The Funding for Lending Scheme is failing to factor into SME business strategy after research revealed that only 23 per cent are aware of the initiative.
Businesses hoping to pass on the mantle to management teams may have to look away from management buy-outs, new research suggests.
The London Entrepreneurial Exchange has undergone a re-naming process and appointed a new chairman.
Financing through the Funding for Lending Scheme has dropped by £2.4 billion, figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 reveals.
New Tech City CEO Joanna Shields says that London’s Tech City will have targets to prove its success.
Mike Lynch has stated that his new investment venture Invoke Capital will not be like traditional venture capital.
The government has upped its efforts to kick-start the manufacturing sector by setting aside £213 million of investment.
Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has marked its second year of operation by moving past the £5 million fundraising mark.
Lower-tier private equity firms are struggling to attract the required capital to close new funds, Acanthus Advisers says.
The number of businesses choosing to finance growth through the Enterprise Investment Scheme has risen by 47 per cent.
Big-ticket investments in companies including Mimecast and Tamar Energy pushed technology venture capital allocations in UK and Irish companies up to £1.01 billion during 2012.
A new patent court is set to be established in London after business secretary Vince Cable inked a deal in Brussels.
Prime minister David Cameron is leading a trade delegation to India in an effort to promote British business in the sub-continent.
Interior designer Kelly Hoppen is set to become a new member on BBC's investment show Dragons' Den.
The Cabinet Office has allocated the first commitments from its Social Incubator Fund, with Bethnal Green Ventures one of the beneficiaries.
The London Stock Exchange has unveiled its High Growth Segment as it looks to entice more technology businesses to join the markets.
Tackling youth employment and cutting regulation are amongst the suggestions for stimulating growth set out by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Adrian Montague is stepping down as deputy chairman of the UK Green Investment Bank.
The £112 million Start-Up Loans initiative has seen its uptake double since an extension was announced in early January.
Ahead of all employers in the UK receiving a letter laying out the requirements of Real Time Information, HMRC has urged all companies to prepare for the initiative.
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