After nearly 40 years of supporting SMEs across the UK, by asset funding their purchases, you get to see most situations. There have been many booms and several busts during that period and currently the messages from the media and parliament are that we might just miss a triple-dip recession.

All the while that we are being bombarded with “facts” about the economic health of the nation there are vast numbers of people getting on with running a business and employing staff, often with the impression that all the odds are stacked against them and no one is interested or cares. Not surprising when we hear about all the millions the government has handed to the banks but do you know any SMEs who have received a penny of it.

The current situation speaks volumes about the resilience of the British nature. Without any riots or banner waving in the streets, that we see in many parts of Europe, without the histrionics and moaning that wouldn’t be unreasonable, the phlegmatic British shopkeeper, restaurateur, manufacturer et al just gets on with serving or making and employing.

Day after day we are seeing great proposals from people throughout the UK who are asking for asset finance support for a new business. It may be a convenience store, a new gym, a franchised restaurant or garage or any number of businesses that are opening daily across the country.

Added to this we are constantly asked to support established businesses, many of whom we have assisted for decades.

We can celebrate that, in spite of a seemingly constant up-hill struggle, it’s not down to the politicians to get the Great back into Britain, it’s the hard working Brit and the people prepared to invest their savings to start businesses and create employment who will contribute far more to the future GREAT Britain.

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