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Industry insights from Close Brothers Asset Finance

As part of the service we provide to our customers, we regularly publish insight-led content about the sectors we operate in on our ‘Industry Insights’ page. These can range from infographics and opinion pieces to industry newsletters.

“We are a vocal champion of the SME market,” said Neil Davies, CEO, Close Brothers Asset Finance. “As a responsible business, we feel it is part of our job to help our customers, and the SME market in general, make clear and informed decisions on the broad range of issues that affect them.” 

The latest insights include:

Why choose asset finance?

This animated infographic is an easy-to-understand run through of why companies might choose asset finance over traditional bank lending to help them grow their business.

Essential support through the good and bad times

The manufacturing sector is facing a number of key challenges today, ranging from slower than expected growth to pressures on profitability. Ian Barker, MD of Close Brothers Asset Finance Manufacturing division, discusses these, and other, challenges.

Hiring new people for your growing business

Growth is something all businesses strive for – but how do you expand in a measured and sensible way, avoiding potential pitfalls along the way? Roger Aust, Managing Director of Close Brothers Asset Finance Print division gives his advice on how to hire the right people to move your business forward.  

Construction industry update

With more entrants into the construction industry likely over the coming years - 22,500 new construction jobs are expected to be created in the North West by 2020 alone – are businesses aware of the funding options available to them to help with the cost of hiring?

Andy Sagar, Managing Director for the Construction Division at Close Brothers Asset Finance, explores the choices.

Inside Manufacturing - issue 7

This regular newsletter provides an overview of asset finance in the UK manufacturing industry, including  news of our attendance at MACH 2016, and an update on the Regional Growth Fund and SME Apprenticeship Programme.