The Business Transfer Market

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£56m funding boost to drive productivity in SME sector

This government financed cash injection is aimed at harnessing technology and encouraging businesses to take crucial actions to boost their own productivity – a very worthwhile and commendable objective to be sure! For more detailed information on this subject please read the news bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media Ltd today.

Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 6th…

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Latest News on Business Funding (November 2019)

Graham Jones at Mendip Business Finance says :-

Uncertainty following the Brexit vote has undoubtedly influenced the general commercial market in the UK and in turn the appetite to take on any additional financial commitment has been dampened. That said, interest rates are still exceptionally low and are only predicted to rise by small degrees into the foreseeable future. Our commercial lending …

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Cornwall Airport sees passenger numbers climb close to 0.5m

Turnover and passenger numbers both increased in the year to 31st March 2019 at Cornwall Airport Newquay and are set to rise even further. This is the fifth year in succession that the airport has achieved growth and its continuing expansion is certainly providing a healthy boost to the county. For more information on this subject please read the bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media t…

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Demand for niche market businesses

Beardsley Theobalds, the specialist business transfer agency, has recently brokered the sale of two niche market businesses showing that there is demand for businesses that are not ‘run of the mill’. Some business owners, who are looking towards retirement or who simply fancy a change, think that they have a business that is so specialist or unusual that nobody would want to take it on. However, …

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HSBC UK commits £1bn fund to lend to South West SMEs

The above headline just about says it all, but for more information on this welcome news please read the news bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media today.

Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 26th September 2019




Bank sets aside £1bn for South West SMEs

HSBC UK has committed funds of £1bn to lend to SMEs in the South West.

The Wales S…

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Information Alert Service Brought to Market

A business that operates an alert service regarding public sector project opportunities has come on to the market with specialist business transfer agency Beardsley Theobalds.

Tenderbuzz operates UK wide via a bespoke website where firms can subscribe and then be alerted to tenders put out by public sector organisations.

The business is currently run with little day-to-day involvement on the…

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£30m research and development competition for UK manufacturers

The government has launched a £30m competition as part of the Manufacturing Made Smarter initiative to encourage UK manufacturing to focus on the development and integration of industrial digital technologies. The aim is to inspire and support companies of all sizes to develop new digital capabilities to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of technological developments. For more informati…

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The West of England Industrial Strategy se to raise productivity levels and create high quality, well paid jobs

The West of England industrial strategy document, which has just been made public, identifies the ways the region will contribute towards the national strategy. This initiative should go a long way towards bolstering the region’s fortunes and significantly improve its long term prospects. For further details please read the bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media Ltd. today.

Roger M…

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£18.75m funding boost available to SMEs via LendingCrowd’s platform

A multi-million pound funding boost is set to benefit SMEs throughout Britain in the form of business loans through LendingCrowd, who have brought together the Scottish Investment Bank and Dutch entrepreneurial bank NIBC to provide the backing for this finance.

This alternative lending facility is likely to be of considerable help to ever more SMEs to enable them to fulfil their business ambitio…

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So, what’s your business worth?

It may be surprising, but nevertheless true, that the vast majority of small business owners have little to no idea what their businesses are worth. This, of course, must be a significant weakness from both strategic and exit planning perspectives. However, how can they, as well as those who are currently considering the idea of selling, obtain realistic and reliable valuation advice?

There are …

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New ‘Institutes of Technology’ to produce skilled workers to benefit South West economy

The first 12 Institutes of Technology across the country include two in the westcountry – the University of Exeter and Weston College of Further and Higher Education. They will specialise in higher level training in STEM subjects such as digital, advanced manufacturing and engineering backed by £170m of government funding. This is designed to ensure that young people have the skills to build rewa…

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Over £40bn West of England investment & development opportunities successfully showcased at world’s leading property exhibition

MIPIM Cannes – an international property event which took place this year during 13th to 16th March and where over £40bn worth of Investment & Development opportunities in the West of England were showcased – proved to be a great success for the region according to Tim Bowles, West of England mayor. It is understood that well over 20,000 people from around the world attended the four-day exhi…

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Plymouth link road scheme gets £22m funding boost!

