CBI SME Trends Survey reveals steady growth for smaller UK manufacturers

Total domestic orders and output for small and medium-sized UK manufacturers grew in the three months to January, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found in its latest CBI SME Trends Survey. The lobbying organisation for UK business on national […]

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SME businesses in London most confident of growth revenue during 2015

London's small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are ahead of the rest of

Manufacturing in the UK

SMEs put growth at risk by not taking advantage of older workforce skills

Almost half of small medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the UK are not taking advantage of an increasingly age diverse workforce that can continue to offer skills, according to

UK small businesses

CBI’s SME Trends Survey indicates robust growth in UK domestic orders and output 

UK business organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) published its SME Trends Survey on Monday, which reveals that small and medium-sized manufacturers in the UK achieved the fourth

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Barclaycard introduces new mobile point of sale solution designed for SMEs

UK small businesses and medium sized businesses (SMEs) that do not offer a debit or credit card payment facility are losing out on approximately GBP7bn annually


National Skills Academies secures funding to boost apprenticeships in SMEs

The National Skills Academy has revealed that its network, which supports skills, training and jobs in the creative industries, has secured GBP100,000 in funding to launch a new

UK Manufacturing

Surveys point to increase in confidence among UK firms

Businesses in the UK generally have a more confident outlook, despite the recent announcement that the UK economy has entered a double-dip recession. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI),

UK SMEs could lose up to £20.4 billion in international trading

SMEs could lose up to £20.4 billion in international trading

Nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of UK SMEs believe in the ‘export led recovery’. However a ‘knowledge gap’ and currency fluctuations are having a major impact on

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