Canary Wharf, London
0207 537 6480
info@elbp.co.uk

Category: Blog posts

SMMEs in health and social care: how to win contracts

As health and social care services are increasingly contracted out, the role that small businesses have to play in this diverse and challenging sector is now more important than ever. Our upcoming event for health and social care providers will give you an insider’s perspective on how to win procurement contracts and better understand your…
Read more

This Week in Business

Although the news this week has been dominated by yesterday’s General Election, it’s been an eventful week in business. Amidst the volatility of the sterling, it was announced that the UK has fallen to the bottom to the EU in terms of economic growth. Recent figures show Britain to have been the worst-performing member of…
Read more

Wednesday Insight: Making the most of the digital economy

Almost every aspect of the economy is moving online, and in doing so, is transforming the way that businesses, and their customers, behave. In this article, we take a look at how small businesses are responding to the digital economy, and examine three ways they can better take advantage of it. Key figures Online sales…
Read more

This Week in Business

Latest figures show that both consumers and small businesses are feeling a pinch on their budgets, spelling trouble for consumer spending. In this week, inflation rose to its highest level since 2013, and now stands at 2.7 per cent. Wage growth, however, is lagging behind at 2.4 per cent, which indicates that small businesses are…
Read more

Wednesday Insight: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction

Construction is one of the biggest and most dynamic industries in the UK, and as demand for new homes increases, so too will the number of opportunities in the sector. Key figures In 2014 the construction industry in the UK contributed £103 billion in economic output, and is one of the most valuable sectors, with…
Read more

This Week in Business

The business forecast is sunny for the manufacturing and services sectors as a whole, after they both posted strong results over the past few months. Indeed, the UK’s manufacturing sector managed to grow at its fastest rate for three years in April, according to research from IHS Markit. The service sector has seen “stellar” performance…
Read more

Thursday Insight: The Future of the Care Sector

The care industry is a critical one, as well as being one of the largest and most diverse sectors of the UK economy. The number of adult social care jobs in England as at 2016 was estimated at 1.55 million, and is set to increase further as the elderly population grows. Key figures Last year,…
Read more

This Week in Business

The government announced this week the introduction of a relief fund to help small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) who are hit by steep rises in their business rates following the business rates review. This could have important implications for your business- find out more about the rates review and the kind of support on…
Read more

Your questions answered on the business rates review

A review of business rates came into effect earlier this month, and it’s important to understand what this could mean for your business. What are business rates? Business rates are a charge paid on business properties, such as shops, restaurants and offices. The rates are set by central government and collected by local authorities, and…
Read more

This Week in Business

The headlines this week have been dominated by the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap General Election taking place on 8 June this year- for full details on how this could affect small businesses, have a look at our blog post. However, this week also saw a number of good news stories for businesses in…
Read more