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If you were asked to pick a defining characteristic of today’s
business environment, you might point to its turbulence – unpredictable,
unprecedented and, it seems, unlikely to go away. The aim of Long View
is to help you establish a vision for your business through that
Successful businesses are invariably those that have made themselves comfortable with the dynamics of change.
From April 2013 the running costs of new company cars could rise by £30 per month as a result of taxation changes announced in the March 2012 Budget.
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The current economic climate brings opportunities as well as challenges – and for strategic outsourcing and energy services company MITIE, the focus is very much on the opportunities.
A continuing focus on diversification has led many UK companies to consider alternative sources of funding. DAVID CLEARY, Lloyds Bank, analyses these funding trends.
It’s a changing landscape for higher education institutions. KEITH NORMAN explains how Lloyds Bank’s 20-year experience in the sector is rising to that challenge.
As traditional European markets stagnate, what is the outlook for the UK food and drink industry? CARL PARASKEVAS, Director of Sector Economics, Lloyds Bank, discusses.
When hospitality company Whitbread put their card processing business out to tender, the enhanced MI offered by Lloyds TSB Cardnet made it clear they had found an ideal partner.
Customers are changing far faster than the organisations that serve them explains DR NICOLA MILLARD, Customer Experience Futurologist at BT.
Adventurous companies need time, says SIMON WALKER, Director General, Institute of Directors, to cultivate growth in new, unfamiliar markets.
Too many companies miss business opportunities, says SHAMUS KELLY , because they are simply unaware of their own innovative strengths.
Banks are helping to provide the diverse funding structures businesses now seek to fund their growth. “It’s a natural development,” says SIMON FRASER, “in a financial sector that is adapting to the current economic environment.”
Emerging Markets (EM) are the powerhouse of the global economy. As western economies stagnate, those of China, India, Brazil, Russia and Indonesia continue to outperform. David Marmer, Director, FX Derivatives Trading, explores the growth opportunities and what businesses should consider before taking the leap.
A new Government-sponsored initiative aims to help exporters – and medium-sized businesses in particular – access the finance they need to make the most of international opportunities, with the backing of founding signatories like Lloyds Bank.
Designing and manufacturing pioneering technological solutions for the global oil, gas and petrochemical market, Alderley plc operates in a tough global environment. It needed a trade finance facility it could count on to provide an international competitive edge.
As the funding landscape for social housing continues to evolve, Grant Vaughan from Lloyds Bank Debt Capital Markets and Sarah Barrand from Lloyds Bank’s Sales & Trading Social Housing team, discuss the alternative options available to UK housing associations and the risks the sector needs to manage.
If the crisis in the Eurozone results in a break-up, British businesses will face yet another ‘Black Swan’ event. Lloyds Bank’s Jyotsana Bindal explains how companies can get ahead of the game and reduce the risk.
It’s in the development of payments technologies that we’re seeing some of the most exciting innovations in banking. The pace at which new capabilities are being rolled out demonstrates the vigour with which banks are responding to marketplace dynamics. A single mobile wallet is far closer than many realise, reports KEVIN COLES .
Since 2009, Lloyds Bank’s dedicated Business Support Unit (BSU) has successfully restructured more than 2,000 businesses. Gary Wright, Director, Lloyds Bank’s Mid Markets, Global Business Support Unit, explains the key role his team plays in safeguarding the UK’s economic future.
Fife-based paper bag manufacturer Smith Anderson Group has risen from the ashes. Its latest step, a move to new premises, sparks a return to better times.
Himesh Shah, Financial Director, Home Improvement Bureau, expreses his delight in Lloyds new Trading Platform, Arena.
Colin Hemsley, Head of Trade, looks at the changing landscape of International trade
Jeremy Adam takes a more hollistic view on the importance of FX risk.
Mark Poole, Senior Advisor, Virgin Group reveals his seven steps to steering Virgin through the recession and into recovery
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Brothers and Business partners, Mohsin and Zuber Issa demonstrate the passion to take award winning Euro Garages to the top.
Head of Asian Markets, Kamel Hothi, explains how Lloyds Bank and Asian businesses have formed the perfect partnership.
Growth is the focus of Aesica Pharmaceuticals, the Newcastle based firm persue an acquisitive agenda.
Group Finance Director of Towergate, Ian Patrick, explains how they became Europes largest independant insurance intermediary.
Growth opportunities exist for strongly-managed businesses, Mark Bolshaw explores this.
Growth is high on Government agenda but are they placing enough emphasis on the technology sectors contribution.
Brad Petzer, Group Financial Controller, Telecity recalls the groups "unprecedented acheivement" while appetite was restricted.
Asset-based finance is becoming a more popular source of alternative funding and holds many benefits.
BM Trada Group Chief Executive, David Webb, looks at the benefits of differentition in a crowded marketplace.
Director of Sector Economics, Economic Research, Carl Paraskevas, looks at how new technology investment is on the up.
With new bank regulations coming into place, a lot has changed since the global financial crisis struck in 2008.
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