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Wednesday Insight: What SMMEs in the creative industries should know

The UK’s creative industries sector encompasses everything from film and television to advertising and design services, yet its contribution to the economy is often overlooked. In this article, we take a look at what businesses in this sector can expect in the coming months, and how they can respond to challenges on the horizon. Key…
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We still have places on the Building Legacies programme!

If your business operates within a London Borough, there is still time to sign-up to our COMPLETELY FREE business support programme. Our team has developed an innovative service for SMEs / SMMEs, predominantly (but not exclusively) in construction, digital/creative and the care-related sector to enable them to become “fitter-to- supply”, providing tailored solutions through workshops,…
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This Week in Business

This week uncertainty over Brexit continued to bite. On Thursday a landmark survey for Britain’s £110bn food and drink industry laid bare the severity of the risks around the future of EU workers. There are two million EU nationals currently working in the UK and their future remains turbulent. 20 per cent are currently employed…
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This Week In Business

The outlook for the UK economy has shown encouraging signs this week as British retail sales beat expectations in July, in spite of slowing economic growth. The results were positive for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in food, clothing, footwear and household goods in particular, with growth in all these sectors exceeding predictions. However,…
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This Week In Business

Good news came for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the technology sector this week as London’s status as the tech centre of the UK was confirmed. In the latest UK Tech Innovation Index, London is leading by a mile, scoring more than seven times higher than the second-placed city, Edinburgh. The data shows…
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NEWHAM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Newham Chamber of Commerce is looking for SMME’s based in the London Borough of Newham to enter the annual Newham Business of the year awards. This year there are 12 exciting categories that you can put yourself or your business forward for. If you’re a Building Legacies client, call the office today where your dedicated Business Growth Manager will be…
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This Week in Business

This week brought encouraging news for London-based small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in construction and commercial real estate. Research by Cushman & Wakefield found that a record £9 billion of investment in commercial property in London was made in the first six months of 2017. Surprisingly, this represents an 18 per cent increase from…
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Wednesday Insight: customer and client retention

Whatever stage of development your business has reached, it is essential to ensure you are doing all you can to retain your existing customers and clients. Retention is one of the simplest and most effective means of growing a business – research from Bain & Company has showed that retaining existing clients can be up…
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This Week In Business

This week kicked off with a positive start for small businesses in the retail sector. Recent figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that retail sales nationally grew in the months leading up to July. 48 per cent of retailers surveyed said that sales volumes were up in July compared to a year…
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Building Legacies event welcomes Sir Robin Wales and East London SMMEs

On Tuesday the 25th July, Building Legacies hosted its Summer Networking Event, the latest in our quarterly networking events which attract small businesses from across East London. We welcomed more than seventy small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in sectors ranging from consulting to carpentry and media production to marketing, meeting at the Good Hotel…
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