In line with the government promise made in the 2006 Budget, the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform have today announced the rearrangement of government funding and support for business start up, growth and redevelopment. The previous 3,000 grant schemes and publicly funded business services and support schemes have now been reduced to a more easy to manage number, startin...
Time for some good news!! With all the doom and gloom about the economy, it’s refreshing to receive some good news in the business start up sector – especially for us girls!The results of a recent study released by Barclays show that the number of new business start ups has risen despite the economic down turn. 436,600 new businesses were started in the UK in 2008, up from 432,200 in 2007. Local B...
Paris recently played host to a large delegate of representatives from the franchise industry. The Expo brought together over 400 companies and welcomed innovations from over 110 existing brands. The exhibitors represented over 18 countries worldwide, and the Expo hailed as highly successful especially during such economic uncertainty. The Expo was also attended by our own Celia Marrec, Salesperso...
Local business FASTSIGNS® Chelmsford has been working alongside the Chelmsford Borough Council Town Centre Management Team to minimise the negative effect of the Woolworths closure last year. By using the empty shop windows they are working to promote Chelmsford in a more positive way. Read more.
Children and staff at Avonmore Primary school have been collaborating to make their main entrance a real talking point! They’ve been working with their local FASTSIGNS® centre in Hammersmith to design and produce a new welcome sign. Read more.
During these tough economic times, securing finance for small businesses is becoming increasingly difficult. It is emerging however, that securing credit insurance coverage could prove more difficult that financing. Financial institutions have stated that they will be increasing their premiums to customers by up to 40% and that coverage of more risky industries such as retail and construction will...
Pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Melton Mowbray are developing and honing their IT skills through innovative ‘clay animation’ classes being run at the school by ComputerXplorers South Midlands. Read more.
Alton-based Recognition Express has secured a new convert to the world of promotional gifts. Read more.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its franchisee for the Chesterfield area is set on growing his business despite the widely publicised economic downturn. Paul Du Toit has recently purchased the neighbouring franchise territory of Lincolnshire to more than double the size of his region which now incorporates more than 250 retail outlets. Read more.
Pupils at Moreton Morrell Church of England Primary School with a flair for ICT will be joining ComputerXplorers every Tuesday for the next six weeks, to take part in a digital movie-making programme called ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’. Read more.