Recent Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) research showed the flow of new bank lending to SMEs which includes family and owner managed businesses fell by 23% between 2009 and 2012. One of the issues was the lack of awareness of alternative sources of finance amongst businesses.
Our corporate finance team who work with clients to raise finance give their top 10 routes to accessing finance:
Our key message is explore all options and take advice.
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Alison Watts, Partner
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