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Is machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) likely to take local accounting functions deep into the digital wave and if so, what might that mean for our local accounting firms? Accountancy firms are under pressure from many angles ranging from changing regulations, which impact on the service mix they can offer, to the looming, massive impact that...
There have been several reports recently on equity investment for startups and scaleups in the UK, so I’ve compiled a few headline findings to give you a flavour of the UK equity investment landscape. Here is a very brief insight into where equity funding is going broadly addressing the question – How equitable is equity investment in the UK? It takes in equity...
The range of business support and innovation funding via Universities is quite extensive with some exciting programs on offer. Yet Universities struggle to engage with the businesses that should be benefiting.  There is a lot to be gained by Universities, University students and businesses, from forging links and working together, so we take a look at some of the...
Getting enough funding to keep innovating and investing in development of essential new products, processes or services is a critical activity for many small to medium sized businesses. So you might be interested to know that lenders seem to be increasingly open to lending against pending or planned research and development tax credit claims. We take a brief look at...
A UK Equity Investment Market Update for Quarter 1, 2019 – indicates there could be a problem with seed funding deals – there were fewer seed deals and a smaller portion of deals of under £500k.  “Deals under £500k typically involve individuals rather than institutions, and people can more easily adjust their investing practices to reflect their sentiment about...
It doesn’t sound much like a start-up when a privately owned company is valued at $1 billion or more but that’s what it takes to be branded a unicorn and apparently the UK has 13 of them.  The 13 UK unicorns add up to “more than Germany (4), France (2), Switzerland (2) Sweden (1) and the Netherlands (1) put together. But the US boasts 114 unicorns and China has...
It’s shocking to think that the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs have given rise to a missed opportunity assessed as “more than 1 million missing businesses and £250 billion for the UK economy.”  Statistics for UK female entrepreneurs showed that deal size for female-founded companies in 2018 averaged £2.33m while for male-founded companies, deal size...
I was at the Coast 2 Capital (c2c) Escalator launch earlier this week. It included some fascinating insights into the region it covers and of course information on plans for the Escalator programme. I’ve collected together some highlights to give you a feel for the direction of travel – only time will tell whether the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP...
It’s always fascinating to hear about business fundraising successes. Currently there is no shortage of stories that illustrate how big money continues to flow into UK tech based companies to support development. That is providing the founding shareholders are willing to give up an equity stake in the company, or the whole company!  I’ve pulled out four great...
Granted Consultancy recently published its second edition of The Grant Report. It's packed with things you need to know if you are remotely interested in an innovation grant from Innovate UK or SERI. Granted Consultancy's reason for focusing on Innovate UK is simply that “Innovate UK has become the primary conduit for UK Government to deliver R&D grant funding for...

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Our consultants are members of London Group Business Advisors and Home Counties Business Advisors.

Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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