We are at the time of year when children send off their letters to Santa Claus giving some pretty big hints about what gifts would make their Christmas. This year Foundation East has joined in the festive aspirations and has played a big part in helping the national Community Land Trust (CLT) Network in [...]
As part of the Project Merlin agreement between the government and our (and I use the possessive advisedly …) high street banks which was launched in February, the latter pledged to lend £190bn to businesses this year, £76bn of that to SMEs. Well, let’s be a bit more accurate: what the banks actually agreed [...]
Having recently renewed and increased my SFEDI (small firms enterprise development initiative) accreditation I have been heavily reminded of, not only my responsibility to clients to give them good quality advice and guidance, but also it has been a good reminder for me about various aspects of business.
As a young child I [...]