A long awaited and vital link road scheme to improve Plymouth’s road network has received a £22m Government funding boost. Work is now due to be commenced in April 2019 and the entire project is predicted to take three years to complete. The scheme is expected to particularly benefit areas to the east and north of the city and should significantly cut journey times and thereby provide a fillip to…

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£93m upgrade to North Devon Link Road boost for local economy

A major and significant upgrade to the North Devon Link (A361) road has been approved, with the £93m scheme set to begin shortly. The upgrade programme is expected to take approximately two years to complete and should pave the way to road safety improvements whilst also significantly enhancing the local economy. For the full story please read the article below which appeared in the Western Morni…

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Plymouth set to receive £3.5m creative industries funding award

Five locations in England are set to receive a total of £20m of new creative industries funding which is expected to create more than 1,300 new jobs, benefit 2,000 people through skills training and support over 700 businesses. This includes Plymouth which has been awarded £3.5m to develop the use of immersive and digital technologies to drive growth in the local creative economy and help bring t…

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To sell or not to sell, that is the question

Since late 2017 there has been a general reduction in the number of businesses coming onto the market. It is generally understood that business owners, who in principle would like to sell, are demonstrating a reluctance to commit to taking the necessary decision to do so at this time. They have been citing all sorts of reasons for this, including the current state of the economy (national and glo…

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BBG commits £150m for lending to SMEs

The British Business Bank (BBG) has committed up to £150m for lending to UK small businesses – via the Funding Circle lending platform – and this is expected to support the growth of more than 2,000 SMEs. For the full story please read the bulletin below which was issued today by Insider Media.

Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 28th November 2018

British Business Bank unveils n…

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UK manufacturing sector output growth and orders both improved according to latest survey results

Manufacturing output volume growth increased during the quarter to November 2018 whilst total order books strengthened and were found to be more robust than the long-run average – according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. For the fuller picture please read the bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media Ltd. today.

Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 21st Novemb…

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SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to benefit from £3m fund to develop manufacturing skills

A new ‘Developing Skills for Business’ programme has been established to identify training and skills gaps and to work with employers to design and develop pilot training and apprenticeships. This should provide a welcome boost for manufacturing skills throughout the area and for an industry which contributes 10% of Cornwall’s GVA and employs over 16,000 people. For more information on this subje…

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Chancellor’s October Budget provides SMEs with welcome help on several fronts

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced in his Budget Statement yesterday several measures which will undoubtedly prove helpful to SMEs, among others, and have been particularly welcomed by businesses across the South West. These include changes to Business Rates and the Apprenticeship Levy, investment in transport infrastructure and an extension of entrepreneur’s tax relief as…

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NatWest increases its growth funding to £3bn for small firms hit by Brexit

NatWest has added £2bn to its original £1bn growth fund to help small businesses which are likely to be negatively impacted by Brexit. NatWest has identified circa 2,000 customers which it believes may need financial assistance to overcome their Brexit travailles and enable them to grow after we leave the EU. For the full story please read the article below which appeared in The Daily Telegraph t…

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£8m funding from European Regional Development Fund available to Dorset SMEs

Up to £8m in EU funding is available to SMEs in Dorset for projects in research and innovation and support towards a low carbon economy in the county. For more information on this subject please read the news bulletin below which was issued by Insider Media Ltd today.

Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 19th October 2018

£8m EU funding available to Dorset

Up to £8m in EU funding …

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Bees Gather Around the Business Honey Pot

They say that the business transfer market has been, for some time now, a bit like the curate’s egg – good in parts. Since the recession took hold in late 2007 this has certainly been the case and there are certain sectors of the market which have definitely suffered more than others.

Conversely, we at Beardsley Theobalds appear to have weathered the storm rather better than some others, primari…

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In recent years more and more people have considered business ownership in preference to working for other people and many have acted on this desire. At the same time there has been a growing trend in the appeal of working on a flexi-hours basis and, despite the negative publicity given to zero-hours contracts, there are thousands of people for whom this is a very attractive proposition – working…
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