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Chamber reacts to MPs voting to ask EU to allow an extension to Article 50

15 March 2019

“For the sake of UK plc, it is vital that the whole issue of Brexit is put to bed once and for all, as soon as possible, so that the creators of jobs and wealth can get back to focusing on what they do well, particularly here in the East Midlands.


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…)

Chamber reacts to announcement of regional funding

4 March 2019

In total, the Government has pledged £1.6bn over seven years, with £1bn earmarked for specific areas, including the Midlands, on a needs-based formula and the balance available for UK communities to bid for. (more…)

East Midlands struggling to retain young talent

16 August 2018

According to the findings of a new study by business and financial adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP, less than one-fifth of the students studying at East Midlands universities say that they plan to stay in the region after they graduate*.


LBV Comments and opinion: Leicester’s professional and financial services community

14 February 2018

Gareth John, a senior partner at Gateley Plc, takes a wry look at the needs of Leicester’s under-appreciated professional community.

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