Will the high street ever be the same?
Simon Thomas, Partner at Moorfields, explores where the issues really lie for retailers and restaurateurs in wake of recent closures and CVA’s.Read more>
Starting a business is popular among young people, but do they understand the risks?
Starting up a new company is a popular choice for many young people in the modern world, but it is important to remember some of the risks involved.Read more>
SMEs lacking severe weather preparation
More than half of small firms do not have a strategy in place to deal with extreme weather conditions such as floods or snows, new research has revealed.Read more>
Late payment issues: The dangers for SMEs
Failing to pay invoices on time is putting pressure on many of the UK’s small and medium sized businesses according to the Institute of Directors.Read more>
Could a failure to apply for finance be damaging SME productivity?
UK businesses that are not applying for available finance could be missing an opportunity in the race to get ahead of their rivals, new data suggests.Read more>
Moorfields appointed Agricultural Receivers over Devon cattle farmer
Agricultural Specialists Simon Thomas and Arron Kendall of leading restructuring and insolvency firm, Moorfields Corporate Recovery Ltd, were appointed Joint Agricultural Receivers over beef and livestock trader in Devonshire on 22 December 2014.Read more>
Small business bosses expect a busy Christmas
Small business owners and managers who work regular weekly hours are expecting to work through the bank holidays this festive season, new research suggests.Read more>
SMEs target growth in 2015, but it is not without risk
Despite the fact firms are displaying less confidence that in previous quarters, three in five UK companies still expect to grow in 2015.Read more>
SMEs lack confidence as Christmas looms
Only half of the UK’s small businesses have confidence in their trades as Christmas approaches, new research from Zurich has revealed.Read more>
Why SMEs need to watch the costs of Christmas
The cost of Christmas for small businesses can add up to more than £20,000 according to new research from TalkTalk Business.Read more>
The impact of Christmas thefts on small businesses
The run-up to Christmas often sees an influx of customers going to stores in the hunt for the perfect gift, but this can lead to issues for the businesses concerned.Read more>
What impact could a digital skills shortage have in 2015?
Creative and digital industries are reportedly facing a skills shortage in 2015 according to Hyper Island – but what effect could this have on UK businesses?Read more>
Are SMEs delivering the right online customer experience?
Online shopping is growing in popularity and the internet is increasingly seen as a source of information when looking for goods.Read more>
Is London’s broadband just not up to speed?
London’s digital economy is being hindered by poor broadband infrastructure, according to a new index that ranks top European capital cities.Read more>
Could 2015 be a year of growth for SMEs?
Around half of SMEs are planning to grow in 2015 but the latest research suggests that many remain unaware of the financial options that are available to them.Read more>
The rise of click and collect, and why SMEs could be missing out
Click and collect – the system whereby customers place orders online to have their items delivered to a local store for pickup – has grown in popularity in recent years as it provides a more convenient solution for customers.Read more>
Kent based waste recycling business enters Liquidation
Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly of leading restructuring and insolvency firm, Moorfields Corporate Recovery Ltd, were appointed liquidators over Ideal Waste Paper Company Limited on 28 November 2014.Read more>
What the Autumn Statement means for small businesses
Small businesses are set to benefit from the Autumn Statement as Chancellor George Osborne revealed an array of plans to support businesses this week.Read more>
Why high costs are a concern for SMEs
Set against a backdrop of an improving economy, many small businesses in the UK are still facing large running costs in their battle to succeed.Read more>
How bad weather is costing UK businesses
Poor weather conditions are still having a negative impact upon British businesses – costing them as much as £350 million, new research has revealed.Read more>
Planning ahead for Christmas cash-flow issues
Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for some small businesses, as a slowdown over the festive season can place pressures on finances.Read more>
Lessons from Cyber Monday
Around three quarters of SMEs take advantage of Cyber Monday but failing to have adequate cyber security leaves many at risk.Read more>
London businesses voice growth concerns
Businesses in London are less optimistic about the economy and their prospects in the latest quarter, the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey has revealed.Read more>
Are SMEs turning their back on traditional bank funding?
Small businesses in the UK are shying away from traditional methods of bank finance, the Forum of Private Business has claimed.Read more>
Domestic growth takes precedence for UK SMEs
Small businesses in the UK are focusing on domestic markets rather than foreign shores, a new study has revealed. But could this be limiting growth?Read more>
The role of technology in business
Many modern businesses require vast amounts of technology in order to function, which is why having the best of what is available can be essential.Read more>
Lack of energy management could mean SMEs miss out
Small businesses across the UK could be missing out on potential energy savings, purely because they do not have enough time to devote to getting the best deals.Read more>
Business savings accounts: Can they be beneficial?
Businesses with savings can find they are in a much stronger position to deal with any financial issues that could have a negative impact on their activity. However, a recent survey from Aldermore bank that focused on the South West of the UK found that only a quarter of SMEs had business savings accounts.Read more>
Majority of microbusinesses opt to work from home
More than eight of every ten microbusinesses in the UK operate from a home setting, new research from Lloyds Bank Insurance has revealed.Read more>
Why SMEs need to know marketing and when to act
Marketing for SMEs can be a difficult thing to get right. It can be both time consuming and costly; factors that small businesses can ill afford.Read more>
Moorfields successfully secure sale of property worth over £6 Million
Property insolvency specialists Moorfields Corporate Recovery Ltd have successfully completed the sale of 1 Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester for the asking price of £6,350,000.Read more>