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South West businesses piling on debt during lockdown, with credit card bills and overdrafts mounting

A year on from the start of the pandemic, business finances in the South West have been badly damaged, with many business owners increasingly reliant upon costly sources of borrowing such as...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.21
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HSBC Head of Economics Mark Berrisford-Smith upbeat on prospects of recovery

You would find it very difficult to find a banker with more clarity and knowledge of our economy than Mark Berrisford-Smith. He is Head of Economics at HSBC UK and was the key speaker at our Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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Business West and HSBC team up to enable Swindon & Wiltshire businesses build back better from COVID-19

Business West is teaming up with HSBC to deliver a series of webinars to enable Swindon & Wiltshire businesses get to grips with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and plan effectively for...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.04.21
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The big question for business owners – how to decide where to cut costs?

The current business climate isn't optimal and most businesses face tough times due to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses need to be flexible to adapt to an ever-changing environment. The fact is that...
Rob Press
Rob Press
Deputy
Posted on: 25.03.21
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The Recovery Loan Scheme: Everything you need to know

As the current Coronavirus Bounce Back Loans (CBBLs) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans (CBILs) close for new applications at the end of this month (March 2021), a replacement facility will...
Ruth Bethel
Ruth Bethel
Posted on: 24.03.21
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South West business awaits Chancellor's Budget with anticipation

Companies in the South West are holding their breath prior to tomorrow’s Budget. They are fearful that there may be a rise in corporation tax from 19% which would hit any plans they have for...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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Pitching to investors: do's and don’ts

We explain how to prepare compelling pitches and get funding.
Ed Tellwright
Ed Tellwright
Business West
Posted on: 25.02.21
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‘Pay as You Grow’ Bounce Back Loan repayment: Choosing the right plan for you

If you’ve taken out a Bounce Back Loan (BBL), you can now tailor your repayment plan according to your circumstances. The Treasury’s ‘Pay as you Grow’ scheme now offers 1.4 million businesses much...
Ruth Bethel
Ruth Bethel
Posted on: 11.02.21
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Introducing Four Minute Finance

Welcome to Four Minute Finance – a new blog series that gets straight to the point on practical solutions and opportunities for your business’ finances.
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 08.02.21
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