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    Welcome to Views from the flipside

    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from LDF covering finance, business, brand and much more.

Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance
6 March 2017

Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance

Medium-sized businesses grew more quickly, generated larger profit growth and created more jobs in the past year than Britain’s large and small companies, according to research undertaken by accountancy firm BDO....

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Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers
28 February 2017

Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers

From the advanced robotic centres of South Yorkshire to the artisan food producers of North Yorkshire, the region is home to a world class manufacturing sector which is rich both heritage and opportunity.

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Access to finance is key to getting SMEs exporting
27 February 2017

Access to finance is key to getting SMEs exporting

Brexit may have been delayed but one thing that isn’t slowing down is UK exports. The latest industrial trends survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this month revealed that export orders...

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LDF Group win Feefo Gold Trusted Service award
24 February 2017

LDF Group win Feefo Gold Trusted Service award

We have a new milestone to celebrate at LDF Group, as we have won the Feefo Gold Service accolade, awarded to us in the 2017 Trusted Service Awards.

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How construction firms can protect their cash flow
20 February 2017

How construction firms can protect their cash flow

Led by John Morrison, head of southern operations for LDF Group, LDF’s Southampton office has considerable construction finance experience. The construction industry is the UK’s third largest sector, accounting for...

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There's a flipside to business finance
13 February 2017

There's a flipside to business finance

The majority of banks are still not providing for the needs of smaller businesses, despite what they say.  More than 47% of SMEs have been turned down for finance*, some more than once, and a third of business owners...

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The key to unlocking business growth
6 February 2017

The key to unlocking business growth

Here in the UK, we are incredibly proud to house a vibrant small business sector which is large, diverse and continues to grow at a considerable rate. Our existing 4.8m small businesses are the backbone of our...

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Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses
30 January 2017

Taking the headache out of tax for Smaller Businesses

The self-assessment tax deadline is tomorrow, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to file...

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SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit
23 January 2017

SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit

Now that Theresa May has set out her 12 priorities for Brexit, and with Article 50 set to be triggered within weeks, are the UK’s SMEs starting to feel any effects?

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How can you finance digital assets?
16 January 2017

How can you finance digital assets?

The digital economy has created myriad new types of business with different needs to traditional, bricks and mortar firms. And with new business comes new challenges, one of which is access to the right sort of...

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2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!
21 December 2016

2016: Thanks to you it's been a great year!

Looking back, 2016 has been an incredible year. As a business, we have achieved such amazing things in such a short period of time, and we could not have done it without you, our customers. With 8 awards won over the...

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Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation
9 December 2016

Q and A with Kat Applewhite: Nimble Digitisation

Kat Applewhite, LDF Operations Director joins Insightive to discuss nimble digitisation within LDF.

Can you begin with an overview of your general contracting process - how do SMEs sign up with LDF?

Kat: We have a...

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The financial failures of the 2016 festive season
8 December 2016

The financial failures of the 2016 festive season

Bad Planning Brings a Killer New Year Hangover for Small Businesses

- One fifth of SME annual profit will be created during the Christmas sales period- But 15% have missed a profit-making opportunity during the season

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Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker
3 December 2016

Getting to know…Callum Stevenson, Head of Broker

We sit down with Head of LDF Broker, Callum Stevenson, to find out about LDF’s broker team, the obstacles broker’s currently face and how his team can support. 

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The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs
1 December 2016

The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs

It’s hard to avoid using enormous numbers when discussing trade and the numbers don’t come much bigger than for the Commonwealth.

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