paperwork

    According to a new study by Nesta, the business innovation charity, the burden of financial administration and a lack of transparency in the market for financial products is stifling the...
  • 20 April 2017

    SMEs must act now!

    With all the mixed messages in the press surrounding business confidence, economic volatility and the route the Brexit negotiations will take, what is certain is that, in order to lessen...
  • 25 April 2017

    Queen’s Awards winners named

    Congratulations to all small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) awarded in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. 171 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation,...
  • 2 May 2017

    UK remains attractive for M&A

    A recent report has found that Britain is the third most attractive destination for merger and acquisition activity. We come behind the US and China. Last October in the wake...
  • 10 October 2016

    Increase in value of UK M&A but drop in volume

    The value of UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the third quarter increased to $78.3 billion (£63 billion), up from $25.7 billion in the prior quarter, despite Brexit uncertainty. According...
  • 3 October 2016

    UK Manufacturing PMI reaches highest level since 2014

    A closely watched survey shows that conditions in the UK manufacturing sector have improved significantly, with growth of output, new orders and employment all stronger. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Purchasing...
  • 3 October 2016

    M&A activity bounces back

    According to recent analysis, UK merger and acquisition (M&A) activity bounced back strongly in July and August, with a 54 per cent increase in the number of deals (51 deals)...
  • 26 August 2016

    Britons quitting jobs to pursue their passion

    A report by the CEBR and YouGov has revealed that 12 per cent of British professionals have left their jobs to become entrepreneurs, turning their “passions into pay cheques”, with...
  • 23 August 2016

    UK startups alive and well despite Brexit fears

    London is still the startup hub of Europe, according to recent research by Statista. Figures released this week show that London startups received £1.1bn in investment and UK startups received...
  • 18 August 2016

    Productivity levels and UK business

    UK businesses are failing to address productivity issues in the workplace, that's according to a report by BrightHR entitled ‘It Pays to Play: Play and Productivity’. Of those UK businesses...
  • 14 July 2016

    Entrepreneurship is on the rise

    StartUp Britain, the government backed national enterprise campaign, has released data showing that entrepreneurship in the UK is on the rise, with a record 80 new companies being set up...
  • 1 July 2016

    The Legal Awards 2016 winners are announced

    Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners of the Lawyer Awards 2016, which took place on Wednesday 29 June. The Awards ceremony saw over 1,250 of the leading private...
  • 22 June 2016

    SMEs afraid of taking risks

    A third of UK SMEs say a fear of failure is impacting their ability to take risks and innovate, according to a recent research report which surveyed SME executives from...
  • 3 June 2016

    ACCA study: Accounting landscape evolving rapidly

    A recent study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has found that accountants are increasingly regarded as "trusted expert counsel and key strategic advisers". The study entitled The...
  • 1 June 2016

    London teeming with entrepreneurial talent

    From FinTech and PropTech to startups and incubators, London is teeming with entrepreneurial talent. Here, Business Daily shines the light on some of the ones to watch right now. If you're...
  • 2 October 2014

    Dot London is the new domain for London

    Beavis Morgan is a City of London based accountancy, tax and business advisory firm, and so we have successfully applied to use alongside our Dot Com international web presence a...
  • 31 January 2013

    The UK Economy Needs You!

    Entrepreneurs are worth their weight in gold to the UK economy and more are needed, according to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Britain...
  • 29 May 2012

    Golfer client wins "Your Golf Travel Classic"

    A young professional golfer, Tyrrell Hatton, whom Beavis Morgan are assisting and sponsoring, last week won the “Your Golf Travel Classic” tournament at Bovey Castle by three shots with a...
  • 17 March 2011

    Beavis Morgan acquires interest in stockbroker

    On 14th February 2011 Dowgate Capital Stockbrokers Limited (“Dowgate”) was acquired from Astaire Group Plc by 3B Capital Limited (“3B Capital”). 3B Capital is a new company formed by Beavis...