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DON’T COUNT ON YOUR AUDITORS SPOTTING FRAUD

Sep 2, 2021

The government had previously called for a review of the British auditing industry following a series of scandals and failures in the auditing process. This includes many I have covered before including Carillion, Thomas Cook and Patisserie Valerie. In another recent case, PWC are being sued by the administrators of…

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KIPCHOGE – THE LAST MILESTONE

Sep 2, 2021

This month’s review is on a film rather than a book and is the The Last Milestone docu-film of Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run the marathon in under 2 hours. Many may just see this is as one man’s quest to beat the 2 hour barrier for the marathon, something…

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THE PROPERTY FUNDING MARKET

Jul 30, 2021

As the COVID pandemic hit, it was very interesting to watch the way that the non-mortgage property funding market and funders reacted to the news. Naturally there were some pretty major issues for those in the property market including the developers and the funders and these included initially not being…

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LEGACY A BOOK REVIEW

Jul 30, 2021

This book is called ‘Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’ and is written by James Kerr. The All Blacks, the New Zealand national rugby team, are one of, it not the, most successful professional sports franchise in history, undefeated in over 75%…

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Evergiven Container Ship

EVERGIVEN DELAYS AND CASH-FLOW WOES

Jul 30, 2021

Back in February the giant container ship Ever Given wedged itself across the Suez Canal, knocked off course by strong winds, blocking over 400 vessels from navigating one of the world’s main trade routes, the shortest sea-link between Asia and Europe. Whilst it was freed after a week, and the…

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Smart Grant

SMART GRANTS

Jun 18, 2021

The Government via Innovate UK has recently launched via its Smart Grants Programme, a new competition for grants. If you have a business looking to expand its business offering, develop new services or products or even undertake feasibility studies for new products or services, then the Smart Grant could be…

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Recovery Loan Scheme

RECOVERY LOAN SCHEME

Jun 18, 2021

The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has now been launched which is in many ways the replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but has none of the key benefits of them such as of no interest for 12 months, capital repayment holidays and no fees. The RLS is…

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World Globe showing International Trade

THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Jun 18, 2021

The Department for International Trade supports small to medium businesses (SMEs) to develop their international sales. They have a team of International Trade Advisers (ITAs) across the country with a breadth of experience across sectors and specialisms who provide support to businesses through services tailored to their needs. They recently…

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10X Book Review

10X Book Review

Jun 18, 2021

If you took my advice last month and watched the second series of Undercover Billionaire, then you would not have failed to see Grant Cardone and hear about his 10X movement. Now how do I describe Grant Cardone if you have not seen or heard him? Words such as entrepreneur,…

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