Business insight

Our Business insight covers a range of thought leadership articles, research and guidance across various industries from construction to manufacturing and much more.

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SMEs, Supply Chains and Survival:
Supply Chain Shocks

These are challenging times for UK SMEs. We investigate ‘SMEs, Supply Chains and Survival’ and explore the opportunities that can arise in changing times.

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Recent articles: 

Protecting your rights in a tightening construction sector

Amidst an economy that has been shrouded in uncertainty for the past couple of years, there is evidence that conditions are getting tougher in the construction industry.  


How to waste less energy, save money and become more sustainable

Making simple changes could reduce a business’s energy costs by 5%-10%, according to the Carbon Trust, yet many UK SMEs could be doing more to use less energy.  


A day in the life of a Relationship Manager

We caught up with Peter Birch, one of our Invoice Finance Relationship Managers, to discuss some of the key challenges in his job and the most rewarding parts of going that extra mile for his clients.