Small firms drive GDP bounce back as exporters deliver a strong...

UK GDP grew by an estimated 0.4% in Q2 2018, and the trade deficit narrowed by £6.2 billion in the 12 months to June. In...

Spalding manufacturer receives cash boost

Winyard Engineering, a local manufacturer for bespoke machinery, has recently received a grant to support growth plans for the business, following a huge surge...

Warmer weather and World Cup fever buoy up economic growth

The UK economy grew an estimated 0.4% in the second quarter of this year, buoyed by good weather and the World Cup, it seems. Economists...

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct buys House of Fraser for £90m.

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct saves 17,000 jobs as he buys House of Fraser (HoF) for £90m. The deal was announced just hours after the chain...

Half year rise for Notts engineering company NM Group

NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has reported a strong start to the year, with half year results showing a turnover of £160.86 million...

Leicester wealth management firm acquires West Mids counterpart

Mattioli Woods, the Leicester based specialist wealth management and employee benefits business, has acquired Broughtons Financial Planning Limited from its shareholder for £4.0 million. ...

Leicester’s National Space Centre to receive part of £13m fund

The National Space Centre in Leicester is one of six UK science centres chosen to receive a £13m funding boost to inspire more visitors...

Department for Transport to invest record amounts in small businesses

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out plans to level the playing field for small businesses bidding for government contracts. In its SME Action Plan, the...

Acquisition of Northampton firm goes swimmingly for Bluefish Group

The Bluefish Group, based in Northampton, has acquired Halcyon Office Solutions, which is also based in the town. The acquisition is the fourth for The...

Small firms are finding new finance more expensive, says FSB

Small firms are finding it more expensive to raise new finance, according to the latest research from the FSB. Four in ten (42%) small firms...
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Inflation rises for the first time since November

Official figures reveal that Inflation rose last month from 2.4% to to 2.5% . Main points from the report show: The Consumer Prices Index including...

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