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Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise
30 October 2017

Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise

Headlines have been dominated by news of cyber attacks over recent months. But to date, no hack rivals the WannaCry virus, which temporarily crippled the NHS and other organisations around the world.

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LDF win ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards
24 October 2017

LDF win ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards

We were fortunate to add another important award to a growing list of LDF successes on Friday night, collecting ‘Best Business to Work For’ at the 2017 Flintshire Business Awards, held at Soughton Hall in Northop. 

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The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring
23 October 2017

The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring

When it comes to growing your business, investing in your staff is a core ingredient to making it successful. And yet many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to find the right staff to fit the...

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How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans
20 October 2017

How a new craft distillery funded their ambitious development plans

This week we talk to Chris Toller, Director of the Henstone Distillery Limited, an exciting new craft distillery based in the beautiful rolling Shropshire countryside. Their vision is a grand one, and their three...

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New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore
20 October 2017

New report shows why small businesses are too important to ignore

It’s always reassuring to read media stories that provide positive reinforcement on the importance of small business, and so this week it was refreshing to read a new and insightful piece of research by global print...

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Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50
17 October 2017

Two LDF senior leaders named in the Leasing Life Power 50

We’re delighted to reveal that two of our senior leaders have been recognised on the latest Leasing Life Power 50 list.

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This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth
16 October 2017

This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth

Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. In fact, figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) indicate this amounts to around £4bn in loans annually – a...

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How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance
13 October 2017

How The Internet Gardener nurtured their growth with business finance

In our latest feature in City A.M. we interview our client The Internet Gardener, a thriving small business with both online and bricks & mortar presences.

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The clock is ticking for GDPR...
9 October 2017

The clock is ticking for GDPR...

It’s now less than nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) storms into our lives. The fresh set of rules, which come into force on 25 May 2018, will completely disrupt the way businesses...

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LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.
5 October 2017

LDF Group named ‘Professions Champion’ at 2017 Leasing World Awards.

On Tuesday night (3rd October), the 9th annual Leasing World Awards took place at London's Hilton Bankside.

The awards, one of the most respected in the leasing industry, recognise good management, innovation and...

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£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business
5 October 2017

£400M Investment is a welcome boost for Northern business

The Northern Powerhouse is nothing new. When in 2014, the then-Chancellor, George Osbourne first talked about a promised level of investment that would ‘bring about an economic force rivalling London and the South...

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Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business
2 October 2017

Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business

More business-minded people are taking matters into their own hands. Figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy indicate that there are now more than 5.5m companies in the UK, and 99 per...

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We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017
29 September 2017

We’ve been shortlisted in the Leasing World Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been shortlisted for three awards, SME Champion, Professions Champion and the Next Generation Award, at the upcoming Leasing World Awards.

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Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
25 September 2017

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

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A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.
21 September 2017

A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.

Recent news of Ryanair’s plans to scrap hundreds of flights between now and the end of October due to poor planning, is set to cause chaos for over 385,000 passengers, with shares in the brand dipping by nearly 5...

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