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South Yorkshire accountancy helps claim over £2m

A South Yorkshire accountancy practice has helped businesses claim more than £2m to cope with the lockdown Gibson Booth Ltd and its payroll arm, Salary Solutions Limited, have helped over 100 businesses claim furlough rebates, apply for grants and access various loan funding schemes. The furlough claims alone add up to more

Beverley Building Society appoints Esther Morley as NED

Beverley Building Society has appointed Esther Morley to its board as a non-executive director. We are looking forward to the insights she will bring from her 20 years of financial services experience, and in particular the lending knowledge she gained during her time as managing director of challenger bank Secure Trust’s

Business distress already rising across regional economy before covid-19 outbreak, report reveals

Business distress was becoming more prevalent across every sector of the economy, both in Yorkshire and in the UK as a whole, immediately before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, according to the latest research from leading independent insolvency firm Begbies Traynor. The firm’s latest quarterly Red Flag

More work needed to make emergency loans a success, say small firms

Responding to new UK Finance figures which show that 6,016 of the 28,461 small business finance applications made through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) have been successful, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National chairman Mike Cherry said: “This improvement marks a starting point, but while one in five formal

Accountancy firm launches online tool to support small businesses during Covid-19 crisis

Leeds-based internet accountancy firm, Accounts Department Online, has launched a new tool to help small businesses find out what financial support they are eligible for quickly during the Covid-19 crisis. The tool can be accessed at: By answering just five simple questions, small business owners can receive an instant online summary

Sheffield City Region gets over £30m growth boost from NPIF

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by British Business Bank, has invested £16m in ambitious, high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region with an additional £15.1m invested from the private sector. Since its launch in February 2017, NPIF has delivered equity finance, debt finance, and microfinance solutions, ranging in size