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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…)

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…)

Exploring the challenge of ‘Investment in Leicestershire’

1 March 2019

Jane Cowley, Chair of LBV opened the event, posing the question of why, despite demonstrating high levels of manufacturing outputs and economic contributions to GDP, does Leicestershire experience such a low level of public sector expenditure in rail, transport and public affairs?


LBV members invited to provide input on Leicester’s Space Cluster

20 February 2019

The project is funded by the UK Space Agency and aims to assess the key regional economic activity that corresponds to the emerging UK national space sector strategy.


Firms ‘hung out to dry’ over no-deal Brexit

13 February 2019

With fewer than 50 days until 29 March, when the UK is due to leave the EU, East Midlands Chamber says there are 20 key questions that remain unresolved.