Business development

SMEs expect revenue growth in 2019

The average firm anticipates 11% increase in revenue.

Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

Small businesses face ‘significantly increased’ costs.

Exports: is the time right to get involved?

How your business can get a slice of the exporting action in 2018.

Exports rise to record high of £621bn

Growth in exports leads to narrower trade deficit.

SMEs ‘need more help’ with technology

Most firms reluctant to embrace the cloud.

Skills shortages affect half of employers

Business growth ‘held back’ by difficulty recruiting.

Should your business take on an apprentice?

Hiring trainees suits certain professions more than others.

Skills shortages hamper exporters

2 in 3 manufacturers face difficulty recruiting.

Retailers committed to increasing apprenticeships

Apprenticeships to increase more than 2.5 times for 2017/18.

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