Reacting to the news that the Sheffield City Region LEP has secured £25m in RGF funding, Richard Wright, Executive Director of SCCI, said: "We are very pleased this application has been approved because, for the first time, it opens up Regional Growth Fund money to the SME's which are so important to our region.
Commenting on the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister of successful bidders in the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -We are pleased that the £1bn promised for the third round of the Regional Growth Fund has been allocated to projects that will spur business investment and job creation in the regions.
Stock of lending to UK businesses fell by over £2bn in the three months to August 2012 Data highlights continued contraction in lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises Commenting on the latest Trends in Lending report published today by the Bank of England, reporting data from the three months to August 2012, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The Bank of England's latest figures show disappointing to see both a decline in business lending and a decline in the overall stock of business loans in the Bank of England's latest figures.
Employers from across the country came together in Sheffield last week to celebrate the launch of a free national toolkit designed to help businesses learn how to better support their employees with hidden impairments.
A Gripple employee, who for almost 15 years has been involved in developing the Sheffield company's unique, global leading wire joining products, was picked to accept its second Queen's Award for innovation this time recognising the company's success in challenging the traditional suspension of construction services.