• Opening the door for SMEs

    GETTING A foothold in a large corporate supply chain can be daunting for SMEs. Sodexo’s new supply chain inclusion programme hopes to demystify the process and make it easier for SMEs to work with large organisations. Amy Fetzer reports.  … Read More

  • Innovative new lender targets caterers and hotelkeepers

    ACCORDING TO a new lender research shows banks rejected up to £72.4m of loan/overdraft applications from businesses in the Catering and Hospitality sector. 69% of SMEs in the UK currently believe it is ‘very difficult’ or ‘difficult’ to secure funding and 42%… Read More

  • British businesses making sustainability top priority for 2014

    NEW RESEARCH from Lloyds Bank reveals that a quarter of British SMEs plan to make sustainability a top priority for 2014.   The research also showed that over half of those surveyed recognise the cost benefits of implementing sustainable business… Read More