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Should growing SME expect banks to share risk?

7 March 2019

When my partner and I started our business twenty years ago, one of the first decisions we needed to make was who to bank with. Although some new players were nudging into the SME market, most new businesses were still being advised by their accountants to choose one of the big four (which at the time still even included Midlands). (more…)

New Chair of Charity Commission Gives First Major Speech

10 May 2018

Baroness Stowell spelt out the importance and value of all the good charitable work in the UK but highlighted the major issue of losing trust with the public. (more…)

Broadcasting our voice further afield

5 April 2018

On 18th March 2018, LBV’s Vice Chair, Robin Pointon, appeared on the East Midlands Sunday Politics Show to discuss the importance of amplifying Leicestershire’s voice.

Spanning the great divide

7 March 2018

Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest a growth divide between East and West Midlands as growth in the West Midlands outstrips that in the East. So is it indeed the case that as well as a North South divide we now have an East West divide too? (more…)

A Busy Evening for Jane at LBV Burns Night

15 February 2018

Simon Whitaker reports on this year’s LBV Burns Supper at the Belmont Hotel, New Walk, Leicester. This popular event was well supported by Members and Guests from the Leicestershire business community.

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