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The Whisky Chairmen in Inverclyde is among 12 small businesses to be selected as champions of UK start-ups by Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank. Start Up Loans Ambassador for Scotland, Rory MacDonald, received a Start Up Loan of £13,000 through British Business Bank delive

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Mark Sterritt, UK network director, Scotland at the British Business Bank, discusses angel investment in Scotland. The experience of the past 18 months has underlined the importance of a diverse and accessible financial ecosystem – both in terms of the type of finance available and the provide

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Scottish companies founded by entrepreneurs under 30 have received £15 million of funding through the Start Up Loans programme, according to new data released today by the British Business Bank. Since the initiative launched in 2012, 2,136 loans – nearly 40% of Start Up Loans awarded in

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Mark Sterritt, UK network director, Scotland at the British Business Bank, discusses the growing appetite for equity finance among Scottish small businesses. It can be a difficult experience for any entrepreneur to sell part of the company they have built over years and decades of hard work. Yet, by

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The burgeoning tech sector accounted for 44% of equity investment in Scotland’s small businesses last year, with £124 million invested in smaller tech companies in Scotland in 2020, according to the British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker, published today. Analysis fr

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Smaller businesses in Scotland raised equity finance more than any other part of the UK outside of London last year, according to analysis from the British Business Bank. Figures from the Bank’s annual Small Business Finance Markets report show that there were 242 equity deals in Scotland in 2

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Emergency funding schemes launched in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic led to gross bank lending to small and medium-sized companies rising by 82% last year to £104 billion, fuelling concerns amongst UK firms about business debt.

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Independent business lender White Oak has announced that it has successfully provided over £270 million through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to support UK SMEs through the pandemic. A total of £14m of the CBILS funding has been provided to Scottish SMEs.

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