By James Herbert, CEO, Hastee Certain subjects are deemed sensitive and can be difficult to discuss, particularly in a professional capacity. Money, relationships and health all fall into that category but are factors that can affect us professionally as well as personally. As workplace wellbeing goes beyond just fringe benefits offered to employees it is necessary […]
“This is a show of faith from the syndicate of angel investors, Angels Invest Wales and the Development Bank of Wales that this is a business that’s going places with a growing UK and worldwide market opportunity,” Andrew Diplock, Drone Evolution’s lead investor and Chair.
The government’s scheme to support the self-employed has today opened for claims, weeks ahead of schedule. From this morning (13/05), an 80% grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be available for self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been affected by coronavirus. The scheme is expected to benefit millions, with payments expected to […]
By Ercan Demiralay, Partner at Wellers. The health, financial and business implications of coronavirus on the UK are still an unknown, but likely to be enormous. With societies across the globe on lockdown, many aspects of business life have ground to a halt. Whether an enterprise has been impacted by a reduction in footfall, reduced […]
Originally featured on the Starling Bank blog. For more information on the support Starling are offering their customers, click here. By Anne Boden, Starling Bank As an entrepreneur myself, I’m acutely aware that behind every small company that’s suffering because of the coronavirus emergency is a business owner, or team, feeling the stress very personally. Some […]
“The support and guidance from the team at the Development Bank of Wales has been instrumental over the last 18 months. Their experience of providing funding for MBOs coupled with their understanding of our business goals means that we have found an investor that genuinely shares our excitement and passion. That’s worth so much more […]
By Jess Coles, Director, Emerson Nash. This past month since the pandemic has hit our shores our world as we know it has been turned upside down. As with all ‘black swan’ events the impact on our economy has taken a huge hit – people are staying home, not spending and ultimately many small businesses […]
“There is a clear local need for quality new homes in Caernarfon and we are pleased to be able to help to meet that demand with our development,” Matthew Gilmartin, Managing Director.
By Hiren Gandhi, partner at Blaser Mills Law As COVID-19 grinds many businesses to a halt, a contraction in global growth is causing an adverse effect on the economy and financial markets. The scale and speed of the pandemic has caught many off guard, and not only is it causing a serious health threat, but also […]
By Hamish Muress, Senior Currency Strategist at international payments company OFX. The coronavirus outbreak has shaken up the way we live and work, creating more uncertainty than at almost any other time in living memory. But despite the challenges, many UK businesses are staying resilient in the face of adversity and are continuing to trade internationally. Historic […]
“We are now entering a significant growth phase. The fact we have attracted investment from existing investors, who have chosen to exercise their rights, as well as new investors acts as an endorsement of the progress we are making,” Simon Fraser, Chief Executive Officer.
In next week’s Fresh Business Thinking webinar, haysmacintyre will be providing entrepreneurs with an overview of the government initiatives available during COVID-19. They will share their experiences from working with companies applying for CBILs as well as examples of where furloughing has worked well as a solution and where it hasn’t. They will also be covering […]