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Entries from September 2013

SME Business Owner Charged After Citizens Arrest

Mary Thomas - Tuesday 30.09.08, 12:30pm

A small business owner in Essex who suspected that one of his staff was guilty of stealing a company cheque and attempting to cash it, has ended up being arrested himself.
Maria Cremer, owner of In House Flooring in Witham had been alerted by Cash Convertors that someone had attempted to cash the cheque for £845.00 [...]

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Tags: SME · Small Business

Cost Rise At Above Inflation For SMEs

Mary Thomas - Monday 29.09.08, 21:51pm

As if you needed telling, recent research has discovered that the costs of running a business has increased by twice the general rate of inflation over the last two years.
The Business Inflation Guide is produced by the insurance company More Than Business, it claims to measure twenty of the most important expenditure items for small [...]

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Tags: Cash Flow · SME · Small Business · UK Economy

Kerbside Take On Recycling Giant SITA

Mary Thomas - Tuesday 23.09.08, 16:48pm

I just came across this story that is worthy of a post, a real David & Goliath situation that has arisen in West Yorkshire over the last month or so.
When West Yorkshire council awarded a blanket recycling contract to French based firm Sita, it was assumed that the company would employ the twenty employees from [...]

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Tags: Employment · Environment · SME · Small Business · UK Economy

Try The Gordon Brown Calculator

Mary Thomas - Friday 19.09.08, 14:57pm

Here is a bit of fun from the people at the Tax Payers Alliance that allows you to do maths the way that Gordon Brown does.
The Calculator is launched today alongside an explosive new TPA report on Gordon Brown’s woeful record of economic and public sector management - key findings from the report are used [...]

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British Support Simplification Programe Is A Mess

Mary Thomas - Thursday 18.09.08, 11:25am

Government plans to simplify it’s business support system in the UK by reducing the number of separate schemes that are currently in operation from 3000 to ‘less than 100′, is on course for introduction in October.
It has been revealed by Janice Munday of the British Support Simplification Programme (BSSP) however, that the new programme will run for [...]

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Tags: Funds & Subsidies · SME · Small Business · UK Economy

Theo Paphitis Launches Entrepreneur Degree

Mary Thomas - Wednesday 17.09.08, 07:17am

A new university degree that requires students to start a new business to graduate, has been launched by Dragons Den panelist Theo Paphitis at Huddersfield University.
Paphitis will lead a series of business masterclasses during the three year course alongside world renowned business expert Michael Gerber.
“We need to re-invent the way we start a business,” Gerber [...]

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Tags: SME · Small Business

UK SME Wins Dell European Award

Mary Thomas - Tuesday 16.09.08, 18:15pm

The European sector of the Dell Small Business Excellence Award has been won by a UK business that specialises in the design and creation of environmentally friendly and sustainable gardens.
The company Wiggly Wigglers was recognised as representing the best use of innovative technology in improving their customers experience of the product. They were also praised [...]

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Tags: Business Awards · Environment · Europe · SME · Small Business · UK Economy

Barclays Predict A Brighter Future For SMEs

Mary Thomas - Friday 12.09.08, 12:12pm

In the midst of the doom and gloom of recession it is refreshing to hear that Barclays Bank are predicting a brighter short term future for SMEs in the UK.
Nic Bayley head of product for Barclays Local Business made the startlingly optimistic claim at the annual conference of the National Federation Of Enterprise Agencies.
“We believe [...]

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Tags: Banking · Business Growth · Cash Flow · SME · Small Business · UK Economy

First Group Win Contract To Improve York Park & Ride

Mary Thomas - Friday 05.09.08, 16:46pm

UK Transport company First Group have signed a deal worth £25million with York City Council, to run a more energy efficient Park and Ride service for the City.
The contract which will be effective from February 2014 will see a new fleet of 32 environmentally friendly buses operating in York, in a bid to reduce pollution [...]

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Tags: Environment · UK Economy